G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA
You’ll find a collection of toy photos based on the movie, including good looks at Destro and Zartan, at Comic Book Movie.
Starring Sienna Miller, release date: August 7, 2009.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE … PART TWO?
A rumor from Ain’t It Cool News alleges that Simon Beaufoy is working on a sequel … before the first movie gets to theaters (due to happen May 1st). “He commented that while he was apprehensive about the project (claiming to not even know what a ‘Wolverine’ was!) his agent pursuaded him to take it on.”
No release date announced
A story at Shock Till You Drop notes that “Battlestar Galactica” alumna Nicki Clyne has been cast in the horror comic adaptation.
Also starring Lance Henriksen, Danielle Harris and Katie Nisa.
IRON MAN 2
Director Jon Favreau has been rehearsing with Sam Rockwell, and posted this picture to prove it.
Starring Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7, 2010.
Speaking of Twitter postings, artist Jock had a post or two about the development of the show. “NO HEROICS shooting today … still haven’t seen any pics of the final costumes i designed — can’t wait see em!” He also told artist Jamie McKelvie, “whole new characters in the USA version i’m afraid.” Thanks to Holden for the heads up on that.
Starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Paul Campbell and Eliza Coupe, pilot in development now.
According to Superhero Hype, the release date for the film has been moved back two days.
Starring Justin Chatwin, release date: April 10, 2009.
DEAD OF NIGHT
We got an email from Platinum Studios, noting that Sam Huntington and Anita Briem are joining Brandon Routh and Taye Diggs in the “Dylan Dog” adaptation.
Directed by Kevin Monroe, to be released in 2009.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Enjoy some more cast photos from director Edgar Wright’s blog.
Starring Michael Cera, filming now in Toronto.
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
Actor Diedrich Bader talked to Newsarama about the relationships actors are forming. “You hear so much about everybody discovering each other and learning how to work together during the first season,” Bader said. “You know, it’s funny, but it really is true. What I think is so great about being renewed is now we have this chemistry and have the opportunity to really let the show become what it is.”
MARVEL’S RECRUITING DRIVE
Variety is reporting that Marvel Entertainment is readying to assemble a group of writers who will pen scripts for various properties Marvel wants to develop. The House of Ideas will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comic books, and will provide the specific pitches it wants the writers to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate. A group of Marvel executives will choose the writers, with the final decision made by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio’s president of production. Terms call for Marvel to own whatever the writers work on during the year. Company has the option to continue a relationship with the writers after that period. The gathering of screenwriters will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.
THAT’S A WRAP
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