X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
Somebody’s in a hurry — we got an email from the studio noting that the release date has been moved up to April 29, 2009.
Directed by Gavin Hood, starring Hugh Jackman.
Writer Michael Green took some time to discuss the project and IGN captured the moment. “From what I understand, they’re edging towards making the movie,” Green said. “Warner Bros. doesn’t do greenlights the way a lot of places do. They sort of always inch towards it, so there’s never a day where they’re like, ‘Boom! Magic bomb! We’re greenlit!’ But we’ve had very good conversations with them. From what I’m told, they really like the last script we gave them and are hoping to find a way to make it, which would be thrilling.”
Directed by Martin Campbell, no release date announced.
CBR News talked to director Henry Selick about the stop motion Neil Gaiman adaptation.
Release date: today.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
You might find some spoilers and plot elements in this new trailer for the game based on the sequel from IGN.
Directed by Michael Bay, release date: June 26, 2009.
There’s a new unconfirmed rumor at Kryptonsite that the show will go on, in some form, with or without Tom Welling, in the 2009-2010 TV series.
Next episode: “Hex,” air date to be announced.
THE MAN OF STEEL/THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
Comic Book Movie has the story on the Warner Bros. earning call, where Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told listeners “The obvious thing we’re going to take from [the film’s success] is more ‘Dark Knight.’ We look at ‘Harry Potter’ … It’s fantastic to have franchises that last that long. We want to do that with Batman and Superman and perhaps Sherlock Holmes. The sequels are as good, with new characters added, as were the originals. That wasn’t the case in the years ago. Warner’s has more tent poles as an on-going strategy that very much lifts its distribution and performance.” We think that’s going to hold up our slate in the 2009-2010 period. We’ve got four big tent poles coming this year.”
No release dates announced.
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