Transformers 2, Thor, Heroes: September 18th Comic Reel Wrap


Director Michael Bay made a note on his message board about first the IMAX release and then the sequel. "They need to bottle the magic of IMAX because it's the future of cinema," Bay wrote. "It comes out next Friday the 21st. I added some extra scenes. 'Transformers 2', well that's another story. Iching [sic] to work pre-strike (June) so I might jump ship and come back a year or so later cause people at the studio have been dragging for two months. Not sure why. I'll keep you informed."


Speaking of directors, Matthew Vaughn talked to Empire Online about taking on Asgard. "My only concern initially was that it's another fantasy film [after 'Stardust'], but it's different in the sense that it's a superhero film set in the world of fantasy. You've got Thor and Odin and it's set in Asgard -- it's not going to be like Lord of the Rings or even Narnia. I think it's important to keep it comic book. We're not doing the Thor of Norse mythology. We're doing the Marvel Thor."


Why didn't Quentin Tarantino direct an episode of the hit NBC series? He told The Sun the reason: "They were trying to get me to do one. I haven't even seen the f***ing show. What the f*** is 'Heroes?'"


Actor Emile Hirsch told IGN how much fun he's having zipping around in the Mach 5. "It's hard because there was real character work that he [the character] had to be doing, but it was against this green screen which is just tricky. It's real tricky to shoot on. You really have to keep the jokes flowing and have a good time. You've got to keep life in the room because the green screen will just suck it out of you. So making this movie with the Wachowski brothers, the jokes kept coming and we all had fun."


To close down the show for once and for all, there's a big interview at Titans Tower with voice actors David Slack, Rob Hoegee, and Amy Wolfram, talking about the future and finishing up the final season.


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