'Iron Man 2''s War Machine is revealed in a new poster. Plus: Reynolds talks 'Green Lantern'. Renner talks Hawkeye of 'The Avengers'. Straczynski talks 'Silver Surfer' and more! It's the cool daily column with a heart of steel, it's your Comics2Film 9.12.1!
MTV Splash Page got a chance to talk to actor Nicolas Cage, and took their best shot at pinning him down on the subject of the planned 'Ghost Rider 2' movie. However, the thespian remained...er...cagey in his responses.
When asked about the film he said, "You probably know more about it then I do. What have you read?"
He then deflected questions about the storyline and about whether or not Eva Mendes might return for the sequel. He finally spelled out that he didn't want to make any uninformed comments that would to become fodder for internet rumors. Still, MTV pressed on, asserting that it was still nice for Cage that we are all still interested in the 'Ghost Rider' franchise.
"Yeah, but I really don’t want to talk about it right now," Cage finally said.
Click though for MTV's exclusive with Nic Cage.
Actor Ryan Reynolds spoke with MTV Splash Page about his upcoming 'Green Lantern' movie. He compared his goals with the movie to what was achieved in 'Iron Man' and that is to make the man behind the mask as compelling as his superhero persona.
"That to me is the tough thing to get right," he said. "And that's something that they did get right [in 'Iron Man']. You see why this guy's in the suit, and that's what's interesting to me. Not that he is in the suit, but why."
Reynolds also said fans can expect the movie to avoid getting bogged down in an origin story at the expense of the larger adventure.
"It is [an origin story] to a certain degree, but it's not a labored origin story, where the movie [truly] begins in the third act," he told MTV. "The movie starts when it starts. We find out Hal is the guy fairly early on, and the adventure begins."
'Green Lantern' is expected to begin filming early next year with Martin Campbell directing.
Last week's big buzz story was the revelation that actor Jeremy Renner had been in talks with Marvel about playing Hawkeye in their upcoming movies. Edward Douglas over at ComingSoon.net followed up with the actor on the topic at Independent Film Gotham Awards where his film 'The Hurt Locker' won a pair of trophies.
Renner told ComingSoon that it's been quiet since his initial meetings with Marvel, some three weeks ago.
"The last I knew is that they still have to find their director for 'The Avengers,' that's where he's really going to show up. They were just talking, 'Like maybe we should consider maybe hiring Hawkeye now' but there's no director on 'Avengers' so they don't really want to force-feed the director, 'Here's the whole cast.' It's a big role so they didn't want to do that to the director, so I think they might wait."
However, Renner asserted that there's plenty of mutual interest between himself and Marvel. He told ComingSoon that what he likes about the character is that he's not super human, but rather, "just a man with a high skill set."
He also told fans that he doesn't see the character wearing the somewhat outlandish costume and mask from mainstream Marvel comics, but described a costume more in line with the Ultimate Comics version of the character.
"It's going to be modernized, it's not going to be the guy with the big purple (mask), it's not going to be a guy in tights. It's going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest," Renner said. "He's going to be more modernized and I'm gonna say, 'A cooler-looking version' and not the big weird costume he had on. I don't think they're going that route."
What do you think, Maniacs? Does Hawkeye need the big, flared-out purple mask? Post your comments below...
Last week 'Ninja Assassin' screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski told the press that the script for a 'Silver Surfer' movie had been scuttled at 20th Century Fox. The studio commissioned him to write it after the initially positive buzz on the character's debut in 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer'.
However, as things happen on the internet, the story morphed into something more negative. His comments were misreported as news that Fox would never make a 'Silver Surfer' movie.
Straczynski dropped an email of clarification to IGN to help nip these rumors in the bud. Here is what the man had to say:
Guys... guys... GUYS... whoa, slow down, back the bus up a second.
When I was asked about the Silver Surfer script, I responded about the one I'd written around the time that FF2 was launched, and was designed to pick up where that one left off.
When FF2 didn't do as well as hoped for, that script was set aside, but that has NOTHING to do with the Silver Surfer script that is NOW under development at Fox with other folks. As far as I know, that is proceeding apace. So the hysteria that's gripped the nets about 'ohmygod the Surfer movie is dead!' is not correct, as I was again referring to only that one specific script tied into FF2, NOT what's being done now.
There you have it. The 'Silver Surfer' is not dead. Just JMS' version of it.
UPDATED: Comics2Film at Mania has posted a better resolution copy of the poster image, along with four new photo stills from the film. Check 'em out!
Last night Yahoo! Movies unveiled the image many fans have been waiting for: the first kinda good look at War Machine in 'Iron Man 2'.
OK, the poster unveiled exclusively online doesn't offer the best view of James Rhodes' armored counterpart to the title hero, but what we can see of it does look pretty darn cool. And, this is a much better look at Shell-head's new armor, which does look very similar to the old model (complete with the round chest light, and not the triangular one we saw in other design images)
Click the thumbnail to view the new poster!
What do you think, Maniacs? Is War Machine lookin' good? Post your comments below...
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