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Plus: BATMAN 3, GREEN HORNET, HYDE and more!

By Rob M. Worley     July 21, 2010
Source: Various

New Thor, Captain America photos and artwork now online. Plus: Batman 3 news and rumors. Green Hornet wants to take you for a ride. Hyde gets movie deal and more! Ready for lift-off, it's your Comics2Film 10.7.21!




No C2F Thursday or Friday

As C2F arrives in San Diego for Comic-Con this week, we'll be suspending the column for a few days. Watch for us to resume normal publication next week.



SDCC: Ride in the GREEN HORNET's Car!

For those of you heading out to Comic-Con this week, here's a great "to do" item.

Sony is coming to the show with a big-time Green Hornet presence. Part of the buzz for this movie will be events happening at Britt Reid's Garage, located at Candy Factor in Petco Park, right across from the convention center.

What's cool about that? Well, any time during regular convention hours, fans can head over to the garage and ask for a ride in the Black Beauty. this is Kato's pimped-out battle cruiser, complete with rockets, flame-throwers and the like. Kato won't drive you but you'll get to chat with a sexy Green Hornette girl.

We've signed the Movie Maven Tara Perry up for a spin with the Green Hornet, so watch for that video coming online this week!



Dark Horse's HYDE Set for Big Screen

Heat Vision reports that the Dark Horse comic book update The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde is set for adaptation as a feature film.

Screenwriter Cole Haddon developed the concept which twists the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novella such that Hyde is the protagonist and he finds himself battling a historical villains (C2F Note: please don't let it be Jack the Ripper). Haddon will also write the script for the film.

David Ellison's Skydance Prods., Dark Horse Entertainment and producer Mark Gordon are teaming up to bring the new book to the big screen.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



SCOTT PILGRIM World Premiere

Universal has issued a press release inviting the press to the world premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs The World .

In attendance will be writer/director/producer Edgar Wright; cast members Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong, Keita Saito and Shota Saito; producers Marc Platt, Eric Gitter and Nira Park; writer Michael Bacall; composer Nigel Godrich; and graphic novel creator Bryan Lee O'Malley.

The event happens at Grauman's Chinese on 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA.

It all goes down on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Press is asked to arrive at 5:30 pm. The celebs show up at 6:30 and the movie begins at 7:30.

In related news, the seventh and final DJ Osymoso remix video called "WHAT?" is now online at Sorry, Rheul_home, but it's not embeddable.

Finally, guest critic Savage Henry Lee reviews the volume 6 graphic novel finale, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour right here on!

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



C2F Quick Hits

  • Superhero Hype has yet another report, photo barrage from the Chicago filming of Transformers 3.
  • MTV Splash Page has another behind-the-scenes video from The Walking Dead, this one focusing on makeup effects supervisor Greg Nicotero.
  • The Playlist is putting the kibosh on rumors that Adrian Brody will play Ant Man in the stand-alone movie or The Avengers. Their sources say that the rumor is bogus, as is the much-passed-around nonsense that Nathan Fillion is playing the role. In fact, their sources also say that Edgar Wright hasn't committed to making Ant Man his next film.



BATMAN 3, IMAX and Riddler Talk

OK, so fans, rumor-mongers and news outlets of dubious repute have been shouting "Riddler!" as the villain for Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie since before the box office had even cooled to a simmer on The Dark Knight. The speculation and out-right lies about the character appearing in the movie have reached such a level that we pretty much just roll our eyes whenever a new "Riddler is in Batman 3" story goes into circulation.

Having said, that, First Showing brings the Riddler talk back to the surface, but with an interesting new twist that movies it from ridiculous speculation to something a bit more credible.

Their source tells them that they've seen a casting grid that lists the character as a role in the planned movie, which is set to go into production in the next 6-8 months. Now, a casting grid is a document that is circulated within the film industry to keep production companies, casting agencies and the like informed about various projects and the roles available within them. The casting grid is authored by the studios, and not by rumor-mongers or speculators.

So First Showing asserts that the fact that the Riddler is now showing up on casting grids is a strong indicator that Nolan, Nolan and Goyer have deigned to include the villain in their movie.

Another bit of info from the report: the casting grid also shows that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (currently seen in Nolan's Inception) is listed on the grid to play the Riddler. Now, according to First Showing, that may not be a lock. It may rather be a strong indication that the studio is working to sign the actor.

But there you have it: Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to be attached as The Riddler in Batman 3 in what is perhaps the first strong bit of casting info for the film.

Meanwhile, Nolan's cinematographer, Wally Pfister is talking to MTV. He says that if he has his way, they'll film the entire movie in IMAX.

"I can't say until I read the script, but it would certainly be my preferred, amazing goal to shoot the whole movie in IMAX," Pfister said.

Pfister and Nolan had similar conversations about Inception but felt like the shooting process would prove too unwieldy. However, as a theatrical enhancement the cinematographer says he much prefers the giant-screen to the current fad.

"I must say I'm a huge IMAX fan. I like IMAX more than I like 3-D," he explained. "Chris' films are so densely layered and have so much going on visually in every way that IMAX helps enhance that because of the scope and the scale of it — it becomes a much larger canvas to paint on. That's what we found on 'Dark Knight.'"

Either way, Pfister admits they're going to have to work hard to top the stunning visuals of Inception.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




As we close in on Comic-Con 2010 the torrent of Thor movie images continues.

The first new one comes from USA Today as they chat up star Chris Hemsworth, director Kenneth Branagh and Marvel big-shot Kevin Feige about, not just the movie, but the run-up to showing the thunder god to fans this Saturday at Comic-Con. The article comes with an all-new photo of muscled-up Hemsworth in civilian clothes lifting the great Mjonir!

Then, Yahoo! serves up two awesome pieces of widescreen production concept artwork from both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.

The Thor image is by Charlie Wen. The Cap item is by Ryan Meinerding. Fans will be able to pick up prints of the images at the Marvel Booth (#2329), where talent from the film will be signing them.

Click the smaller images for a look at the high-res shot!


THOR and Loki square off in this production artwork

Chris Hemsworth as THOR


Thanks to Chopsaki, AntoBlueberry and ponyboy76 for the submission.



Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. He would love for any Maniacs bound for Comic-Con in San Diego to stop by, shout "Litter Bricks" and check out the new comic! Click here for the Scratch9 Comic-Con Schedule.


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FeelGoodInc 7/21/2010 7:03:22 AM

Is Nolan actually giving what people wants??? In Nolan we Trust... not bad if Gordon-Levitt rumor were true

Great concept art pics, love the idea behind Cap...


FeelGoodInc 7/21/2010 7:09:59 AM

Is Nolan actually giving what people wants??? In Nolan we Trust... not bad if Gordon-Levitt rumor were true

Great concept art pics, love the idea behind Cap...


fft5305 7/21/2010 7:14:24 AM

As always, I don't believe any of the Batman rumors until I hear Nolan confirming.

Well, for all those who were worried that Hemsworth wouldn't have bulked up enough to play the Thunder God, looks like it was all for naught. Damn!

I also wouldn't believe any casting rumors about Ant-Man at this point, but I thought Wright had pretty much confirmed that Ant-Man was next after Pilgrim?

Calibur454 7/21/2010 7:47:51 AM

I'll bite my tounge on cap until I see some actuall set photos of the actor not concept artwork.

Batman 3 seems to be heating up again. I'm going to see inception tomorrow so I'll be able to tell if the actor is good for the part. I really wouldn't care if batman 3 is all Imax or not as long as the story is good. I like the idea of riddler as the next villian.

It doesn't surprise me that nolan has steered clear of robin on batman. It would be something to think about further down the line but not now. I feel that is a good call as well. I was afraid movie execs would try to puxh for Robin but it looks like they are leaving nolan alone to do what he does best.


8man 7/21/2010 7:56:22 AM

Wow!  Great pics from Cap and Thor.  Hemsworth really trained and bulked up for this role.  Looks serious.

Glad to hear they are moving on Batman 3.  Just have Bale lose that over-the-top gravel voice he used in the first two.  God, it was distracting.  At some point you have to do Robin, but I don't know how you make it fit.  This Batman is so grounded in the "real" world.  Maybe Batgirl instead?  Maybe a reboot down the line.

Still can't get excited about Scott Pilgrim.  I must be missing something or too old to appreciate it.

So four days without new during the biggest convention of the year.  Wow!  Monday will be huge!

Muenster 7/21/2010 8:48:16 AM

I don't like IMAX. It makes the ticket expensive, and the 2:39:1 ratio is much more comfortable that having to look up so much. Nolan will release it both ways I'm sure.

Rheul_home 7/21/2010 8:53:06 AM


Looks like I was right about why we saw Hemsworth running around in jeans and a t-shirt. That pic is awesome. In that concept drawing it looks like Loki is holding the spear seen in the pic of Odin from the other day... Good news on Batman too. That Cap concept pic is my new wallpaper. Too bad about the Brody/Ant Man news. That could have been cool although I'm really not against seeing Pixar take on the character...


Scott Pilgrim will be one of the biggest disappointments of the summer. Wait and see.


littlemikey979 7/21/2010 9:13:45 AM

We all could have guessed Levitt was going to show up in a future Nolan movie. It would be cool if he get to play the Riddler.s

The Cap and Thor pics look awesome!

I wanna take a ride in Green Hornets car, as long as I can shoot something.

jfdavis 7/21/2010 9:56:44 AM

After watching Inception, I'd love to see Ellen Page playing Batgirl.  Sure Bale said if they added a sidekick, he'd walk but this is the third and final movie... I'm stil sick of the Riddler rumors no matter how credible...

aegrant 7/21/2010 10:03:25 AM

I could see Gordin-Levitt as Edward Nygma and we all know Nolan likes to work with the same actors in multiple movies - Hmm wonder if Dicaprio could be in a Bats film?

I liked the Thor and Cap images, the one with Loki looks like they are fighting on the rainbow bridge.

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