EW drops your first look at Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2' this week. Plus: 'Iron Man 2' composer named. 'Kick-Ass' at Comic-Con. And 'G.I.Joe'...doesn't suck? Cleans without leaving a soapy residue, it's your Comics2Film 9.7.16!
Ain't it Cool has exclusively revealed that frequent Favreau collaborator John Debney has signed on as composer for 'Iron Man 2'. Debney has previously scored 'Elf' and 'Zathura'. He also provided the wonderfully brassy 'Sin City' music, along with scores for over 100 other movies.
Collider.com has posted an early review of 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra'...and it's positive:
"...not the train wreck you’re expecting.
In fact, some of the film is quite good. While many of you won’t believe me till you see it with your own eyes on August 7th, last night I got into a research screening of director Stephen Sommers “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” at the Bridge Theater in Los Angeles and came away liking what I saw.
My one sentence: It’s the cartoon come to life."
The latest 'Scott Pilgrim' video blog takes us behind the scenes you to the battle of the bands between Clash at Demonhead and Sex Bob-omb.
It also shows us something Bryan SInger couldn't: Brandon Routh throwing a punch! Check it out:
MTV Splash Page got director Matthew Vaughn to talk about what he's bringing to Comic-Con next week with regards to 'Kick-Ass'.
"There will be at least four scenes from the first act," he explained, "then a minute's montage of what's going to happen in the next two acts. ... They're all good scenes. Not the best scenes in the movie, but they set up what the film is about."
Vaughn aims to drive home the point that the Comic-Con experience is important to the film.
"We are a genuine comic book adaptation with comic book authors involved in the production of the movie," explained Vaughn. "It's really important to me that fans of the comic like the film. I'll be more upset if fans of the comic hate the movie than anybody else."
There you go. If you're a fan of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's 'Kick-Ass' you'll definitely want to be in Hall H at 5:45pm next Thursday!
This is probably the most anticipated reveal since Heath Ledger's Joker: This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly will contain the first photos of Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2'.
The new Marvel movie has the cover with a photo of the actress along with Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke (both in armor). The interior feature contains additional photos including the previously seen Mickey Rourke in his Whiplash armor, as well as a new look at Downey in his Nascar race gear and another of Scarlett in her black leather body suit. It also has a spotlight on the production as part of it's 2nd annual Comic-Con issue. Here's an excerpt:
When Marvel Studios first announced the sequel, no one was sure what the movie would be about. Downey, director Jon Favreau, screenwriter Justin Theroux, and the rest of the creative team struck upon the idea of introducing two very different foes for Stark. On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko, who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take down Downey’s character, Tony Stark. Rourke, for his part, wanted to instill some lightness into the role of the heavy. "I told Favreau, 'I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional p----,'" he says. "He let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I’m making my suit."
Just as the deals were being hammered out, Terrence Howard -- who had played Stark’s best friend -- fell out of the sequel in a public salary dispute. The role was re-cast, with Don Cheadle stepping in. "We had to make some tough deals," says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. "When they got public, you go, 'That sucks. Okay, you want a peek behind the curtain? Here you are!'" Says Cheadle, "Terrence and I couldn’t be more different. We address it head-on in the movie in one exchange. We're not trying to fool people." (Cheadle admits he didn’t know much about Marvel’s superhero before the first movie came out: "I always thought Iron Man was a robot.")
Adding more flesh and blood to the new movie, Scarlett Johansson joined the cast as Stark’s mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow. That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries. "The men want it to be, like, 'Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,' but it's not as standard as that," says Paltrow. "There's a weird male catfight fantasy. Downey agrees. He believes what differentiates the franchise from other superhero series can be summarized as follows: "We're horny. Not, like, can't-bring-your-kids horny, but just…horny."
The question remains whether Iron Man 2 will soar like the first film or show signs of rust when it hits theaters. "People are going to be more critical," says Downey. "That’s their prerogative….In a way, there's no way to win, except to win. Big."
For more on Iron Man, as well as a first look at the hottest movies and TV shows heading to Comic-Con, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday July 17.
A roundup for the Favreau Feed for the past week...
# Lighting a scene with Robert, Gwyneth and Don. Start shooting in 10. 10:42 AM Jul 13th
# 4 days left...8:47 PM Jul 13th
# Great day with Stark and Rhodey. Three days left. 8:26 PM Jul 14th
# Filming on the PCH overlooking the Pacific. It's nice to shoot outside every once in a while. about 11:00 AM Jul 16
# Gwyneth hooked up the set with the mysterious #kogibbq truck [Ed Note: Kogi Korean BBQ To Go]. It's a big hit with the crew. about 5:00 PM Jul 16