'Iron Man 2' ready for huge opening weekend. Plus: Munroe talks 'Dylan Dog'. Gondry says 'Green Hornet' will break new ground. 'Green Lantern' set photos arrive online. More! Wishing you were here, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.6!
Director Michel Gondry told ComingSoon.net that he's got at least one trick up his sleeve that'll make the 3D experience of 'Green Hornet' unique.
"I'm not supposed to talk about that because people have a lot of opinions, but I'm the one who knows what it really means. It's a tool that I'm really excited to embrace and I have tons of ideas," Gondry said. "There's one thing that has never been done and I can't wait to do. That can only be done in 3D. I'm really excited to know that the studio is going for it. It shows, really, that they believe in the film. If they wanted to dump us, they wouldn't have done this."
Over at the official blog for 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night', director Kevin Munroe fields questions from the fans. He talked briefly about the trailer (he hopes it debuts in theaters before going online), Comic-Con plans (he doesn't know what the studio has planned but he'll be there) and says that a new website for the film is coming.
He also talked about the film's eclectic cast of ghouls and monsters.
"There are a lot of those movies out there [featuring zombies, werewolves and vampires]. Rarely do we see all of them together, but there has to be something more to it than just that. I really wanted to showcase how one of these creatures could live in our world, undetected and protected," Munroe said. "That’s a pretty unique approach to these creatures that I don’t see a lot in movies these days. Especially with our Zombie characters. But as far as UNIQUE type of characters, we have a couple of them.
"As a tease, both are played by Brian Steele. One is a cautionary tale about what happens when a Zombie who is trying to harmoniously live among humans starts eating human flesh.. it ain’t pretty. Ok, so that’s just a super-Zombie… not that new. BUT, Brian is also playing the Armageddon creature in our movie… the creature that is threatening to come back to life throughout the movie. And no one knows what creature race is trying to bring him back. Ok, so I might have just spoiled it… as if we cast Brian in the role, then we probably have him in the movie. Ergo, the creature comes to life… maybe I should stop now."
Munroe fields many more questions from the fans so click over for the complete interview.
One displays what looks to be the experimental jet that Hal Jordan flies in the movie. The other is a shot of the Ferris Airfield.
After almost a year of hype and anticipation, 'Iron Man 2' is on the launchpad and ready to lift off to what looks to be a huge opening weekend.
Deadline.com reports that the film will break one box office record right out of the gates: the widest domestic release in movie history. Paramount has shipped reels to some 4,380 locations, topping the previous record held by 'The Dark Knight' (which opened on a measly 4,366 screens).
The Hollywood Reporter says that current tracking data suggests that Shell-Head can bust the bat-movie's opening tally of $158.4 million as well. Paramount is downplaying the number, saying they expect it to top the $98.6 million collected by the original 'Iron Man' but aren't guessing beyond that point.
The question remains: after the big opening how strong will Iron Man 2's legs be? Most probably the movie will exceed the $318 miilion of the original, but will it approach Dark Knight's status?
The outlook is cloudy. Nolan's movie enjoyed massive critical acclaim, whereas the word-of-mouth on Iron Man 2 isn't quite as strong as Marvel is hoping. The lobby chatter after the screening Tuesday night, in the comic shop Wednesday and even between Mania's two bald Robs tells us that reactions to the movie are going to be mixed.
Indeed, the film's Rotten Tomatoes score dropped overnight to 69% with 85 reviews counted.
C2F predicts that this all adds up to a significant fall-off in the second week.
Regardless, Marvel's success as a free-standing film studio (albeit now as a subsidiary of Disney) will continue and profits Iron Man 2 will continue to demonstrate the earning power of the super-hero library. And that's not as much about movie box office as it is about Whiplash Whoppers, Shell-Head Slurpees, Audi R8 Stark Syder and Dr. Pepper Potts (sorry).
What do you think, Maniacs? Think you might go see some IRON MAN 2 this weekend? Maybe? Perhaps? Ya think?