THOR Spoilers Strike! (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Monday, January 03, 2011
Source: Various

Thor spoilers strike the web! Plus: Captain America movie images. Green Lantern toy images. Green Hornet back stage images and more! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.3!

 

 

 

CASPER Comes Back

What's Playing reports that plans are afoot to bring Casper The Friendly Ghost back to the big screen. The character, now owned by Classic Media, had been the subject of two feature films produced by Steven Spielberg. After that it went into an continuous chain of straight-to-DVD releases. Now Classic is hoping to restore the luster on this classic character with a new feature film.

Casper was last seen in the animated series "Casper's Scare School" which may enjoy a second season this year.
 

 

 

Hemsworth Talks THOR

Marvel.com chats up actor Chris Hemsworth about the Thor movie.

As fans can tell from the latest trailers, the movie finds Thor cast down from Asgard by Odin as punishment for his arrogance and battle lust. Hemsworth said it's tricky to portray a character that starts off so deeply flawed and potentially unlikeable.

"Certainly, that’s a big part of this film. He has to be that warrior and he still has to have those elements. That’s what makes him Thor. But also, you don’t want to watch a guy for too long on screen who’s just a jerk all the time," Hemsworth said. "You get moments of it, where it’s kind of cool and bad, but then it just gets old. You’ve got to find that balance, and at the right times, sneak a bit of it back in."

Director Kenneth Branagh prepped Hemsworth by providing certain literature, which wasn't limited to Thor comics.

"Kenneth got me Siddhartha, a Hermann Hesse book, about a man trying to find his place in life," recalls Hemsworth. "It’s about a person who goes through all these temptations. Thor, in effect, is different from Siddhartha, but it’s a human being trying to find out his purpose and how he’s going to go about his life. Ken said, ‘Look, this is just a bright book that I love. It might give you something for the film or just personally.’ I love it, it’s certainly one of my favorite books."

The character's interactions with Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman) are part of his quest back to becoming worthy enough to wield Mjolnir, which Hemsworth said is a pretty strange weapon of choice, at least as Jack Kirby designed it back in the 1960s.

"It’s a rather impractical weapon in a sense," Hemsworth said. "It’s got this big huge head on it and a tiny little handle. We talked about boxing a lot actually, I’ve done Muay Thai for years, which keeps you on your toes, but boxing is a more grounded technique. You talk about Mike Tyson, low to the ground, using your power through your legs. A lot of that influenced Thor, with big shoulder movements. It becomes sort of gritty, street fighting stuff at times. He also happens to have a big hammer in his hands at the time too."

Thor opens in theatures May 6th.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

 Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as the GREEN HORNET and Kato

 

 

GREEN LANTERN Toys and Video Games

io9.com has your first look at action figures from the upcoming Green Lantern movie. They've got photos of Hal Jordan (standing on a cool power ring base) as well as Tomar Re. They were snagged from eBay auctions of the figures.

Meanwhile, Superhero Hype has the specs on the video game which is called Green Lantern: The Rise of the Manhunters. Ryan Reynolds will provide the voice for Hal Jordan and the game will feature a playable Sinestro mode.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.

 GREEN LANTERN Hal Jordan Action Figure

 GREEN LANTERN Tomar Re Action Figure

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA Sneak Peek

There are new images from Captain America: The First Avenger including one which may depict Cap slugging it out with the Red Skull (though they are obscured by glare and shadow in the photo). Hit the Daily Blam for the rest of the images.

CAPTAIN AMERICA

And here's a quick snippet of footage from ET's set report. Don't blink!

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.

 

 

THOR Spoilers Strike the web!

The remainder of today's C2F column contains what may be SPOILERS for Marvel Entertainment's Thor movie. They were posted by a reader on the Superhero Hype message boards. The are attributed to "a certain someone" who supposedly saw a cut of the film. At this point there's no way to confirm that they are legit, but if you're someone who must know everything now, the spoilers are below.

If you prefer to enjoy letting the movie unfold before your own eyes, you can stop reading today's column now and wait until Thor hits theaters on May 16th...

 

 

 

 

!! SPOILER BARRIER !! SPOILERS AHEAD !! SPOILER BARRIER !! SPOILERS AHEAD !! SPOILER BARRIER !! SPOILERS AHEAD !! SPOILER BARRIER !! SPOILERS AHEAD

 

 

 

 

Here are the spoilers that were posted on the message boards:

 


 

Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2 and #3 are in stores now. Issue #4 arrives in stores January 5th . Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!



Series: Green Lantern, The, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Green Hornet, The Dark Knight Rises (Batman 3), Ultimate Spider-Man, Casper Theatrical Feature