Is Hawkeye in the upcoming Marvel movies? Plus: Reynolds talks 'Green Lantern'. First look at 'Jonah Hex' and the 'Losers' and more! The daily column that just learned that the phrase "stuffin' the turducken" is not filthy innuendo, it's your Comics2Film 9.11.27!
MTV Movies Blog chatted up Mr. Ryan Reynolds in an exclusive Q & A. The actor gave them his reaction to the way 'Deadpool' was handled in this year's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' movie and his feelings about the planned solo film. He also made some interesting comments about the 'Green Lantern' movie, which is slated to film early next year.
Reynolds said that his casting as 'Green Lantern' was a big moment in a big year for the actor.
"I think, seeing the prototypes for the Green Lantern costumes was a huge moment. It was a moment when I was like, 'This is happening, and it's happening in the right way.' That's a pretty cool, definitive moment for me," Reynolds said.
He also said that much of his confidence the film comes from his meetings with director Martin Campbell.
"I've known about 'Green Lantern' my whole life, but I've never really followed it before. I fell in love with the character when I met with [director] Martin Campbell. When I sat down with him, I really got what it is that this guy is all about," Reynolds said. "When you have a guy like Martin Campbell, part of his charm is that he has ba--s of titanium, and the other part is that he's slightly crazy, and you have to be to take on something with the scope of 'Green Lantern.' He's less of the director and more of a general. He just really knows strategies, he knows the intricacies, and his attention to detail! It's infectious. I sat down with him, and I could not even believe what he was saying. When I went to the meeting, I was entirely cynical. I thought, 'What the hell, I'll see what they have to say,' and I left the room with a completely different perspective."
Click through for the entire Q & A.
Anne Thompson reports from her blog that Warner Bros. is still in a holding pattern with regards to a 'Superman' sequel.
We're not sure there's anything new in Thompson's report, although she does reiterate speculation that the legal battle between the heirs to the Siegel estate is the primary monkey wrench in the works.
She also echoes past reports that Bryan Singer is definitely out. And, in spite of the rights to the character being in question, Warner Bros. is still talking to creatives about what a fresh take on the franchise may be.
The folks at Omelete.br have scored the first look at Josh Brolin as 'Jonah Hex', revealing quite a bit of the character's signature scar-tissue.
They've also got the official synopsis from the film, which i due in theaters June 18, 2010.
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Leila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Based on the legendary graphic novel, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.
Score another one for Omelete.br, because they've also got the first two pair of official images from Sylvain White's adaptation of 'The Losers'. The film arrives in theaters next year. Once again, they've also got the synopsis for the movie.
Action Thriller. An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, “The Losers” centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.
So maybe you're wondering about how DC's old-school legacy heroes the Justice Society of America fit into 'Smallville' continuity, which has sort of suggested that the current generation of adventurers are the first superheroes the Earth has seen. Producer Brian Peterson lent some insights to TV Guide Magazine in an exclusive interview.
"We wanted to make [the JSA's] entrance into the series relevant, so they show up in a time when our fledgling League, that has not named itself or coalesced into anything, is having a few growing pains," Peterson said. "So they are coming in to teach all of our heroes a lesson about family and leadership from the mistakes of their own past."
But the question remains, how is this the first time Clark, Chloe or anyone is hearing about this Justice Society.
"When we meet them they have been underground and are an older generation of heroes that Clark and Chloe and our generation of heroes didn’t even know existed," Peterson said. "They kind of come out of the woodwork and there are a few sparks between our characters and the JSA members at the beginning of the [story]."
Peterson has more to say about the JSA movie and what lies beyond Season 9 for 'Smallville' so click through for the complete interview.
Marvel big shot Joe Quesada gave Comic Book Resources the scoop on his recent visit to the production offices and set of the 'Thor' movie.
The EIC couldn't say too much specific about the film, but his description of the things that went down is fairly exciting.
"...people are going to go into this movie with a preconceived idea about what it will be. If you're a comics fan, you'll have a preconceived notion of what you're going to get. If you're a non-comics fan, you'll have another notion of what the movie is all about. And what's really amazing is that both groups will walk away going, 'I've never seen anything like this before within the super hero genre,'" Quesada said. "It's so cool, and I don't want to use the word unusual, but it is unusual in the sense that it redefines what a super hero movie can be. It's not the expected story or settings. That part of it is incredibly exciting to me."
He also describes his impressions of the development process.
"We walked through sets and saw different designs for locations and designs for costumes, and I just thought to myself, 'Oh my God.' It's absolutely breathtaking, and the casting is terrific on the movie. And Branagh is a joy to listen to talk story. There was a point during the discussion of the most recent draft of the screenplay where a particular plot point was put up to the group for discussion, 'How should we play this one moment within the context of the story?' and Branagh and some in the group had a particular idea of how it should play, while some others felt differently," Quesada said. "I was in the opposite camp, but as we discussed the differences, I'm sitting there listening to Branagh act out his version of the scene with gusto and passion and I had to stop him and say, 'If you said to me right now, 'Then Thor kills 100 puppies in an animal shelter' I'd say it was fantastic.' [Laughter] It's just magnificent hearing him talking about the story with the great love he has for the material. You don't see it quite often, but when you see it you've got to go with it."
Quesada has more to say about 'Thor' and upcoming events in Marvel comics so check out the complete interview.
Empire Magazine dropped a huge scoop about the upcoming Marvel movies in a recent issue of the print edition of the mag. The Playlist reproduces quotes from an interview with actor Jeremy Renner (recently seen in 'The Hurt Locker').
Renner told Empire that he's been in discussions with Marvel about playing Hawkeye in upcoming movies. Supposedly they're calling for a cameo in 'Thor' and then a role in 'The Avengers'.
"Hawkeye could be interesting. They're going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is. But I think they're pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plausible and not just some fantasy thing," Renner said.
Cool news indeed. Almost a year ago we speculated that Hawkeye would make an appearance in the Marvel movie world. However, we thought he seemed more likely for a cameo in 'Iron Man 2', since his bow in comics occurred in that hero's book, and he was entangled with the Black Widow early on. Another likelier place to fit Clint Barton into the film world would seem to be the 'Captain America' movie. After all it was Cap who gave the once-villainous Hawkeye the vote of confidence to turn hero as an Avenger. The Captain has had a mentoring role with the hot-headed archer ever since.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are we excited to see Hawkeye on the big screen? Is Renner a good fit for the part? Post your comments below.