One of the lads at Comic Book Movie hears word of Alan Tudyk, the lovable Wash from Firefly, has been cast as Ant-Man for the solo film and will make a cameo appearance in “The Avengers.” According to their scooper, who claims to be a concept artist on the film, “Alan Tudyk is not only locked in for a solo film for the character, but will briefly appear in The Avengers as the character’s scientist counter part Hank Pym Along with wife and fellow super hero Janet Van Dyne.” The article itself has grain of salt disclaimers all over it and last I heard, the project was still in a drafting stage. That said, Tudyk is a good actor and Marvel would hard pressed to do much better than him.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
THE GREEN HORNET
Moviefone has a new clip from the film featuring Cameron Diaz giving Seth Rogen what-for:
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011
Star Andrew Garfield talked to The Guardian about filming the movie so far. “It’s very specific what we’re trying to achieve in terms of body type and the feeling of that,” he says of training for the film. “Rest assured, there’s a lot of people who are helping me with it because I have no discipline in that respect.”
Release date: May 28th, 2012
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Creator Todd McFarlane tells my CBR co-hort Kiel Phegley that 2011 is for the film. “The next big move is to look at the animation and the movie and get proactive with it instead of just talking about it. That’s the biggest thing on my agenda in 2011,” he says. Citing working on the main “Spawn” book again, he explained his scheduled filled up. “”That’s what’s aggravating the most people in Hollywood. They just go, ‘Todd! When are we going to get the damn thing?'”
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
The AMC official blog rounded up a few comments from users on their Talk Forum in regards to Shane. This one I find particularly crazy: “The more I think about this series, the more I find [Shane] to be a very sympathetic character. We saw everything [Rick] went through… Hell, he slept through most of it. His buddy has probably had a lot more stress and he saved the guy’s family.” Maybe it’s just me, but after that moment in the CDC game room, Shane crossed a line TV characters can never recover from. Any sympathy the audience had for him should disappear with a single push. Of course, I could just be biased by the Shane of the comics. And since I can now talk about this stuff, I’ve clearly caught up on the series.
CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
Today is perfect day to sit near the Yule log and enjoy that classic TV movie of questionable quality “The Night They Saved Christmas.” It’s archly 80s and archly entertaining as ever magical mystery about Santa Claus is reduced to prosaic pop science. It’s kind of like a really bad episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” except Doctor Crusher is played by Jacklyn Smith and Picard is nowhere to be found. If you can find it, give it a watch. You’ll be glad you did. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of Christmas Day.