More Captain America photos are online. Plus: A new Spider-Man casting rumor. Leterrier on his Y: The Last Man plan. Young Justice event coming and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.11.11!
The Spider-Man rumor of the day has actress Zooey Deschanel in talks to play Betty Brant in the new movie, according to Showbiz Spy. Deschanel starred as the title character in director Marc Webb's utterly charming romance (500) Days of Summer. Allegedly Webb wants her back for his 3D reboot movie.
While Betty Brant was a very minor presence in the previous movies (with Elizabeth Banks wasted in the role), an unnamed insider claims Webb has big plans for her in this one.
We've know for a long time that Marvel's Thor movie is set to open May 6, 2011 in the U.S. Now fans all over the world can now check the official movie site for the dates that the movie opens in their territories. Most global moviegoers will be seeing the thunder god in action a week ahead of fans in America.
Earlier in the year it was rumored that Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier was circling the big-screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's comic series Y: The Last Man.
Now MTV Splash Page had a chance to ask the director about the rumors and he confirmed he's had talks with New Line Cinema about the project. However, his attachment to it is very tenuous, if he's even still attached at all.
"I'm surprised that it hasn't gotten made yet," Leterrier told MTV News. "The first time I read it, I was in France and doing my little movies, and I didn't think I would ever have access to these kinds of movies. Midway through Clash of the Titans, I was like, 'What's going on with Y The Last Man?' I called one of the producers and asked what was going on, and he said it was available. I said, 'Let's go!'"
However, despite Leterrier's pleas to let him move forward, the project is stalled as far as the director can tell.
"I still want to do it. I'm passionate about it. But it's stuck. People don't know what to do with it. I'd love to do it, but I need people to finance it, and the people financing it don't know if it's a TV show a movie, or what it should be," he explained. "It could play as a movie, but it would be very interesting as a TV show."
The director cites the capacity to build a longer, deeper story that will enjoy a longer life in broadcast an DVD as advantages over the hot-today-gone-tomorrow nature of movies.
Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.
Comics Continuum reports that Cartoon Network will debut it's DCU teen hero series Young Justice with a two-part episode airing Friday, November 26 at 7pm.
The show's debut will be a double-feature with an encore airing of Firebreather, based on the comics by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn.
MarvelMovieNews.co.uk has new photos from the set of Captain America: The First Avenger in Aldershot, UK. Their scooper scored several nice shots of a Hydra armored vehicle and a Hydra tank. We've posted two below, but click through for the entire set.
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