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SUPERMAN/BATMAN 2 On the Way

Plus: GREEN LANTERN, NINJA TURTLES, WOLVERINE 2 and More!

By Rob M. Worley     October 16, 2009
Source: Various

'Superman/Batman 2' on the way. Plus: 'Green Lantern' flies out of Australia. Crazy 'Ninja Turtles' animated movie clip online. Hood ready for 'Wolverine 2' and more! Called neither Pedro, nor Craigford, nor Swimming. We are called your Comics2Film 9.10.16!

 

 

HORRORSCOPE Comics and Film Rights Snapped Up

In the ever-blurring lines of cross-pollination between comics and films, Variety reports that comic publisher Zenescope Entertainment has purchased the publishing rights to the horror comics series 'Horrorscope'. They've also picked up the option to develop feature films, toys and video games based on the premise.

The book was created by entertainer Brian Evans, who apparently has a colorful history that includes time as a Vegas lounge singer, an actor with appearances on various early 1990s TV shows, as well as some brushes with the law.

The concept involves a young psychic whose murder triggers vengeance-seeking signs of the Zodiac.

 

 

GREEN LANTERN Officially Ditches Australia

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Warner Bros has officially ruled out Australia as a filming location for 'Green Lantern'. The rising value of the Aussie dollar has been cited as a problem in the past. As of last week the currency was almost on par with the U.S. dollar wiping out much of the perceived extra value for shooting there.

Apparently there had been some ongoing negotiations between the studio and the New South Wales Film and Television Office but ultimately the economics of the situation prevented the production from happening there.

Warner Bros said that the world economy is calling much of their overseas productions into question and they have been reassessing film projects in other countries as well.

The Reporter echoed past reports that indicated Mexico would likely be the new location for the film, or perhaps Canada.

However, C2F heard from its own sources this week that Louisiana was still a likely home for 'Green Lantern'.

 

 

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Target Exclusive

When 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' hits stores next week fans will have their pick of collectible exclusives at various retailers. Target will host a transforming Bumblebee package. Yahoo! has rolled out a video clip demonstrating the weird looking disc box:

 

  

Niles Seeking Melissa George for 30 DAYS OF NIGHT Sequel

The Comics Continuum chatted with comics creator Steve Niles about the soon-to-lense sequel to the feature film '30 Days of Night'.

"We're about two weeks off of shooting the sequel, 'Dark Days'," Niles told the Continuum in a video interview.

Fans of the comic series know that 'Dark Days' puts Stella Olemaun in the leading role. Having survived the events of the first series (and the movie), Stella joins a global network of vampire hunters. She seeks to destroy the secret society of bloodsuckers both by outing them to the public via her book (also titled "30 Days of Night") and by attacking them directly.

As previously reported, Niles wrote the script for the film with director Ben Ketai, who helmed the previous internet series '30 Days of Night: Blood Trails' for FEARNet.

As far as casting the sequel, Niles said their first priority is their leading lady.

"What we're gonna do first is try to get Melissa [George] back," Niles said. "She's the only survivor of the first movie really, so there weren't that many people to bring back."

Click through for the complete interview and more on Niles work in comics and films.

 

 

Evans talks SCOTT PILGRIM Skate Training

Actor Chris Evans told MTV Splash Page that the toughest thing about his role in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' was trying to master the skate board enough to be a credible skater on-screen. He said he was given weeks of training for his on-camera skating.

"I got comfortable enough...but then of course, on the day of shooting, it all went out the window and I embarrassed myself miserably," he told MTV. But all the training was not in vain, reports Evans. "I actually pulled off one stunt that I did not think I was going to. You can probably pick it out of the movie. It's just one big ollie... and I did it."

Check out Evans' complete comments...

 

 

Hood Wants WOLVERINE 2

Director Gavin Hood talked with Rotten Tomatoes about his experiences filming 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' as well as his upcoming projects, which he hopes will include 'Wolverine 2'.

"All that's happened at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for 'Wolverine 2' to be written. Whether that film will ever get made will depend on so many factors -- whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I'd be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me," Hood said.

The director also talks about his creative decisions on the first movie, what it was like to get Hugh Jackman naked, and the state of film-making in South Africa following the success of 'District 9'.

Click through for the complete Q & A...

 

 

The Ninja Turtles meet The Ninja Turtles in TURTLES FOREVER

Perhaps you heard about 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever' at Comic-Con back in the summer. It's a feature-length animated movie that finds the current cartoon turtles somehow teaming up with the 1980s versions of the characters. Hilarity ensues.

Check out this footage that recently went online:

 

 

'SUPERMAN/BATMAN : PUBLIC ENEMIES 2' in the Works

Comics2Film can exclusively report that Warner Premiere is so happy with the performance of the 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies' home video release that they're looking into the first sequel to come out of their highly-successful direct-to-home animated feature slate.

Details are sketchy for 'Superman/Batman 2' but most likely it'll draw from one of the subsequent story lines from the Jeph Loeb comics series.

If we were running the circus we'd go with the timeline twisting "Absolute Power" or the ultimate Maximus alternate-reality bending "With a Vengeance" (altough that story may be too similar to the 'Crisis on Two Earths' movie that's on the way). Of course, we'd also dig seeing the lighthearted, post-Loeb "L'il League" story brought to animated life.

And if DC Universe is looking for Superman/Batman team-ups, the well certainly goes deeper than the 2003-present series, with team up books going all the way back to the early 1940s.

What do you think, Maniacs? What storyline would you like to see in 'Superman/Batman 2'?

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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redhairs99 10/16/2009 7:14:06 AM

I liked the clip from the TMNT movie, but what's the deal with 80's Leo's voice?  Is the dude who voices Liquid Snake so busy can can't reprise his role?

Calibur454 10/16/2009 7:15:31 AM

Really doesn't surprise me-

Superman/batman 2- 30 days of night sequel

 

could really care lesss

Turtles meet turtles-  Trnasformers target exclusive (i'll rent it)

Need more info before comenting-

Green lantern- want to know more of a plot synopsis and see a trailer before coment. The same with Pilgrim movie. and Horrorscope.

Nothing of real interest here for me.

 

xenomorph 10/16/2009 7:46:29 AM

I loved that TMNT clip. I like how the makers of the film point out the cheesiness of the original series"April gets attacked once a day, you can set your watch to it." LMAO.

I haven't seen the first superman/batman yet(It's in my netflix que) But I would like to see the storyline where superman turns evil after being exposed to red kryptonite, and batman has to stop him.

Wiseguy 10/16/2009 8:54:52 AM

I loved 30 Days of Night so I hope Melissa comes back for the sequel and be one of the few franchises being lead by a woman. But how is it that they're only 2 weeks from shooting and they still don't have the leading lady locked up mfor the role.

I'm always up for any DC toon film, don't care what it is.

Hood for Woloverine 2? I don't know, he didn't do a great job with the first. I liked it but it could've been much better. I know that supposedly FOX messed with the film so I don't know what percentage of the blame to put on him. But I think FOX should try to get Ratner for Wolverine 2

Green Lantern needs to come home to Louisiana, screw mexico. Let's just do the right thing WB, U S A U S A U S A

SuperFan 10/16/2009 9:39:04 AM

 Superman/Batman: Supergirl, was a great story line, I hope they go with that.

gauleyboy420 10/16/2009 10:09:02 AM

WTF..???

I sent the TMNT scoop yesterday, Rob... no props for me?

 

I'm all for more Supes and Bats, BUT PLEASE WB/DC ADD 30 MINUTES TO THE STORY....

These animatd movies are starting to feel to short when they come in at an hour or under in time...

They cost $$$ and GL, and Public Enimies would have flourishe with an additional 30 minutes of story.

Both those films felt rushed at points.

silversurfer 10/16/2009 10:14:48 AM

I have the Superman/Batman Public Enemies....I thought it was cool....

30 Days of Night...could be interesting...we'll see

Green Lantern is going to be a good one....I'm not really all that broken up about Austrailia not being a part of it....there's enough land in Louisiana to make anything look like it's from another planet...plus US could use the cash and the work it will bring...

Gavin Hood would be estatic because it did better than he thought it would, so he's absolutely up for a sequel....I thought he did as good as job as Fox would allow him to do....Wolverine wasn't that bad though...it could've used more Deadpool (wisecracking) and less Stryker....

TMNT *crickets*

Transformers ROTF: that movie was horrible, but it will do well on DVD, whether we like it or not...

 

lancedenier 10/16/2009 11:15:09 AM

I say skip the friggin carttoon Superman/Batman and give us a live action.

Muenster 10/16/2009 11:16:57 AM

Concerning another Batman/Superman animated feature;

  1. Make it longet than 90 minutes.
  2. Use a better artist this time. (the anatomical proportions were way off and UGLY)
  3. Sneak Wonder Woman into it somewhere.

Concerning Wolverine II, who the hell cares, unless they're going to actually insert  some other other X men in for more than a minute, rather than that drive-by shooting style of established characters.

For some reason I am in no hurry to buy Transformers II. Like the first one, it's really just an awful movie. Movies like this are like expensive hookers. They look good. They give you everything you want, but in the morning, "the thrill is gone" and you just want them to go away.  Of course, what would I know about hookers, other than it takes a really long hot shower and lots of scrubbing to rid yourself of the shame and guilt. HA!

So, unless you've got a 50 plus inch screen and 1000 watts of audio in your home, "the thrill is gone"

gauleyboy420 10/16/2009 11:43:25 AM

SHit Muenster...

Public Enemies was only an hour long, if they make it 90 min long I'll be stoked!

 

67 min is too short WB

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