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First Look: CAPTAIN AMERICA

Plus: DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPIDER-MAN, WALKING DEAD and more!

By Rob M. Worley     October 28, 2010
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Captain America revealed on EW cover. Plus: Nolan reveals title is The Dark Knight Rises and puts kibosh on Riddler rumors. Spider-Man seeks to hire his boss. A chilling new Walking Dead clip and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.10.28!

 

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Mystique, X-MEN

Actress Jennifer Lawrence dropped in at the recent Hollywood Awards Gala but took some time to comment on X-Men: First Class as well. She plays young Raven Darkholme who fans know better as the blue-skinned shape-shifter Mystique.

MTV Splash Page got her talking about the role, popularized in the previous X-Films by Rebecca Romijn. Fans may be surprised that the ass-kicking agent of Magneto's brotherhood is, at her core "a good girl." At least that's how Lawrence says she appears in First Class initially.

"My favorite thing that I saw in the script is that she has a very distinct beginning, middle and end," she said. "I love that in any story. She goes through something and comes out on the other side. It’s weird to say about a shape-shifter, but she really morphs."

She made similar comments to Superhero Hype adding a bit more insight.

"This is before she became the Mystique that we know her as, the mutant-and-proud, the tough girl. This is when she's an insecure teenage girl - insecure about her hidden secret thing, a mutant, of being blue," Lawrence revealed.

Filming continues on X-Men: First Class at various locations. The movie arrives in theaters next June.

 

 

Who's The Boss of SPIDER-MAN?

Sony continues to cast Marc Webb's 3D Spider-Man reboot at a leisurely pace. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans cast as Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy and the as-yet-unconfirmed villain respectively, the rumor mill is now turning its attention to the casting of J. Jonah Jameson.

While C2F would be all in favor of bringing back J.K. Simmons, who filled the role perfectly in the old franchise, we do realize change must come and WhatsPlaying.com.au claims to have the inside word on two actors who are at the forefront of the JJJ race.

Silver-haired Mad Men player John Slattery is said to be a top contender. Marvel fans have seen him previously playing Tony Stark's father in some found archive footage in Iron Man 2. Of course, Slattery's persona is one of suave sophistication, not the bellowing blowhard that Jameson is.

Another contender is also a Marvel movie alum. Sam Elliot is a bit more on the Jameson model. Fans know well that he appeared in Hulk and Ghost Rider. He definitely has a good look for the character and a more imposing presence than Slattery.

However, neither man may get the role. WhatsPlaying says there are a dozen or so actors reading for the part and more to come so it's still an open field.

 

 

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The Dark Knight Rises - that is the title of Christopher Nolan's hotly-anticipated sequel to The Dark Knight. The scoop was revealed by Nolan himself to the Hero Complex blog in a recent interview.

Both Nolan and Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher likened the interview to "a visit to the dentist's office" with the blogger valiantly struggling to extract info from the director who wanted to reveal little about the movie's storyline.

The crux of the interview focuses on 3D technology and the hows and whys of  Nolan getting Warner Bros to back down from forcing it on The Dark Knight Rises.

"There’s an intimacy at times [with spatial illusion of the 3-D effect] and we didn’t want to lose scale…. Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun," Nolan said of his sequel plans. "This is not starting over, this not rebooting. We’re finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what’s come before has real value."

To that end, Nolan will continue with the high-def and IMAX techniques seen in the previous films, and dispense with the 3D technology.

But the question on everybody's mind is: who is the villain? While Nolan wasn't about to give up that bid of info, he told Hero Complex straight up, "It won’t be the Riddler."

That villain has been at the forefront of fan-casting and rumor-mongering since before The Dark Knight completed its box-office run. Fan posters teasing a Riddler-themed sequel caught fire in 2008, with British tabloids and shady websites casting everyone Eddie Murphy to Johnny Depp in the role of the quizzical villain shortly thereafter. A few weeks ago when actor Tom Hardy was cast in an unspecified role, Riddler talk resurfaced and many jumped to the conclusion that that is who Hardy would play.

So who is the villain then? Nolan isn't saying but he did rule out Mr. Freeze in a previous Hero Complex interview.

Thanks to LocoLobo73, markeetundra, ReleaseTheseFeces, Thorn the Werewolf, ninjaBam, middlerealm, TBSMOOTH and ponyboy76 for the submission.

 

 

Gruesome New WALKING DEAD Clip!

MTV Splash Page has a cool new clip from The Walking Dead. This one finds Rick Grimes just after he's awakened from his coma, where he encounters the amazingly gruesome "Bicycle Girl." The TV show debuts on AMC Halloween night.

Enjoy!

 

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Entertainment Weekly presents our first good look at Chris Evans in costume as Captain America: The First Avenger on the cover of this week's issue!

Chris Evans as CAPTAIN AMERICA graces the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly

 


 

Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Issues #1 and #2 are in stores now. Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Come see Rob at the Detroit Fanfare Comics Convention this weekend on October 30th and 31st!

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samurai1138 10/28/2010 7:22:58 AM

you know who i would love to see as the villain in Batman3? Woody Allen as the Ventriliquist with Joe Pesci as the voice of Mr.Scarface.

SgtTechCom 10/28/2010 7:49:34 AM

From that pic of Evan.. he looks freakin great. The costume looks traditional comics. Not those drawings that got released earlier in the year. I hope the mask has the wings on it thats all i ask.

Mr Freeze haha Thank God. The Riddler is weak anyway. Too bad the best villians have been used - Scarecrow - Ra's - Joker - Two-Face.   I mean really it will be a feat to top Joker and Ledgers performance. Rule out Catwoman and Penguin too while your at it, more weak villians.  Killer Croc be the only other cool Villian i can think of. Plus can fight Batman Physically.

Wyldstaar 10/28/2010 7:54:06 AM

Is it just me, or does that guy on the cover look nothing like Chris Evans?

 

lusiphur 10/28/2010 7:57:05 AM

OK.  Not bad on the Cap pic.  Obviously his WWII costume (I'm assuming that's the one we'll see the most of in the movie) which looks good for what little we see of it.

joyer3215 10/28/2010 7:59:35 AM

I don't know why no one sees the villain in The Dark Knight Rises...it's Hush.  Whereas the Joker is the flip side of Batman, Tommy Elliot is the flip side of Bruce, the way Bruce would have turned out with no morals to guide him.  Think about it...this movie has to be about redemption and none of the remaining traditional villians carry the neccessary weight to accomplish that.  It's really too bad they wasted Two-Face, the lone misstep in Nolan's reighn over the franchise, but it is what it is.

LocoLobo73 10/28/2010 7:59:51 AM

Xmen: Jennifer Lawerance is a hottie, to bad she comes across as a complete idiot , I mean come on ,"My favorite thing that I saw in the script is that she has a very distinct beginning, middle and end," she said. "I love that in any story. She goes through something and comes out on the other side. It’s weird to say about a shape-shifter, but she really morphs." wow , i guess the First class is going to get deep on us, lol.. Im getting very scared of this movie

Spiderman: If we cant have J.K. Simmons, then i think Sam Elliot would be great.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES : everyone is lighting up the boards about the title being lame , but i think it fits well on many levels, from the stand point of where the second left of with Batman On the run, being portrayed as the villian to the public, RISES lends to the idea of Batman Re emerging as the Hero that Gotham Wants, It also could refer to the rising of certain characters , not from the dead but from the past, say Talia, Ghul's daughter. It can also mean the rising of Gothams Underground against the Bat, Or A Childhood friend back ..........Everyone is calling for Catwoman, but i cant see it, it doesnt help to bring Nolans trilogy full circle. Introducing Talia does , fills a love intrest part, links her to the first movie with her father, and can act as a villian or Mastermind, which would explain the Scarecrow returning. I do love when directors use fore shadowing in movies, and we might have had some of that in Dark Knight and hadnt realized it , sort of like the blatant one  with the joker card at the end of the first movie , the Joke makes the comment to Batman after being captured that what this town needs is a little ANARKY !!!! could that be refering to the character. Lonnie Machin aka ANARKY, often a forgotten character, but a perfect fit for NOLAN, I still Think It will be HUSH , TALIA, SCARECROW and the MOB, as the adversaries. Also on a side note i think we might hear some popular villian names in this one like Easter Eggs .

 

LocoLobo73 10/28/2010 8:09:32 AM

LMAO that is a drawing of Chris Evans, lol which would be why it does nt look like Evans. Costume looks Great , I Unlike  SARGE , hope they leave the wings off. I like the Ultimate look for the character for the movie, i also hope he is portrayed as more of the hard ass he was in ULTIMATES, rather then the happy go lucky Cap, OH yeah and I hope this Movie rocks cause you know we will end up seeing the cross over continue from Avengers and Iron Man , With The Widow and Hawkeye more then likely being in the 2nd Cap movie and the Villians being Winter Soldier, and Crossbones, Hell yeah !!!!!!

Hobbs 10/28/2010 8:16:41 AM

The Dark Knight rises is a cool title....and I REALLY like the Cap look!  I hope Johnston pulls off a great movie!

ddiaz28 10/28/2010 8:17:46 AM

I don' think we've seen the last of Harvey Two-Face.  He only fell like 2 or 3 stories.  Plenty of people survive falls like that.  Somehow he'll be back, I hope.  Because if he doesn't, then yes, he was wasted a bit.

Can't wait for Walking Dead this weekend.  The few clips I've seen have definitely met my expectations on how gruesome this show should be.

Evans looks pretty sweet as Cap.

marcd30319 10/28/2010 8:18:55 AM

I agree with Wyldstaar about the EW cover. It looks more like Nathan Fillion than Chris Evans. The overall look is encouraging and reassuring.

I hope J.K. Simmons continued as J. Jonah Jameson just as Judy Dench continues as "M" in the James Bond movies when Daniel Craig took over as James Bond for Pierce Brosnan.

X-Men: First Class ... what ever ...

The Walking Dead ... ditto

The Dark Knight Rises. Not as lame a title as The Phantom Menace or tongue-twisting as The Kingdom of the Chrystal Kingdom but I expected something more iconic.
 

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