Superman director candidates named, decision coming. Plus: Who will be Spider-Man's girls? Action on the set of Captain America. Hit-Girl to topline Emily the Strange movie and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.9.24!
Collider.com has skimmed a nice Batman 3 quite from video footage of director Christopher Nolan fielding questions from the press about Inception.
When asked about the status of the Dark Knight sequel Nolan said this:
"I don’t like to talk too much about things until I’m further along with them. But I’m working on the script right now. My brother Jonah has done a draft for the script and now I’m writing on it. We have set a release date and as far as the film being officially greenlit, they haven’t told they don’t want to do it. So I’m hopeful."
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Deadline.com reports that Kick-Ass and Let Me In actress Chloe Moretz is attached to star in a feature film version of Emily the Strange for Universal Pictures. The comic, created by Rob Reger is published by Dark Horse and has proven to be a licensing phenomenon.
Dark Horse's Mike Richardson is producing. Reger and Keith Goldberg are executive producers.
The Hollywood Insider at EW.com reports that Emma Stone has recently read for one of the female lead roles in Marc Webb's much-anticipated Spider-Man reboot.
While previous rumors had indicated that Mary Jane Watson won't be Peter Parker's love interest in the new movie, The Insider's sources tell them that the movie will, in fact, feature both Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane, possibly repositioning Peter in the Archie-esque love triangle from the classic comics.
Sony has also apparently brought Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska to New York to read for the role.
Variety also reports that Lily Collins and Teresa Palmer are in the mix as well.
You've been patiently watching the online photos as the crew of Captain America: The First Avenger transforms Dale Street of present-day Manchester, England into a 1940s New York setting.
Now director Joe Johnston has finally called "action!" Check out this video:
And in case you're wondering who that woman is and what she's doing walking up to the camera like that, CaptainAmericaFilmingManchester.co.uk has the answers. The who is actress Hayley Atwell, playing Peggy Carter. The what is shooting some bad guys as seen in the photo below. Click through the CAFM blog for more photos from the scene!
When Iron Man 2 arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray next week, you'll see deleted scenes like the one below. It's an alternate opening which finds Tony Stark hung-over and freaking out over his impending debut at the Stark Expo.
Watch it while you can...
MTV Splash Page has your exclusive first look at the trailer for All-Star Superman which seems like it's a bit off-model from the comic book source material.
Deadline.com broke some major news last night, revealing that the search for a director for the new Superman is heating up.
Producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are said to be favoring Tony Scott (Unstoppable), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and Zack Snyder.
Nolan has reportedly been taking meetings for the relaunch, which is based on a script he helped hatch with screenwriter and Batman collaborator David Goyer and will reportedly go to the studio with his choice in a few weeks.
A couple of wrinkles include the fact that most of the directors already have commitments to do other projects and Warner Bros is under some time pressure, due to the legal battle over the rights to the character. The movie has to be made before the potential 2013 deadline which could see rights referring to the heirs of the character's creator Jerry Siegel.
What do you think, Maniacs? Who do you favor from the list of five? If not these director, who do you prefer? Post your comments below...
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9 which arrived in comic shops on September 9th! Come see Rob at the New York Comic Con on October 8th-10th!