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By Rob M. Worley     April 23, 2009
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Your first look at Hit Girl from 'Kick-Ass'. Plus: Venditti on 'The Surrogates'. Perlman on 'Hellboy 3'. Favreau tweeting on 'Iron Man 2'. 'Wolverine' on publicity tour. All this and more! So tasty you'll forget it's good for you, it's your Comics2Film 9.4.23!



Edgar Wright says he's not directing TINTIN 3

Apparently there are rumors making the rounds that 'Scott Pilgrim' director Edgar Wright would helm the third film in the 'Tintin' franchise. Fans know that the first to CGI/mo-cap films are being directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. A post on IMDB suggests the Wright would take on a third movie.

/Film checked with the director himself who says the rumors are wrong.

"Not that I know of. But hey, rumors are fun," Wright told them.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Venditti says SURROGATES movie true to his book

SCI FI Wire chatted with comics writer Robert Venditti about the currently-in-production film version of his comic 'The Surrogates'.

The film stars Bruce WIllis and is directed by Jonathan Mostow. Venditti said he had a role in shaping the vision for the big screen.

"I was a consultant on the screenplay," Venditti said. "But I mostly stayed out of it and let them do what they felt was best. They're all seasoned professionals, and everyone has an honest appreciation for the graphic novel, so I was completely confident they would do the story justice."

He also assures SCI FI that the important elements of the book are intact.

Click through for his complete comments.



WOLVERINE leaves paw prints in cement

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman was honored with handprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre recently. SCI FI Wire has photos from the event.



Barkley backs WOLVERINE

It isn't all playoff debates at TNT's NBA sports desk. Charles Barkley wants fans to know that 'Wolverine' would own all comers in a mutant playoff tree. Observe:



Here's KICK-ASS' Hit Girl

Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl in KICK-ASS

Empire Online has the first photo of Chloe Moretz as the pre-teen murdering machine Hit Girl in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's comic 'Kick-Ass'.

In the book she wears as mask and something that looks like a traditional superhero costume. For the movie, it looks as if they're going with an all-too-familiar school girl uniform. Looks to us like the movie is aiming for an even greater degree of exploitative fantasy than the comic does.

Empire promises additional photos and a Q & A with Vaughn in the upcoming issue, out this week. Coincidentally the latest issue of 'Kick-Ass' also arrived in comic shops this week and delves into Hit Girl's origin.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Perlman says no HELLBOY sequels without Del Toro

Ron Perlman has a new movie in theaters with 'Mutant Chronicles' and a new show on TV with 'Sons of Anarchy'. IESB caught up with the busy actor and asked him about the possibility of a 'Hellboy 3' movie. The prospect of a third installment seems iffy with director Guillermo del Toro's clout in hollywood exploding and his dance card filling up with high-profile jobs like 'The Hobbit'.

Perlman said the only way he'll do another sequel is with the visionary director's involvement.

"I would never do Hellboy without, at least, Guillermo’s blessing. He’d have to at least have written it," Perlman said. "I know he has no time to direct another movie for five years because he’s doing two Hobbit movies, but if he said, 'Yes, I have the script for Hellboy 3, and this is my hand-picked director and, even though I can’t be there, I’ll oversee it and look at the dailies,' then of course I would do it! But, I would never contemplate doing Hellboy, unless Guillermo was integral."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



And we leave you with the latest thrilltacular installment of...

Jon Favreau Tweets about IRON MAN 2

These Twitter posts are so money and they don't even know it...

# Shooting a scene with John Slattery. 10 AM April 22nd

# Scarlett and Downey in Stark manor. 9PM April 22nd


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Wiseguy 4/23/2009 8:38:18 AM

GDT showed no loyalty by opting for a 5 year project so I don't see why Pearlman should. Move on, GDT did. Besides this is business. Anyway it isn't like the first 2HB films were blockbusters or anywhere near. Maybe a new director is what's needed. Besides in 5 years Pearlman may not be able to carry that prosthetic arm.

I see Kick Ass is trying to attract the pedophiles and the anime fans (is that redundant?) by putting the little girl in that outfit. At least it isn't a mini skirt. Just kidding anime fans, don't get your panties in a bunch.

I hate Charles Barkley. No one that never won anything has talked more shit than this cat. Go gamble your money away you drunk.

fft5305 4/23/2009 11:33:53 AM

I guess there's nothing wrong with a school girl outfit in and of itself.  It's just that this particular type of outfit has been so sexualized over the past years (decades?) that it is difficult to separate those images from this setting.  Unless they really are shooting for a pedophile audience, I would have been pretty wary about changing the character to put her in an outfit like this.

Glad to see Perlman is sticking to his guns. The first two movies may not have been massive blocbusters, but they were definitely successful. And the reason they got even the audience that they did was because of GDT's vision. His imprint is definitely all over these movies and you couldn't take that away from the 3rd movie without destroying what drew the audience to the character in the first two.

TayDor 4/23/2009 12:35:28 PM

Latest news is: the Wolverine workprint *IS* the final cut.

redhairs99 4/23/2009 1:14:41 PM

Hey Rob, I was just wondering if Mania could tweek something in the design on the main page.  Could we get titles like "Comis2Film: blah, blah, blah or TV Wasteland: yadda, yadda, yadda" added to the listing's regular title?  I just ask because it seems like I end up searching through too many different pages to find the articles I like to read everyday. 

Somedays, I even miss the Comics2Film columns simply because the title listed on the main page isn't something I'd normally be interested in.  Like today, for example, The article is called "New KICK-ASS Photo."  I got to be honest here.  I really don't care about this movie.  I'm not a Mark Millar fan.  The guy seems to be WAY TOO into himself.  I'm not really familiar with this comic book title either, so I rarely click on the articles here on Mania that have to do with Kick-Ass.  I only clicked on this page today because I was looking for Comics2Film column for today and this was the only link I hadn't opened yet.  

Just my two cents, but I think it would make navigating the site A LOT easier if you just added that to the title of the articles on the main pages.

robbo 4/23/2009 2:12:39 PM

SLJ...Yeah, we're struggling with that. 

We used to put the prefixes on the headlines, but it was causing problems in places where the space for headlines is small. I wouldn't mind returning to it myself, for the reasons you say.

The solution has been to put the column name in the graphic on the slideshow, although I haven't been doing that on the daily Comics2Film headers.

I'll pass your remarks up the ladder.


fft5305 4/23/2009 2:22:08 PM

I'd settle for getting our Edit button back.  :-)

I guess since the comments have been (more or less) back on our profiles for a week or so now, it's safe to say:  Yaaayy!!

redhairs99 4/23/2009 5:40:01 PM

Thanks Rob.  I like seeing the column name in the slideshow, but like you said, I haven't seen Comics2Film listed up there lately.

redhairs99 4/23/2009 5:43:01 PM

FFT, Thanks for that heads up on the comments.  I've been wondering if that feature would ever come back.  It definitely makes it easier to keep up with threads I've commented on.

kimbroo 4/24/2009 6:56:05 AM

The schoolgirl thing works for me.  Surrogates looks like a good action flick, and Hellboy without Del Toro would be just plain idiotic.  I agree with Perlman

Wiseguy 4/24/2009 8:17:13 AM

I think it's dumb to put her in a school girl costume, especially since KickAss himself will be donning  a costume like the one in the book. 

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