Deadline reports that “Dodgeball” director Rawson Thurber is re-writing the script for Universal. Here’s how they describe the property: “The comic revolves around an adopted dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who are brought together by a mentor. As children, they defeat the Eiffel Tower when it’s turned into a laser-spewing structure by a zombie robot. In later installments of the comic, the kids disband but reunite as adults after their mentor is killed.” Hopefully, the film will capture more of the book’s true flavor and not revolve around the characters as children too much.
Release date: TBA
COWBOYS & ALIENS
In my CBR interview with director Jon Favreau, he discusses how casting Harrison Ford meant some big changes for the character of Col. Dolarhyde. “You can’t have him whipping a guy at the beginning of the movie. Now he has the guy tied to horses, [but in an earlier draft] he had a bullwhip. That was his thing, a whip. You can’t have him with a whip or you’re making a very different comment,” said Favreau. “To overtly say, ‘Okay, I’m going to make it seem like you’re bad Indiana Jones’ I don’t think would’ve served the film. It would have taken you out of it.” We’ll have a few more thoughts from various cast members as the week rolls on.
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
Release date: 21st September 2012
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Star Henry Cavill discusses the film’s delay with MTV News:
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th, 2013
GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE
Oh, I know it looks like a normal picture of Cage, but trust me, his head is definitely on fire.
Release date: February 17th, 2012
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
Star Reeve Carney talks with CBR about the updated show. “Phil McKinley came in as what they call a creative consultant,” Carney explains. “When he was here, Julie wasn’t here, so Phil was our director for the new version of the show. What he did…a lot of it was editing, a lot of it was working with the actors under more of a microscope. I guess really tearing apart the acting and figuring out how he wanted to approach it, and then the script was rewritten.” The star believes that the reworking of the show made “some of the major moments in the show are just set up a lot better.”
Opened: June 14th, 2011 … at last!
Director Joss Whedon talks with MTV News about his cast of miscreants:
So when will Clark Gregg get his “Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff?
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
BATMAN: YEAR ONE
Here at CBR, we have a wrap-up of the “Batman: Year One” panel at Comic-Con. Turn out “The Dark Knight Returns” will be adapted into a two-part DC Animated original movie. Asked what other characters they’d like to see get their own movie, voice director Andrea Romano said, “I would love to see a Nightwing story, and I want Neil Patrick Harris to do it.” Directors Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery picked Sandman and Aquaman.
Release date: October 18th, 2011
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Cartoon Network made the Comic-Con sizzle reel available on YouTube:
THE WALKING DEAD
Here at CBR, we also have a look at the show’s Comic-Con panel. “There is a bit of pressure knowing that everybody loves the show, and there’s an expectation now, because the great thing about the first season is that no one knew what was coming,” said creator Robert Kirkman. “I can say it just made everyone work harder; it’s empowered us to cross more lines, to do bigger things to tell bigger stories.”
Premieres: October 12th, 2011
COMIC-CON RECOVERY DAY TWO
With a few more stories to file, I’m still in recovery. One of these years, I’m going to schedule a vacation immediately after Comic-Con. 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 a Vegas holiday.