Join THE LEAGUE before they strike (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Source: Various

Who is 'The League'? Better find out before they strike. Michael Uslan talks 'The Spirit'. Everyone watches the 'Watchmen'. Here's your Comics2Film news bits for November 19th.

The League

THE LEAGUE poster

Director Kyle Higgins alerts us to his indie film project 'The League'. It's a movie he made under the mentoring of Tom Mankiewicz ('Superman'). It features characters designed by the lovely and talented Eric Wight ('My Dead Girlfriend').

Here's the synopsis:

With the 1946 formation of "The League of Heroes" in Chicago, the country is introduced to the first ever Superhero Labor Union. Founded by The Grey Raven, his kid sidekick Sparrow, and the amazing Blue Blaze, The League of Heroes was a beacon of hope against evil and tyranny in Chicago. Now twenty years later, as The League is about to expand nationally, an old adversary makes a murderous comeback. Drawn by the rampage, the former sidekick Sparrow returns to the city--and The League--for the first time in years.

You can watch the movie in HD at TheLeagueFilm.com

Michael Uslan talks movies

Big Kev's Geek Stuff chased down producer Michael Uslan ('The Dark Knight', 'The Spirit') and chatted up his various projects. Watch and learn:

[LINK] - Thanks to Matt for the tip.

Watchmen on the cover of SFX

SFX 177 features WATCHMEN

The cover of Issue #177 of SFX on sale today, features new artwork from 'Watchmen'

[LINK] - Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

Channing Tatum is not 'Captain America' (but wouldn't mind the gig)

There's buzz building that 'G.I. Joe' star Channing Tatum is somehow a contender for the lead role in 'First Avenger: Captain America'.

However, the truth is any attachment at this point is just dreamcasting on the part of the fans, mixed with some suggestion from the Cinematical website. While visiting the set of 'Dear John', the folks at Cinematical put the super soldier bug in Tatum's ear by asking him if he would like to play the Star-Spangled Avenger on the big screen.

"Captain America? Oh my God! Oddly enough, I just got given a book – one of the painters came up and here gave me a book. I would think about it. Maybe it's destiny! I would definitely think about it – I just got done doing G.I. Joe, though. If Joe does well, and it doesn't seem to be the exact same story, then I would. I don't know. They seem to be very, very similar – almost identical. Except for the – I think he takes a serum? Like a strength serum? [But the WWII setting] could be very very cool."

Is it destiny? Is anyone attached to the movie thinking about casting Tatum? So far it would appear not to be the case, but if Tatum's enthusiasm continues, who knows what could happen?

[LINK] - Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Series: Watchmen, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Dark Knight, Spirit, The