Fans in Japan get to see a new 'Watchmen' trailer, and so do you! New 'Superman' villain talk hits the web. Josh Brolin things the new 'Jonah Hex' director is "amazing." Finally, 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' gets a new pair of DVD releases.
This is your Comics2Film update for January 7, 2009!
The guys at Latino Review have a report from insiders on what exactly may be going on with the new 'Superman' movie.
According to unnamed sources, Warner Bros is taking pitches from writers for a new film that will re-launch the Man of Steel into a compelling franchise.
If true, that rumor alone is interesting for at least two reasons: they're not looking to Bryan Singer for a storyline and they're not looking to Mark Millar for a storyline.
Latino Review has another wrinkle to their report. Allegedly Warner is asking for a pitch that dips into Superman's library of villains. That is they do not want another film that features Lex Luthor. Let's face it. Aren't we all sick of Lex? He's had his chance in four out of the last five movies, not to mention his long run on 'Smallville'. So kudos to Warner for finally recognizing that.
What Super Villain would you most want to see in the next movie? Post your comments below!
Actor Josh Brolin told MTV Splash Page he's happy with the new 'Jonah Hex' director, Jimmy Hayward. Brolin calls the 'Horton Hears a Who' helmer "amazing". Other words he uses to describe Hayward are "amazing" and also "amazing".
Which is not to diss 'Crank' directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, of whom he also speaks highly. Check it out:
TV ShowsOnDVD.com reports that, in addition to the upcoming release of Volume 1 of 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' animated series on DVD, Sony has announced plans for The Spectacular Spider-Man - Volume 2: Rise of the Super-Villains! and The Spectacular Spider-Man - Volume 3: The Goblin Strikes! Both are slated to arrive in stores on March 17th.
The site has details and package art.
The folks at TrailerAddict.com have scored the new Japanese language trailer for 'Watchmen'. The new reel is chock-o-block with footage from the film that we haven't seen before.
SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't read the graphic novel and haven't been reading ever damn thing that's been online, you should know that this trailer contains a glimpse at the climactic scene from the movie and you may want to avoid pressing the play button.