By:Rob M .Worley
Date: Monday, December 28, 2009
Source: Various

We've got a handful of new pics from the 'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths' movie. Plus: 'Captain America' pre-production underway. 'Green Lantern' crews up. 'Boondocks' set for return and more! In the game and playing with pain, it's your Comics2Film 9.12.28!



BOONDOCKS to Return Next Year

Aaron McGruder's acclaimed Adult Swim series 'The Boondocks', based on his comic strip of the same name, is set to return to television some time in the first half of 2010.

McGruder announced the news to his fans and followers on Twitter on Christmas day.

"Finally got an air date for Season 3," McGruder wrote. "Not sure if I'm allowed to put it out yet, so I'll just say you got about three months! Merry Xmas!!"

The show was last seen in spring of 2008. It ran for two 15-episode seasons on Cartoon Network's night-time block before going on hiatus. McGruder has not said if the show will continue on Adult Swim once it returns.



Composer Expects Third BATMAN

Composer Hans Zimmer chatted with about his recent work on 'Sherlock Holmes'.

He said one of the challenges of creating a score for Guy Ritchie's new movie was to make sure it was distinct from his now-famous score for 'The Dark Knight'.

"My big rule in it was 'no Dark Knight'," Zimmer told HUG in the audio interview. "Chris [Nolan] and I have talked about this a lot. There are a lot of things which sound very 'Dark Knight'-ish these days. I gets copied all the time.

"Chris has been so complimentary [of the 'Sherlock Holmes' score]. One of the things he said was 'it sounds nothing like Dark Knight!'"

Aside from the usual creative reasons for wanting to grow artistically, Zimmer said there are more practical reasons for wanting to keep Sherlock and Bruce separate.

"If somebody can think of a story we're probably going to do another [Batman movie]," Zimmer said. "I know this sounds incredibly mercenary but you want to protect your franchise. James [Horner] and I have worked pretty hard at figuring out a sound for that."

He references Christopher Nolan frequently in the interview and adds, "Chris and I spoke for about four hours about his next project," which may or may not be a reference to 'Inception', which he's currently scoring, or (hopefully) 'Batman 3'.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.




Comics Continuum has posted synopses for 2010's comics-to-film releases including 'Jonah Hex', 'The Losers', 'Priest' and 'Red'. Click through if you need to know more.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




Super Hero Hype has the scoop on the top-notch crew-members who have recently come aboard Warner Bros and DC Entertainment's 'Green Lantern' movie.

Included are Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major, Oscar-winning costume designer Ngila Dickson and genre-vet Art director François Audouy.

Of course, what we all really want to know is who is playing Sinestro, Kilowog and G'nort!



Strong Talks KICK-ASS

Cinemablend had a sit-down with actor Mark Strong, who appears in both the currently running 'Sherlock Holmes' as well as next year's comic-based 'Kick-Ass'.

"It's so violent all the studios turned it down. People who love graphic novels tend to be disappointed by the films that are made of them, and Matthew I think felt a real responsibility to make this as close in tone as he possibly could to the graphic novels, which he has done," Strong said.

"Consequently it's extremely violent. What he's done to make it accessible and great fun is to inject a very humorous note using the soundtrack. The scenes play very wryly humorous, and there's just enough wit and humor in there to allow this world to exist in another place. Even though it's violent, it's not the real violence that you encounter every day. It's on another plane. I can play with [Frank, my character] a little more, because the tone of the film is very witty, very funny and very dark. I can allow Frank to be that as well."

That's important for Strong as he admits the movie twisted his head, largely due to the fact that he spends a fair amount of time beating up on the 10-year-old Hit-Girl.

Click through for the complete interview...



CAPTAIN AMERICA is in Pre-Production

Fangoria takes a look at the development of the upcoming horror flick 'The Wolfman' and drips out a tiny big of a clue regarding 'The First Avenger: Captain America'.

Both films share director Joe Johnston and the Fangoria piece mentions that they spoke to the man, "from the art department of THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA, which he’s readying for a June start."

So there you go, Maniacs! Expect to be hearing a lot about Cap in the coming months!




As a holiday gift to you, Warner Premiere has dropped four new images from 'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths', which include two new character reveals: The villainous brawler Jimmy Olsen and the clown prince of heroism The Jester!

'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths' is the all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. It arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray February 23rd.


The Jester, a member of the parallel Earth’s Justice League, helps Lex Luthor break free from the Crime Syndicate in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Superman wrestles with the parallel Earth’s bulked up Jimmy Olsen in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Four core members of the Justice League’s parallel world entity, the Crime Syndicate: (from left) Johnny Quick, Ultraman, Superwoman and Owlman in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

The Flash … in a free fall (no, he can’t fly) in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Series: Kick-Ass, Green Lantern, The, Captain America: The First Avenger, Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger, Jonah Hex, Boondocks, Priest, Losers, The, The Dark Knight Rises (Batman 3), Kick-Ass, Red, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths