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GREEN LANTERN Designs Revealed!

Plus: MARVEL Movies, LOBO, SMALLVILLE and more!

By Rob M .Worley     January 27, 2010

'Green Lantern' character designs revealed! Plus: Feige talks Marvel Movies. Ritchie ditches 'Lobo' for 'Sherlock 2'. There's a new 'Smallville: Absolute Justice' trailer online and more! The daily column with mad vocals, Dawg, it's your Comics2Film 10.1.27!



Matthew Bomer Wore the SUPERMAN Suit

Before Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh tried their hand at 'Superman Returns', Brett Ratner was the director, and his leading man was actor Matthew Bomer ('White Collar'). MTV Splash Page asked Bomer about his short-lived experience developing that project. He reveals that he actually got to wear the suit at least once. Click through for his comments...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



HUMAN TARGET Game, Interview

Are you digging the new 'Human Target' TV series on FOX? Mania critic Rob Vaux seems to like it so far.

If so, then you may get a kick out of the new Agent Training Game on the Fox website. It's kind of a low-rent "House of the Dead" where you shoot targets with your mouse and reload with off screen clicks.

For C2F, the bright spot on the show is skeevy, dangerous, thank-God-he's-on-our-side character Guerrero played by Jackie Earle Haley. If you need to know more about Haley's process for bringing the disreputable fixer to life, check out this in-depth interview over at Comic Book Resources.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.



Bay at work on TRANSFORMERS 3

Posting from his official website, director Michael Bay updated fans on the progress of 'Transformers 3' as well as some surprising humanitarian efforts for Haiti:

Busy scouting - Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. for Transformers last week. Things are going well. The script is feeling very different from the other two. I ended my scout down in Miami this weekend to load my plane with 14 Florida Surgeons, specialists in various fields and flew them down to Haiti. We then returned with a planeload of a team of exhausted Miami Fire rescue. It is proving very difficult for these volunteers to get back home.

They say the news hardly gives the true scope of what really happened. They really feel about 500,000 probably died. One of the worst stories I heard from people down there - because of the huge lack of education in Haiti – when the earthquake struck – everyone ran inside buildings most likely to their graves. The state of Florida is really pulling their weight in this massive effort.


He also provides photos of the excursion to Haiti. Good man, Mr. Bay!



Ritchie Ditches LOBO for SHERLOCK 2

The L.A. Times Hero Complex blog reports that director Guy Ritchie is committed to fast-tracking a 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel, and therefore will most likely not be directing the 'Lobo' movie.

"I don't think he's going to do it now," said producer Joel Silver of the DC Comics anti-hero movie. "The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another 'Sherlock Holmes.' So I think we're going to be doing that."

The Robert Downey movie is one of the more successful films of 2009 so it's only natural they want to strike while the iron is hot. Silver says that he and producers Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will likely proceed with 'Lobo' under a different director. Hopefully the character will tweak Marvel movie star Hugh Jackman the same way the DC character spoofed certain Marvel characters in the comics.

"[The Lobo comics were] very much a response to Wolverine and Punisher and the other characters and I think now that makes it fresh [for moviegoers]. We're working on it now and it will be nice to put it together and make it happen," Silver said.

What do you think, Maniacs? Who should step in on LOBO now that Ritchie is out of the picture? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




Are you ready for 'Planet Hulk' to drop on DVD and Blu-Ray February 2nd? Here's another clip from the film to whet your appetite.



Feige talks Marvel Movies

Marvel chief Kevin Feige talked with SFX Magazine about the studio's slate of movies. In comments transcribed by Superhero Hype, Feige.

Feige seems to suggest that fans shouldn't expect the roster of 'The Avengers' to grow too far beyond the characters that are already presented in the movies building up to it.

"My only concern is that when we launch a franchise--whichever character's franchise that may be--it should stand on its own two feet... So by the time 'The Avengers' comes in 2012, it's not just a team superhero movie with a bunch of characters with powers," Feige said. "It's three people - four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury - who you've seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time."

So there you have it. It is --- whoa! Whoa, whoa! Rewind the tape and play that back again.

"...four including the Hulk..."

Nice! There's been a question mark on whether or not the Hulk would make the Avengers cut. We're taking this as a good sign that Marvel plans to keep him in the picture, at least in CGI form.

As far as another stand-alone 'Hulk' film, Feige said he aims to do another with Edward Norton, although that would fall some time after 'The Avengers'.

He also talked more about 'Thor' and emphasized that this is definitely the Marvel vision of the character and it'll fit in just fine with the tech and science fiction themes of 'Iron Man', 'Incredible Hulk' and 'Captain America'.

"We're doing the Jack Kirby/Stan Lee/Walt Simonson/J. Michael Straczynski 'Thor.' We're not doing the blow-the-dust-off-of-the-old-Norse-book-in-your-library 'Thor.' And in the 'Thor' of the Marvel Universe, there's a race called the Asgardians. And we're linked through this Tree of Life that we're unaware of. It's real science, but we don't know about it yet. The 'Thor' movie is about teaching people that."

So what lays beyond 'The Avengers' for Marvel? Feige told SFX that he's eyeing 'Doctor Strange', 'Ant-Man', 'Black Panther' and 'Iron Fist' as upcoming projects. He also wants to tap into Marvel's newly-rejuvenated "cosmic" line and do a space epic on par with 'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek'.




Fans in Canada who watch 'Smallville' on the Space channel got to see an all-new look at the "Absolute Justice" movie. Now that footage is online and it's pretty darn cool.

Check out: Stargirl duking it out with Killer Frost and Dr. Fate speaking in his creepy voice. Also notice that the Green Lantern ring footage clearly bears the scratches and grime of "old film" thus giving it a flashback feel.

Roll clip!




Variety reports that there's a visual effects team in place for the upcoming 'Green Lantern' movie. Warner Bros has hired Sony Pictures Imageworks to send Ryan Reynolds into space as DC Comics' cosmic supehero.

Providing overall supervision are Karen Goulekas ('The Day After Tomorrow') and Kent Houston ('The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'). Jim Berney ('I Am Legend') will be vfx supervisor for Imageworks.

However, the more exciting 'Green Lantern' news this week comes from a site called Cosmic Book News. They've posted what is purported to be character designs for Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar-Re. They do not name the source of the images, nor are they able to identify the artist/studio that created them, so it's hard to say to a certainty that they are legit.

Cosmic Book News does claim to have confirmation of their legitimacy, but they simply link to a Green Lantern message board, so we're not sure if that qualifies as confirmation. Perhaps the poster there vouching for the images is a well-established professional but it's hard to say since everyone is going under assumed names.

At any rate, the quality of the design images does seem to be quite good, and not unlike the designs found on the website of one Aaron Sims, the visual effects artist and character designer who is confirmed to be working on the film. It's entirely possible that the images are his handiwork.

Check 'em out and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Purported Kilowog character designs from the GREEN LANTERN movie

Purported Abin Sur and Tomar-re character designs from GREEN LANTERN

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.


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monkeyfoot 1/27/2010 7:54:01 AM

Marvel movies: Great!

Smallville: Great!

Green Lantern: Great!

jedibanner 1/27/2010 8:06:24 AM

Can't wait for the animated Planet Hulk....which would give hope that later the WWH would come out too.



jfdavis 1/27/2010 8:08:39 AM

That Absolute Justice movie will so rock, the word "rock" doesn't seem to cover it. 

I'm liking the Abin-Sur and Tomar-re designs in particular.  Let's hear who's bringing the designs to life!

By saying no much more than 4 or 5, I fear the Avengers movie won't be all it can, and should, be.  Even in the 60's you had one token female. By not introducing Wasp prominantly, her role is basically reduced to just that, "token female".  Forget about an all-black cast in Black Panther, this would be just wrong...

Wiseguy 1/27/2010 8:32:01 AM

At last we have confirmation that the Hulk is returning. I wonder if they're planning on following the comic book with Hulk as the villain being manipulated by Loki. Love the fact that they're keeping the Avengers numbers low, especially at first. Too many characters and it'll be the subpar movie X-Men was. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

Green Lantern art looks sick. Can't wait to get some real production pix

So they're pitting Smallville's Absolute Justice against the Super Bowl, that's pretty ballsy by the CW. I'm watching Smallville since I don't care for either team in the SB but I will be switching during commercials

Planet Hulk looks really good too. Can't wait for that.

Transformers 3 yeah baby :)

Who the hell is Matthew Bomer? I think Ratnner's Superman would've been better than Singer's rehash

Human Target? Who cares

silversurfer 1/27/2010 8:41:03 AM

wow...I was just talking about the designs for GL just the other day! This is good news....and the designs look very good...I feel even better about it.

The Marvel movie news: Excellent. Love where their heads are! Having The Hulk as a part of the Avengers is great means that he won't be fighting against them....(we hope) 

Transformer 3: about what's he doing regarding his efforts in Hati and the reality of it: AWESOME.

fft5305 1/27/2010 9:08:37 AM

I remember before SR, Bomer's name had come up. He had done a few episodes of Tru Calling, but that was about it.  I thought he looked the part.  Since then, he played Bryce Larkin on Chuck, and is now on the USA show White Collar.

GL art looks killer. Can't wait to see Reynolds in costume.

Guess they're not including Ant-Man in the Avengers.  Sux.  I just wish Edgar Wright would get crackin' on it.

Absolute Justice looked great! Can't wait!!

axia777 1/27/2010 9:10:22 AM

Thor: "We're doing the Jack Kirby/Stan Lee/Walt Simonson/J. Michael Straczynski 'Thor.' We're not doing the blow-the-dust-off-of-the-old-Norse-book-in-your-library 'Thor.'.....

What exactly does this mean? Can anyone tell me what this means? I have read Thor comics, not a whole lot, but I have rad them. I am confused. Thor is Asagdian which is Norse. You can't separate the Norse Mythos from Thor other wise none of it makes a lick of sense.

Avengers: My money is on this kicking all the X-Men movies asses combined. It will own them all. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk. Bad ass man, just epic bad ass.

Green Lantern: The art looks good and I am hyped. Mission accomplished.

Planet Hulk: HAHAHAHA. That alien chick is going to get owned. Hulk is strongest there is suckers.

jfdavis 1/27/2010 9:11:01 AM

Wiseguy- SPACE in Canada is showing up against the Super Bowl.  The CW shows Smallville on Fridays.  Since it was pre-empted last week because of the Haiti concert thing I don't know if it will be this Friday as scheduled or next...

cromulentcat 1/27/2010 9:34:40 AM

I was really looking forward to Ritchies  Lobo. Hope they get someone good to replace him.

Planet Hulk just dosnt seem as good as the DC has been making theyre animated movies.

Avengers! Here Marvel has hit the jackpot. This movie will be amazing!

Absolute Justice looks cool im excited to see how Hawkman looks. Now give me a Hawkman movie!!!

Those character designs from Green Lantern look great! They look way better then what I expected. I hope DC gets this right.

trollman 1/27/2010 9:37:42 AM

Superbowl, Who givs a Fudge.  only thing good about the superbowl is the advertising, and I'll watch that online the next day. (funny TV adds)  Smallville is where I'll be. 

Planet Hulk looks cool.

Can't wait for GL!

Bay & Transformers Tre,,, meh.

I still haven't seen Sherlock 1. (netflix)

Lobo, who??? (I know I just really dont care)

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