Meanwhile, the Guardian UK discusses the flap in some circles about the casting of Idris Elba as Heimdall. “Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?” asks Elba. Also, the AMC blog (via Comic Book Movie) has a fun interview with actor Clark Gregg about Agent Coulson’s role in “Iron Man 2” and its lead up to “Thor.”
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
The trailer is here and we have it at CBR:
Meanwhile, Josh Brolin talks to MTV News about the film, which he no longer calls “horrible.” Brolin describes the film as having “supernatural elements to it, and the more campy humor we go for, the better. We’re still in the process of solidifying that tone. There’s a lot of humor to use in this cut.”
Release date: June 8th, 2010
As we here at CBR reported yesterday,the Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips miniseries has been optioned by 20th Century Fox. “We’ve all seen the story of a good person who goes undercover and gets corrupted. This is a bad person forced to live among regular people, and how he’s affected by that. He once ran around with a mask, but now he’s got the fake name and the fake job. My goal was to have you rooting for him as he grows a conscience,” says Brubaker. Has this been collected yet? I’m curious to read it.
Release date: TBA
IRON MAN 2
Comicus.it has a pair of interviews, one with effects supervisor Ben Snow and another with Bob Layton. “The idea is that War Machine was based on the Mark 2 silver flying suit from the first Iron Man, and then tricked out with all sorts of weaponry but Hammer industries working with the U.S. Military. Legacy effects provided partial practical reference costumes for Iron Man and War Machine on the film, but the War Machine you see in the film is entirely digital, and we ended up changing the design to make the materials look a little darker and more metallic,” says Snow. Layton discusses the development of the character and how the work he did on the series carries over into the film. It’s a really interesting read. Also, my review of the film went up here at CBR. While I like the characters and performances, I found the story to be lacking in cohesion.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010
Entertainment Weekly has a first look of Clark and Zod fighting in the season finale. Looks like it’s going to be a rain-soaked battle.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
IESB suggests elements inside Universal might hate the film. “The word spreading around the studio is how bad it is. ‘How bad are we talking,’ you ask? Upper level management are going to be fired over this. Even more troubling, the film’s been deemed ‘unreleasable.’ I’m sure the ‘unreleasable’ part is just a figure of speech but it’s clear the movie has some problems,” they write. Of course, it could just be a tussle with a marketing department unsure of how to sell the film. The same article has an update in which Universal Pictures Co-President of Marketing Michael Moses speaks out against the rumor. “Usually we let this kind of unsupported whisper nonsense go by without comment but the claims made in IESB’s post about SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD are so hilariously absurd that they couldn’t be ignored. If IESB had contacted anyone at the studio, they’d know just how much love for and confidence in this film we all have. I have a feeling they may want to revisit this post by the end of summer,” he writes. Hopefully, he’s being sincere and they figure out a way to sell this thing to the masses.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
Just a little bit of rumor control. Word was floating around that the “Clash of the Titans” DVD and Blu-Ray would have a special preview of “Green Lantern.” Collider is saying this rumor is false and most likely due to an error in the press materials as it refers to a “Green Lantern Sneak Peak” which they mention, “could just as easily be a first look of one of the Warner Bros. animated ‘Green Lantern’ movies.” Considering how often those previews appear on the various DC Universe Animated discs, it really isn’t the craziest explanation.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Friday means some “Doctor Who” clips courtesy of Doctorwhotvuk.co.uk. Here’s some for “Flesh and Stone”:
Airs: Saturday in the UK, May 15th in the States
Cue up that Loverboy track and get me a rum drink, it’s the weekend! With my review of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” done, I’ve cleared my desk and looking forward to a couple of leisurely days. Hopefully I’ll get in a good meal and some mini-golf, too. 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 sleeping in.