Punisher: War Zone, G.I. Joe, Scott Pilgrim: May 19th Comic Reel Wrap


UGO has a first look at the new teaser poster.


Speaking of gun-toting properties, the blog Just Jared is back with more set photos featuring a certain Sith-turned-ninja in action.  


According to the Hollywood Reporter, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in negotiations to star opposite "Arrested Development" actor Michael Cera in the Edgar Wright-helmed adventure romance.  


Spoilers ahoy in a spy report from an alleged day player who's back with a ridiculous level of detail.  Comic Book Movie summarizes in case AOL Time Warner's legal ninjas strike in the night.


There are new things to look at in the three new TV spots posted at IGN.

Meanwhile, Moviehole has an interview with actress Christina Cabot on her role in the reboot.  "I'll tell you what was nerve-wracking -- learning how to handle an AK-41! You see, although Sparr is very technically inclined and we only see her handling the strategic elements of the Hulk hunt, she is a decorated soldier who has definitely seen action. So it was important to do some military training along with Tim Roth and the team of commando's. Our military trainers and advisers were really terrific. Because of them, I was able to transmute any nervous energy into the adrenaline needed for 'storming a room' during practice drills!  Luckily for me, most of my scenes are with William, who is such a phenomenally committed and exceptional actor. And when you're working with someone as intelligent as William Hurt, you have the added bonus of engaging in fascinating conversation during set-ups. There's such a wealth of knowledge and a depth of contextual thinking where he is concerned, and I enjoyed talking politics and history with him a great deal."

Also, there's a special screening of the film for alumni of USC's School of Cinematic Arts.  7:00PM on Thursday, June 12th at the Norris Cinema Theatre (near the middle of campus) followed by questions and answers with alumnus Kevin Feige ('95, just like the Comic Reel Wrap's writer) and director Louis Leterrier.


The production meeting for how to make Johann Kraus was ... well, why didn't they have chairs?

The official site has been updated with director Guillermo del Toro's production notebook and more. 

Bad Taste has a look at the new international posters, featuring the Angel of Death and Prince Nuada.  

Finally, The HETFET organization sent out this email over the weekend ... whatever that means ...


A new promo already?  It's true ...


Batman-on-Film has a really good look at the Joker-centric new poster.  

In other news, actor Gary Oldman sat down for a question and answer session with Wizard, saying, "Well, without going into the plot or going beat by beat, there's more, I guess, an emotional arc with this one and this big, big scene that I have in the finale with Two-Face. I'm better used in this one."


Just in case you were keeping score, Comingsoon.net estimates that the Jon Favreau-helmed flick has a worldwide gross of $428 million. 


Keeping it in the heavy metal vein, IGN spoke with screenwriter Roberto Orci who said one Decepticon will definitely appear.  "We had to get Soundwave in there," Orci said. "You know, we had Ravage in an early draft of the first movie and Soundwave, and we couldn't do it right and I think this time hopefully we'll have the ability to do it."

But what's going on in Bethlehem, PA?  According to The Morning Call, "A film crew from 'Transformers 2' will bring those shape-shifting robots to life in south Bethlehem next month for a movie scene in front of the iconic furnaces.  Of course, no one will see the robots because they're computer-generated. But anyone will be able to see the action at the old Steel site as the filmmakers transform it into a fictional Chinese city populated by people from the Lehigh Valley."

Actor Jonah Hill talked to MTV about rumors of his involvement in the sequel.  "I just think like I have to prove myself more in what I'm doing now, making comedies and stuff before I do the big action movie or something, you know? I'm not proven yet," Hill said. "I've only been in one movie that people have seen that I've been the lead in so like, um, I could still suck in people's minds, they don't know yet!"


Empire Online has posted a new behind-the-scenes featurette comparing and contrasting the film to the source material. 


Some disco-themed photos at The Daily Telegraph make the wrap party for the mutant minded movie seem outta sight!


A story at Newsarama has Top Cow's Matt Hawkins refusing to spill the beans.  "One of the great things about the Witchblade is that the basic mythology and origin allows us to do pretty much just about anything we want," Hawkins said. "We've decided to be pretty tight-lipped about the script itself for now, which is easy for me since I haven't actually read it yet [laughs]. What I say is the live action film will be more in line with the comics than anything else."  Thanks to James Samson for pointing that out.


The rumor at Cinematical is that screenwriter James Vanderbilt has turned in a working draft for "Spider-Man 4" to Sony Pictures ... that is a two-movie story arc.  Meaning back-to-back filming.  But will Raimy, Maguire, Dunst and the rest return?


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