As various sites reported yesterday, Hugh Jackman told The Vulture that Darren Aaronofsky will indeed direct the sequel … well, he sort of confirms it. “This is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote ‘The Usual Suspects’, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.” While the pronoun The Vulture has subbed with Aronofsky’s name is no doubt referring to the director, nowhere in the article is Jackman quoted as saying it’s definitely happening. I suppose this is one of those poorly kept secrets now. That studio confirmation must be coming pretty soon, now.
Release date: 2012?
THE CROW (BEGINS)
According to Bloody Disgusting … well, I’ll just quote them: “Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead role in Relativity Media’s ‘The Crow’.” With a script by Nick Cave and direction by Stephen Norrington, doesn’t Wahlberg seem a little out of place?
Release date: TBA
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
The devoted scoopers across the Atlantic tell Comic Book Movie the production is shooting some scenes in the village of Culross in Scotland. “Filming crew, on lunch break, mentioned the scene was to be a tank going through a wall chasing Captain America,” says their local scooper.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Yahoo! Movies has a first look at the “final” poster for the film:
It’s a nice homage to the original movie poster for “Tron” and — holy crap! Is that an updated version of the Solar Sailor Simulation in the background?
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
The Man of Action team — Joe Kelly and Steven Seagle — tell MTV News about working on the new “Spider-Man” cartoon:
Superhero Hype has a gallery of stills from the upcoming episode “Ambush,” which features Michael Ironside as Lois’s father, General Lane. I’ve been a fan of Ironside since “Highlander 2: The Quickening.” Yeah, that’s a horrible movie, but he transcends it’s awfulness. After appearing in films like “Total Recall” and “Starship Troopers”, it’s odd to see him in such a domestic scene as this:
SLOW NEWS DAY
It’s a bit of a slow morning, but that’s okay as I have a couple of interesting things in the pipe to share. Also, I’m still recovering from the cold or flu or whatever it is. Apparently, some people are getting a hideous stomach bug, so I’m counting my blessings. 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 intestinal distress.