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