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KICK-ASS photos! GREEN LANTERN, Toon Talk and More!

Your Comics2Film roundup for 11/14

By Rob M. Worley     November 14, 2008
Source: Various

Aaron Johnson in the Kick-Ass costume
© MARV Films

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:

'Kick-Ass' photos

Aaron Johnson in the Kick-Ass costume

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.

Check out CBR's complete set of photos...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

'Green Lantern' casting rumors

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.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

IDW to publish 'ASTRO BOY' comics

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.

'PET ROBOTS' gets a writer

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'.

Click through for complete details...

'Batman: The Brave & The Bold' Mini Round up

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.

Read all about it...

Cartoon Network has provided The World's Finest with over two dozen images from upcoming episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

Check em out...

Director Ben Jones discusses his work on the show...

Read the interview...

'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' premieres tonight on Cartoon Network at 8pm. Toon in!

Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submissions.

'WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN' mini round up

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.

Click through for more details...

Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.

Teletoon Schedules 'THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN' Episodes For November 2008

Marvel Animation Age also reports that Teletoon has scheduled episodes from the first season of 'The Spectacular Spider-Man' for this month, November 2008.

Read all about it...

Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.


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kirk 11/14/2008 10:19:12 AM

I'm sorry...was there a Flash movie bit included here? Must have run away before I could read it. Or perhaps it is vibrating in such a way as to be invisible.

Flint521466 11/14/2008 11:10:41 AM

Casey Affleck as GL?  Who comes up with this shit?!

robbo 11/14/2008 11:35:47 AM

KIRK: sorry about the Flash confusion. Someon had submitted a story and I intially meant to include it, but after I read through it, it was not very interesting. I failed to remove the mention from the intro paragraph.

BlindJustice 11/14/2008 11:35:48 AM

Casey Affleck as GL? Who comes up with this shit?!


Who else execs who know what we want. Come on, they are right 99% of the time.....or is it the other way around?

zaldar 11/14/2008 11:37:58 AM

Batman with a lighter't people understand WHY the most recent movie did better than the previous ones?  We have moved past wanting our heros to be completly good and our villans completley evil.  The world doesn't work like that.  Show us the shades of grey.  The dark batman is the real one.

Wiseguy 11/14/2008 11:44:47 AM

I was on the Gosling bandwagon for GL. Since it appears that it isn't going to happen I am happy that Casey Affleck isn't happening either, that was a terrible idea to begin with. Let the search continue. Find a good unknown ala Brandon Routh and let's stay away from these prima donnas

Kick Ass pictures look terrific. I hope Millar finishes the series before the film comes out or is he purposely waiting to get everyone to the theater to see how it ends

Flash news not interesting? I think you should let us decide :) Why do the Canucks get the X-Men first? Thanks for the Batman reminder, I'll have to add it to my tivo

violator14 11/14/2008 1:55:16 PM

Hey RObbo, is there a reason why Gosling is out? or was it just a pure rumor??

NotAFan 11/14/2008 2:58:15 PM

Kickass: The yellow pin striping on the mask just looks odd and distracting. Who is the idiot who saw that and said "yeah that looks good!"?

robbo 11/14/2008 3:18:35 PM

VIOLATOR: I don't know for sure, but I think Gosling didn't want to do it.

WISEGUY: THe Flash story was about Shawn Levy, a director who hasn't been attached to the proect in over a year, talking about why he didn't want to do the movie. The interview is at MTV .

NotAFan: The "idiot" in question is probably John Romita Jr. who designed it like that. But, of course, I don't think JRJR is an idiot at all, but rather one of the best artists working for Marvel today. Also keep in mind that this is supposed to look like a costume made by a 15 year old kid who has all the costume designing and fabrication skills of your average 15 year old boy, which is to say: "NONE"

vlomski 11/14/2008 4:21:20 PM

        im glad that wimp Gosling is out he sucks! Hey DC why not pick a man not a boy to play Hal Jordan?

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