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HAWKEYE in Upcoming Marvel Movies?


By Rob M. Worley     November 27, 2009
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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.



SUPERMAN Still Stuck in Legal Limbo

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.

Thanks to xenomorph for the submission.



Josh Brolin as JONAH HEX

First Look at JONAH HEX

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.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



First Look at THE LOSERS

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.

Zoe Saldana as Aisha in THE LOSERS

Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Columbus Short, Idris Elba and Óscar Jaenada in THE LOSERS


Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




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.



Quesada talks THOR movie

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.



Is Hawkeye in THE AVENGERS?

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.


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Cheesey1 11/27/2009 7:06:40 AM

Nice bit of Marvel related news today.  Danke schon.

AFWICK14 11/27/2009 7:29:59 AM

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, I like that pick.  Hope it happens

Lsn22s 11/27/2009 8:13:04 AM

a deadpool movie where we get to see reynolds be the REAL effin' Deadpool??? dear god i hope so...wolverine was ok, i understand they're gonna make changes but i would have loved to see some stuff stay a little closer to the source material...i wonder if we'll ever get to see the REAL Gambit?  u kno, have him not just be a 10 min throwaway guy...give him a little more edge, make him look a little more badass, idk, just do something w/ him....maybe bring him back  a bit older in the other X-story, he could be said to be fairly young as shown in wolverine...idk 

green lantern?....cant wait for this...never really knew too much on GL's real comics history, but everything i've seen the character in -whether comics or cartoons- he was always one of the cooler characters to me...first flight was good...made me want to see more of this character in the DC universe...i really been intending to buy some TPBs but i haven't really had much money for comics lately, been on a bit of an electronics binge...anyhow...

effin hawkeye....this dude is one of my favorites, i love the fact he has no super powers but is right in the mix w/ the avengers...the take i saw of him in the first ultimates series was just plain awesome...would love to see him start showing up in marvel movies...

Thor? hotdamn...everything i read about this makes me want to see it more...Thor is such an epic, baddass character and the people involved (especially the director) give me a lot of faith in this...i can barely stand waiting...

SONYMANswallows 11/27/2009 12:31:39 PM

Hawkeye cameo in Thor makes sense. Then use him more inThe First Avenger: Captain America and more in Avengers.

Wow 3 posts and no one ripped Superman Returns? Everyone must be out shopping with mom or snooping for presents.

Wolverweiner was the worst movie of the year. Hopefully if Agent Zero appears in Deadpool he wil be caucasian like in the comics and not plain Asian like in False Xmen Origins:Wolverweiner.


jfdavis 11/27/2009 1:29:10 PM

Yeah, Hawkeye in IM or Cap, if not Avengers, makes more sense but there are worse team-ups I'm sure...I was hoping they'd hold off until like Avengers 2. I can't really say anything about the casting choice...  

DeeJay4ADay 11/27/2009 11:42:58 PM

Regarding Thor, it just dawned on me that the film might be more interesting if they're planning to *end* it with the introduction of the Dr. Blake character (as opposed to him being central to the story).  It could easily build-up Thor's noble nature by tweaking his origin--- making his Blake-identity "punishment" rooted less in his pride than in a sacrifice he chooses to make for humans.  This would save the Blake character--- and the image of his striking his cane on the ground--- for the Avengers movie.  It would also allow the movie to take place in virtually any time period preceeding the present day.  They may choose to make the entire series Blake-less, but wouldn't it be interesting to see the first hero movie where the story establishes the protaganist's civilian identity at the end of film (instead of near the beginning)?  Whatever the case, I'm looking forward to Quesada not simply tell us how great the sets are, but to show us some designs--- or at least tell us which styles have influenced them.

I also like the Hawkeye news.  What more can anyone say about that?

jfdavis 11/28/2009 7:18:40 AM

Yes, I think making the first Thor "Blake-less" is a good set-up for Avengers. In fact if he isn't in the movie at all, having some guy stamp the walking stick after seeing Hulk rampage or whatever in Avengers having Thor apppear would be a bit of a surprise. Of course, they'd have to keep the casting quiet which isn't easy to do in this day and age...

SONYMANswallows 11/28/2009 11:38:40 AM

I think Superman Returns is better than it gets credit for. It has problems but it is a triumph over Wolverweiner4. The script INSISTED on itself worse than Godfather. Parker Posey should have been Lois Lame. The kid could have been action and not the awful overbearing love story. Bleccchhhh. The few action scenes were good and the cinematography and sets looked so much better then the Shiny twang most Marvel films have.  Like I said the kid makes me want to vomit through my eyes as does the waste of not using Eve Marie Saint more. Spacey and Routh did great for what was given to them.

SONYMANswallows 11/28/2009 3:40:30 PM

When he says oodbye to the old lady before she dies and the walks out that was perfect for Luthor. I do not think he phoned it in I think he played it simple. When Luthor stabs him I thought Spacey brought out all the anger Luthor would have after Superman kept defeating him.


You want bad writing -watch Donner's cut of Superman 2 with the screen test for the honeymoon suite

Lois shoots Clark

Clark catches the bullet

Lois says they were blanks

Superman should see the bullet coming at him. I like the and I am glad it was only a screen test. The Bizzaro out takes before Nuclear Man for Superman IV are gutwreenching.

CaptAmerica04 11/28/2009 4:23:52 PM

I <3 Marvel movies.

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