There are new photos from 'Kick-Ass' online and new buzz and rumors on 'Green Lantern'. That's Not to mention toon talk on 'Batman: Brave and the Bold', 'Wolverine and the X-Men' and 'Spectacular Spider-Man'. We got tons of news bits and chunks skimmed from the churning waters of the internet on this Friday, November 14th:
Comic Book Resources scored the first production stills from the upcoming adaptation of Mark Milllar's 'Kick-Ass'. The film stars Aaron Johnson as teenage boy living in a fairly conventional world who decides to become a costumed crime-fighter. He cobbles together a uniform from a scuba suit and other household items and a hero is born.
This photo depicts a scene in the story where he saves a man from a beating by a gang of thugs. Throug suprise and determination, and judicious application of his nightstick weapons, he manages to prevail, an event that ends up on YouTube and starts a sensation.
The movie is directed by Matthew Vaughn and due in theaters next year.
Rumor on the internet is that Ryan Gosling will not be playing 'Green Lantern' in the upcoming movie. Producers apparently made an offer to Casey Affleck, who was awesome in 'Gone Baby Gone', but apparently that deal didn't work out either. No word on who the next candidate may be.
When Imagi Studios releases their CGI feature film 'Astro Boy' next year, IDW Publishing will be among the partners producing spin-off materials.
The indie comics label has previously produced film-licensed work for 'Transformers', 'Igor' and several TV-licensed properties as well.
Other partners on the film include American Greetings, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Jazwares Inc., and D3Publisher.
American Greetings, one of the world’s largest creators, manufacturers and distributors of social expression products, will create items such as greeting cards, stationery, gift wrap and party goods inspired by Imagi properties.
The innovative children’s toy and activity company Jazwares will be the master toy licensee for Astro Boy.
Penguin, one of the world’s largest trade book publishers, will introduce a full range of Astro Boy publications.
Imagi has also partnered with interactive entertainment software leader D3Publisher to publish and distribute Astro Boy game software.
ICv2 reports that Colin Trevorrow has been hired to write the screenplay for the film version of Scott Christian Sava’s graphic novel 'Pet Robots'.
CBR has a chat with 'Batman: Brave and the Bold' Story Editor Michael Jelenic, who explains how the writers behind the new animated series defined Batman's lighter personality and zeroed in on his guest stars' lives.
Cartoon Network has provided The World's Finest with over two dozen images from upcoming episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold.
Director Ben Jones discusses his work on the show...
'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' premieres tonight on Cartoon Network at 8pm. Toon in!
There's a new trailer online for the upcoming 'Wolverine and the X-Men' animated show.
Fans in the U.S. are still waiting for the show's debut on Nicktoons, but over in Canada the show is already airing.
Marvel Animation Age reports that as part of the network's "Newvember" promotion, the Canadian network YTV has slated new episodes ofWolverine & The X-Men for the remainder of the month. The episodes "Time Bomb" and "Future X" have already aired, with three more slated for the remainder of the month. "Greetings From Genosha," "Past Discretions," and "eXcessive Force" are slated to round out the month. Below is the plot description for each episode.
Marvel Animation Age also reports that Teletoon has scheduled episodes from the first season of 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' for this month, November 2008.