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HULK, CLOAK & DAGGER Lead Marvel TV Charge


By Rob M. Worley     October 15, 2010
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Hulk, Cloak & Dagger lead Marvel TV charge. Plus: Men in Black 3 adds 5. Cooper responds to Flash rumors. Spider-Man casting and talk. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.10.15!





A dueling pair of casting reports adds five names to the roster of the soon-to-lens Men in Black III.

Pajiba claims that Gemma Arterton, Alec Baldwin, and Sharlto Copley are all in negotiations for parts in the movie.

Arterton would join the secretarial staff of the 1960s MiB agency, which would be headed up by Baldwin (brilliant choice there).

The District 9 star will play an alien (said to be a "fast-talking Yoda type").

Meanwhile Bloody Disgusting has learned that Betty White is set to cameo in the movie. They're also reporting that Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has been offered for the role of "Devil Girl", a femme fatale companion of the villain played by Jemaine Clement.



SPIDER-MAN Casting has learned that Sony is looking for a couple of kids to appear in Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie.

The studio is said to be seeking a dark-haired Caucasian boy to play actor Peter Parker at age 4 to 6 years old. Ideally, the boy should look a little like Andrew Garfield.

They also need an actor to play Billy Connors, the son of Dr. Curt Connors. Applicants need be between 8 and 11 years old.

The movie is slated to begin filming in December.



Bradley Cooper Denis FLASH Rumors

IGN chatted up actor Bradley Cooper and asked him about recent rumors that he's the Warner Bros favorite to play The Flash on the big screen.

"I've never heard of it," Cooper told IGN in a very brief conversation.

However the actor has two strikes against him in the credibility department. He has previously denied being cast as Face in The A-Team shortly before the casting was confirmed. He also denied ever auditioning for Green Lantern but later recounted his audition on a late-night talk show.

So, in spite of this denial, there's still plenty of room for the story that Warner Bros would like Cooper to play the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen to be true.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



C2F Quick Hits

  • Mania's resident film critic Rob Vaux has turned in his opinion of this week's comic book adaptation RED. Writes the V-man: "...while RED succeeds in elevating itself from time to time, it simply can’t sustain the proper tone for more than a few minutes. We vacillate mercilessly between good elements and bad, never allowing the film to find its proper footing." - Grade: C+
  • We've also got our list of 10 Lesser-Known Comics (like RED) that would sizzle on the big screen. Check it out!
  • Absolute Radio has a brief video interview with Andrew Garfield about Spider-Man. The actor doesn't have much new to say, other than he's excited for the role. He does tell them that actor pal Robert Pattinson never went after the role and, no, he hasn't seen the costume yet.
  • Absolute Radio also chats up actor Mark Strong who reveals his Green Lantern costume was much like Ryan Reynolds' mo-cap suit, although Strong had to suffer with more face makeup to play Sinestro.
  • Bleeding Cool has revealed a new poster for Green Hornet.
  • Speaking of Green Hornet, Sony has updated the official website with a motion comic thingee setting up the events of the movie. They're calling the presentation a "Visual Synopsis". Click to watch it.
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



HULK, CLOAK AND DAGGER Lead Marvel's TV Charge broke some surprising news yesterday: The top priority in Marvel Studios' TV plans is to develop yet another live-action version of The Incredible Hulk.

ABC is developing the character as a TV series, although the project is said to be in the very early stages. No talent is attached. Marvel and ABC share the same parent company in Disney.

The mean green wreckin' machine has been the subject of two recent feature films of middling success, each starring a different actor. Mark Ruffalo was signed this summer to play Bruce Banner in the Avengers movie.  Ruffalo is primarily a film actor, so it seems unlikely that he'd carry the role to a TV series, although he did try his hand at TV back in 2000 with the short-lived show The Beat.

In a related report, Heat Vision adds that a show based on Marvel's runaway mutant duo Cloak and Dagger is also a priority. Marve TV Czar Jeph Loeb is said to be meeting with writers to get a bead on how to develop that one.

The Punisher is said to be a sort of second runner-up, although it's much less a priority than the aforementioned two.

According to Heat vision, Marvel has also proposed the following properties to Disney for TV development:

  • Heroes for Hire
  • The Eternals
  • Agents of Atlas
  • Alter Ego (based on Bendis' outstanding Alias series)
  • Moon Knight
  • The Hood (misidentified by Heat Vision as "The Red Hood")
  • Ka-Zar
  • Daughters of the Dragon

What do you think, Maniacs? Is this an exciting slate of projects for Marvel? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry 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. Come see Rob at the Detroit Fanfare Comics Convention on October 30th and 31st!


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krathwardroid 10/15/2010 7:04:16 AM

Awesome casting decisions for Men In Black III. This sounds better and better.

Well, I suppose this kind of answers the whole villain question in Spider-Man. It looks like the Lizard is it. Of course, everyone might say that it's only Curt Connors in the movie and not necessarily the Lizard. Blah! I say it's the Lizard. 

Rheul_home 10/15/2010 7:33:42 AM

The Marvel TV news is fantastic! Hopefully they can keep Hulk in continuity but I wont hold my breath. I've always thought Cloak & Dagger would be great on TV. Most of these shows I think would work better as mini series' under a Marvel Knights banner though. That way they could introduce characters and if they work they can spin them off. Alias would be much better suited for HBO than ABC... No matter though if just one of these comes to pass I'll be thrilled.

Calibur454 10/15/2010 8:06:35 AM

Moon Knight and the punisher will flop if it doesnt get a mature rating and appear on a tv channel like spike tv like the afro samurai series has done. I think if they did it this way it would be a smah but knowing disney they might try to water it down and that wont do any good.

I vaugely remember Cloak and Dagger but It would be interesting to see a miniseries for it.

I will wait for a trailer for MIB 3 but it does sound promising so far.


lracors 10/15/2010 8:11:32 AM

Wowie lots of marvel news...

Spidy - I agree this seems to confirm that we will see The Lizard.

Hulk on TV... I'd rather see another film but yah i can see this being successful, if, Mark Ruffalo would commit to a TV series...

Cloak and Dagger TV show would be a good fit for this duo

The Punisher I was hoping to see a film.  Perhaps the damage of past films is more than we realize and they need to build up Frank Castle to get people to realize what he is all about.

Other Marvel Properties

* Heroes for Hire - I would much rather see a Luke Cage Film he is bad-ass in the comics now.
* The Eternals - If it's Gaiman's take on it then a TV series would fit.
* Agents of Atlas - Not big on this.
* Alter Ego (based on Bendis' outstanding Alias series) - Definately belongs on TV.
* Moon Knight - HBO Material all the way... especially with the current take on his character.
* The Hood (misidentified by Heat Vision as "The Red Hood") - I don't know much about this character.
* Ka-Zar - No interest
* Daughters of the Dragon - No interest

LocoLobo73 10/15/2010 8:13:41 AM

So the spidey news pretty much locks down the Ultimate story line they will be doing , by having the young Parker, I bet we will see the Elder parker more than likely with the older Brock working on both the Venom suit and the adhesive project that Peter later finishes his fathers work on to make his webbing. which would lead into a sequel that would have Venom in it. This will also allow for Norman Osborune character to lurk in the shadows while Doc Conner uses the oz formula on him self and the unexpected Parker.

Marvel TV hmm, Im a huge fan of Smallville and shows like Heroes and No ordinary family, but to bring back the Hulk, what kinda of budget could they have , and is anyone of us going to be satisfied with a Brock Lesnar painted green running around every week, hmmm, Now I can see Punisher working that would be better then another movie, Cloak & Dagger is a great concept for a show but again think about updating it and how it would work on the small screen, this would also fare well.  but some of the others just dont work , the HOOD , they already have a show coming out called the cape and his character looks alot like the HOOD. Alias would work great book too, lots of great source material. Moon knight A guy who suffers from multiple personality disorder, who has been possesed by an egyptian spirit of the moon who seeks justice.. hmmmm not seeing it

but I cant wait to see what they come up with.I personally would love to see a Gaurdians of the Galaxy in the vein of Farscape, for either showtime, HBO or SiFY


Cineman 10/15/2010 10:01:02 AM

I thought this was about Dabney Colemans Cloak and Dagger lol

monkeyfoot 10/15/2010 10:16:32 AM

I think a She-Hulk TV show would be a great idea. Break the fourth wall between the character and the audience like the John Byrne written series did. It could be a humorous show about a lawyer who happens to be beautiful, big, green and can dropkick a Buick. 

spiderhero 10/15/2010 10:20:47 AM

I can see Cooper as the Flash. I think that would work well.

Chopsaki 10/15/2010 10:50:13 AM

When I saw the news for Cloak & Dagger I thought it was a reamake of the 1984 film starring Dabney Coleman. Gemma Arterton has a nice rack that should boost the morale for the crew working on MIB3.

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