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Rodriguez closer to DEADPOOL?


By Rob M. Worley     August 02, 2010
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Comics2Film: Robert Rodriguez and DEADPOOL
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Is Robert Rodriguez closer to signing on for Deadpool? Plus: Welling confirms Superman in Smallville. Spider-Man gets a production start date. World of Quest lands on DVD and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.8.2!






SuperHeroHype has the production start dates for Sony's two big comic-based franchise movies.

According to their report, Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie, starring Andrew Garfield is set to roll cameras this December in Los Angeles. It's set for a July 3, 2010 release.

Men in Black III will go before cameras this September, shooting in New York. The movie stars Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Jemain Clement, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing. It's due out May 25, 2012.



Welling Confirms SUPERMAN Suit

Going into season 10 of Smallville, knowing that it's the last go-round for the show, it would be inconceivable if Tom Welling's Clark Kent didn't don the red and blue Superman suit at some point.

In an interview with The Flick Cast podcast (with quotes transcribed by MTV Splash Page) Welling confirms that the long-awaited event will finally occur on the show.

"That's the plan," Welling said when asked about a full-fledged appearance as The Man of Steel. "I don't know how they're going to do it, but I know that inevitably, that's where we get to."

After nine-plus years of build up, the reveal of the superhero is not something that anyone is taking lightly.

"I think it's a huge responsibility for Clark and for me," explained Welling. "And hopefully, we can get to a place where the fans feel as though we did everything that we could. We serviced the character the way that will make them all happy."

Welling has apparently seen the costume but has not worn it yet. Regardless he says it "looks good."

Season 10 of Smallville arrives on The CW September 24.




One comic-based cartoon that has largely escaped the notice of the online comics press is World of Quest, based on the Harvey-award nominated graphic novel series by Jason T. Kruse.

The show was developed by Cookie Jar Entertainment and ran for one season on The Kids WB (just before it became CW4Kids). The show ran for additional seasons in various foreign markets.

Last week, it made its debut on DVD. Fans can pick up the first volume of the DVD series at outlets like Volume one comes with ten complete episodes, which seems like an odd number considering there were 13 in the first season. It could be that they're rationing out out the show in 10 episode blocks, rather than season-related sets. Hard to tell but this could be the first chance for many fans in the U.S. to watch beyond season one.

Although the show is for younger audiences, it carried a continuing story line about young (and annoying) Prince Nestor who uses a magic binding spell to force the reluctant, exiled hero Quest to help him find his kidnapped parents. Quest wants no part of this but is forced to help, while tormenting Nestor as often as possible.

Kruse, of course, is also the series artist on Scratch9, the new comic book created by Comics2Film writer Rob Worley.



Javier Grillo-Marxuach Writing DEAD @ 17 Movie

Lost producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach tells his followers on twitter that he's landed a gig writing the screenplay for the movie version of Josh Howard's comic Dead @ 17.

The book focuses on a teen girl named Nara Kilday who is killed and revived -- twice -- leaving her resurrected as a demon hunter. Previously Vanessa Hudgens had been loosely attached to the role.

The comic was initially published by Viper Comics, who also published Grillo-Marxuach book The Middleman, which Grillo-Marxuach then set up as a short-lived but well-regarded TV show on ABC Family.



Rodriguez Closer to DEADPOOL?

Back in June, rumors broke that rebel director Robert Rodriguez was talking to 20th Century Fox about directing the big-screen adaptation of Deadpool, which actor Ryan Reynolds has been attached to star in for some time now.

More recently, the L.A. Times 24 Frames blog says that talks have progressed significantly. According to the reports, things have moved beyond casual conversations and the two camps are now in initial negotiations about the movie. Rodriguez reportedly has the script by Zombieland's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

There's no deal on the table yet but if things moved in a positive direction, that would be next. Rodriguez is prepping his Grindhouse feature Machete for its September 3 release and will then move on to Spy Kids 4.If everything works out, Deadpool would go into production after that.


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CaptAmerica04 8/2/2010 8:31:19 AM

Spy Kids 4?  Really?  <sigh>

It's about time that Welling got into the suit.  I mean, Martha Kent already became a super-secret Senatorial spy, Jonathan died 12 years ago, and Lois Lane is about to hit menopause.  I think it's time that Clark stopped his whining and suited up.  I'm just sayin.

kissstation 8/2/2010 9:43:52 AM

lol  Bingo Cap.

As much as I like Reynolds, can he be in 2 superhero movies that focus on him?  I know he was in Wolverine, which is why I was surprised he went to GL?

aegrant 8/2/2010 10:02:35 AM

I nthink having a space between movies will be good for Reynolds, you don't want overkill of him playing superheroes..

jfdavis 8/2/2010 10:07:20 AM

Starring in two franchises will be extremely tough for Reynolds but it's possible the schedules will work out. He just won't have any time off.  I think both franchises lend themselves pretty well to recasting if need be...

I think the final season is a good time to drag out the suit in Smallville. There's a finality to it since the point of the show is/was Clark growing up...

Calibur454 8/2/2010 10:16:04 AM

so much for a sin city 2 that really sucks.

Dead @ 17- i never really cared for the comic so i'm not interested in this at all

I'll wait for a trailer on deadpool- same for mib3

TheStormrider 8/2/2010 10:22:31 AM

Very impressive Spiderman opens 5 months before it starts shooting. 

violator14 8/2/2010 10:27:51 AM

DEADPOOL!!!!! FU.CK Everything else and their mamas!! I dont care if Reynolds has to make 5 comic book movies at a time as long as Deadpool is made asap!! and ya.. Spykids?? reallY??? what a waste of time!!!. F that crap!!! Deadpool ASAP you studio homos!!!

Also, i was thinking about the Deadpool mask. I hope they can kinda animate the mask to somehow express his goofy or serious face expressions Deadpool always makes. I know it will look cheesy if they go full out comic-book style, but I think it would add alot even if it's subtle movements. Maybe the same kind of concept as Rorschach's mask but a lil more serious. They should do the same thing for the new Spidey movie too imo.

axia777 8/2/2010 10:48:34 AM

Spy Kids 4?  LAME.  Robert Rodriguez do Deadpool and DO NOT BE A DORK.  All the kids that watched that Spy Kids crap have grown up anyways!  My daughter did.  She would not give a rats ass now.  Now she wants to watch Deadpool yo!  HA!  Robert Rodriguez needs to pull his head out of his ass!  And if they DO make it a PG-13 movie make it a REALLY HARD PG-13 one.  :D


Wyldstaar 8/2/2010 11:07:47 AM

Robert Rodriguez is the perfect director for Deadpool.  He's always been able to perfectly combine just the right amounts of comedy and violence, and with a script from the folks who gave us Zombieland and an actor with the comedic timing of Reynolds, this movie has the potential to be perfect.

wessmith1966 8/2/2010 11:13:20 AM

I'd like a Deadpool movie, but I'm interested to see where they go with the character after Wolverine. Having his mouth sewn shut won't work, because one Deadpool's best attributes is his wit. He's the "merc with a mouth," so he's got to be able to talk. Also, Deadpool can't be controlled, so I'm curious where the story will go.

I think the new Peter Parker's a little old looking to be going back to high school, so maybe Peter's going back to college. I'm sure I'll get excited once a trailer comes out, but right now I'm just "meh" on a another Spidey adventure. I guess the last movie disappointed me so much that I need some great visuals from the new movie to get pumped again.

You just knew that Welling would don the suit in the final season. Maybe WB/DC isn't moving forward on a new movie until they get the results back from that episode. Maybe if the reaction is positive Welling will get the role for the next Supes movie.

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