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CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Plus: WONDER WOMAN, DEATH NOTE, GREEN HORNET and more!

By Rob M. Worley     January 14, 2011
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Comics2Film: CAPTAIN AMERICA
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Your first look at the full Captain America costume. Plus: Kelley says don't count Wonder Woman out. Black to take on U.S. Death Note. Fun with Green Hornet and more! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.14!

 

 

 

Kelley Says WONDER WOMAN Still Likely

Despite reports that all the major broadcast networks passed on David E. Kelley's attempt to get a Wonder Woman TV series launched, the super-producer says that he still expects the show to go forward sooner rather than later.

"I think the likelihood is we'll see it next year," he told The Live Feed blog at Hollywood Reporter. "I'm being optimistic but I don't think I'm being unrealistic."

Kelley says part of the problem is that it was pitched to studios late in pilot season when budgets were already allocated. One possibility is to take it to cable networks. But he also feels like NBC is a still good fit and plans to pitch it there again. That network is undergoing a regime change so the Wonder Woman pitch to them came at a bad time.

"I like to think of it as a smart script and I know [incoming NBC programming chief Robert Greenblatt] responds to smart material," Kelley said adding that his take on Wonder Woman is as a "real complex woman and not just a superhero."

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Black to Direct U.S. DEATH NOTE

Deadline.com reports that Shane Black is on board to adapt the manga/anime franchise Death Note to the big screen for U.S. audiences. There's a script in the works by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, who recently worked with Black on Doc Savage, which he's also set to direct.

Death Note is set up at Warner Bros. The story focuses on a student named Light who comes into possession of a mystical note book with a demon attached to it. Any person who's name he writes in the note book will be killed by the demon. LIght becomes a vigilante of sorts, and soon the mysterious deaths he causes are investigated by a world-renowned profiler.

The franchise originated as a Manga by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It's spawned anime spinoffs as well as a live-action film franchise in Japan.

The Doc Savage movie is percolating at Sony. It's not clear which of the two Black would tackle first.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

  • In case you missed it, yesterday we posted the first image of Andrew Garfield in the new Spider-Man costume (sans mask, unfortunately).
     
  • Maniac of record Rob Vaux has posted his review of Green Hornet. He didn't like it as well as we did: "[Tailoring the movie to Seth Rogen] leaves The Green Hornet a flailing mess, similar in some ways to Will Ferrell’s Land of the Lost remake. By trying to fit its contours to the name on the marquee, it destroys our ability to enjoy it in any capacity." - Grade: C-
     
  • Chad gives Hollywood a gift with his 5 Rules For Adapting a Comic to Film.
     
  • The Hollywood Reporter says we can expect Green Hornet to perform well this weekend. Projections have it in the $30 million range. It's primary competition is the Vince Vaughn comedy The Dilemma which is not expected to fare as well.
     
  • Spongebob Squarepants voice actor Tom Kenny tells popeater.com that he's doing voice work in both the ahimated Transformers Prime and the live-action feature Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, and adds that he's had only good experiences with Michael Bay.
     
  • FYI: The Mechanic is in theaters January 28th. Not sure why we're so aware of that right now.

 

 

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN Clip

The Comics Continuum has a clip from the upcoming Home Entertainment release All-Star Superman.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Here's CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Yesterday afternoon a grainy image of Chris Evans as Captain America made the rounds. Today EW.com provides a good quality copy of the pic, which appears in the latest issue of the magazine. It's your first look at the character in the full regalia...

Thanks to saiyiansreign823, AntoBlueberry and one other Maniac whose info got lost in the shuffle (and we're terribly sorry about that) for the submission.

 Chris Evans as CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

 

 

Friday Fun: Jay Chou and Michel Gondry: GREEN HORNET Street Buskers

Here's Jimmy Kimmel having fun with Green Hornet director Michel Gondry (who directed last night's episode of JKL) and star Jay Chou. Enjoy!

  


 

Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2, #3 and #4 are in stores now. The paperback collection is coming in March and available for pre-order . Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!

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goldeneyez 1/14/2011 5:46:02 AM

So I'd just like to comment that the ads for the Mechanic that hijack my web browser are really not cool.  Not only do they make me not want to see that movie, but they make me not want to visit the site.  A simple "X" that would allow a person to close the ad or minimize it would go a long way to not annoying people that visit the site.

samurai1138 1/14/2011 5:59:10 AM

NEVER watching the Mechanic. As far as Cap goes, he looks good enough, but i still dont see why they didnt go with more of an Ultimate WW2 Cap. Still, looks pretty decent, and as long as he's not wearing that in the Avengers, no complaints.

lazarus 1/14/2011 6:04:06 AM

Capt looks amazing, I am so hyped about this pic, very authentic WWII style costuming. Obviously the shield is not invunerable yet with all the damage on it. IF I were to caption it, "You guys wanna give up now or later?"

Wiseguy 1/14/2011 6:09:04 AM

Captain America looks effing terrific IMO. To be honest it surpasses my expectations. I like all the details, the wings on the helmet, everything. Even the Hydra guys with all their weaponry and black suits look good, especially for that era. Can't wait to see a trailer

I still say that Wonder Woman deserves the big screen treatment, forget tv been there done that. Let's make her part of this new emerging DC movieverse

DeathNote is one of the few anime/manga that I've actually enjoyed so I'm all for this. Had a chance at catching the Japanese live action flicks but missed it since they were playing for only 2 nights

I didn't know Black was also set to direct Doc Savage, I thought that went back to development hell. I've been wanting a new Doc Savage film since the days Arnold was rumored to be leading the way.

So they're predicting only 30mil for the Green Hornet, I wonder if that's for the 3 or 4 day weekend. I predicted 38mil myself for the 3 day. The reviews have been worse than I expected so far so I wonder if that's going to bring that total down.

All Star Superman looks like another winner for DC

Thanks for clarifying The Mechanic's opening date Rob. I'm just glad it isn't been shoved in our faces everytime we click on a new page, that might get annoying

lusiphur 1/14/2011 6:23:21 AM

Captain America has me a little more psyched to see it with every pic they release.  As for the shield, that could just be dirt, debris or blood on it.

Give us Wonder Woman on the big screen.

goldeneyez - I had no problem finding the X to shut down the ad.  But it is REALLY ANNOYING.  Hopefully we don't have to wait until the 28th for it to go away.

Tevii 1/14/2011 7:06:43 AM

i HATE THIS EFFING MECHANIC POP-UP AD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rheul_home 1/14/2011 7:07:23 AM

Love Cap. Marvel just keeps doing it right. I can totally see him standing next to Iron Man and Thor. Avengers Assemble!

All Star Supes looks awesome. I really enjoy the DC animated films and Im really looking forward to this one. Im not a Superman fan but I read All Star and thought it totally captured the proper tone of the character.

The Mechanic... I wouldent even watch a crappy Statham movie on TBS let alone pay for one. Mania, if pop-ups like this become the norm Im going to stop visiting this site. Rob I wish you would never would thrown C2F in with these guys. I miss the old DCG.

CaptAmerica04 1/14/2011 7:15:40 AM

 I have small complaints about Cap: the suit doesn't look like the traditional chainmail, it looks quilted.  I'm also still really uncertain of the casting of Chris Evans (he's too short!).

BUT, I also admit that this is my number 1 comic hero we're talking about, so I'm bound to be uber-picky.  So those comments aside, the rest of it does look REALLY good.  The Hydra guys look f-ing spectacular, the rest of Cap's gear looks really authentic... overall, I'm still RIDICULOUSLY excited for this movie.  WHEN do we get a trailer?!?!

Lazarus, the shield damage is just damage to the paint.  That happens in the comics a lot (No wonder Steve Rogers is a professional artist in his day job - he has to keep repainting that thing!).

I agree with Wiseguy that Wonder Woman needs to go big or go home.  She needs a full-length, live action feature film.  After Green Lantern and Flash, she NEEDS to be given an appearance in theaters.

I'm disappointed that someone else is doing Superman's voice.  I really like and prefer George Newbern or even Tim Daly to voice him. (Apparently I'm becoming a voice-actor snob, as I refuse to see any cartoon of Batman that isn't voiced by Kevin Conroy.)

 

LocoLobo73 1/14/2011 7:45:04 AM

Wonder Woman: yeah ok so when it get s here then it gets , but WISE I have a question what DC MOVIEVERSE, DC does nt have a movieverse, and I m pretty sure they dont plan on actually having one, at least not in the near future. So far all we have is Batman,  GL (which we are still waiting to see what they have , but has no ties to any other Dc titles and is said to be self contained.) Then we have the new Superman which is also said to be self contained and will have no connection with any other DC Heroes.

All Star Superman already has a place waiting for it in my collection, cant wait for it.

Captain America: Looks even better then I hoped , the shield has bullet deflections on it , Which i dont mine, as long as it not bullet hole thats fine, it actually makes more sense that the shield would be painted rather then made in the color , look at Iron Mans armour, it does get all scratched up on the Paint as well. The Metal in the shield is what is indestructible not the paint on it .

Hornet , I just dont care if I go to see it , it will be purely to see a seth Rogan comedy in the same feel as Charlies Angels and Starskey an Hutch, it shouldnt be taken seriously

Death Note: I watch the anime and I have seen the live action japanese version, Im just not a huge fan, Id much rather see , Ghost in a shell, Bleach , Gundam or Yu Yu Hakusho, there are so many other animes and mangas out there that would be better live action movies the that but , Oh WELL

 

fsustp 1/14/2011 7:48:25 AM

 Two Thumbs Up for Cap, much better then Spider-man.

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