Mark Strong confirmed for 'Green Lantern'. Plus: New 'Kick-Ass' posters. Live-action 'Ashita no Joe' in the works. 'Human Target' episodic info and more! In the middle of winter, all the trees are bare and the bears are reading your Comics2Film 10.2.22!
Enjoying the new comic-based TV series 'Human Target' so far?
Target419.com has posted the episode titles for the rest of the season, leading into the show's first season finale, "Christopher Chance." Additionally, they have confirmed that the March 10 episode will be "Salvage & Reclamation."
In the Manga-To-Film department a report from Anime Nation (translating from The Daily Cyzo) indicates there's a live action movie based on the manga 'Ashita no Joe' (or 'Tomorrow's Joe' for English markets) in the works. The film is to star Tomohisa Yamashita in the title role as a troubled young man who finds redemption through boxing.
Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba created the classic manga which has been adapted into anime and live-action film many times.
'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths' arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. On Thursday of last week, fans in L.A. and New York were treated to a theatrical screening of the film. MTV Splash Page chatted with Dwayne McDuffie, writer of the film, on the red carpet in Los Angeles, where he revealed he's involved in several more DC Universe animated feature films.
"I've written two more [animated] movies," said McDuffie. "I can't say what they are, although I'm dying to say what they are. They're really cool. [Warner Brothers Animation] kind of likes to announce just the next [animated film] to keep focused, but I think people are going to be pretty excited."
Next up, however, is 'Batman: Under the Red Hood', which is written by Judd Winnick, based on his comic book storyline of the same name. So it remains to be seen what McDuffie has up his sleeves, but C2F will be looking forward to those revelations.
As marketing whips up for 'Kick-Ass' it seems we'll be getting new posters, pictures or trailers every day. Website FilmoFilia.com has posted a set of new character-based banners from the upcoming film.
The latest feature head shots of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as the respective characters Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, Big Daddy and the Red Mist.
While 'Green Lantern' has always been a staple in the DC Comics Universe, the character's strong resurgence in recent years owes much to the writer of Geoff Johns, whose run on the character has culminated with the recent Blackest Night event (which leads into the forthcoming Brightest Day event).
Well, it turns out that Johns has had a busy week, first having been named DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer, and capping things off with a visit to the New Orleans set of 'Green Lantern'. We already know that Martin Campbell is directing the film. Ryan Reynolds is starring in the title role. Other confirmed cast members include Peter Sarsgaard, Blake Lively and Tim Robbins.
And yesterday Johns tweeted some additional details.
"Back from an amazing trip to Green Lantern town a.k.a. New Orleans!! Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro," Johns posted yesterday morning, confirming reports from January that Strong was close to signing on as Green Lantern's mentor-turned-nemesis.
Johns had a bit more to share with his followers.
"Kilowog, the Guardians, Oa...all breathtaking. The age of Green Lantern is upon us!!'
Filming on 'Green Lantern' is slated to begin soon!
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you psyched to see GREEN LANTERN on the big screen? Post your comments below...