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Awesome New THOR Image

Plus: TRANSFORMERS 3, RUNAWAYS, SCOTT PILGRIM and more!

By Rob M. Worley     July 14, 2010
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Awesome new Thor image comes with confirmation of 3D plans. Plus: Awesome new Transformers 3 images as well. Runaways ready to run next year? A new look at Scott Pilgrim and more! Wakin' you up, before you Leo, it's your Comics2Film 10.7.14!

 

 

 

AVENGERS, Helicarrier in Manhattan?

Bleeding Cool floats a rumor that, when The Avengers begins filming next year, it'll film in part in Manhattan.

Word is that there'll be a huge call for extras in the Big Apple next year.

Bleeding Cool also said that fans will see the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in the film. Further, folks who have seen the Marvel 4D experience at London’s Madame Tussauds may have seen a pretty good representation of how the iconic battle craft will appear in the movie. Allegedly, designers from the film shared their work with designers of the 4D, CGI movie so that there would be some consistency (although that seems a little bit fishy, since designs for Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America in the Tussauds film don't really resemble the movie versions all that much).

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

  • Production Weekly tweets that Marvel's Runaways movie will begin filming in January of 2011. Peter Sollett is attached to direct.
     
  • Apple.com has a cool new featurette showing new and behind-the-scenes footage from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
     
  • IGN, Ain't It Cool and Superhero Hype have all posted reports from their visit to the set of Green Hornet.
     
  • Iron Man 2 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on September 28, 2010.
     
  • Michael Ausiello at EW.com has revealed that Laura Vandervoort has signed a deal to appear in one episode of the final season of Smallville. Vanervoort was a series regular, playing Supergirl in Season 7 and is not among the cast of V. Her episode will air some time in October.
     
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry, cartersvillevol, CaptainSigma and ninjaBam for the submissions.

 

 

Awesome New TRANSFORMERS 3 Photos

Photos from the Franklin Street filming of Transformers 3 have been popping up online all week. We haven't seen a set as cool as the ones provided to Mania.com readers by our friend Jeff from Pixel Rally in Chicago.

Their flickr set includes hundreds of images from the week's events, including sky divers landing on the streets of Chicago, the film's prinicipal actors running for their lives, Michael Bay directing stuff, the mock devastation of Franklin Street and, of course, Autobots galore (car-form only)!

We've included a small sample below, but click through for the following sets:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson and Shia LaBeouf run for it in TRANSFORMERS 3

Franklin Street destroyed for the filming of TRANSFORMERS 3

Optimus Prime rolls out for TRANSFORMERS 3

Optimus Prime's cargo trailer sporting the Autobots emblem in TRANSFORMERS 3

Bumblebee in car mode from TRANSFORMERS 3

Iron Hide's tail gate is stamped with the Autobot emblem for TRANSFORMERS 3

Thanks again to Jeff for an amazing set of photos!

 

 

JONAH HEX Toon Clip

MTV Splash Page offers fans a first look at footage from the animated short DC Showcase: Jonah Hex which comes bundled with the soon-to-be-released Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Jonah Hex features the voice of actor Thomas Jane. It's directed by Joaquim dos Santos from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale which is based on an original story by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. Other voice talent includes Michael Rooker, Linda Hamilton and Michelle Trachtenburg.

Batman: Under the Red Hood arrives July 27.

 

 

Awesome THOR Image Comes With News of 3D Plans

The Hero Complex blog breaks some interesting news today for fans of Marvel Movies. But first up: an awesome image of Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston in costume as Thor, Odin and Loki!

 Left to Right: Chris Hemsworth as THOR, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Tom Hiddleston as Loki

They've also received confirmation that Thor and Captain America: The First Avengers will enjoy a 3D release. Director Kenneth Branagh is set to chair Marvel's Comic-Con Panel on Saturday, July 24th. He'll reportedly use part of that time to make the case for 3D.

"We came to feel that in our case 3D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience," Branagh told Hero Complex. "I had a healthy degree of skepticism up front ... I've become somebody extremely excited about working with possibilities of doing it this way."

Both Branagh and Captain America director Joe Johnston were somewhat resistant to the  new fad, but felt it could be a useful tool if it served the story.

"I think it tends to be overused and can be a little bit gimmicky," Johnston told Hero Complex. "A lot of people are using 3-D now because they feel have they have to ... that will come and go and the pictures that deserve to be in 3-D will continue to be. When it's done bad, it can make you carsick."

Both movies will be converted to 3D, rather than filmed with the necessary gear. Johnston explored using 3D rigs to film Cap, but found them too unwieldy. Given that so much of a Marvel movie is portrayed in CGI, the 3D should look more like Alice in Wonderland as opposed to Clash of the Titans.

What do you think about Marvel in 3D, Maniacs? More importantly, what do you think about the THOR photo? Post your comments below...

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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Hobbs 7/14/2010 6:45:33 AM

As long as it's in 2-D when I see it I could care less if everyone wastes their money on seeing a 2-D movie converted to 3-D.

That is a cool image btw and I think it was a no brainer we were going to see the helicarrier in one of these marvel movies.

fft5305 7/14/2010 6:46:12 AM

Screw the 3D. It's a waste of time and money. Especially if you're not filming in 3D, but converting.

The pic looks awesome! I can't wait to see a trailer! Perhaps one will be revealed at SDCC? One can only hope...

Calibur454 7/14/2010 7:16:09 AM

yep I'm with hobbs and fft5305 on 3d the hell with it I'll see it in 2d I will still wait for trailers but so far so good

FeelGoodInc 7/14/2010 7:23:02 AM

Feeling a little anxious about 'Clash of Titans' costume resemblance for Asgardians... anyhow, love the character and ready to enjoy the ride... Great greek tragedy pic... A proud father, the beloved son and the resentful brother...

Darkknight2280 7/14/2010 7:26:09 AM

Thor is looking amazing! The costumes look so awesome!

Love that they are finally giving Optimus Prime his trailer! Its a perfect replica of the G1 design too!

HudsonTaco 7/14/2010 7:35:26 AM

Well I will be seeing it in 3D after a trailer (I still think Thor will be hard to pull off in the same universe as Iron Man) as this won't be a rush job like Clash was. I think it is funny that I will be wasting my money, how exactly? I know what I am paying for, I saw Clash in 3D because I was told it was bad, I wanted a comparison as I had only seen Avatar up to that point, the 3D was fine if severely underused, alot of that movie was still in 2D. The waste of money was the movie itself in 2D would not have made it better.

Glad there is the option of 2D or 3D though and I hope its something they continue to do because the haters hate it now when they have the choice can you imagine what will happen if they took it away. I am frightend at the prospect of a 3D only movie I think alot of peoples heads will explode.

Converted 3D movies can be just as good as those filmed in 3D as long as they take the approprate amount of time to do it, Clash took 3 months and wasn't done very well, Alice in Wonderland took 6 months and by all accounts looked excellent.

mikemc2 7/14/2010 7:51:41 AM

As a still pic the Thor image looks kinda cheesy, but watching the scene in motion as a clip would probably help.  I am withholding judgement till I see the trailer.

fft5305 7/14/2010 8:20:14 AM

Hudson, I wasn't trying to say that you would be wasting your money, even though I think you would be, if you intentionally went out and spent extra money for what you knew was going to be bad 3D. But it's your money, you can do with it what you please. I was saying that Marvel would be wasting their money converting 2D-filmed material to 3D for theatrical release. I realize that one could argue that it is their money to do with as they please, but I don't believe the same holds true. For one, Marvel is a publicly traded company, so it's not really their money.  They are beholden to the stockholders. For another, they have some degree of obligation to the fans to try to put the best adaptation out there for a character that has been enjoyed for 48 years. IMHO, it is a waste to put money into 3D conversion when that money could be put toward, say, effects or costuming. I could go on, but I've already wasted waaaaaay too much time and thought on something no one (including me) really cares about...

wessmith1966 7/14/2010 8:44:18 AM

The Thor costumes looks good, but probably look better when lit per the movie's production design. I won't see the movies in 3D; it really doesn't do anything for me. I'm glad theaters have both 2D and 3D versions so we can choose. I can't see spending an extra $3.50 for the effect. I will probably pay the extra money for the imax experience. I like that the directors are hesitant to use the effect, that they don't just want it to be a gimmick to make extra bank.

Wiseguy 7/14/2010 8:50:17 AM

THOR pic looks freaking awesome. LOVE IT LOVE IT

Who's the happiest camper to see that Marvel is going 3D? Me that's who. Not only do I get to see it in 3D but as a bonus I get to  revel in other's misery

But I am glad they've decided this far out so they can do it right. Feige and Marvel need to get a hold of Cameron as an advisor or something

RUNAWAYS? Yummy. Happy to see they've already set a date and want to hear more about their take on the group.

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