The first Dylan Dog trailer is online. Plus: A character still from Green Lantern. Oliver Platt joins X-Men: First Class. Jackman in training for Wolverine 2 and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.8.17!
From a press release...
This Fall, fans can experience the non-stop action and thrilling adventures of IRON MAN in a whole new way! On November 30, 2010, Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, will debut IRON MAN – EXTREMIS on DVD for the first time. This is the latest release from the enormously successful IRON MAN series created by Marvel Knights Animation and distributed by Shout! Factory for home entertainment.
Adapting the critically acclaimed storyline by superstars Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, Tony Stark (AKA Iron Man) faces his greatest threat ever – a terrorist transformed into an unstoppable force with the powerful bio-engineered Extremis super-soldier serum! Now Tony Stark redefines Iron Man's mission for the 21st century, setting the Armored Avenger in a new direction that will alter his life forever...if he can find a way to defeat a modern day nightmare!
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Direct from the pages of the critically acclaimed comic books, Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the legendary Marvel experience of sophisticated storytelling and dynamic artwork. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators like Joss Whedon, Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Adi Granov. Boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Marvel Universe, Marvel Knights Animation merges iconic Marvel comic book graphics and dynamic animation, utilizing some of the latest technology to provide incredible, cutting-edge, in-your-face storytelling. A wonderful hybrid that incorporates all of Marvel’s greatest talents, viewers can experience their favorite comics, as the spectacular visions of these authors and artists come alive in Marvel Knights Animation.
Hugh Jackman was apparently slated to do a bad economy comedy called Avon Man for 20th Century Fox, featuring a group of unemployed men who make ends meet selling cosmetics door-to-door. Deadline reports that he's not doing the movie because he's too busy gearing up for X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2.
The actor plans to spend his autumn months in physical training, bulking back up to a superhero physique. Even though Wolverine 2 lacks a director, the fact that Jackman is committed to undergoing the physical changes for the role indicates that Fox is committed to putting the movie into production early 2011. Presently the film has a script from Christopher McQuarrie detailing Logan's journeys in Japan and his samurai phase.
It's interesting that Fox will then essentially have two back-to-back X-Men movies, with principal photography on X-Men: First Class wrapping right around the time Wolverine 2 starts up.
The actor may do one movie in between Real Steel and Wolverine 2.
Deadline broke the news yesterday that Oliver Platt is also among the cast of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class movie. From the sound of it, Platt will apparently be playing some kind non-mutant who is referred to as "The Man in Black." We're guessing he's our hate-mongering bureaucrat of the film.
Platt joins the confirmed cast of James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havoc, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Kevin Bacon in the villain role (which remains mysterious). Recent casting reports indicate that Rose Byrne is playing Moira MacTaggert and Jason Flemyng is playing Azazel.
For all the casting buzz, we still seem to be lacking our Cyclops and Marvel Girl. Vaughn has recently said that the movie fits with existing film continuity, so presumably it will not feature Iceman and Angel, who were charter students in comic book canon, but later-day X-Men in the movie storyline.
The movie is slated to role cameras this month in London.
Comic Book Movie's Pietro Filipponi has the latest Green Lantern character reveal. This time it's a photo of Tomar-Re. Hit the link for additional images.
A first trailer of sorts for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night has hit the web over at Trailer Addict.
We suspect this is a sales trailer that the film's producers have been using to attract distributors via the various market shows. The reel talks about the movie being in "post production" which is not something you'd seen on a trailer targeted at movie-goers. It also uses the old title (sans the "Dylan Dog" prefix, which was added way back in early May) so this reel may be a bit dated.
We'd encourage fans to ignore the cheesy voice-over work and song choice, and expect the first official trailer to look quite a bit more polished than this one. For our own part, we dug the brass knuckles and find ourselves fully on-board with the notion that Brandon Routh will have life after Superman.
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Pre-order your copy today and then come see Rob at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con where he'll be signing copies at the Ape Entertainment booth!