'Cowboys & Aliens' gets two more actors. Plus: Vaughn close to 'X-Men: First Class'? 'Iron Man 2' vs the pirates. Fox spotted on 'Transformers 3' set and more! May the fourth be with you and your Comics2Film 10.5.4!
In the swirl of rumors about an 'X-Men: First Class' director, the name Matthew Vaughn blipped most brightly on the radar last week, only to be dismissed yesterday, and then re-appear as the front runner to take the job.
Heat Vision reports the 'Kick-Ass' director was, in fact, in the midst of intense negotiations with the studio last week but walked away from the deal they offered him. Vaughn had met with producer Bryan Singer and began hashing out ideas for the film. According to the report, even as things broke down between Fox and Vaughn's reps, the two filmmakers continued to talk. Singer is apparently so sold on Vaughn that he convinced all parties involved to get back together and make a deal.
Fox is eager to get an 'X-Men' movie into production and apparently love Vaughn's ability to juggle multiple characters and sub-plots. Word is that, at this point, it all comes down to the financial aspects of the deal, but for all intents and purposes, Vaughn will be the 'First Class' director.
Two new actors have joined the cast of DreamWorks 'Cowboys & Aliens', loosely based on the graphic novel published by Platinum Studios.
Actor Sam Rockwell will re-team with his 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau for the film, according to Heat Vision. Meanwhile, Harrison Ford Online reports that Clancy Brown is also among the cast members.
Rockwell's character underwent some recent rewrites after the actor committed to it. Favreau recalled writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof to expand the role of a barkeep named "Doc" to suit the actor.
All we know of Brown's part is that he's playing a character named Meachham.
The two join Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford in the film.
Paramount and Marvel have dropped over a dozen new images from 'Iron Man 2' on us. Click any of the thumbnails below to view the complete gallery.
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