Summit readies RED return. Plus: Uh oh...Is Green Lantern terrible? Captain America's Red Skull revealed (again). Hemsworth talks Avengers and more! It's your Comics2Film T minus 9!
We've all been plenty psyched about Warner Bros super sci-fi take on DC Comics' The Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds. While the eye candy in the recent trailer wowed us, we also have to admit being a tad uncomfortable with the "acting moments" - those smaller beats where the characters interact and reveal themselves. In particular, the exchange between Reynolds and actress Blake Lively seemed extremely flat.
So, it's interesting to note an article spotlighting Lively in New York Magazine, where a number of unnamed insiders assess the woman's career and her potential for the future. They rightly point out that she was amazing in The Town, but then talk about Green Lantern in the context that it could hurt her career because it's not a good movie.
An unnamed manager is quoted as saying, "Whatever the mistakes were with Green Lantern, she needs to not react to them and do an indie movie just because a big superhero movie didn't work. It's always about the role and the director. The hotter the person, the easier it is, and she's very hot right now."
Even more damning is this comment from an unnamed agent. "Even though Green Lantern is supposed to be terrible, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to do extremely well and enhance her foreign value. Clash of the Titans was horrendous, but it didn’t slow down Sam Worthington any."
Whoa! Is that the back-chatter in Hollywood? That Green Lantern is potentially as bad as Clash of the Titans? This is the first we've heard of such a strong negative vibe and we'd be happy to dismiss it, but those awkward scenes in the trailer have us wondering.
We'll find out how good Green Lantern is on June 17th.
The HFPA has posted a number of behind-the-scenes videos from The Golden Globe Awards, including one with up-and-comer Chris Hemsworth, who was rehearsing to present a trophy. The actor commented briefly about his excitement to be working on Thor and also had this to say about Marvel's mega follow-up:
"Then we shoot The Avengers which is where they all come together, Hulk and Iron Man and Captain America, and beat each other up and try and form a team," Hemsworth said.
Looks like the movie will be in the true Marvel tradition where a beat up always precedes a team up!
The Daily Blam have posted a handful of images from the catalog of Disguise, who manufactures Halloween costumes based on licensed characters. This year Disguise has the licenses for Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor.
Interestingly, the photos gives us a poor man's representation of what Red Skull, Loki and Sif may look like in the movies. Another interesting detail are is a good look at Thor's helmet.
Collider.com reports that Summit Entertainment is looking to milk their surprise hit movie RED and have commissioned the Hoeber brothers to write a sequel to the film.
Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script for the first film, expanding on the lean comic book mini-series written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Cully Hamner. The movie went on to gross $164 million worldwide and earned a Golden Globe nomination.
No follow up comics existed until this year when books supporting the film were put to market by DC Comics (including a few written by the Hoeber brothers) so presumably story ideas are open.
What ever the case, they'd better get crackin'. Their cast isn't getting any younger.
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