'Iron Man 2' makes a flyby of Randy's Donuts. Plus: 'Green Lantern' pushed back by six months. Simon Pegg talks 'Tintin'. 'Barbarella' film fails to achieve satisfaction. 'Wolverine' is destroying America. Measuring twice and cutting once, it's your Comics2Film 9.5.7!
Fans anticipating the 'Green Lantern' movie will half to wait another half-year. A new release date of June 17, 2011 has been staked by Warner Bros. for the film. The new date places the Warner Bros./DC Universe feature squarely in the middle of a big supehero storm, coming a month after 'Spider-Man 4' and 'Thor' and a month before 'First Avenger: Captain America'.
The 'Green Lantern' movie is currently in development under director Martin Campbell. No actors have been cast in the film.
MTV Movies Blog chatted with rebel filmmaker Robert Rodriguez about the upcoming 'Sin City' Blu-Ray release. They dropped in a question about the 'Barbarella' film that the director had been developing for Universal.
Rodriguez told MTV that he's no longer involved with the project. His departure came after funding became available from a German company, offering the director the biggest budget of his career: $70 million. However, the project would have then required him to film the movie primarily in Germany.
"Nothing against Germany, but I have five kids and I was like, ‘God, I don’t know if we can do that. I don’t know if I can be away that long,'" Rodriguez told MTV.
The director also said that the decision was not an easy one.
"We had all this artwork and screen tests of what it would look like. It was a really cool, R-rated, sexy—almost like that [1981 animated] movie, ‘Heavy Metal’—version of a ‘Star Wars’ movie. Something that no one ever could get to see. It was gonna be really great."
The Colber Report takes a look at Hollywood movies that are subverting America's culture. Top of the list? 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'...
Collider.com has a trio of delightful interviews with Mr. Simon Pegg (Ultimate Scotty in 'Star Trek'). Pegg talks about his upcoming project 'Paul' and what's next with him and director Edgar Wright. On the comic book movie front, Pegg shares anecdotes from the green screen set of 'Tintin', where he plays one half of the Thom(p)son Twins...
and now for the most exciting installment yet of...
We've been reposting Jon Favreau's Twitter tweats in this spot regularly since filming on 'Iron Man 2' began a few weeks ago. Admittedly, the tweets have been appealing only to the most voyeuristic among us. However, yesterday's round of twittering yielded a number of interesting nuggets, including a new location photo from the filming.
The photo shows the 'Iron Man 2' crew working on the roof of famous L.A. landmark Randy's Donuts. The famed Inglewood drive-in, known to some as "The Big O" and its quirky architecture has been a staple of the California scene since the 1950s. It's been featured in numerous films and TV shows, and even mimicked in 'The Simpsons'.
Favreau doesn't provide his Twitter followers and context for the photo, so it's anyone's guess how this will figure into the film. Maybe Iron Man will fly through the famous hole!
But the photo-op that many fans have been waiting for happened on the closed set yesterday. Check out the tweets:
# Scarlett's first day on set in the Black Widow outfit. You've never heard a crew get so quiet so fast. 10:45am May 6th
# Now shooting first scene with Tony Stark and Nick Fury. 1:45pm May 6th
# Stay tuned... Posting a pic. 6:35pm May 6th
# Another day at the office. [photo posted] 7:45pm May 6th
# Heading home after a long day. 12:45am May 7th