Does 'Flash' have a director? Plus: New footage from 'Iron Man 2'. 'Transformers 3' goes to Moscow. Jolie ditches 'Wanted 2' and more! Pouring one out for our lost homies, it's your Comics2Film 10.2.26!
Latino Review reports that MMA fighter-turned-actor Bob Sapp will appear in the upcoming 'Conan' movie.
Sapp will play Ukafa, a great warrior whose fighting prowess is unrivaled until he meets Conan (played by Jason Momoa). The film shoots in Bulgaria next month under the direction of Marcus Nispel ('Friday the 13th').
MSN France has posted a 3:30 minute video detailing the filming of 'Iron Man 2' on location on Monaco. In addition to interview stock, we also get to see a bit more of Whiplash's attack on Tony Stark during the Grand Prix race. There's about 1:30 of new footage followed by the recent trailer.
A big thanks to Edward Mazmanian of the Marvel Movie Group on Facebook
Fans headed to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in April will have a chance to pick up some props and costumes that were featured in the 'Iron Man' movie.
Auction house Propworx Inc. will be selling items to the highest bidder. Tony Stark’s Convoy Missile, the Hero Schematic Drawings of Mark I drafted inside the cave, Hero Completed Mark I Mask and Iron Man Hero Mark II RT Unit are among the nearly 225 'Iron Man' props
C2E2 happens April 16-18, 2010. If you're not going to be at the show, you can still take part online in real time at Propworx.com/ironman. Following the live auction in Chicago, other IRON MAN collectable items will be made available to fans on eBay.
Michael Bay's official website tells us that, like its predecessor, 'Transformers 3' will hit some interesting locations. Apparently there'll be "big action sequences" filming in Chicago and Moscow.
Filming on the sequel is set to begin this summer.
The Vulture gossip blog at New York Magazine says Universal's plans for a 'Wanted' sequel may have hit a major stumbling block. While the studio wanted Angelina Jolie to return for the sequel, sources say that she's pulled out in favor of Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity'.
As a result Universal has allegedly halted development of the sequel, rather than do it without her.
Fans of Mark Millar may want to hurry over to the Glasgow Film Theater at 4pm today. The comics creator will be there presenting 'Kick-Ass'.
On his message boards he tells fans, "No, not the whole film. But I'll be talking on stage for almost TOO long and showing whatever little clips I can fit in my pockets."
Unfortunately, there's a very good chance the event is already sold out, but give the theater a call if you're interested.
Greg Berlanti is well-known to TV fans as the creator of such shows as 'Eli Stone', 'Brothers and Sisters' and 'Dirty, Sexy Money'. He's more recently popped on the fan radar as the producer and co-writer of the hotly-anticipated 'Green Lantern' movie.
Now, IESB.net is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking at Berlanti as the director of 'The Flash' movie. Fans may recall that Berlanti was considered as a director for 'Green Lantern' as well, although Martin Campbell eventually filled that role. Apparently all the work he's put in on that franchise have Warner ready to entrust the scarlet speedster to him.
The recently-formed DC Entertainment has started tapping the comic book writers to aid in the development of their superhero films. Last summer Geoff Johns came on board 'The Flash' to develop a film treatment, which has been converted into a screenplay by Dan Mazeau.
If Warner puts these key pieces into place, all they need is a leading man and 'The Flash' will be speeding into theaters in...er...a flash!
What do you think, Maniacs? Is Berlanti a good draw for directing THE FLASH? Who should play the character on the big screen? Post your comments below...