Deadline reports the latest draft of the script will be turned in between late Novemeber and Christmas. While that’s good to hear, keep in mind there could be additional drafts, particularly when the project finds a director. Though writer Greg Berlanti had a respectable showing for his directorial effort, “Life as We Know It,” Deadline’s sources say, “If Warner Bros does like the script and wants him to direct it… But that’s a lot of ifs. And all of it is moot if they don’t dig the script.”
Release Date: October 8th, 2010
That same article mentions a few developments in the Green Lantern front. “I hear the film shaping up is ‘jaw-dropping,’ writes Deadline’s Nikki Finke of the current film. He sources also tell her Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green, and Berlanti will turn in a treatment around the same time they bring in the “Flash” draft. Meanwhile, MTV News hears word out of NYCC that the trailer will be attached to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt 1 in 2D” this November.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
The Oxford Student (via Superhero Hype) has additional details of the production’s shoot in the area. Of the plot, they write, “The scenes shot in Oxford will include Xavier getting doctorates in theology and philosophy from Oxford University in the 1960s, his manipulation of student uprisings using his psychic powers, and the way he meets best friend turned arch rival Magneto.”
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
SIN CITY 2
Reporting on a Facebook Livechat, The Playlist notes Robert Rodriguez’s latest estimate for shooting the “Sin City” sequel. “It’s slated to be the next one, but if the script is not ready, then we’ll have to move to the next one,” said the director. That would mean the film would follow “Spy Kids 4,” but keep in mind Rodriguez is somewhat fluid with his plans and can easily shift to another project.
Release date: TBA
Leicester Square TV has a brief word with Zach and Deborah Snyder about taking on the “Superman” reboot:
Release date: 2012?
In case you missed it, my review of “Red” is live on CBR. I found the film to be thoroughly entertaining, with a feel more of a caper movie than an action flick. Not that the actions scenes slouched, though. They’re some of the better action sequences I’ve seen this year. It is a light film, but it’s perfectly satisfying in that regard. Also, Helen Mirren and high powered weapons, what more do you need?
Release date: October 15th, 2010
Also here at CBR, we have a write-up of the DC Universe Animation Panel at NYCC, which featured plenty of info on the upcoming releases. My favorite bit of news: James Garner voicing the Wizard Shazam. I love “The Rockford Files,” so it’s fun to hear Garner will be lending his voice to a DC character. Also discussed, “All Star Superman,” due out early next year.
Release date: November 9th, 2010
Jeph Loeb tells MTV News about animation projects in Marvel’s TV plans:
Our own Jonah Weiland had a chance to ask Milo Ventimiglia about the cancellation of the show during NYCC over the weekend. The actor responded, ” It’s one of those things where being on a TV show, you always have to be ready that they’ll give you the can. If you’re expecting that you’re going to get a courtesy of an end episode, I kind of think you’re being a bit delusional, to be honest. I remember during the first season, we were sitting at an Emmy panel, and there was a whole bunch of us on stage. Somebody asked us about catching this lightning in a bottle and how exciting it was, and I was the only person who raised my hand and said, ‘Look, the reality is the show will get canceled.’ Everybody was looking at me cross-eyed, like, ‘You’re crazy! Don’t say it!’ But that’s reality.”
Airdate: 32nd of Marpril
During his spotlight panel at NYCC, Geoff Johns gave a little preview of the episode he’s writing this year featuring Booster Gold. Clark will notice Booster’s wearing a Legion flight ring. “‘Oh, you’re a Legionnaire?'” mimed Johns. “‘No, but they’re really good friends of mine.’ Clark knows something’s up.”
At a bookshop over the weekend, I noticed Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of “The Outfit” had come out. I like the Parker novels, but I realized I let Cooke’s first adaptation, “The Hunter” sit on my reading pile since it came out. I’m rectifying that today. 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, ready for the future threat of the other books I haven’t read.