Boom! Here's a new 'Iron Man 2' poster featuring the Black Widow. Plus: More on the Millar/'X-Men 4' dust-up. 'Kick-Ass' fun and games. Wright talks 'Scott Pilgrim' and more! Shunning its Godhood and standing with mankind, it's your Comics2Film 10.3.31!
Actor Sam Worthington updated MTV Splash Page on the status of two of his comic-based movie efforts.
"We're putting ['Last Days of American Crime'] together as we speak," Worthington told MTV News. "[Comic creator Rick Remender] is actually doing his take on a draft. I thought that was a smart thing for me and my mates to get him to do, and we're looking for directors — a director who would be able to handle it."
The actor says there are many directors being discussed but it's too early to be naming names.
He also discussed 'Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future'. He was mum on details but suggested that it may follow the storyline laid out by Garth Ennis in the very-recent comics.
The Fantasy.fr site has a brief report from the set of 'Conan' filed by one Patrice Louinet who, it turns out, is a renowned Robert E. Howard scholar. He's edited and contributed to several recent editions of Howard's books.
"Got to see Fredrik Malmberg, who showed me a few pics - pre CGI - of [actor] Jason Moma as Conan. Despite this, these pics were enough to convince me a bit more that Momoa is an excellent Conan, as far as his looks is concerned," Louinet said. "He is very close to the character as described by Howard: he is hairy, dark, scarred and muscular yet lithe, devoid of the body-builder physique syndrome. Really impressive."
Louinet also reports that the actor has been reading the books throughout the filming process.
'Conan' is currently filming in Bulgaria with Marcus Nispel directing.
Edgar Wright, director of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' sat in with Empire Online to give a sort of director commentary on the recently released trailer for the film. Click through for some humor and insights behind the movie.
There's been some contentious sniping in the past week or so between comic-creator-turned-movie-mogul Mark Millar and the movie gossip site Latino Review. In this corner we have Millar and his propensity for hyperbole, shamelessly puffing up anything he can into a giant ball of self-promotion. In the opposing corner is an anonymous scooper who can barely string together a sentence, but has been given a platform by the LR to run a couple of snide rants that call Millar out as a liar.
Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool site has waded in with some actual investigative journalism to help parse through the hate and hype behind some of the recent arguments.
First up, Millar claims he was offered the job writing the script for 'X-Men 4' by 20th Century Fox named Drew Crevello. Latino Review's report responded saying "This is of course bullshit." and says 'X-Men 4' is being worked on by someone in the Bryan Singer camp.
Bleeding Cool took up the challenge and checked in with the named sources at Fox. The truth? Mark Millar's story is not bullshit, nor is it completely accurate. Yes, Fox did talk X-Men with Millar but never offered him a job. Officially there is no 'X-Men 4' movie being worked on, so neither Millar nor anybody else are being offered the job writing it. However, they do like Millar and want to work with him on something in the future.
Another claim batted back and forth is the tracking on 'Kick-Ass'.
Latino Review's report claimed the tracking was "extremely poor" whereas Millar countered saying "it's tracking massive."
Bleeding Cool published the actual tracking reports and, not surprisingly, the truth is in between. Neither poor nor massive, BC characterizes the tracking as "all right-ish" and improving since the recent Lionsgate publicity efforts.
So, in the battle between Mark Millar and Latino Review, as in most conflicts where the opponents are entrenched in extreme points of view, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Speaking of 'Kick-Ass', Lionsgate has announced a brand new game on the official Kick-Ass site called Superhero Trainer. The new game gives you a chance to roof jump with Kick-Ass, do target practice with Hit Girl and much more. Click over and give it a play.
If you make it onto the leader-board for a chance to win one of 25 Kick-Ass prize packs.
The L.A. Times reports that director Dean Parisot is in dicussions to helm an adaptation of M. Zachary Sherman's 2006 graphic novel 'SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven'.
The official synopsis for the Image Comics graphic novel reads like this:
When a submarine is mysteriously downed in the Persian Gulf, CIA tactician Douglas Griffin is reactivated into his former SEAL team to investigate. Simultaneously, a string of mystifying attacks pits the U.S. Navy against the underwater Kingdom of Atlantis in a full-blown war against humanity's extinction. With the threat of global devastation imminent, twisting realities lead the SEALs from Atlantis' 5000 fathoms to the even deeper political waters of our government in this Spy-Fi action thriller!
Parisot is best know to genre fans as the director behind the remarkably appealing 'Galaxy Quest'.
Two new posters for 'Iron Man 2' arrived online in the past 24 hours.
Myspace.com (that site still exists?) exclusively unveiled the final domestic poster to the film, which is a composition of the same artwork elements seen on the international poster, sans any visual reference to Mickey Rourke's Whiplash.
Then the WonderCon site revealed an exclusive character poster featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow! The best thing about that bit of eye candy is that you can pick it up free at WonderCon this weekend. Just stop by WonderCon Booth (#242) and grab a copy (but get there early on Friday because C2F has a feeling these are going to go fast!
You want more 'Iron Man 2' stuff?
Click over to StarkExpo2010.com promoting the technology event which opens on May 7. Of course, Stark Expo is the fictitious tech conference that we've seen Iron Man touching down at in the film's trailers and May 7 is the opening date of the film.
At the site you'll find numerous design paintings for the crazy buildings and exhibits that are found at Tony Stark's confab, as well as a Stark Industries propaganda video, a look back at the 1974 launch of Stark Expo!