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Rumor: PERCY for SPIDER-MAN?

Plus: HUMAN TARGET, IRON MAN 2, LOCKE & KEY and more

By Rob M. Worley     February 05, 2010
Source: Various


Comics2Film: Logan Lerman and SPIDER-MAN
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Is 'Percy Jackson' a contender for 'Spider-Man? PLUS: 'Human Target' misses. Favreau clarifies Marvel movie continuity. Kurtzman & Orci on 'Locke & Key' movie? More! Never going to bed with a frown in its pocket, it's your Comics2Film 10.2.5!

 

 

Hemsworth Becoming "A Beast" for THOR

Fans who saw a trim and fit Chris Hemsworth in 'Star Trek' may wonder how he's going to reach the impressive stature of a thunder god for 'Thor'. Well, the actor's 'Red Dawn' co-star Josh Hutcherson told MTV Splash Page that he's bulked up considerably for the part.

"The entire time [shooting 'Red Dawn'], he was constantly bulking up and just getting bigger and bigger throughout the entire thing," said Hutcherson. "The dude's a beast now. ... I think he's going to really tear it up."

 

 

PARADAX TV Series in the Offing?

Bleeding Cool reports that comics creator Brendan McCarthy is in Los Angeles pitching projects. Part of that includes discussions for a CGI TV series based on the obscure 1980s comic 'Paradax' that he co-created with Peter Milligan.

Cool says that the TV show is "being pitched as a risque surreal comedy animated series, somewhere between Sex And The City and the 60’s Batman TV show.  Seinfeld meets Kick-Ass!"

 

 

HUMAN TARGET Misses

After a strong start 'Human Target' suffered a significant ratings drop this week, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show was enjoying a strong carry over audience, airing after the hit 'American Idol' in previous weeks. This week, however, Fox shuffled 'Target' to 8pm and placed 'Idol' after it. The result? A 23% loss in viewership.

Lets hope the comic-based fare can find an audience and that Fox can find a spot on the schedule for it that works. It seems to C2F that it would benefit from being pared with another one-hour drama with a similar audience like '24' or 'House', rather than the singer competition.

 

 

Orci and Kurtzman Producing LOCKE & KEY?

One of the great independent comics to come out in recent years is Joe Hill's chiller 'Locke & Key'. When it debuted in February 2008, Dimension Films immediately snatched up the film rights to it.

Now, Latino Review is reporting that Dimension apparently let rights lapse and Hollywood wonder boys Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ('Star Trek', 'Cowboys & Aliens', 'Fringe', 'Transformers', the list goes on and on...) are producing the movie with DreamWorks. 

 

 

IRON MAN 2 Continuity - Comes Before INCREDIBLE HULK

So, at the close of 'Incredible Hulk', Louis Leterrier included a scene in which Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark meets with William Hurt's Thunderbolt Ross and opens the conversation about a team he's putting together. Of course, we all know that he's talking about 'The Avengers'. And yet, when 'Iron Man 2' hits theaters, Stark will not yet be on his journey to put together the super group.

That's because 'Incredible Hulk' happens after 'Iron Man 2'. At least that's what Jon Favreau told fans on Twitter this week. When asked by a fan, "does 'Iron Man 2' takes place before or after Hulk movie," Favreau's tweeted reply is "Before".

It makes sense to imagine the timeline of 'Iron Man 2' then 'Incredible Hulk' then 'First Avenger: Captain America'. DVD freeze-framers will recall that there's a deleted scene from 'Hulk' which suggests the green goliath may be responsible for unthawing Cap in modern times. In the scene, Banner attempts suicide in an arctic location, triggering a Hulk-out and an avalanche, which uncovers Cap's shield.

On the other hand, fans also know that Cap's Shield appears in Tony Stark's lab in 'Iron Man', which could create a continuity issue as well. Of course it could be possible in the movie world that Cap had more than one shield, or that the arctic scene takes place before 'Iron Man', or that the arctic scene isn't even canon since it wasn't actually cut into the movie.

Let's hear from you, Maniacs. Please sort out the Marvel Movie Timeline in the comments below...

 

 

ADELE BLANC-SEC Trailer Online

C2F has to admit, we didn't know much about 'Adèle Blanc-Sec' prior to last year, but the more we see of this new Luc Besson film, the more interested we are. Now there's a new trailer online at Allocine.fr. Check it out!

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

KICK-ASS Trailer

And there's a new International Trailer for 'Kick-Ass' as well...

 

 

SPIDER-MAN Rumor: Logan Lerman Looking to Steal the Lead?

Actor Logan Lerman, who toplines the February family tentpole 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief', told Access Hollywood in a phone interview that he would love to take over the lead role in 'Spider-Man'.

While fishing for an interesting headline, Access asked the young actor if he had any thoughts about the buzzed-about reboot and he replied, "I'm the biggest fan. I know all about this."

Apparently Lerman's agents have been working to get him in front of the right people at Sony.

"There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into," Logan told Access, "It’s one of my favorite characters ever and I’m a huge fan of the series. I’d love to have more conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it."

Of course, the whole exchange only signifies a lot of interest on the part of the actor, and does nothing to confirm any interest on the part of the filmmakers behind 'Spider-Man'. Never the less, by end of day yesterday it was all over the web that Lerman had been cast, was a contender or is otherwise attached to the role.

Just to keep order in Dodge, Heat Vision blog did some checking with the other side to clarify the Lerman story. Not surprisingly, sources for both Columbia Pictures and Lerman himself downplayed the story.

Columbia says it's casting "a wide net" for the new Peter Parker. "No offers have been made, nor have any business discussions been made with Lerman."

Lerman's peeps confirmed for Heat Vision that there have been no serious talks.

And that's not to say that casting Lerman down the road is impossible. He could still get an audition and win the role, but for now we just have a young guy with a big movie opening, who would love a shot at the title, and there's nothing more to it than that.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

What do you think, Maniacs? Are you looking forward to THE LIGHTNING THIEF? Could you picture Lerman as the youthful new SPIDER-MAN? Post your comments below...

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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ddiaz28 2/5/2010 7:30:44 AM

Love that Kick Ass trailer.  Each one gets better.  Awesome line at the end!  This girls potty mouth is epic.

Bryzarro 2/5/2010 7:38:51 AM

Re: Iron Man Timeline..........Ouch!!   My head hurts just thinking about it. 

Hobbs 2/5/2010 7:47:48 AM

You know, I looked over that deleted scene over and over in Incredible Hulk and my eyes must be going because I can't make out Cap's shield anywhere they were saying it was.

SteveFox 2/5/2010 8:18:17 AM

 In regard to the possible inconsistencies within the Iron Man, Hulk movies...who gives a shit?

I mean, I hate to be so harsh, but over-thinking that kind of silly crap is what's destroyed DC over and over the last several decades.  Don't get me wrong, sloppy is sloppy but these tiny deals were put in there for silly fun to begin with.

bobjohnson221 2/5/2010 8:20:41 AM

The shield moves really quick so you have to do a frame-by-frame advance to see anything. Which, now that I think about it, you probably did.

CaericArcLight 2/5/2010 9:25:14 AM

I couldn't figure out why they moved HUMAN TARGET away from 24. It does seem like a perfect pairing. Ah well, my DVR will get it whenever they show for as long as they show it.

DarthDuck 2/5/2010 9:37:18 AM

"With no power, comes no responsibility"  That's way funnier than it has any right to be.

Regarding the Marvel movie continuity I'm pretty much in the 'who cares' camp.  If not everything fits than that's ok.  I like that they are putting some thought into it and all the mix-ups make the movie that much more like comic books!

millean 2/5/2010 9:38:11 AM

Didn't think it was possible, but I care absolutely ZERO about the next Spider-Man movie.  Thanks, Sony.

Hobbs,  yeah, Cap is hard to spot in that deleted scene, but he is there.  Check out this link for a little help spotting it:

http://www.alwayswatching.net/news/easter-egg-captain-america-frozen-deleted-scene-incredible-hulk

I think he gets launched into the air during the avalanche, but you still can't see much.

 

millean 2/5/2010 9:44:22 AM

Oh, and I predict the deleted Cap scene will NOT be cannon.  We kind of talked a little about this in another article a while back, but I bet Cap doesn't get the round shield until after the thaw.  You can see he has the round shield in the freeze frame, so...

Not like any of it matters, these cameos/deleted scenes are nothing more than a little bit of fun for us fans!

Wiseguy 2/5/2010 10:30:48 AM

The time line in Marvel movies seem perfect to me. I guess I'm so used to reading comics out of order and then puttin it together lately that I already had thought that out. Not a big deal here. The Captain America shield in Hulk can just be ignored since it was a deleted scene. The shield in IM can be Starks trying to replicate it, he is weapons designer afterall. In other words everything is perfectly fine in the Marvel movieverse

I can go for Lerman as Spidey, he has the look and size and in the snippets I've seen him in 3:10 to Yuma and Number 23 he seems capable enough

Kick Ass looks like tons of fun but I I admit I have a biased against the lead guy, he just seems like a douche to me in a couple of those scenes and in an interview I saw him in. Still that won't affect my enjoyment of this

I read the first arc of Locke and Key, it was ok but not something I'm craving for to see in film nor enough for me to stick with the book

Hemsworth already had a good built, I want to see how much muscle he's packed on. THOR is going to rule

Human Target? Don't care for it

 

 

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