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By Rob M. Worley     March 15, 2009
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THE GOON Animated Feature
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Images from 'The Goon' animated feature are online and they do look sweet. PLUS: DC to release 'Superman/Batman' animated feature this year. Columbus Short cast in 'The Losers'? 'Suicide Squad' rumors and Ryan Reynolds talks 'Deadpool'. Can we get an AH-MEN for you Sunday Evening Comics2Film 9.3.15!



SUPERMAN/BATMAN to team in Animation

Superman and Batman are teaming up for the umpteenth time in animation in the feature film 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies', which Ain't It Cool News reports will be the Warner Bros/DCU direct-to-video feature that follows 'Green Lantern: First Light'.

The toon will reportedly be based on the story arc from the 'Superman/Batman' comics series written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Ed McGuinness. Bruce Timm is said to be on board as the executive producer.

Here's the official synopsis:

United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime” Batman. Super heroes and super villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and  Batman, who must unite – and recruit super help – to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Is Columbus Short one of the LOSERS? reports that actor Columbus Short has been cased in Sylvain White's feature film version of 'The Losers'. The news comes from Short himself, who dropped the scoop while out promoting the home video release of 'Cadillac Records'.

According to the report, he'll be playing Pooch. It seems a bit against type from the comic book, in which Pooch is one of the more mature members of the team, a man who has left a wife and children behind as the team works to turn the tables on thier government betrayers.

If confirmed, Short would be joining Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who previously signed on as team-leader Clay.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Image from THE GOON animated Feature Film

THE GOON in glorious CGI

Ain't it Cool has your first look at a rendered frame from the CGI animated feature film based on Eric Powell's comic 'The Goon'. The movie is currently in development with David Fincher producing. AICN is going to be taking questions from fans which Powell will answer, so click through to submit yours.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



SUICIDE SQUAD casting/character rumors

The ThinkMcFly Blog purports to have the inside word on the just-announced 'Suicide Squad' movie. They claim to have laid hands on a character list that screenwriter Justin Marks will be working from in crafting the story for the film.

According to sources, which are neither named nor vouched for, the movie team would include: Deadshot, Amanda Waller, Count Vertigo, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Nightshade and Vixen.

Further, they say that Jason Statham's name "is being tossed around" as a candidate for Deadshot, while CCH Pounder ('The Shield') is favored for "The Wall".

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Ryan Reynolds on DEADPOOL

Latino Review recently had a sit-down with Ryan Reynolds. The man is promoting 'Adventureland' but fans really want to know about his turn as Deadpool in the 'X-Men: Origins: Wolverine' movie.

Reynolds said he'd love to take the character into the long-discussed solo movie too.

"I love the character. I've always loved the character. I remember reading one of the Deadpool comic books, and somebody asked Deadpool what he looks like. And he said he looks like a cross between a Shar-Pei and Ryan Reynolds," the actor told reportsers, "and I was like, I really, really wanna play this guy at some point. I thought it was pretty cool. It's a guy that knows he's in a comic book. How hard is it to shoot that properly? That's not something they put in Wolverine nor would it belong in that universe."

Reynolds also discussed the so-called "reshoots" of the film that happened in Vancouver.

"A lot of people thought that, but when they approached me to play Deadpool, I was committed to doing two other movies: a movie called 'Paper Man', which was a small independent movie in New York City. And they were shooting 'Wolverine' in Australia, so that made things a little bit difficult. And 'The Proposal', so I had a full plate already. So the idea was to shoot the Deadpool stuff after principal photography had finished. So in effect, they weren't really reshoots, they were just additional shots. Scenes we needed to pick up. They didn't add really anything beyond the script."

Finally, fans who noticed Reynolds is not disfigured or wearing the Deadpool mask in the trailers need not fear:

"Well, it's an origin story, so again I don't consider myself playing Deadpool. I'm the thing that will eventually become Deadpool. But yeah, he's scarred up. You're gonna see the scars. That's all in there."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.


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xenomorph 3/16/2009 6:20:31 AM

I would definitly love to see a DeadPool movie. Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the part.

Can't wait for the Superman/Batman animated movie. DC's dvd movies are much better than their animated television series.

jmg134 3/16/2009 9:45:12 AM

Yeah Jason Statham seems perfect for Deadpool.  Same with CCH Pounder as Waller...I can see it.  Now the rest of the cast I'm not so sure.  Definitely not Halle Berry as Vixen that's for sure.  Since Vixen kinda looks like her with the short hair.  I think a young hot African-American actress would work instead.

Chadghostal 3/16/2009 10:43:26 AM

Jason Statham is a HOORRRIBLE choice for Deadshot. It looks as though they are trying to make Suicide Squad just another schlocky b-movie actioner. Deadshot is a pretty complex and humorous character, something that Statham isn't. Floyd Lawton has always been kind of an everyman type character despite the fact that he is a killer and expert marksman.

Sam Rockwell is absolutely perfect to play Deadshot. He has the humor, the character, and even the intensity. Plus the man can grow a killer stache.



CCH Pounder is a great choice for Waller though, I have been championing her to play the part since she did the voice for her on JLU.



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