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The Latest WATCHMEN Web-Hype

Plus: GREEN HORNET, G.I.JOE, ASTRO BOY, LONE RANGER and more in your Comics2Film 9.1.28

By Rob M. Worley     January 28, 2009
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WATCHMEN - Viet Nam era Wrath of God Patch (slideshow)
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There's some more cool 'Watchmen' hype online. Seth Rogen says 'Green Hornet' is still buzzing. Gordon-Levitt talks Cobra Commander in 'G.I. Joe'. 'Astro Boy', 'Yatterman', 'Lone Ranger' and more!Fight-fight-fight! Fight-fight-fight! It's your Comics2Film 9.1.28!



Joseph Gordon-Levitt inspired by G.I.JOE

It's no secret Comics2Film has a man-crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He was great in 'Brick' and 'The Lookout' to name a few. But him playing Cobra Commander in the upcoming 'G.I. Joe' feature remains one of the most controversial casting decisions on that movie. Fans are having trouble picturing the diminutive star of '3rd Rock from the Sun calling the shots of the evil empire. sat down with Gordon-Levitt and asked why he took the role after establishing himself as a dramatic leading man in other movies.

"It was nothing but fun," he replied. "People have been asking me about 'G.I. Joe' like 'Oh, it's so different.' or 'You normally do these works of art and now you're doing this.' But I'll tell you the truth, the reason I did 'G.I. Joe' was the same reason I did 'Brick' or 'Mysterious Skin' or '500 Days of Summer' or 'The Lookout' or anything else, which is that I was creatively inspired. I'll tell you what it was. It was when they showed me drawings of the design for my character's look. I was like, 'I get to be that? You're going to make that in real life and stick it on me? Cool. Let me do it.' That's a once-in-lifetime opportunity. Actors throughout the ages would be flabbergasted at the abilities of modern storytelling and technology. I was honored and, beyond honored, I had a f***ing blast getting to play with these toys."

'G.I. Joe' is due in theaters August 7th.



Seth Rogen Says GREEN HORNET hasn't lost its buzz floated a story that the 'Green Hornet' movie was gasping on life-support following the exit of director/co-star Stephen Chow from the project.

Now, Drew McWeeny has a follow-up to his story, straight from writer/producer/star Seth Rogen hmself, who calls bull-puckey on the negative talk.

"'The Green Hornet' has many people working for it, including production designers, costume designers and many conceptual artists, office staff, etc.," Rogen told McWeeny in an e-mail exchange. "[The studio heads] have every intention on making it, and assuming we're able to hire a new director in the upcoming weeks, which seems like a distinct possibilty, it should still hit the release date."

So, it looks like the 'Hornet' is still buzzing.



Scarlett Johansson not in ASTRO BOY

MTV Splash Page reports that actress Scarlett Johansson is not in the troubled 'Astro Boy' movie after all. While the 'Spirit' actress had previously been rumored for the part, the actress said she had only had some preliminary talks, but never signed on to the film.

“I had kind of sort of met on it and stuff, but I don’t know where that came from,” Johansson told MTV. “I had never been committed to it. I don’t know what happened to it.”

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Smallville: Spoilers For Episode #8.19

KryptonSite has posted a title and spoilers for "Stiletto," the 19th episode of Smallville's eighth season, currently scheduled to air in April or May.




OK! OK! We sense you're getting restless for the cool 'Watchmen' stuff we promised. Well, hopefully you've been following the daily updates at That site is rolling out documents and other photos from "Operation Wrath of God", the Viet Nam War campaign in which the superhuman Dr. Manhattan and the sanctioned mask The Comedian led U.S. troops to victory. Check 'em out:

Viet Nam era Wrath of God patch from WATCHMEN

Viet Nam era photo of The Comedian from Operation Wrath of God, WATCHMEN

Viet Nam era field photo of Dr. Manhattan in Operation Wrath of God - WATCHMEN

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Bruckheimer says LONE RANGER to follow PIRATES model

Latino Review had an exclusive chat with producer Jerry Bruckheimer who fielded some questions about the upcoming 'Lone Ranger' movie. Here's an excerpt:

Q: And Johnny Depp signed on to play Tonto in 'The Lone Ranger'?

Bruckheimer: Yes.


Q: What kind of tone will you go for on that movie?

Bruckheimer: I think it'll have a supernatural element to it. It's the same writers as 'Pirates' and it'll have a similar kind of thing to it.


Q: There are rumors of [George] Clooney being attached as the Lone Ranger.Bruckheimer: Right. We don't know. We have a script. We haven't given it to anyone. We're still working on it.





IGN Reports A seven minute clip of 'Yatterman', introduced by director Takashi Miike and star Sho Sakurai,  will be screened on February 6th at the NewYork ComicCon. Later that day the whole movie will premiere for the selected few.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.




IGN Reports: On February 7th Dave Giddons will introduce to the audience of the New York ComicCon some footage from Watchmen.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.


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xenomorph 1/28/2009 9:59:04 AM

Watcmen will be THE movie of the year!

Supernatrual elements in Lone Ranger? WTF!? Lone Ranger is not a supernatrual story. If anything, the story is more like Batman but in the old west. This movie is going to suck.

Wallace85 1/28/2009 10:15:03 AM

I'm a fan of Joesph Gordon Levitt's work Lookout was great and Brick is one of my favorite films,so I'm interested him seeing how he'll play Cobra Commander.Always thought Gary Oldman would've been great as the part but that's personally choice.So if he says the designs are badass makes me more interested on seeing what he's gonna look like.

Just give it up Rogen the film is dead and your ideas for the Green Hornet is terrible.

I want that Manhatten patch and those pictures is great especially the one with Manhatten very haunting iconic image.

I think George Clooney makes a better Green Hornet and get Nathan Fillion as the Lone Ranger.It's funny how Green Hornet is the great nephew of the Lone Ranger.


LionKing 1/28/2009 12:01:47 PM

Why is Lana Lang still on smallville... God I am tired of seeing her... She is sooooooooo damn annoying... Having her on the show makes me change the friggin channel... Her character should have stayed GONE...

LionKing 1/28/2009 12:03:32 PM

Why is Lana Lang still on smallville... God I am tired of seeing her... She is sooooooooo damn annoying... Having her on the show makes me change the friggin channel... Her character should have stayed GONE...

xenomorph 1/28/2009 1:08:23 PM

Im with you lionking. Lana should have been killed off a long time ago.

sergal 1/29/2009 3:53:24 AM

Scarlett Johansson "actress"actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created from stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice,CHRISTIAN young lady.Clones(not 1)made in GERMANY,leader manufacturer of humans clones,it's in Ludwigshafen am Rhein,Rhineland-Palatinate,Mr.Helmut Kohl home town,they spreading globaly NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled,be careful get close you'll be controlled too.Original family didn't authorize activity with stolen biomaterials,it's all should go to Cedars-Sinai MedCenter in LA.Controlling clones is US military operation.Original Scarlett never was engaged,by the wy



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