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Odin cast in THOR?


By Rob M. Worley     June 02, 2009
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Has Odin been cast in 'Thor'? Plus: Is a casting announcement on 'Captain America imminent? Will 'Transformers' shatter expectations? A new character coming to 'Smallville'? 'Dead of Night' wraps! More! The only daily column that would not eat a live insect for charity, it's your Comics2Film 9.6.2!



SMALLVILLE's New Character Spoilers

KryptonSite has posted details of two scenes which are being used to cast the new 'Smallville' character, "Mason." Those details are posted on KryptonSite's Spoilers Page. [SPOILER WARNING]

Who exactly is Mason, Maniacs? I'll take a flier that it's international man of adventure Rex Mason who goes on to become the freakish Metamorpho! Post your comments below...


DEAD OF NIGHT Hits the Editing Bay

Dan Forcey updates Dylan Dog fans on the 'Dead of Night' movie's official production blog. The location filming in New Orleans has wrapped and the production crew is back in Los Angeles. Director Kevin Munroe and Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch will now begin the process of cutting the film and working with the music score and sound department.

Forcey also says to expect the marketing machine to whip of a frenzy in the coming months.

Finally, Comics2Film wishes Forcey an earnest "get well soon", due to his emergency surgery (which hasn't stopped the blogging).

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Has Odin Been Cast in THOR?

Rich Johnston's new Bleeding Cool blog is dropping bombs, with the latest one being a potential casting scoop on 'Thor'.

According to Johnston, actor Brian Blessed is the one-eyed all-father Odin in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Marvel hero. The Shakespearean actor has teamed with Branagh in many films but fans best remember him as Prince Vultan, leader of the Hawk Men in the 1980 camp classic 'Flash Gordon'.


What do you think, Maniacs? Is Blessed the right man to rule all of Asgard? Post your comments below...



Singer Wants The X-MEN Back

The Geek Files blog excerpts a Total Film interview with director Bryan Singer in which the director expresses some regret about abandoning the 'X-Men' franchise in order to pursue 'Superman Returns.

"I'm eternally intertwined with X-Men now. What takes an audience four hours to watch - the first two movies - took six years of my life. So, to not be part of it....It's a shame," Singer said and added that he wished he had helmed 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. "It's weird for me to watch it, because I'm so close to the universe. And also [director Brett Rattner] is a good friend of mine. But, of course, I would love to return to that universe."

But don't expect him to wrangler 'X-Men Origins: Magneto' away from director David S. Goyer. Singer says he's done three Nazi movies already ('Apt Pupil', 'Valkyrie' and the famous opening to 'X-Men') and isn't eager to tread that ground again.

At this point it's uncertain if Singer will return to either 'X-Men' or 'Superman'.







In two weeks, copies of 'Captain America' #600 will go on sale on a Monday, rather than the traditional new comics Wednesday.

The Bleeding Cool blog says this is due to Marvel anticipating some major mainstream media hype around the book. Thus far details of the issue have been nearly blacked out, with very little info provided in the solicitation. The book is also a lead in to the 'Reborn' mini-series of which little is known and has only been teased with advertisements displaying a huge white star on a black field of chain mail.

So what's trick is Marvel holding up its sleeve that would prompt them to expect media buzz to generate sales in place of actual promotion?

Bleeding Cool speculates that one possibility is a major casting announcement on the 'First Avenger: Captain America' movie, breaking with the return of Steve Rogers.

Some of Johnston's sources also echo past rumors that Will Smith is the actor that will play the role in the movie, and the Reborn comic will reflect that with a new black Captain America. Others agree in part, discarding the Will Smith aspect, but saying the Reborn series is designed to bring Cap in line with the actor who will be filling the role.

'Wolf Man' director Joe Johnston was named as the helmer of 'Captain America' last November. 'Narnia' scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were also signed to the pic the same month. The film isn't due in theaters until May, 2011.



TRANSFORMERS To Blow the Lid off Box Office?

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' will open big on the 5-day weekend starting June 24th. No question about that. But how big?

Nikki Finke is pointing for the fences saying the film could pull in a whopping $160 million. She cites 'Spider-Man 2' opening at $152 million in a similar frame and new tracking on the film being very positive. Paramount are downplaying the number but Finke's sources at rival studios are guessing  upwards of $175 million.



TRANSFORMERS Finished This Week

Like most F/X heavy features, post-production of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' is coming down to the wire. However, at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, director Michael Bay told an MTV reporter that he expected to wrap the film "tomorrow" (meaning Monday of this week) or Wednesday. Observe:



And now, a stale post from...

Jon Favreau Tweets about IRON MAN 2

Yesterday afternoon, 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau tweeted:

# I'll be skyping a bit from the set of Iron Man tonite on Jimmy Fallon.

Did anyone watch watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night? Did Favreau say anything interesting? Was Scarlett there in her Black Widow suit? Should we tune in to the episode on Hulu later today? Post your comments below...


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TheMovieGuy28 6/2/2009 7:32:21 AM

It's simple.



Transformers 2 will drop a half bill on us, just like TDK did.



I needn't say anything more

SgtTechCom 6/2/2009 7:39:50 AM

Transformers 2 will rip out your soul ladies and gentlemen. Michael Bay is Mr Action

Sorry not being racist but Captain America is not black. This would totally undermine the whole story and comic. Paul Walker - if anything would fit the bill.


goldeneyez 6/2/2009 7:45:58 AM

Brian Blessed sounds like perfect casting for Odin... in his younger days (back when he was Prince Vultan) he probably would Volstagg.  I was a little concerned because I didn't remember this guy in anything since Flash Gordon, but a quick IMDB search revealed he's had a steady stream of work since then.

jmg134 6/2/2009 7:55:37 AM

Holy crap! Prince Vultan from the Flash Gordon movie as Odin?  That's perfect!  Did not see that coming. 

I would love to see Sam Worthington cast as Steve Rodgers/Capt. America.  I think he would be perfect for the part.  Shit just let him do all superhero movies from now on. :)

xenomorph 6/2/2009 8:01:44 AM

I do NOT want will smith as Captain America. I do hope that the Sam Wotrhington rumors are true though.

hanso 6/2/2009 8:02:22 AM

At this point it should be clear he should never go near Superman again.  Nor X-Men, he left and we got stuck with Ratner and that's unforgivable.  Stick to doing thrillers Singer!


Wiseguy 6/2/2009 9:11:09 AM

No black Cap, no Aussie Cap, no changes to original Cap of any kind no one but a real American for Cap. How about the hot new thing, Chris Pine. If they cast outside of the traditional comic I'll be disappointed, still will look forward to it but with deflated sails.

Singer had a good thing, let him suffer now for abandoning ship.

Blessed seems way too old. But then again I haven't seen him since Flash, maybe he's holding well. Definitely had the booming voice back then

I'm still saying Transformers won't make 100 mil over the 3 day weekend and I'll eat crow all July if it does 500mil, NO WAY

violator14 6/2/2009 9:12:40 AM

I cant believe they're still even considering Will Smith as Captain America..... Geez, dont be stupid Marvel. I'm pretty sure these are just stupid rumor mills though. Transformers will be epic and is already my most favoritist movie of all time!

jmg134 6/2/2009 9:17:41 AM


C'mon you know there are gonna change Cap a little bit. It always seems to happen. Hopefully not to drastic though...like the costume. If they can pull off Spidey's costume they should be able to do it for Cap also. Chris Pine is a good choice but to me he seems a bit young looking? It might work. I always saw Cap as someone either in their late 20s or early 30s. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


ponyboy76 6/2/2009 9:19:39 AM

"I`m not trying to be racist or anything" Haha, no really. I hope to hell Will Smith is not Captain America.  If there was like an Ultimate version and he was black and they went that route, like Nick Fury, then cool, but that`s not the case. Steve Rogers is a white dude. Always was, always should be!  And if Marvel pulls some shit and intriduces yet another Captain America as a black guy it will be a worse gimmick than One More Day/Brand New Day.  I much rather they somehow bring Steve Rogers back from the dead. I`ve always been a fan of Rogers whether he was Cap or US Agent. Killing him was big mistake in the first place.  Did killing him help sales? I doubt it. Bringing him back would though.

Damn You Quesada and your horrible fucking ideas!!

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