G.I. JOE Rumors Refuted (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Friday, June 12, 2009
Source: Various

'G.I. Joe' producer denounces rumor. Plus: Reynolds says same on 'Deadpool'. Cool 'Scott Pilgrim' photo. del Toro was a contender for 'Thor'. 'Iron Man 2' photo analysis and more! Footloose and fancy free, it's your Comics2Film 9.6.12!



Ryan Reynolds says a bit more about DEADPOOL

Ryan Reynolds is talking about 'Deadpool' again, although I think we've heard all he has to say about the movie at the moment. MTV Splash Page (proudly proclaiming their story an "exclusive") posted the actors comments, which are pretty similar to comments he made a few weeks back.

Reynolds reiterated that he's deeply involved in the development, beyond what would normally be expected of a lead actor. As such, he aims to make the character as similar to the comics as possible.

"I get to be the authentication police, in a weird way," Reynolds told MTV.

As reported previously, Deadpool will be a scar-faced "Merc with a Mouth". Reynolds does state emphatically that, "he’s going to be in the suit — and, it’s going to be incredible," which is a tiny bit more than he's said about the costume in the past.

But Reynolds admits they're just starting to figure the story out.

Thanks to MutantNinjaLoungeSinger and Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Marcus Nispel directing CONAN

In case you missed the report elsewhere on Mania.com, 'Friday the 13th' director Marcus Nispel has been tapped to head-up the 'Conan' movie, which is fast-tracked to start rolling cameras this year.



Did we miss out on Guillermo del Toro's THOR?

In MTV's chat with director Guillermo del Toro, the mad mexican revealed that Marvel had courted him to helm the 'Thor' movie.

"[Marvel] approached me for ‘Thor,’" del Toro said. "And for a long time we talked about that, because the mythology and the images were very attractive to me. This was before 'Hellboy II'.

Check out his comments:

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We just posted 20 new images from 'Blood: The Last Vampire', which is in theaters July 10th. Check 'em out!



Diving deep into IRON MAN 2 Photos

/Film has an interesting analysis of the two official photos released from the set of 'Iron Man 2'. Their scrutiny of the earlier Tony Stark lab photo reveals that he's actually looking at a map of the Monaco Grand Prix race track on his monitor, which also may be displaying a schematic of Whiplash's chest armor. Click through for the analysis.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



G.I. JOE Rumors Refuted

Yesterday Latino Review re-posted an anonymous message board story alleging terrible things were happening between director Stephen Sommers and the producers of 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. They also said their sources were corroborating the story on some level. The upshot of the report was that Sommers had been dismissed from post-production after a disastrous test screening.

Later in the day they heard from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who called the report "very unfair" and "completely untrue".

"It's very unfair to Steve, it's completely untrue he was never asked to leave or been fired or any of that. That’s ridiculous. The movie tested very well," said di Bonaventura.

"I think its really destructive for a director…It hurts a guy's career when people go around talking about that he was fired or he didn’t do a good job and truth is he did a really good job. People are going to enjoy the movie and the test audiences enjoyed the movie."

"He did a very good job the movie tested well and it couldn’t be more false that the studio in anyway did anything negatively to Steve."

Di Bonaventura later characterizes the post-production and editing room experiences as a fairly typical of the process of continuously tweaking a movie to make it better. He said everyone -- the studio, the filmmakers and the audience so far -- has been happy with the film. It's been tested three times and scored higher each time.



Allison Pill as Kim Pine on the set of SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

Allison Pill drums up some excitment for SCOTT PILGRIM

Yesterday's photos from Edgar Wright, from the set of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' featured a nice image of actress Allison Pill amidst the band equipment. Pill plays Kim Pine, the drummer in Scott's band.

Allison Pill as Kim Pine on the set of Scott Pilgrim



Sitewatch: CBR

We just noticed something new going on with our pals over at Comic Book Resources: There's a strange little coffee ring on the CBR logo these days. What could it mean? What could it mean?



And finally a happy-happy episode of...

Jon Favreau Tweets about IRON MAN 2

Favreau is wearing many hats these days as the producer, director, twitterer and actor in 'Iron Man 2'.

# In makeup trailer. Becoming Happy. 9am June 11

# Two units shooting at once. Bouncing from acting in one to filming stunts on the other. 12 noon June 11

Series: Deadpool, Iron Man 2, Thor, Thor, G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Deadpool, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Iron Man 2