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Gigandet walks with PRIEST

Plus: THOR, G.I. JOE, SCOTT PILGRIM and more!

By Rob M. Worley     June 08, 2009
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Cam Gigandet walks with the 'Priest' feature film. Plus: Blessed talks 'Thor'? New 'G.I. Joe' pics online. New 'Scott Pilgrim' video blog. 'Transformers', 'Heavy Metal' and more! The daily column that will give you ripped abs, fast*! It's your Comics2Film 9.6.8!

 

 

Has Brian Blessed Confirmed THOR Casting?

Mmmmaybe we have confirmation that Brian Blessed is, in fact, Odin in Thor.

The Comic Reel at CBR has a report that the actor publicly confirmed his participation in the movie. A scooper emailed in a report that Blessed spoke at The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in Derby, UK. Blessed supposedly revealed the casting there.

However we can't really hold such an emailed report up as confirmation. In fact, this scooper may have sent the same email to Bleeding Cool last week prompting the original rumor. So, take it with a grain of salt. If Blessed is in, it'll be confirmed soon.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

Snake Eyes vs Storm Shadow in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

6 New G.I. JOE Images Online

Ace Showbiz has scournged six new images from 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' from the far reaches of the interwebs. Two feature the Baroness, but sadly none feature her butt.

Thanks to WarCry for the submission.

 

 

SCOTT PILGRIM Video Blog #7 - Blog Party

There's a party on the set of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'! Here's the latest video blog from what looks to the be good-times movie of 2010.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

Gigandet Walks With PRIEST

The live-action adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung's manhwa series 'Priest' picked up a new cast-member this week, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Shirtless wonder Cam Gigandet has been cast as "a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire," which I'm thinking may be the character of Coburn, although I'm no expert on the series. Gigandet was seen recently in 'Twilight' as the menacing James. He's also in the upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Pandorum'.

Scott Stewart is directing 'Priest' for Screen Gems from a script by Cory Goodman. TOKYOPOP publishes the english-language version of the comic in the U.S.

Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing along with Mitchell Peck.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

Bay Says to see TRANSFORMERS on IMAX

A posting from 'Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen' director Michael Bay gives fans an idea of what they'll be treated to if they see the movie in IMAX:

Hey everyone,

In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.

Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.

It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.

The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.

Haters beware.

Michael

 

 

James Cameron, Jack Black board HEAVY METAL 

Kevin Eastman continues to add exciting talent to the roster of the new 'Heavy Metal' movie. He tells FilmSchool Rejects that James Cameron and Jack Black are the latest to join the likes of Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski and Mark Osborne in directing segments from the film.

Cameron is joining David Fincher as a co-executive producer on the film. Both men are confirmed to be directing segments.

Comics2Film broke the news that 'Kung Fu Panda' helmer Mark Osborne would be doing a segment. According to FSR, that one will be a partnership with his 'Panda' star Jack Black.

Eastman says there are three more director annoucements to come.

 

 

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Exits Top 10

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' has departed the box office top 10 in its sixth week of release, according to figures published by Box Office Mojo. The Fox film dropped 3 spots to #11 in the wake of three new opening films.

The weekend tally for 'Wolverine' was $1.86 million, bringing the domestic box office to over $174 million.

 

 

Another Marvel Movie Coming?

Marvel's Kevin Feige spoke at the recent "Produced by" conference. Firstshowing.net has a summary of what was said about the upcoming Marvel slate.

According to Feige, 'Iron Man 2' is in the action leg of production, with filming focusing on the big set pieces of the film.

Feige confirmed that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are officially cast in 'Thor'. He also said fans shouldn't expect the psuedo-Shakespearian dialogue from the comics.

With regards to 'The Avengers', Feige dropped the hint that Samuel Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are signed on for multiple movies or "multiple franchises."

Feige revealed that Bucky will appear in the 'First Avenger: Captain America' movie.

Finally the Marvel bigwig said they'd be announcing another new movie for 2012. That annoucment is coming in the next few months.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

IRON MAN 2 Set Photos?

Superherohype have posted what are purported to be photos from a set for 'Iron Man 2'. Visible is signange for some kind of auto race track set in Monaco.

 

 

And speaking of IM2, it's time for another installment of...

Jon Favreau Tweets about IRON MAN 2

It looks like some publicity photos for 'Iron Man 2' will be hitting in time for Comic-Con next month, if I'm reading between the lines of Jon Favreau's twittering correctly...

# Mickey Rourke just did a marketing photo shoot. It's the first time I saw him in full costume. I can't wait for the images to be released. 11:07 PM Jun 5th

# Doing a marketing photo shoot with photographer Michael Muller.10:49 AM Jun 6th

# Scarlett, Rockwell and Paltrow all did their marketing shots. Downey is under the lights looking dapper as I tweet. 3:27 PM Jun 6th
   

   
 

 

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COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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todd890 6/8/2009 8:22:19 AM

looking forward to Ironman 2.

Wiseguy 6/8/2009 8:22:58 AM

I'm happy to see where the IM film seems to be headed with that Monaco Gran Prix race track. I'm assuming that's related to Tony's spiral towards the bottle.

Glad to hear that Hemsworth casting is finally official. No Shakespearian dialogue? Bummer but not that big a deal as long as they're not talking like they belong in a teen drama with the sort of jargon they use.

Bucky in the Cap film sounds excellent to me. I really thought they' were going to bypass him, glad to be wrong.

Feige said that Marvel wants to release two films a year. Which probably means that we'll see 2nd and 3rd tier guys and perhaps films that don't require 100mil plus budgets. He also singled out Wright's script for Ant Man, so my guess is AntMan will be the second film of 2012

swisshammer 6/8/2009 11:16:22 AM

I'd love to see these movies announced:

1. Dr. Strange!!!!!!

2. Daredevil reboot

3. Black Panther

4. Namor

5. X-men: I'm talkin' reboot. I'd love to see something with Angel/Archangel

 

On Cap: I really hope they have Red Skull in the movie. But that said, I don't know how they can make the movie during WWII, keep it realistic, and have a guy with a red skull for a head. Although, I guess a super soldier serum is a bit far-fetched too. I just hope it has a feel like the D-Day scene from "Saving Private Ryan" mixed with Cap kicking ass.

fft5305 6/8/2009 1:31:09 PM

Sounds like the movie to which Feige is referring is a Marvel production.  That probably precludes DD or X-Men.  Those would both be Fox productions.

I'm fine without the Shakespearean dialog as long as the gods have a more formal inflection to their speech.  A good example of what I'm talking about is the way Marion spoke in Robin Hood: PoT. She didn't really have an accent, but she wasn't speaking in a casual American dialect.

Man, I cannot wait to see these marketing photos!!

jfdavis 6/8/2009 1:58:58 PM

I agree with the earlier movie suggestions, for the most part, but my suggestions would be thus and in order:

1. Dr. Strange

2. Namor

3. Black Panther

4. Daredevil Reboot

5. Spider-woman (Any of them)

As far as the Shakespean thing,  I'm fine with anything except "teenspeak" or ebonics but wonder what the point of hiring Branagh is if they're downplaying the Bard?

xenomorph 6/8/2009 2:41:12 PM

You can't have have Captain America without Bucky Barns. Im glad he's in the movie, because this sets up him becoming Winter Soldier down the road, possibly in the Avengers movie.

ponyboy76 6/8/2009 3:24:00 PM

Ebonics, really? Yes, Marvel is going to make a multimillion dollar movie and everyone in it will speak "ebonics".Well, you also forgot to add Redneck, because I definitely don't want Thor yelling , "Com'ere Mjolnir! Git yur ass ova ere, boy!"

Since reboots of X-men, Daredevil, FF, and Ghost Rider are out of the question, I'd like to see ether Black Panther, Dr Strange or like a Power Man n Iron Fist flick.

It really does suck that these other companies have sway over all these great properties. I mean it  just seems Marvel really limited themselves with these deals. They can't use any X -properties, so X-force, X-Factor and even the Exiles are out. Can't use any of the villains from any of the properties either. Lets face it, there are so many big bads that crossover into diffeent titles that would be awesome to see in Marvel`s hands. And these studios aren't ever going to give them up as long as they make them money.

ponyboy76 6/8/2009 3:26:17 PM

I wonder if they'll just have Bucky during WWII then kill him like in the comics. Well, sort of kill him until its retconned having him actually be alive and end up being Winter Soldier. sheesh 

fft5305 6/8/2009 7:34:46 PM

That's the part that sucks for me, ponyboy.  The crossover and villain potential.  Kingpin is ruled out as a possible villain for Spider-Man because he's stuck in the DD deal.  For that matter, DD himself can't make a cameo in Spider-Man.  Hell, Sony (assholes) wouldn't allow Betty Ross (in Incredible Hulk) to work at Columbia University (where Peter Parker goes).  So Bruce had to log on to the computer of Culver University.  Like it would have meant anything to anyone but the serious fanboys...

swisshammer 6/10/2009 11:22:27 AM

Did I miss something? Where does it say that Feige says the announcement will be a strictly Marvel venture? Can't he announce the reboots to some storied–and unowned by Marvel–franchises?

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