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First Look: THOR Footage!

Plus: WALKING DEAD, TRANSFORMERS, SPIDER-MAN and more!

By Rob M. Worley     June 11, 2010
Source: Various

First Look: Thor footage arrives online! Plus: Chunks o' Walking Dead news!  Transformers villain and details revealed! Bendis and Spider-Man, spin-off and more! Kiss the ring, it's your Comics2Film 10.6.11!

 

 

 

Bendis offered SPIDER-MAN Spinoff?

Comics creator Brian Michael Bendis chatted with the Word Balloon Podcast recently. At some point the question of his involvement in the new Spider-Man movie came up.

Twenty two minutes into the episode Word balloon asked if Bendis was polishing or consulting on the James Vanderbilt's script for director Marc Webb's planned reboot.

"It doesn't look like I will. They had me up there. I had a very highfalutin meeting ... at Sony a couple of months ago. It was the highest-up meeting I've ever been a part of, other than at Marvel," Bendis explained. "They sat me down and they told me ...what's gonna happen. It was a very long and very exciting meeting. I was kind of told in the meeting that they did want me to but there's been no effort put forth to have me to do it. They did not offer me to script the [film]."

Bendis also added that Vanderbilt (of whom he's a fan) was in the room for the meeting.

"If they do, they do," Bendis said of the potential offer for his consultancy. "I don't know exactly what's happening."

Bendis also added that Sony asked him to work on some kind of Spider-Man spin-off project.

"Soon after that I was offered something else from them that was in the same universe that I wasn't inclined to do. Maybe my disinterest in that they took as a disinterest in the entire thing," Bendis said.

He doesn't elaborate on what that something else might have been. We know Sony has been actively developing a Venom movie. We'd also expect that they'd try to tap into other Spidey-related characters that could shoulder potential feature films, like Black Cat for example.

For now Bendis says he has plenty of work to do in comics and isn't directly involved with Sony's Spidey plans.

 

 

Shockwave to Menace TRANSFORMERS 3

USA Today has a nice, in-depth look at what's to come from Transformers 3.

Chief point of interest: The villain will be the cyclopean overlord of Cybertron: Shockwave.

Director Michael Bay says Shockwave will represent a shift in tone over "The Fallen" (which he calls "a [expletive deleted] villain"). Indeed the whole movie will be a bit more serious.

"One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy," Bay adds. The reviled Autobot twins are said to be gone.

Bay hopes to redeem the franchise and bring it to a satisfying conclusion with the third outing.

"This one really builds to a final crescendo. It's not three multiple endings," the director says. "As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending."

Click through for the complete article with comments from Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

  • Hero Complex blog, teasing their upcoming interview with Christopher Nolan, mentions in passing that the third Batman movie will start shooting in March.
     
  • The Mexican website Cinepremiere has high quality images of the Scott Pilgrim vs The World banners depicting the film's seven evil exes.
     
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt continues her campaign to attach herself to the Wonder Woman movie. "I'm fighting so hard. I think Warner Bros. is getting ready to make Wonder Woman and I really want to play Wonder Woman. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman," she told MSN Movies. The actress previously floated the idea last summer. Our guess? Never gonna happen.
     
  • Thanks to Alex and AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

WALKING DEAD Cast, Photo, Zombies!

We have a bit of potential casting news on The Walking Dead courtesy of Twitter. It looks like actor Michael Rooker is set to make an appearance in the production.

"On my way to Atlanta soon to work with my new best friend Frank Darabont on The Walking Dead," tweets Michael Rooker, who later added, "Zombies gonna [sic] [have to] get used [to] 'Rooker' or get F**ked up even more then they [are]...haha"

C2F advises a bit of caution with this news as the Michael Rooker twitter account is not "Verified." Twitter has a process by which they verify the identity of celebrity twitterers so fans can be assured that the person is who they say they are. This Michael Rooker account lacks the "Verified" stamp.

Production photo from THE WALKING DEAD

In more interesting news, AMC has released the first production photo from the show currently being shot in Atlanta, GA.   Of the formation of these zombies, creator, director, and executive producer Frank Darabont says makeup F/X chief "Greg Nicotero is absolutely out-doing himself. The work he is doing is beyond what one could hope for. Our Zombies kick a**!"

Indeed! Check out that loose rib-cage!

Finally the official blog for the film shows us how extras playing zombies in the movie had to undergo rigorous training in order to shamble and shuffle with necrotic authority!

The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC in October 2010 during Fearfest.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Fox Gets Tough For JONAH HEX

Entertainment Tonight takes a look behind the scenes of Jonah Hex and the work done by Megan Fox.

The actress said she came to the film ready to fight.

"I love fight scenes, I love stunts. That's when I'm most comfortable. I want to get in there and do it 100 percent," Fox, who plays the seductress Leila, said in a behind-the-scenes interview. "I don't want to use stunt doubles. I want to brawl."

The movie opens June 18th. Here's the behind-the-scenes footage:

 Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

First Look: THOR Footage

Entertainment Tonight has put the first part of their Thor set visit online!

The clip features interviews with director Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. It also features several glimpses of Thor in costume, Anthony Hopkins in costume as Odin, and what is possibly Heimdall standing at the gates of Asgard.

It also appears that Thor will spend a fair amount of time running around and kicking ass in blue jeans and a T-shirt.

Overall, it's a pretty exciting look at Thor! 

What do you think, Maniacs? Does THOR look awesome? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Friday Fun: Run, Robbo! Run!

Here's what C2F's Rob M. Worley does with his weekends...

 


 

Come See Rob in Dearborn, Michigan

Comics2Film creator Rob M. Worley will be a guest at the Kids Read Comics show happening this weekend at the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, Michigan.

If you have kids who are interested in the comics and how they're made, this will be a great place to take them this weekend.

Stop by Rob's table and shout out "Litter Bricks!" for a free autographed poster from his new comic Scratch9!

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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Dodgyb2001 6/11/2010 6:03:10 AM

Transformers.... I can barely reveal my excitement for a 3rd movie from Bay....

Thor.... Could go either way. Those costumes and sets better look much better when they're lit properly. The actors have all performed well in the past and Branagh has done awesome films... As well as dodgy ones, but let's hope the script is good. Why they don't get the writers who do the best books to write the movies I dunno....

timesobserver 6/11/2010 6:12:30 AM

Every time I see a picture of the zombie from The Walking Dead, it looks great. It's unlike any other zombie I've ever seen. You can tell this isn't your typical zombie flick.

Thor looks good, but like, what I read that he will be "running around and kicking ass in blue jeans and a T-shirt." Sorry but this is a super hero/comic film. I want to always see them in their outfits. But the movie still looks good and I can't wait to see it.

Wiseguy 6/11/2010 6:31:53 AM

THOR looks awesome. Chris did an excellent job of packing on some muscle and really looks the part. The guy can probably play any superhero out there. And Hopkins looked pretty damn cool as well as Odin. I can't wait for this

Bendis would've been a great hire to come with a Spidey script, too bad Sony didn't make the move.

And I don't think Sony is going to make the mistake of attempting a solo Black Cat film. A Venom or Carnage film would be more likely IMO. Black Cat needs to be saved for Spidey himself

Jennifer Love Hewitt is NOT Wonder Woman. WB please don't fall into her trap, let her keep whispering to ghosts or whatever the hell it is she does

So Megan Fox now loves stunts but a while back she was whinning about how Bay was making her do all this crazy stuff. Eff this ho, I will not pay to see Jonah Hex but I may sneak in after paying for something else. The only way she's getting my money is, well I'll leave it to your imagination

Rob, I'm going to start a petition for WB to cast you as the Flash, a better fit I just can't see. You were made for the role

goldeneyez 6/11/2010 6:36:08 AM

That Flash vs. Superman TV spot was pretty funny.  Kiss the ring was a nice touch, LOL.

Hobbs 6/11/2010 6:47:56 AM

WB are not dumb enough to let Jennifer Hewitt do Wonder Woman unless she does the kind of begging us guys can't resist.

Thor looks great, is it just me or is Natalie Portman totally into him?  Get some of that Chris, take advantage of being the God of Thunder.

Hopkins with the eye patch...PRICELESS!!  

I don't want to see Hex because of Fox but because they didn't use the source material.  It should have just been a really good western flick but that supernatural crap, ugh.

 

TheStormrider 6/11/2010 7:06:30 AM

Im not a big fan of un-neccessary dialog in films. 

All of them running,  thor leading,  the rest sort of following.  A point and 'quick,  over there!'  is totally not necessary.  I hope that scene,  and all scenes with pointless dialog,  get axed. 

Reminds me of the 70s batman and robin.

Wyldstaar 6/11/2010 7:07:17 AM

The Spidey spin-off thing has possibilities if done right.  If they were asking Bendis to do it, that makes me think it might be The Pulse.  A movie version of The Pulse would be awesome, but I'd prefer it to be handled by Marvel Studios instead of Sony Pictures.

DeeJay4ADay 6/11/2010 7:13:56 AM

Wise... while I also take issue with some of M. Fox's antics, she's still quite young and (based on comments she's made in interviews) not yet past some insecurity issues. Cut her some slack, guy.

I'm with you on Thor, though. Hemsworth looks as if he went all-out for this (even if the big guy is wearing shoe lifts, his look comes off as balanced and symmetrical). I'm also with you on Love-Hewitt. She can be a charmer, but an Amazon she just doesn't seem to be. For a number of reasons, you have to think she'd be better-served campaigning for another character like the Wasp.

jfdavis 6/11/2010 7:14:38 AM

Thor does look good.  I'm guessing Chris will be in costume for at least half the movie. ET is legally only allowed to reveal so much.

 I'm glad Bay is at least pretending to care about what fans thought of the last one. I mean, 2 still made a buttload of dough.  Cybertron baby!

Is Jennifer Love Hewitt right for WW? No. That said, no one else wants to do it! They should still ask Bridget Regan (Interestingly, someone at IMDB thinks so as well given that that same article was attatched to her page...)

Wiseguy 6/11/2010 7:46:08 AM

Megan Gale was the chick cast for Wonder Woman for the Justice Leageu Mortal film that was shelved. She is extremely hot, is 5'11" and totally could pose as an Amazon. Plus she has a mixed bloodline that gives her somewhat of a mediterranean look.

I don't know if she can act. She's only been in a couple of minor roles as far as I know but if she can act she would be my choice

DeeJay, I know what you mean about Fox but I feel no mercy for her. Maybe with time and an attitude adjustment from her I could change my opinion but not now.

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