Winick pens BATMAN: RED HOOD script (

By:Rob M .Worley
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009
Source: Various

Judd Winick pens 'Batman: Under the Hood' animated film script. Plus: More 'X-Men: First Class' details. Sony refutes 'Spider-Man 4' rumors. 'Red'  gets a release date and more! We SEE you! We're your Comics2Film 9.12.18!



PHANTOM Character Breakdowns and Images

KryptonSite's has posted a new image from the Syfy Channel's 'Phantom' mini-series as well as a clearer look at the one posted last week. Additionally, the site has posted breakdowns and photos of the individual characters from the mini-series.



RED Hitting October 22

Variety reports that Summit Entertainment has fixed a release date for the filmed adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic 'Red'. The movie, directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman with a deep supporting cast, will hit theaters October 22nd 2010. 'Red' goes into production in Toronto next month.




After director Bryan Singer leaked the news that he is talking the helm of Fox's 'X-Men: First Class' movie, the Heat Vision Blog at THR posted a follow up.

20th Century Fox confirmed the news and added that screenwriter Jamie Moss ('Street Kings')  is on board to develop the script (thus implying that previous work done by 'Gossip Girl' mastermind Josh Schwarz has been flushed).

In a separate report Singer told Variety, "This is the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where there relationship took a wrong turn. There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from 'X-Men' will figure into the plot, though I don't want to say which ones. There will be a lot of new mutants and a great villain."

Singer also told Variety that he's committed to pleasing the fans.

"Whether it's 'Batman,' 'Lord of the Rings' or 'Star Trek,' if the characters are good, you want to see them on their journey even if you know their destiny," Singer said. "I put myself in the fan's position, and I think this story is something I would want to see, and so will they."

Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing the new film.

Singer may make his 'Jack the Giant Killer' film first, but Variety indicates that there's a lot of momentum between Singer and Moss on 'X-Men' and that one could go first as well.

What do you think, Maniacs? Does it sound like Singer's on the right track? Post you comments below...



Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl in KICK-ASS

KICK-ASS Poster and Buzz

MARV Films have pushed out another poster for the 'Kick-Ass' movie revealing it first to IGN readers. This one features features young actress Chloe Moretz as the film's foul-mouthed death machine Hit Girl. As with the previous characters, she has her own URL at

And CHUD recently saw the movie at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon and posted a gusher of a review. Check it out.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



SPIDER-MAN 4 Disputes Dismissed

Not surprisingly, yesterday's report alleging that there was some major strife happening behind the scenes of 'Spider-Man 4' caused a stir around the interwebs.

Sony pictures was quick to respond, making a statement directly to the source of the rumors at IESB. The upshot: there ain't nothing wrong in Spidey town.

The studio says that they have not suspended work on 'Spider-Man 4' for any reason other than they're taking the expected holiday break. Work on the film will resume in January. Long holiday breaks are typical in Hollywood.

Sony also says that there is ongoing work on the script, but nothing out of the ordinary.



Cover art to BATMAN #635 by Matt Wagner

Winick Writes BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD Animated Feature

Comics2Film at has confirm that the next DC Universe animated feature film after 'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths' will be 'Batman: Under the Hood'.

The movie will be based on the recent storyline featured in Batman #635-641. We've also learned that Judd Winick, who wrote the comic series, is also writing the script for the film.

The comics storyline features the return of the mysterious Batman villain, The Red Hood, which was originally the identity adopted by the Joker before he fell into a vat of chemicals and was transformed into the clown prince of crime. This new Red Hood rises up as an anti-hero in Gotham City, waging a violent war against the likes of the Joker and the Black Mask.

The villain's campaign puts him at odds with Batman as well as various allies including Nightwing, Green Arrow, Zatanna and others. While most readers of C2F likely already know the character that is eventually revealed to be under the Red Hood, we'll avoid spoiling it for anyone who isn't current on their bat-books.

Watch for 'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths' to arrive in February. Expect 'Batman: Under the Hood' to drop in the summer.

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