Theroux gives a peek into the 'Iron Man 2'/'Avengers' creative process. ToonZone gives you a peek at 'Hulk Vs'. New book gives you a peek at the 'X-Men 3' that might have been. More peeks and sneaks from around the interwebs in this round up for November 28th...
Marvel is entering into relatively new territory with their slate of three upcoming movies that will dovetail into the mega-crossover 'The Avengers'. While 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau says he hopes and expects to have confabs with the directors of 'Thor' and 'First Avenger: Captain America', screenwriter Justin Theroux told MTV Splah Page that there's currently no such collaboration happening between himself and the other writers.
"You know, there’s NO [emphasis theirs] dialogue right now - in a great way," the writer siad. "I think [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige just wants to make sure we can make the best movie that we can make."
So far there have been no madates to include other characters or otherwise seed the movie with preludes to the team-flick.
"No, not yet. But that being said, Kevin is in all the meetings for all the movies, and is the sort of connective tissue – the neurons if you will – running between the meetings. Making sure all the things can be connected," Theroux explained. "But they haven’t burdened us with that yet. We’ve obviously kept an ear out for it, and we’re looking for ways to write that don’t bump [heads]. Once we sort of get to a more stable place at that point, we’ll see where to go from there."
Marvel Animation age has a pair of new trailers for the upcoming DVD release 'Hulk Vs'. Click through and view!
Director Bryan Singer famously ditched the third feature in the 'X-Men' franchise in order to pursue his 'Superman Returns' plans, leaving Marvel's mutants in the less-capable hands of director Brett Ratner. As a result, fans were delivered two disappointments.
Now, a new book called "Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy From Comics to Screen" reveals what Singer and his collaborators Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty had planned for 'X-Men 3', before the switcheroo happened. The Geek Files blog provides this excerpt from the book:
Dougherty says the resolution of the Phoenix plot would definitely have been a major part of their version: "The main element for me was Jean coming back and learning how much power she could wield - that she just became overcome by it."
Dougherty says that many of the ideas he was considering, such as Magneto trying to use Phoenix as a weapon, ended up in the filmed version. He also says that the idea of Jean using Cyclops' power to kill herself was one they liked, though they would have made it clear that only Phoenix's body was dying. Her spirit would live on, evolving Jean past mutant and into a godlike cosmic state.
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The World's Finest has your first look at the cover art to the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack release.
The Canadian network Teletoon plans to air the final two episodes of The Batman in December 2008. Click through for details...
The World's Finest has two video clips from the popular new animated series starring Batman.
The Jetix block on Toon Disney has scheduled the holiday-themed X-Men: The Animated Series episode.