Don't count Norton out of 'The Avengers' or future 'Hulk's. Plus: A new clip from 'Superman/Batman'. An early screening of 'Dead of Night'. Cera talks 'Scott Pilgrim'. Ensuring the envelope has proper postage before mailing, its your Comics2Film 9.9.29!
Apparently there's been a test screening of the 'Dead of Night' movie, based on the famous, Italian Dylan Dog comics. You'll recall the film stars Brandon Routh as an Americanized version of the character. Kevin Munroe ('TMNT') directed the film, which shot in New Orleans earlier this year.
A blogger has posted her impressions of the film. In spite of it being presented in an incomplete state, with whole segments of CGI yet-to-be-added, the reviewer seemed to like the film.
"I believe the movie will have a broad appeal beyond the typical horror genre fans. The audience certainly seemed to enjoy the movie. Everyone was laughing at the right times and quiet at other times."
Click through for the entire review...
Out doing press rounds for 'Youth in Revolt', actor Michael Cera momentarily chatted with MTV Splash Page about his just wrapped 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World'.
Cera said he had seen portions of the film while he was on the set of the movie and fans of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel series won't be disappointed.
"They were cutting the movie as we shot so they were constantly showing some assemblies to us all," Cera told MTV and continued, commenting on the look of the movie. "It's a lot like the graphic novel," he explained. "It's going to look like how the graphic novel looks."
The conversation was prompted by some kind of in-joke between director Edgar Wright (who submitted a question for MTV to ask) and the actor about air cannons and light bulb explosions. Watch the video interview for Cera's response.
Here's a new clip in which the Silver Banshee unleashes here screaming fury on the title characters of 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies', due in video stores today, (courtesy of Comic Book Resources)
Admittedly, C2F has been among the online voices who have been skeptical about actor Edward Norton's return to the role of Bruce Banner in either a 'Hulk' sequel or 'The Avengers' movie. It seemed to us that things had cooled between Marvel and the actor, and that the studio may not be looking to include him or his character in upcoming movies. Certainly nobody was clamoring for more Hulk they way they clamored for 'Iron Man 2'.
Likewise we've been frustrated by the vague answers Norton has been giving when talking about the issue.
Yesterday, MTV Splash Page posted a video interview with the actor/filmmaker which features his most definitive answer to the question yet. And yes, it appears that a return to the Hulk, perhaps in 'The Avengers' is something that Norton is still genuinely interested in. Any appearance to the contrary is just a part of Norton's approach to projects.
"I get very busy. You have to deal with the demands of your moment," Norton said, explaining what may have seemed like a distancing from the Green Goliath. "I tend to keep my head in the thing I'm doing and I don't speculate or worry too much about what two or three blocks down the thing is going to be. I know all these things will reveal themselves and work themselves out."
So would he do 'The Avengers' or a 'Hulk' sequel?
"It's purely a function of time," said Norton. "It's always about just working things out on the schedule."
Norton also reiterated that he will not appear in 'Iron Man 2' as has been speculated. Finally, he talks some more about his love for the Marvel Universe, the way it functions and the fact that Marvel is infusing the interconnections in the new wave of movies.
Check it out...