More Captain America photos surface. Plus: Conan sequel script talk. Super Hero Squad comes to DVD. Superman lawsuit maneuvers and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.9.29!
ConanMovieBlog.com reports that work is underway on the screenplay for a sequel to the Conan movie which filmed this summer. The movie, which casts Stargate actor Jason Momoa as the Barbarian King, is currently in post-production with an eye on a 2011 release.
According to the report, Rise of the Lycans screenwriters Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain have been commenced to write the script for the film, which, unlike previous Conan movies, is based on a single Robert E. Howard story.
Click through for extensive notes on the bits of the script that were previewed for the screenwriting duos fans.
From a press release...
The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to face their craziest villains in the second action – and laugh – packed volume of The Super Hero Squad Show when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Animation, releases The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD on November 9, 2010.
Watch as Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Thor, Falcon and their friends faithfully – and hysterically – protect Super Hero City from the wild, weird and even wacky villainy of VillainVille’s most infamous baddies, led by the sinister Dr. Doom! The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD features the second six episodes from Season One, plus all-new bonus features, including an interview with Tom Kenny (Iron Man, Captain America and MODOK), hero profiles, trailers and more. A must-have for heroes of all ages, this DVD is priced to own at $14.93 SRP.
Boasting a stellar ensemble of well-known celebrity voice talent, The Super Hero Squad Show animated series features super-stylized, action-packed versions of Marvel’s popular characters (including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Silver Surfer and Wolverine) with a comedic twist. Marvel has attracted top voice talent to play the roles of Marvel’s iconic heroes and villains. Not to mention, Volume 2 of The Super Hero Squad Show also boasts the voice talent of Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).
The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD contains six exciting episodes including:
Comic Book Resources reports that actress Indira Varma is joining the cast of the comic-based Human Target TV series. She'll play Ilsa Pucci, a widowed billionairess in need of Chance's services.
IMPAwards.com have unveiled a new poster for RED for French-speaking markets. Scooper Antonello Blueberry tells us that tagline translates to, "An explosive comedy about the dangers of retirement."
Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.
THR Esq has an update on the latest Warner Bros vs Marc Toberoff dispute, centering on the impending reversion of rights to the Superman intellectual property to the heirs of creators Siegel and Shuster.
The latest strategy has the studio/publisher attacking attorney Marc Toberoff directly over accusations of shady business dealings. The crux of the matter seems to be that Warner Bros was engaging in, and close to sealing, a settlement agreement with the estates. However in 2001
Warners filed a stack of legal papers the size of a tall building last night trying to persuade a judge to keep alive its claims against Marc Toberoff, the lawyer for the Siegel and Shuster families, who Warners claims improperly interfered with its key rights deals with the families. Joanne Siegel fired her lawyers and hired Toberoff resulting in the dissolution of those settlement talks and the beginning of the current road to reclamation.
Warner Bros. alleges that Toberoff is not an attorney acting in his clients' best interests, but rather an entertainment mogul who is manipulating the situation in hopes of claiming his own share of the highly-lucrative Superman rights. WB's case is apparently bolstered by some internal documents that were delivered to them via a former Toberoff employee.
Both Toberoff and Warner Bros have filed a blizzard of motions and a hearing is slated for October 18th. Given the volume of filings THR Esq speculates that a delay is possible. Depositions of all parties involved are scheduled for November.
While the current legal rulings have the Superman rights reverting to the heirs in 2013, the legal battle seems far from ending.
The official Facebook page for the little-known indie comic Alpha Gods bears the announcement, "Scorpio Studios have optioned the rights to produce an Alpha Gods movie."
The series, published by Orang Utan Comics, seems largely to have been released as a digital book and via print-on-demand services. The Facebook page provides this synopsis:
In the year 2086 humanity faces a new threat, Extra Humans. The government is struggling to cope with the growing number of mutants, aliens and supernatural beings who are living amongst us. People are beginning to panic and so, in 2050, the Department for Extra Human Affairs was established with a remit to try and contain the problem. By 2086 the situation has escalated, so they have formed a new rapid response strike force, the Alpha Gods. Who better to police the Extra Human community than Extra Humans themselves?
Scorpio Studios looks to be a low-budget outfit centered around Kevin Summerfield, who serves as a producer on all their movies, a director on most of them and a writer on many of them.
The latest photos from the set of Captain America: The First Avenger come courtesy of The Liverpool Echo, who have spotted a mysterious watercraft off of Stanley Dock in Liverpool. Check out the photos:
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9 which arrived in comic shops on September 9th! Come see Rob at Detroit Comics on October 6th and the New York Comic Con on October 8th-10th!