THE GREEN HORNET
Stephen Chow is Kato no more. MTV Splashpage is reporting the actor has left the project entirely and an open casting call has gone out to find his replacement. CHUD is confirming Chow is off the picture, citing a scheduling conflict.
Starring Seth Rogen, release date: July 9th, 2010
Marvel has announced Natalie Portman is joining the cast as Thor love interest Jane Foster. Also confirmed are Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston. Portman is familiar from the Star Wars prequels and “V for Vendetta” and well-received smaller films. Hemsworth is probably best known for saving the crew of the U.S.S. Kelvin in the first twelve minutes of “Star Trek.” Hiddleston has numerous credits on British Television. The story will center on “The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.” This would indicate earlier rumors about the script being primarily set in Asgard to be false.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, release date, May 20, 2011
John Malkovich spoke briefly to Empire about the film. “I play a plantation-owner called Quentin Turnbull, who holds Jonah Hex responsible for the death of his son in the Civil War,” he tells them. Empire notes Malkovich made no mention of the voodoo aspect earlier reported.
Starring Josh Brolin, release date: August 6, 2010
Ain’t it Cool News has a lengthy interview with director Matthew Vaughn. They discuss a recent test screening and the director’s hope for the film. “It’s definitely the best movie I’ve ever made. That doesn’t mean it’s a great film. But, for me, I think I punched above my weight,” he says.
Release date: TBA
Despite earlier reports, director Edgar Wright may not follow up “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” with “Ant Man” as his next picture. He tells Empire, “I’d like to make ‘Baby Driver’ next if possible.” Of course, that does not rule out “Ant Man” entirely. “I’m not one of those people who can do three things at the same time, even though I try to be,” he continues. The choices will be evaluated once work on “Pilgrim” is completed.
Release date: TBA
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
Release date: August 8, 2009
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Slashfilm is reporting writer John Fusco will pen the live action feature. They link to Ninja Pizza, a TMNT fan site, who linked to yet another site, which no longer features Fusco’s name. No official announcement is yet available to confirm. It is possible TMNT25 jumped the gun in releasing full information. It could also be wishful thinking.
Release date, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010
THE WORLD A STAGE
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