RED Director Joins R.I.P.D. Plus: A new Spider-Man casting rumor. X-Men: First Class goes younger still. Guggenheim talks Green Lantern 2 and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.9.8!
Newsarama had a chat with comics and screen writer Marc Guggenheim, who fans know co-wrote the script for the much-anticipated Green Lantern movie.
Rumors erupted recently that Warner Bros. was keen to go before cameras on the sequel next summer, the same time that the first movie would just be reaching theaters. Rumors also indicated that parts two and three would go back to back
Guggenheim downplayed the rumors but confirmed that he and partners Greg Berlanti and Michael Green have begun working on a treatment for the movie's sequel.
"I think where that came out of was, when Greg Berlanti originally pitched the movie to Warner Bros., he pitched three movies. So there's always been, and he's said this publicly, that there's always been enough story for a trilogy," Guggenheim said. "The scope of the character and the character's world requires that. But we're really just focusing on the treatment for Green Lantern 2."
Guggenheim also confirmed that the trio have turned in their treatment for The Flash. When asked if the Green Lantern movie carried an Easter egg or cameo beat that would set up a Scarlet Speedster movie he replied, "I actually can't confirm that. I wish I could. The truth is, those sort of decisions get made high above my pay grade."
However the writer admits that he's all in favor of such things. Click through for the complete interview.
Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper is the source of the latest casting talk for Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot. The paper (which does not know how to properly spell the web-slinger's name) profiled Hockey player Mike Comrie, who happens to be newly wed to singer/actress Hilary Duff of Lizzie McGuire fame.
The article makes a passing mention that among the possessions in their new home, "a script marked 'Spiderman' [sic] sits on the table, with lines for a character simply called 'girl' highlighted in yellow (rumours swirl about who Spidey's love interest will be in the series' next installment.) "
No other details are provided but it looks like maybe Duff is reading for a role in the movie.
Marvel's big summer hit Iron Man 2 comes home to Blu-Ray and DVD on September 28th.
Target stores and Target.com will be offering an exclusive, limited edition Blu-Ray combo with metal packaging to its customers.
This exclusive metal case holds all 3 discs and is packed with these features:
In related news, MTV Splash Page has posted one of the featurettes from the release. This one focuses on DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, who filmed a cameo in the movie's party scene and died of a drug overdose months later. In the clip Favreau recalls Goldstein's time on the set and the effect the musician's death had on him.
Deadline.com reports that RED director Robert Schwentke has signed a deal to direct R.I.P.D., based on the comics mini-series by Peter Lenkov.
Actor Ryan Reynolds is attached to star in the film about a dead cop given the chance to stop his killer by joining the "Rest In Peace Department", and after-life police squad populated by dead lawmen from throughout the ages. He's partnered with a long-dead sheriff.
Plans are to film the movie next summer as is permitted by Reynolds' schedule. The movie has a script for Clash of the Titans writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Original Film's Neal Moritz and Dark Horse's Mike Richardson and Lawrence Gordon are producing the movie for Universal Pictures.
The comic series was originally published by Dark Horse Comics.
Speaking of Robert Schwentke and RED, Yahoo! Movies have posted a clip reel for the movie. This one focuses on Helen Mirren's character Victoria, and reveals a bit of her backstory. The movie opens October 15.
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9 which arrives in comic shops on September 9th! Come see him on 9/9 at Comic City in Novi, MI where he's signing copies of the first issue of the new book! And if you're in Massachusetts, visit Friendly Neighborhood Comics on September 11 to meet series artist Jason T. Kruse!