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GREEN LANTERN!

Plus: THE WOLVERINE, THOR, AKIRA and more!

By Rob M. Worley     November 15, 2010
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Comics2Film: GREEN LANTERN
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First Green Lantern footage hits web. Plus: It's just The Wolverine, bub! Thor Trailer coming next month? Americanize Akira script skewered. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.11.15!

 

 

 

Box Office: RED Report

The movie version of Warren Ellis and Cull Hamner's comic RED continued to ring up receipts this week, it's fifth in the top 10. The movie slipped three notches in the face of three new studio openers. The weekend take brought another $5 million in for the aging agents film, bringing its domestic cum up to almost $80 million.

More details about the weekend film derby can be found in Mania's box office report.

 

 

THOR Trailer to Strike with TRON: LEGACY?

Superhero Hype is offering up the rumor that the hotly anticipated trailer for Thor is set to run with Tron: Legacy which opens on December 17th. Word is that it will be a teaser, not a full trailer.  SHH also admits that they have not been able to confirm the information with Disney or Marvel and ask that this be viewed as a rumor for now.

Fans got their first look at the movie at Comic-Con in San Diego over the summer. The footage shown there has made the rounds on the internet. It's quite amazing and still out there, although Marvel and Paramount have done their best to lock it down.

 

 

Americanized AKIRA Script Gets Thumbs Down

Screenrant took a look at Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby's script for Akira, which bears a 2010 date. The review contains a littany of examples of and complaints about the Americanization of Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark manga and anime story. The overall verdict finds the reviewer luke warm on the story at best and offers a dim assesment of the script as it stands.

Currently the Hughes brothers are attached to direct the movie.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Ratner Still Committed to YOUNGBLOOD

Director Brett Ratner told MTV Splash Page he's still committed to building a feature film franchise from Rob Liefeld's Youngblood comics. However, things have not yet advanced beyond the screenplay stage.

"There were some rights issues," Ratner said. "We actually waited for over a year for the rights to these comic books that were made by independent comic books. There was a lot of owners of these comic books and a lot of people were claiming they had the rights. It's taken a long time but I think we've finally cleared the legal part of it."

The director also said it was their mutual respect for one another's creative visions that caused this union between the two.

"Rob brought it to me...Rob was like, 'My favorite X-Men [movie] is yours. And you're a comic book geek?'" Ratner recalled. "So Rob came in and came after me and said, 'I want you to do this comic book. I believe that you could do this great.' I was happy."

I think we can all agree that Rob Liefeld and Brett Ratner are well matched for one-another.

 

 

SMALLVILLE Ratings High With Teri Hatcher Appearance

The Live Feed blog at The Hollywood Report says Smallville scored a ratings win by bringing former Lois Lane Teri Hatcher on for a guest shot. The show got a boost in its numbers of about 18%. The episode is tied with a previous as the ratings winner for the series this year.

 

 

Luchini to be latest Caesar for ASTERIX

Allocine.fr reports that French comedian Fabrice Luchini will play Julius Caesar in the new live-action movie Asterix Chez le Bretons. Luchini is the fourth actor to take the role in the Asterix franchise. Caesar was previously played by (Gottfried John, Alain Chabat and Alain Delon).

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

SCOTT PILGRIM vs the Alternate Ending

Director Edgar Wright talked with MTV Splash Page about an alternate ending to Scott Pilgrim vs The World, which finds Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman) transforming into a giant robot. The moment confused test audience and didn't sync with Brian Lee O'Malley's plans for the final graphic novel so Wright ditched it for the one that's in the movie. However, fans can check out the giant robot scene on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie.

 

 

It's just THE WOLVERINE, Bub

The Motion Captured blog at HitFix scored a couple of interesting bits of information about the move that we've all been calling by the unwieldy title X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Both came out during publicity events for director Darren Aronofsky's new movie Black Swan.

First up, Motion Captured encountered Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens cinematographer Matthew Libatique. He's a frequent Aronofsky collaborator (working on every movie the director has done except The Wrestler). Libatique revealed that he's re-teaming with Aronofsky for the new Wolverine movie.

Then, while chatting up Aronofsky himself, the director revealed that we can stop calling the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. He said that the movie is simply called The Wolverine (a bit odd as you don't often see the article attached to Wolverine's name like that, although Magneto did say it like that in X2).

More importantly, Aronofsky said there would be no numbering of the movie and that it is not a sequel in any conventional sense. He referred to it as a "one-off". This is fairly interesting as it suggests this new movie will stand freely on its own and will not contain any labored efforts to tie into pre-existing continuity.

That's all fine with C2F. We didn't really care about seeing Professor X rounding up young mutants at the end of the previous movie, or the puzzling questions raised by the early encounter with Cyclops and an Emma Frost who is too young to be the one in the First Class movie. Better to focus on creating a great story for the film at hand.

What do you think, Maniacs? Are you getting excited for THE WOLVERINE? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Hamm on SUPERMAN

Affable actor Jon Hamm sat in on Conan O'Brien's new show. During the seven-minute segment Hamm commented on rumors (which broke late in the Summer) that he was a contender to play Superman in Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan's planned film.

Once again, Hamm poked fun at the rumors and the prospect of his 40-something self getting into the blue tights. Look for the conversation around the 6:30 spot in the clip below.

 

 

GREEN LANTERN Footage

The hot, hot clip hitting the net on the weekend was Entertainment Tonight's preview of their upcoming Green Lantern report. It gave us our first glimpses at Ryan Reynolds in costume, power ring constructs, the planet Oa and, best of all, Kilowog!

ET's full report hits the airwaves on November 16 and I'm sure we'll all be glued to the set for the the real deal. For now, here's a nice, high-def version of the teaser footage:

Thanks to AntoBlueberry, wagoneer1, saiyiansreign823, ninjaBam, gauleyboy420 for the submission.

 


 

Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Issues #1 and #2 are in stores now. Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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ddiaz28 11/15/2010 7:32:57 AM

I've been waiting for this to get posted here.  Saw this last Friday on IGN but in poor quality.  Looks great!  The suit transformation is pretty cool and the scope of this film looks epic.  With this and Thor, we are finally getting a taste of the universe beyond Earth, and I like it.

ysidoro1701 11/15/2010 7:36:42 AM

I so wanted to like this movie (Green Lantern) but what they showed looked like dog poo.  The only thing that looked good was Kilowag

jedibanner 11/15/2010 7:37:34 AM

hmmm...that GL footage kind of seems ok but, Ryan seems to pull off his same funy snarky attitude that he usually shows in all his characters which doesn't seem to match 100% with the character of Hal Jordan.

Not fully convinced...

samurai1138 11/15/2010 7:37:44 AM

GL looks pretty good in costume, although maybe a bit too much comedy in the teaser, but hey, who's complaining, he looks cool, thats for sure. Sinestro looks pretty boss from what we can see, and of course, ditto Kilowog. And its good to see that The Wolverine wont be tying in to any pre-set movie cannon. If they dont deny or confirm the past movies events, just not mention it one way or another, then they are free to simply chart a good story and movie, which may or may not tie in to the previous one(s).

ddiaz28 11/15/2010 7:38:25 AM

I'm glad we'll finally be getting a Thor trailer.  I really wanted to show my co-worker the ComicCon footage a few weeks ago but couldn't find it anywhere online.  Anyone know a site that it's still up on? 

Teri Hatcher was pretty good in Smallville.  All I've seen her in in years is Housewives commercials.  She did a great job portraying Louis' mom.  It reminded me of how much I liked her as Louis back in the day.

Hamm was funny on Conan.  So glad he's back on tv.  It was a great first week back.  And he still showed the "Self Pleasuring" bear.  That made my week! ;)

Chris Beveridge 11/15/2010 7:50:43 AM

 So many of us are used to the Hal Jordan in the "now" of comics that we forget how he was early on in general. I'm more enthused about this clip than I was on Friday and it's probably useful for some folks to dampen their rampant enthusiasm a bit anyway.

DEFINITELY like the idea of just doing random one-off non-continuity X-men movies. Especially with Wolverine.  Continuity is a huge burden in the comics world in general and it shouldn't be applied to the movies, outside of direct trilogy kind of stories.

IamChuck2026 11/15/2010 8:05:42 AM

As with any early CGI work in films, I take it with a grain of salt.  They are probably still working on the look of the suit at this point, so I can't be too judgemental.  Have to wait till closer to release.  Kilowog looks great though!

lancedenier 11/15/2010 8:10:26 AM

I was impressed with GL, it's gonna kick ass.

momitchell7 11/15/2010 8:16:18 AM

Hmm... not so excited about GL anymore.

LocoLobo73 11/15/2010 8:21:05 AM

Thor: cant wait to see the new trailer, hopefully it will be different from the Comic con trailer, which was awesome by the way.

Young Blood: heres my thoughts on that, Liefield , You must be on drugs if Last Stand was your favorite of the three, and ratner shouldnt be allowed near another super hero flick, Oh yeah and there is a little movie coming out about a real super hero team, which are very much alike, and my vote is with Avengers. In other words DONT DO IT !!!!!

SMALLVILLE: last episode was pretty darn good, hope Joe reviews this one.

Pilgrim: great movie, really enjoyed it sucked taht it didnt do well in the theaters, not enough people were familiar with the source material

WOLVERINE: this is probally the best news Ive heard so far concerning this movie.

GREEN LANTERN: liked what I saw, but I wish they would have made the mask more of an evergreen color, lol Kilawog looks amazing. cant wait to see Gnort, hellzz ya

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