Four Minutes of 'Green Lantern: First Flight' are now online. Plus: Millar on 'Kick-Ass'. New 'Iron Man 2' photos. Raimi dumped Jack Ryan for 'Spider-Man 4'. Posting on Sunday, our we-don't-have-to-run day, it's your Comics2Film 9.7.19!
Moviehole.net chatted up Sam Raimi who admitted that the reason he's not doing the next 'Jack Ryan' movie is that he is ensnared in the web of his first love.
"’I love the character – I love Spider-man, but I really love Peter Parker. I think I can do a good job, if not a better job, than I’ve done before. I really feel like I know the character in a way I haven’t been able to put on film just yet," the director said, revealing that the lure of 'Spider-Man 4' was just too good to refuse.
The director has apparently requested a higher degree of creative control than he was afforded on the disastrous 'Spider-Man 3'. Raimi also wishes he could incorporate more of the Marvel Universe, including The Punisher, who was originally a Spider-Man villain. However, he told Moviehole that the
Mark Millar has posted a review of sorts of 'Kick-Ass' the movie he co-produced from the comic book he created. So, yeah, he's not exactly impartial.
The review appears on his message boards. Here is Millar's two-thumbs-up (restrained largely by the fact that he only actually has two thumbs):
Okay, am just back from London and need to share. Am only home for one night before another trip so I have to share fast. But I saw Kick-Ass yesterday in the company of the director, the other producers, Kick-Ass lead Aaron Johnson and his director girlfriend Sam Taylor-Wood. And oh my fucking Hell, this is going to be massive.
I know, I know. You'd EXPECT me to say that. But for those of you getting the twenty minute preview at San Diego this week (and I think that's around 2000 people) you will soon join me in a chorus of HUZZAH! This is every bit as good as you've been hoping and then some. Honestly, I saw it in bits and pieces, everything shot out of turn, unedited and so on. But this version I saw (which still has a few wires and a bit of green-screen) is the version the test audience saw a few days ago. It's sitting at 1 hour 50 mins and it's so damn good I could cry. The minute the lights came back on I just turned out to producer Stephen Marks (guy who owns FCUK) and we grinned for about thirty seconds before we even said anything.
This isn't just going to be huge. This isn't just going to make a fortune. This is the next step in superhero movies and the bar has just been raised, my friends. I can't even pick a favourite moment. From Banana Splits playing as Hit-Girl slices her way through a gang of junkies (see issue four) to Hit-Girls training (see issue six) to Dave getting stabbed and hit by a car in the first act. This movie moves like a rocket. It's one of the tightest things I have ever seen and the finale actually had me almost shaking. The big confrontation from the last two issues is literally one of the best fight scenes I have ever seen in cinema.
We'll tell you the test audience numbers once the actual footage is out there next week as nobody would believe us until people NOT involved with the movie start buzzing. But this is amazing. We're going to put out to auction next week and get a date by the following week. Then we'll release the first trailer. But go see the 20 minute preview and special guests AND other cool stuff at SDCC next Thursday. You will pee your knickers.
Now that Entertainment Weekly is on the stands more of those sought-after 'Iron Man 2' photos are popping up online.
EW.com has posted the Tony Stark Grand Prix photo.
/Film has a round up of the remaining photo including images of Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr and Gwyenth Paltrow.
Speaking of 'Kick-Ass, Ain't it Cool has unveiled a poster promoting the movie that will be given away at Comic-Con International in San Diego this week. Series artist and co-creator John Romita Jr. created the poster just for the event. The cast and crew of the film will be on-hand to autograph the poster at the convention.
MTV Splash Page has your exclusive first look at the first four minutes of 'Green Lantern: First Flight', the new DC Universe animated feature from Warner Premier. The film arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray July 28th.