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IRON MAN 2: Meet War Machine!


By Rob M. Worley     December 01, 2009
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'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!



Cage Declines GHOST RIDER 2 Talk

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 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.



Ryan Reynolds Talks GREEN LANTERN Storyline

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.

Thanks to CaptainSigma for the submission.



Jeremy Renner talks Hawkeye Persona and Costume

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 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...



Straczynski Clarifies SILVER SURFER Reports

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.



IRON MAN 2 Poster featuring War Machine

IRON MAN 2 Poster

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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cellarboylives 12/1/2009 7:58:56 AM

Hawkeye in the Avengers would be great, but really, whats with the no costume deal? Why are movie people so afraid to make them look like the characters we know and love? I don't think anybody complained about the costume in the Spiderman movies.

Wiseguy 12/1/2009 8:04:55 AM

If Cage doesn't want to talk Ghost Rider then I don't want to read the rest of his interview

IM2's postrer is sweet but I want a damn trailer

Hawkeye's costume definitely needs to be changed, come on it's purple. To be honest I'd love to see all these guys wear their original comic uniforms at least once before they upgrade. But I know that won't happen, at least not for most since the costumes are too colorful and meant for the page

I can see Marvel trying to get ahead of the game by contacting actors they think are good for certain roles but Renner is right, you have to wait for a director first.

I'd like to hear what the plan is for Silver Surfer. If they're ignoring FF2 (as they should) then they need to start from his home planet Zenla, I believe, and tell his entire origin with the REAL Galactus in attendance not some damn cloud

Cheesey1 12/1/2009 8:18:11 AM

I agree, I think that since the films have to appeal to more than just the readers of the comics, they have no choice but to change his very comic-booky costume.  They should keep the purple, make it like a very dark purple, modify the mask etc.  Basically make it more mainstream, but keep elements of the original.  The inevitable scene with IM and WM blowing up stuff on screen together will be the illest thing since the discovery of the swine flu.   Nice one Marvel.

hanso 12/1/2009 8:37:50 AM

Jeremy Renner was the bomb in The Hurt Locker yo!  I wouldn't be surprised if that cat gets an Oscar nom so Marvel should get him before his price goes up.

monkeyfoot 12/1/2009 8:42:32 AM

Green Lantern: I love what Reynolds said. Making the normal character as interesting as the superhero is essential. Think about it: would you want to spend a day hanging out with Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne or Robert Downey's Tony Stark? Bale's Wayne is extremely internal and unless you were in the inner circle of his secrets or saw him as Batman there is nothing much going on with him. But Downey's Stark is a great person to be around at any time. It's just an added bonus that he happens to slap on armor and battle evildoers.

Hawkeye: Yes, change the costume. The way they seem to be setting up the Marvel movie universe  a flashy costume would be alittle much. They are allowing some fun in it (it's not the more realistic TDK world) but purple with a pointy mask won't do. Maybe they could show a scene from his past when he was a circus performer and wore the original suit.

Iron Man 2: Great poster. For the general public who don't know the story it's a great teaser.

gutsmgee 12/1/2009 8:55:03 AM

So maybe War Machine has the triangle chestplate?

I'm suprised Cage wouldn't be Hot To Trot to do another GR movie post haste, considering how "broke" he is....

Cheesey1 12/1/2009 9:50:43 AM

I can't wait to see Whiplash's final costume.  The Whiplash / Iron Man mini series will probably give a good idea of what it'll look like, but I'm looking forward to when Marvel lets the cat out of the bag.

Darkknight2280 12/1/2009 9:51:14 AM

About time Mania reported on the IM2 poster...been up on yahoo since yesterday afternoon. Last horse finally crosses the finish line i guess :) j/k

Great news to hear about hawkeye being in the avengers. IM glad the team is going to be slightly larger then just Cap, Thor and Iron man since its pretty much a lock that Hulk is going to be a baddie...(most likely) I wonder who they are considering for the director?!  Really too bad JF couldnt direct it..but at least hes going to be an exec. producer.

Ghost Rider 1 sucked and im sure if they actually make Ghost Rider 2 its going to suck just as bad...even worse if Nick Cage is in it again.

SgtTechCom 12/1/2009 11:09:51 AM

Reynolds is gonna smoke ya all as Green Lantern and really seems to care about these characters. He's a fan too so thats awesome and thank god it's not going to be boggled down with origin crap.

Renner should go out for Cap screw hawkeye lol

Cage dont need to talk about Ghostrider 2 right now so suck it!

and thats that!

mortellan 12/1/2009 11:56:42 AM

JMS totally bogged down the Mighty Thor comic with his screen writing escapades. I am glad he is off the title finally (his last issue taking only a few months to hit the stands). Having his silver Surfer script scuttled is a just dessert IMO.

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