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!
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).
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:
Thanks again to Jeff for an amazing set of photos!
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.
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!
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...