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Hunnam reads for THOR

Plus: GREEN HORNET, WOLVERINE, IRON MAN and more

By Rob M. Worley     April 22, 2009
Source: Mania

Charlie Hunnam confirms he's read for the part of 'Thor'. Plus: You first image from 'Dead of Night'. Lauren Shuler Donner talks 'Wolverine', 'Magneto' and 'First Class'. Gondry on 'Green Hornet''s Lone Ranger heritage. Win a dream date with Deadpool and more! Burning like a disco inferno, it's your Comics2Film 9.4.22!

 

 

Hunnam says he tried out for THOR

'Sons of Anarchy' star Chrlie Hunnam told IGN that rumors that he's a contender for the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor' movie are true.

Out doing press for the new movie 'Mutant Chronicles' Hunnam said that he did, in fact, do a screen test for the movie.

He said that his involvement hasn't gone beyond that yet, and he doesn't know if he's still a contender, but his people have been in regular communication with Marvel about the part.

 

 

Review: DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION

Our friends over on the Anime side of Mania subjected themselves to 'Dragonball: Evolution' to give you the perspective of a true fan's reaction to the Americanized live-action film.

"Let’s be honest with ourselves.  No one expects this movie to be good.  Fans of the series have been complaining since day one about Justin Chatwin as Goku.  And I’m here to tell you that yes, this movie isn’t good.

But this movie is a hell of a lot of fun to watch."

Our anime reviewer grades the movie a D-

 

 

Shuler Donner on WOLVERINE, MAGNETO, FIRST CLASS

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently got chatty with SCI FI Wire about various aspects of the X-Men film franchise.

First and foremost on her mind is the new 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' movie. SCI FI asked her what exactly husband/partner Richard Donner was doing on the Australian set of the film last summer. Rumor had it that he was wresting control of the picture from director Gavin Hood, who was beefing with the studio.

Not so says Shuler Donner who said her husband pitched in during a time where she was overwhelmed with four simultaneous projects.

"These movies are really hard. If you're a 10-time director, they're hard. Gavin is a newer director, and new to the breadth and the scope and the visual effects and the size of this kind of movie, and the cast and the physical effects, everything," Donner explained, "So Dick served a really good purpose. He, A, helped me out and, B, he was sort of there to help grandfather it through. If Gavin needed any help or some muscle on his side or anything like that, Dick was there."

Of course, the movie has been troubled with more recent controversy. We're talking, of course, about the recent theft of a work print of the film that made its way onto the internet. Donner feels confident that, ultimately, someone will pay for the crime.

"Oh, God. [Fox co-chairman] Tom Rothman told us—myself, the director, Hugh and [producer] John Palermo. Tom wanted us to hear it from him first," Donner said. "So that's how I heard about it, and he then reassured us of the force with which Fox was going to go after the culprit, bringing in the FBI, bringing in every resource possible. I believe they will find the guy, and they will give him 10 years in prison."

Donner has more to say about the movie so click through for the complete interview.

SCI FI Wire also asked about other upcoming projects including 'X-Men Origins: Magneto' and 'X-Men: First Class'.

She said 'Magneto' has a great script and hopefully will go into production next, but a lot depends on the 'Wolverine' movie. Of course, she's very excited about the 'First Class' project as well.

"I like kids. I did produce 'Pretty in Pink' and 'St. Elmo's Fire'. I do like those kind of teenage movies; I really do. Part of it takes me to my roots. It's action. There seems, to me, to be more humor, or more potential for humor. I really like that idea. The relationship ... I don't want to get into what the script is about, but it provides a bit of a lighter touch to the franchise"

 

 

First photo of Dylan Dog in DEAD OF NIGHT...sort of

Brandon Routh's stunt double Mike Massa in Dylan Dog wardrobe for DEAD OF NIGHT.

Over at the 'Dead of Night' production blog, Development Executive Dan Forcey has posted the first photo from the set of the film. It's a pic of Dylan Dog, who is played by Brandon Routh in the film. However, it's not Routh in the picture.

Writes Forcey: "This was actually taken on an iPhone at about 3am, at Canal and Rampart (a pretty rough area of New Orleans, especially at 3am).  The furniture pad on the hood is to protect the car, as there was a stuntman riding on it a few minutes earlier.  The guy in the photo is Mike Massa, a very talented and accomplished stuntman who doubled Brandon back on 'Superman Returns'.  He’s not in his full costume here (he happened to have the jacket off here), but he’s doing his best 'Dylan Stance' anyway."

Lest you think shooting movies in New Orleans is just standing around posing for iPhones, it seems Forcey (who is also doing stunt work on the film) had a brush with death on the set that very same night.

"Drunk drivers don’t pay attention to cones," Forcey writes. "During one of the takes, a drunk driver barrelled through the cones we had set up, causing myself and another stunt guy to scramble out of the way.  It wasn’t exactly a close call, but still kind of scary to look up while you’re watching a dangerous car stunt and realize that you’re actually IN a dangerous car stunt."

Click through for more anecdotes from the Big Easy...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

Buy a Dream Date With DEADPOOL!

Want to hang out with Ryan Reynolds (aka Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool) at the L.A. red-carpet preview of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'?

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The site is offering  up a prize package that would put you in in Reynolds' section at the Tuesday, April 28th screening of the film at the Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The auction benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The current bid for the Dream Date with Deadpool is $1700.00.

Click and bid, Maniacs!

 

 

Gondry on GREEN HORNET's LONE RANGER Heritage

Most fans know that 'The Green Hornet' and 'The Lone Ranger' were both born in the same WXYZ radio studio right here in Comics2Film's home town of Detroit. As such, the creators of both characters linked them by blood, stating that Green Hornet Britt Reid is actually the son of the Lone Ranger's nephew and comedic sidekick Dan Reid.

As the two characters are now owned by separate entities, the lineage has been downplayed over the years, but director Michel Gondry told MTV Splash Page he's aware of the connection aims to make use of it in his new film.

"I’ve suggested that in a cemetery [scene] we would see the horse of the Lone Ranger," Gondry explained, indicating a headstone or monument for the famous steed Silver will be visible. "I think there is a right situation to deal with it."

We love the idea and appreciate that it'd be hard for Gondry to go much further, as 'Green Hornet' is set up at Sony, while 'Lone Ranger' is shaping up to be Disney's next franchise, with Johnny Depp in the role of Tonto.

 

 

G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE - Episodes 5 and 6

If you're following the cracking new [Adult Swim] animated show 'G.I. Joe: Resolute', episodes 5 and 6 are online now!

 

 

And now, another thrilling installment of...

Jon Favreau Tweets about IRON MAN 2

The latest from the twittersphere...

# Shooting in the workshop with Rhodey and Tony. 2:30PM APRIL 21

# Don did a great job today. 10:00PM APRIL 21

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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Wiseguy 4/22/2009 8:29:49 AM

I like Hunnam in SoA but he isn't my top choice for Thor. Skarsgard is still my man for the part. Of course I haven't seen anything else from Hunnam that might change my mind.

That X-Men First Class will ruin the franchise. Now they want to appeal to the kiddies it seems to me. I guess they'll be taking their cues from the recent 1st Class series as opposed to the original X-Men books, where the first class was learning but was still a fairly serious book. Fox needs to be stripped of all the Marvel licenses it has.

I too hope they catch whoever posted the film online. Though I doubt they'll give him 10 years. But even 1 year would be a great deterrent IMO.

westend 4/22/2009 10:24:46 AM

 Hunnam was in Children of Men and Green Street Hooligans(very good movie).  He was also on the short lived Apatow series Undeclared.

xenomorph 4/22/2009 10:41:15 AM

I still like Skarsgard to be the top choice, but Hunnam is a close seconed.

I don't see how a Magneto movie could work. The character just isn't as interesting as Wolverine. Fox and Marvel should just focus on a Wolverine sequel instead, or a DeadPool movieh.

fft5305 4/22/2009 11:55:48 AM

If you really want to create a deterrent, you have to be tough.  Give the max, whatever that is.  A slap on the wrist will not deter anyone.

Hunnam looks alright. I don't watch SoA, but my SIL loves it.  She mostly watches for Ron Perlman, but likes Hunnam on the show.  Skarsgard is still my #1 choice, though.

hanso 4/22/2009 1:18:21 PM

Children of Men is an awesome underrated flick and you jokers need to recognize! 

And you need to check out Rudo y Cursi which reunites Y Tu Mama Tambien's stars Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal, only the film won't be directed by Alfonso Cuaron but by his brother Carlos Cuaron.  Looking forward to see if Carlos can match his brother.

On Thor, as long as it ain't the guy from GI JoE and Fighting it's all good.  I like the movie Fighting more back when it was called Lionheart starring Jean Claude Van Damme.  YouTube Lionheart vs. Attila and check out the final fight.  Lioonheaaaaaaaaaaart!!!

Wiseguy 4/22/2009 2:38:48 PM

I saw Children of Men, a little overrated :)   Don't recall Hunnam, maybe just didn't realize it was him. Haven't popped the dvd in a long time.

Cuaron , maron, , meh

xeno, I agree with you to a degree. I would really like a Magneto film, especially if it shows him all the way to forming the Brotherhood. But I agree with you because I doubt that this would have mass appeal.

hanso 4/22/2009 3:00:42 PM

Of course you don't recall Hunnam, nobody does.  The cat ain't that important.  I thought the guy had probably overdosed after Undeclared but lo and behold he's running around Sons of Anarchy. 

Magneto could work if it wasn't in the hands of Goyer or Fox.   And Ian McKellan needs to be recast, I'm sorry but I don't want to see a 70 year old man doing action on screen, it's just wrong.   They could really hurt themselves.

gauleyboy420 4/22/2009 3:34:00 PM

I dunno bout this guy, he looks to ...well isn't thor supposed to be HUGE!!??

 

And I'd go see a magneto movie. Does every superhero movie have to be for a huge audience...well I guess they are expensive to make, more so than a chick flick, so yeah. I answered my own question. They need lots o peeps to see it to make it profitable.

mrkrayzeman 4/22/2009 4:44:24 PM

 This G.I. Joe cartoon is serious!  I had know idea this was coming on!  All the classic Joes in anime style.  Classic material...

hanso 4/22/2009 4:56:24 PM

Fox decided it was a good idea to make an Elektra film, so you know Magneto won't have a problem making it on screen.

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