Toby Jones joins the cast of 'Captain America'. Plus: A round up of 'Iron Man 2' hype. Writers talk 'X-Men: First Class'. Once again, 'Luke Cage' rumblings and more! A blaze of power! Amazing armor! It's your Comics2Film 10.5.7!
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io9 talks with screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller about collaborating with Bryan Singer on the 'X-Men: First Class' script (they did not make use of the comics of the same name). They also report they've turned in a draft of the 'Damn Nation' screenplay for Dark Horse.
The Hero Complex blog reports that Marvel is once again putting some effort into a 'Luke Cage' movie. The hero has enjoyed a resurgence in comics of late, due in large part to Brian Michael Bendis being a fan. He's now toplining the newly revamped 'Thunderbolts' comic. Of course Marvel has been threatening a Cage movie for years and most recently John Singleton has been attached to direct, with actor Tyrese Gibson lobbying for the lead.
Director Jon Favreau told MTV Splash Page that when it comes to directing Harrison Ford in 'Cowboys & Aliens', he's going to draw out, "the Harrison Ford where you don't know if he's going to kick your ass or if he's going to buy a drink and he's clearly getting tired of hearing you talk. That's the Harrison Ford I like. The one who's heard enough from you."
In a video interview with ScreenRush.co.uk, actor Chris Evans talks about how developing a Marvel Superhero character for 'Captain America' differs from developing a character for any other kind of movie.
Overall, reviews for 'Iron Man 2' have stabilized, with the movie scoring 70% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes after 157 reviews have been counted. That's a good positive score and with the sample set being as vast as it is now, we don't expect it to vary much going forward.
In case you're having trouble reconciling your love for the NBA Playoffs with the weekend bow of 'Iron Man 2', Mania helps you find the connective tissue of pop-culture triva that links LeBron James to the movie in the latest 6 Degrees infographic.
Deadline.com reports 'Iron Man 2' took in $7.5 million in Thursday sneaks.
If you want a catalog of the Easter Eggs to watch for in 'Iron Man 2', CHUD has you covered.
Speaking of Easter Eggs, this one is bugging us so when you see the movie, pay attention to the scene in which Tony Stark makes his way through the restaurant in Monaco. He has a very quick exchange with another mogul who is developing a new "jet". Can you catch the name of that character? If so, post it in a comment below.
MTV Splash Page chats with Don Cheadle about where he expects War Machine to go in 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 3'.
Mickey Rourke also talks with MTV Splash Page about the development of the Whiplash character in the film.
Hitfix has a chat with Marvel prexy Kevin Feige about 'Iron Man 2' and the future of Marvel.
Japan-based Studio Anima has released a trailer for the CGI feature version of Motofumi Kobayashi's manga 'Cat Shit One'. Fans in the U.S. may have read the books, which feature trio of special ops soldiers in Viet Nam under the title 'Apocalypse Meow'. The twist to the series is that Kobayashi depicts the American soldiers as rabbits (a pun on the Japanese word for rabbit, "usagi" repositioned as USA G.I.) . The Viet Cong are depicted as cats, hence the title.
Actor Toby Jones is the latest to join the cast of 'Captain America: The First Avenger', according to Heat Vision. Jones is set to play geneticist Arnim Zola in the film.
Visually, Arnim Zola is one of Jack Kirby's most bizarre creations. He's a World War II era scientist and ally of the Red Skull (played by Hugo Weaving in the film). He uses his mad science to ensure his survival into the modern day by housing his psyche in an artificial body which only has a small box of electronics for a head, while his human face appears on a large monitor mounted on his chest (which is totally awesome).
Jones is known for providing the voice for Dobby in the 'Harry Potter' movies, but tends towards dramatic fare like 'Infamous', 'Frost/Nixon' and 'W'. Here's hoping we see his video face on a bizarre android torso at some point in the 'Captain America' movie!
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