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One More For CONAN

Plus: HULK, KICK-ASS, SCOTT PILGRIM and more!

By Rob M. Worley     March 17, 2010
Source: Various


Comics2Film: CONAN by Frank Frazetta
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One more cast member joins 'Conan'. Plus: Tara talks to team 'Kick-Ass' at SXSW! 'Scott Pilgrim' poster debuts! Norton seems ready to return to 'Hulk' role and more! Turning up with puppy dog eyes and sad sunflower, it's your Comics2Film 10.3.17!

 

 

A few new ADELE BLANC-SEC Photos

If you're interested in the new Luc Besson movie 'Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec' you'll find some new still images at the film's official Facebook page.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Tara Chats up Team KICK-ASS

Mania's own Tara Perry and Rich Kuras traveled to SXSW for the premier of 'Kick-Ass' and chatted up actors Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and director Matthew Vaugn on the red carpet.

One interesting item of note came when Tara asked Vaughn if he aimed to do other comic-based movies.

After a long pause Vaughn said, "I am about to do one but I can't say what it is. That's something I'm gonna start writing."

Check out the clip in the Mania Video Gallery for some fun interview footage and Tara's effusive reaction to the movie.

 

 

Official poster for SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD debuting at Showest 2010

SCOTT PILGRIM Showest Poster

As much as C2F loves what its seen so far on 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'. We have to admit we've seen very little. So, it's nice that at the recent Showest trade convention, exhibitors got the first look at some new artwork from the film in the form of a cool poster.

Thanks to ComingSoon.net for snapping a photo and putting it online.

Now lets have that trailer, Wright!

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Millar talks about Post KICK-ASS Plans

Meanwhile, MTV Splash Page talked with Mark Millar over at SXSW and asked him what's next on the movie front.

He shed some new light on Tara's scoop, telling the site that he and director Matthew Vaughn are working on a new movie based on a comic, and it ain't the previously-announced 'American Jesus'.

"Matthew and I are going to do two new projects, and they'll be quite interesting for people who are looking for us to get together and do a big, widescreen superhero picture," Millar told MTV News. "This is an adaptation of a book that Leinil Francis Yu and I are doing. It will be out in September as well. I can't divulge the name yet. I don't want it to get lost in the 'Kick-Ass' publicity, but this will be the next thing after 'Kick-Ass.'"

The next Millar book in stores is 'Nemesis', the film version of which the comics creator has been regularly hyping since he announced the comic.

"Already we have directors lining up for 'Nemesis,' the book that's out in a couple of weeks' time," Millar told MTV. "It's very exciting. It must be how Stan [Lee] felt, I suppose, back in the early '60s. He's creating all these books and luckily people are liking them."

 

 

One More for CONAN

Variety reports that 'Charmed' actress Rose McGowan has joined the cast of the 'Conan' movie.

She's playing a half-human/half-witch character and we're guessing is on the side of evil. One interesting note is that McGowan had previously been cast in the lead in the Conan-related 'Red Sonja' movie. That movie was also to be made by the same people behind 'Conan' and was heavily hyped at Comic-Con a few years back. Since then the project seems to have fizzled.

The trades also confirm previously-rumored cast members Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Said Taghmaoui and Leo Howard. Jason Momoa is starring as the Barbarian king.

The movie is filming now at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

 

Liam Hemsworth on Losing THOR

We all know that Chris Hemsworth is the star of Marvel and Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor' movie. Fans may also recall that Chris beat out his brother Liam for the part, which has sparked a bitter family feud not unlike that between the Thunder God and Loki.

Liam vented his fury at Access Hollywood.

"We had a fight. He won. No, I'm happy for him to get it," Liam said. OK, perhaps there's no real feud. Liam said he's OK with big brother taking the role, "as long as a Hemsworth is throwing that 'Hem' around..."

Watch the entire video interview below:

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

KICK-ASS Music Video

British pop star Mika has recorded a song for 'Kick-Ass' called "Kick-Ass". We're hardly music critics here at C2F but we have to say the song seems strangely out-of-sync with the bombastic tone of the film. The video debuted on the Sun website, but has since been ported to YouTube.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry (who thinks the song is horrible) for the submission.

 

 

Norton Would do More HULK if Fans Want it

Wow, so Edward Norton has been fielding the question of "will he do another Hulk movie" ever since the first one came out to a lukewarm reception. The latest round of questioning intensified at this weekend's SXSW festival. While Norton remains vague on the issue, his replies have been interpreted as everything from a firm "No" to a definite "Maybe" and a wink-wink "could be".

C2F thinks Norton gave the most interesting sound byte to the Motion Captured blog at Hitfix.

"It's really up to you guys," Norton said, probably referring to fans and the fan press. "Is it important to you?  Does that continuity matter?"

The obvious answer seems to be "of course." C2F feels like most fans enjoyed 'Incredible Hulk' and would love to see Norton come back as Banner in 'The Avengers' and 'The Incredible Hulk 2'.

Drew McWeeny at HitFix gives his analysis of the Norton/Marvel/Hulk situation and that too is interesting. Fans know that Norton, on some level, clashed with Marvel over the film. Marvel and director Louis Leterrier downplayed the argument in the press. However, Norton didn't advocate his own summer blockbuster in the same way that Jon Favreau or Robert Downey promoted their Marvel movie, preferring instead to do the minimal tour of press junkets.  In recent, related interviews Norton admitted he had a beef with someone specifically at Marvel and that person is gone now (perhaps referring to Avi Arad).

McWeeny's impression is that Norton still holds some "simmering resentment" over the situation, but also presents himself as "a genuine fan" of the character. He suggests that Marvel release the expanded Norton cut of 'Incredible Hulk' (estimated to clock in at 2 hours, 20 minutes) as an olive branch towards bringing him back in the fold.

What do you think, Maniacs? Do you want Norton back? Do you want the expanded cut of INCREDIBLE HULK? Post your comments below...

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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jedibanner 3/17/2010 8:01:23 AM

I'd vote for Norton to be back again as Bruce banner....but I would give him some glasses to finalize the character 100%.

Rheul_home 3/17/2010 8:16:18 AM

Bring on Norton and his cut of the film! I really liked Hulk. Sure I would have like Abomination to look more like the comic version and a few other small tweeks but it was still a great movie. What does Nortons cut cover anybody know? Im guessing some more interaction between him and "Leonard" among other things... Im with Jedi he needs his glasses though.

silversurfer 3/17/2010 8:17:23 AM

Agreed Jedi- couldn't have said it better

bobjohnson221 3/17/2010 8:33:21 AM

I would be interested in seeing the "expanded Norton cut."

ddamaged 3/17/2010 8:41:03 AM

Yes, I would love to see Norton continue as Banner, and I'd love to the see expanded edition. Especially, since the cut we were given in 2008 seemed truncated and disjointed as though several chunks of character development and plot were yanked out.

Wiseguy 3/17/2010 8:48:31 AM

I'd like for Norton to come back. It may help his cause if he lost some of that reportedly prima donna act of his in wanting to take over any film he's in. At the end of the day it don't matter much to me, I think there are many competent actors that can fill that void just make sure you get the HULK right.

And yes, I'd shell out another 20 bucks to see his cut of the movie. That in itself says a lot, when do we ever see an "actor's cut" of the movie

I guess McGowan is no longer in the running for Red Sonja, which is good with me. RS isn't supposed to be some petite thing like her. She's more like an Amazon

I pay very little attention to anything coming out of Millar's mouth. And sir, Stan Lee you are not
 

SONYMANswallows 3/17/2010 9:13:32 AM

Luke warm reception?

Sorry but people had to many comic book film choices jammed together in 2008. And Incredible Hulk came out within a week of Bark Knight which even though Incredible Hulk was much better written, planned and executed it was not going to lose to the hype behind Heath Ledger's ghost.

And recasting is and never was the issue. A few people complained and were quieted quicker than Sara Palin by tea baggers.

I will trust Norton over a Marvel movie exec that is not character trustworthy and doing the Hollywood thing versus devotion to character and established story elements.

FerretJohn 3/17/2010 9:13:41 AM

Who's filling Sandahl Bergmans leather bikini as Conans leading lady?

Ozymandas 3/17/2010 9:23:35 AM

Hulk: I'll probably get crucified for this, but I'd be happy to see Norton or Bana back in the part. I'd be against seeing a 3rd actor take up the role in so few years.

wessmith1966 3/17/2010 9:31:46 AM

I'm of the opinion that Norton is a bit of a whiner when he doesn't get his way. I don't need another Hulk movie. I've seen all of Banner that I need to see. We all know that he loves Betty, but can't be with her because of the Monster inside. We know that he's always battling how to harness the monster inside. As Stan Lee would say...Enuff Said. Given that, I'd like to see the Hulk used in the Avengers movie. Norton could make an appearance as Banner. Use Loki as the main villain who manipulates Banner/Hulk into doing his heavy lifting in taking on his brother Thor and Thor's new pals, the Avengers.

I still haven't seen anything for the Scott Pilgrim movie that looks even vaguely interesting, but Kick Ass looks like it's going to be...well, kick ass.

I'm not solf on Momoa as Conan, but the cast is shaping up nicely. I look forward to the first trailer. Arnold really looked the part of Conan and i hope momoa can measure up to that because of all the inevitable comparisons.

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