Over the weekend, director Jon Favreau had to debunk some rumors that came from industry bible Variety. The word went out that the flight shots from the trailer would not be in the movie, and implied that the Golden Avenger wouldn't fly at all. Favreau wrote, "It's in the movie. It's true that the shots were rushed for Comic Con, but the F-22 dogfight has been in the works for over a year and was the furthest along of the film's set pieces. That's how we were able to get it on the screen nearly a year before the premiere." 'Nuff said.
THE DARK KNIGHT
If you're patient after you click this link you'll find actor Heath Ledger talking about playing the Joker at about the 2:18 minute mark. Go on, we'll wait for you.
Getting back to Gotham City, CBR News has more images from the season premiere.
The Hulk's up in Harlem? Sort of -- according to set photos posted at Superhero Hype some of the famous neighborhood has been recreated in Toronto, including the world famous Apollo Theater. this blog has another slant on the images.
Mmm, talking monkeys. Find out what that's all about the Viper Comics adaptation here at CBR.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
Remember how we said actor Paddy Consadine was offered a role in the reboot/sequel? Psych -- the actor said the studio retracted the offer. "The original choice for Jigsaw dropped out, then they offerered [sic] it to me. I'm very dubious because the other films looked sh*te. Then whoever is responsible said that their original choice has decided to do it, therefore pulling my offer. The only blessing was that I didn't waste an hour of my life reading the script. That be the way of the film world." Let's never speak of this again.
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES
Comics2Film has a write up of all kinds of stuff coming in the sophomore season.
Director Kevin Munroe is interviewed at the Imagi website (click "what's new" ... yes, it's a dumb Flash based interface, whadda ya gonna do?) talking about his approach to the project.
Speaking of new seasons, Kryptonsite has a spoilery write up from the network about the new season.
THE CASTING COUCH
We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."