We've go over a dozen new 'Iron Man 2' photos and 2 new trailers. Plus: Evans talks 'Captain America'. Bruckheimer talks 'Lone Ranger'. You can ride with the 'Cowboys & Aliens' and more! Sriking hard for the Wesley Crushers, it's your Comics2Film 10.4.13!
Last week saw the release of the new comic 'Turf', created by UK talker Jonathan Ross (Mania's Chris Smits reviewed it and scored it a solid B).
Now, Ross is talking to the Guardian paper and revealed that 'Kick-Ass' director/producer/writer Matthew Vaughn is eying the property as a potential film project.
Here's Image Comics' official description of the book:
"Set in Prohibition-era New York, TURF offers a twist on the hard boiled crime thriller, adds vampires and aliens to the traditional mix of booze, broads and bullets as it chronicles the eruption of a vengeful gang war between booze-smuggling mobsters and the blood thirsty Dragonmir Family. As an ancient prophecy unfolds amidst the maelstrom of violence, the entire city is engulfed by the brutal conflict and the only glimmer of hope is an unlikely alliance between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranger from another world."
Mania readers will recall that at the recent SXSW festival both Vaughn and 'Kick-Ass' creator Mark Millar told the Movie Maven Tara Perry that Vaughn's next movie would be a comic adaptation, and likely not one of Millar's books. Rumors from late March indicated that the movie might be Bloodshot based on the Acclaim/Valiant comics character.
Since Vaughn seems to prefer working independently, and given that Ross' wife Jane Goldman has been Vaughn's writing partner for his two most recent films, it seems that 'Turf' is a good bet for Vaughn's next project.
Access Hollywood chatted up Chris Evans who said that casting him in the lead role of 'The First Avenger: Captain America' is "Gonna be the worst thing that ever happened to Marvel."
Kidding aside, Evans said he's looking forward to suiting up as a Marvel superhero again, and getting into super soldier shape after shedding some bulk for 'The Losers'.
"I’ve been down that road, hopefully it won’t be too different," Evans said of the costume. "I lost a little bit of weight the last project I had… I’ll probably hit the gym again."
Evans also said he's in the dark about the casting of the female lead in the film.
Our friend and frequent contributor AntoBlueberry has uncovered a casting call for extras to play scruffy western types in the upcoming Jon Favreau pic 'Cowboys & Aliens', starring Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford.
Auditions Free said they're looking for "men with good facial facial hair, especially the mutton chops and mustaches" for the filming, which begins in New Mexico in June.
Here's the rest of the casting notice:
A major western to be shot in New Mexico June to August 2010, is looking for men with great facial hair, mutton chops, mustaches and long goatees, – start growing your facial hair now. Cowboys and Aliens is directed by Jon Favreau from Ironman and produced by Dreamworks.
Also looking for Native American riders, children and women for some great scenes.
These are paid positions.
Click through for contact info and where to inquire further about the casting.
A handful of new photos from 'Iron Man 2' can be found on Blogomatic3000 while a dozen more were dropped into our inbox this morning, including some SPOILERish images as well as nice shots of Black Widow. Click any thumbnail below for the complete gallery of new photos.
There's also a new international trailer for the film making the rounds, which may contain some new bits of footage (frankly, we've lost track at this point.
Finally, there's this swell new Interactive Trailer for the film, which allows you to revisit key moments of the previous trailer and delve into greater detail on the various elements of the new movie. Play around with it and, if you find anything new and cool, be sure to post it in the comments below...
'Iron Man 2' opens in theaters May 7.