TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Comic Book Movie read the Wizard interview with actor Shia Lebeouf, who defended director Michael Bay from detractors and presented some excerpts. Â "The movie is (Bay's) best film," Lebeouf said. "He's getting better as he goes. He is attempting to do different things. He sticks with the same formula, it's proven. He's not the only one to do that. The most important thing a director can do is establish a style. Michael Bay has a definite style. Â I don't know of anybody that shoots action like Michael Bay. Nobody shoots women like Michael Bay. He is shameless about it. And the world wants that. Middle America wants the shameless, exploitative, escapism film. That's what they want. They want big, bad, sexy and fast."
Starring Megan Fox and Tyrese Gibson, release date: June 24, 2009.
G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA
Stay on the toy aisle for a moment, won't you? Â Comic Book Movie has some new production stills from the movie and ... hey, Snake-Eyes has a mouth in his mask?
Starring Christopher Eccleston and Sienna Miller, release date: August 7, 2009. Â
According to Entertainment Weekly, "Star Wars" and "G.I. Joe" actor Ray Park and "The L Word" actress Deanne Bray will join the cast of the hit NBC series.
Next episode: fall 2009.
Will the story be set in Asgard or here on earth? Â Director Kenneth Branagh was less than specific with MTV. Â "I think that ['Thor' stories] go through golden patches and purple patches and everyone has personal favorites," Branagh said. Â "There are many Thors and many accounts of the stories across nearly 50 years of the comics. We look to raid from the best."
Also at MTV is a report talking about "Star Trek" actor Clifton Collins Jr. meeting with the Thunder God's plenipotentiaries. Â "I had a little meeting. I think I can say that much," Collins said. Â "['Thor' director] Kenneth Branagh is a bad-ass. I've been a fan of his as an actor and I know he's gonna be amazing as a director for this piece. Â Believe me, I'm itching to say all kinds of stuff."
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 20, 2011.
Remember when writer/actor Danny Hench told CHUD that he wanted to put DC universe characters in the script? Â He was singing a different tune with MTV, saying the audience will "see a lot of the superheroes," but later added, "once we write this filthy dirty script, probably no one's going to want to be involved with it."
No release date announced.
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
Actor Michael Madsen in the subject of an interview at Toon Zone. Â "I liked the idea that Kilowog was forceful, yet has a gentle nature," Madsen said.. I'm often thought of as playing villainous characters in movies. Everyone forgets that I was the father in 'Free Willy' they only like to remember that I cut off a policeman's ear in 'Reservoir Dogs.' There's me in the middle somewhere and I think that's kind of like Kilowog, He's dangerous, yet he has a heart. That's what attracted me to the part. Also, I was quite humbled by being asked to play Kilowog in the first place. I don't often get asked to voice animated characters, and I've always wanted to do something like that -- it's great fun for me."
Starring Christopher Meloni, release date: July 28, 2009.
IRON MAN 2
Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle, release date: May 7, 2010.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Of course we wouldn't leave you without today's set photo from the Edgar Wright helmed Oni Press adaptation.
Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010.
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