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By Rob M. Worley     May 22, 2009
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There's a new 'Surrogates' trailer online. Plus: 'Bazooka Joe': The movie? Producer admits 'Superman Returns' could have been punchier. 'Iron Man 2' set pics and 'Scott Pilgrim' discrepancies. Come with me if you want to live. It's your Comics2Film 9.5.22!



Eisner unwraps BAZOOKA JOE

It's a comic. It's getting turned into a movie. Therefore it is the sworn duty of Comics2Film to tell you about it, no matter how painful it may be for all of us.

Long running star of candy wrapper comics 'Bazooka Joe' is set to be a major (with a capital M) motion picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Eisner's Tornante Co are producing. Newbie screenwriter Mark Hammer is writing the script.

'Bazooka Joe' has been the face of Topps' Bazooka bubble gum for decades, with each chunk of sugary , bubbly candy coming wrapped in a tiny little piece of wax paper that had a short Bazooka Joe comic strop printed on it.

The movie deal is the latest in Hollywood's drive to turn anything into a movie, following such announcements of films based on 'Battle Ship'. But hey, if Disney can turn a 2 minute theme park ride into a blockbuster franchise, whose to say former Dis chief Eisner can't blow this concept up into big business as well?



SUPERMAN RETURNS Could Have Kicked More Ass

Scott Mednick, executive prodcuer on 'Superman Returns' (as well as other fine comic-based fare) told MTV Splash Page that, in hindsight, he can see the need for the film to have more action.

"In retrospect, hearing from audiences, watching reactions, and having the film get out there, the core fans wanted Superman to kick some serious butt. And we lost several of the villains when the island started to crumble and the large slab fell on them," Mednick said of the previous film. "A lot of the fans wanted to have Superman just beat the crap out of them. So that’s an interesting, fan-based point of view, and you have to listen to those fans and try to weigh their wants, needs, and wishes are along with the storytelling."

Mednick says all movies he's made provoke "what if" scenarios that could have been done differently. He also admits that, when Superman gets another go-round, it'll be Bryan Singer at the helm.

"Bryan Singer is, as we all know from ‘X-Men‘ to ‘Superman’ to ‘House’ on television, a genius, and if anybody can bring [Superman] again to the screen, it’s going to be that team."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Jon Favreau is on vacation, so instead we bring you...

Bryan Lee O'Malley Tweets About SCOTT PILGRIM

The creator of the 'Scott Pilgrim' comics, which are the basis for Edgar Wright's new movie, is on the Twitter. Yesterday he was tweeting up a storm about the movie, his involvement and how it will differ from the comics.

All of these were posted around 4pm ET on May 21st.

# Knives Chau's Dad is not in the movie
# Lisa Miller is not in the movie
# The "fight" in Honest Ed's is not in the movie

# None of Vol 6 is in the movie. Note that I haven't finished writing it yet, but they're already making a movie. Their ending is their ending

# NOTE: I Am Totally Pleased With The Movie. Subplots from 6 books do not fit in one 2-hour movie, and I'm glad my adaptors [sic] know this.

# It was always going to be one movie, guys; when they optioned the book, remember, it was 2005 and it had only sold around a thousand copies

#About the movie: YES: they used my ideas/suggestions/plans, BUT: I am free to change all of my ideas at the last minute, they can't stop me!

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



IRON MAN 2 Photos

Super Hero Hype has a smattering of spy photos from the production of 'Iron Man 2'. These are shots of Robert Downey Jr. engaging in some fight training. Enjoy!



First SURROGATES Trailer Online

The first official trailer for 'The Surrogates' is now online at

The film, based on the Top Shelf Comix graphic novel, features Bruce Willis as a cop in a world where citizens live vicariously through robotic surrogates. The movie is due out this September. Watch the easy Flash version below, or click the link for the High-Def.

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ChadDerdowski 5/22/2009 7:28:48 AM

It's about time someone made Bazooka Joe into a movie!  I hope it's an origin story, finally revealing the mysteries I've been pondering for years.  How did Joe lose his eye?  Why does Mort pull his turtleneck up over his face?  Could it be that the two disfigured each other in a knife fight years earlier?  And will the fortunes be included in the movie?  Bazooka Joe without a fortune is like Batman without a Batarang.

Can't wait!

Wiseguy 5/22/2009 7:55:58 AM

lol, Chad. Unless they're giving out free bubble gum at the door I think I'm skipping this one

Looking forward to my man Bruce Willis in the Surrogates. I think it looks pretty damn good although it reminds me a bit of I Robot

Did this guy just figure out that we wanted Supes to kick more ass? We aren't even talking about the villains that the big slab fell on, we want REAL villains that can hurt Supes, not human beings with a piece of K, not "land developer" Lex but "evil mastermind genious" Lex. And loose the damn brat, Supes can't have kids with an earth woman, even if he didn't have his powers when they did the nasty. It's all about not been compatible cause he's still an alien. But since it appears that they're bringing Singer back I guess I'll have to live with the brat and Bonesworth as the meek Lois

redhairs99 5/22/2009 8:50:38 AM

My thought is you bring in a badass like DarkSeid or Brainaic or Doomsday and they kill Superkid, which forces Supes to become on angry, pissed off God! 

Wiseguy, if you watch the Donnor Cut of Superman II, he and Lois actually hook up before he gives up his powers.  Didn't Donnor see Mallrats?  And yes, I know Mallrats came out long after Superman II, but Donnor's Cut was done after Mallrats, so he should have known better.

fft5305 5/22/2009 10:39:49 AM

I think Braniac would probably be good.  More like the Smallville Braniac, though.  Not the Super Friends green-skinned Braniac with wires on his bald head.  I definitely think Singer should get a shot at the movie, but he should take it in the direction he took X2 -- exposition done from the 1st movie, now concentrate on action.

Surrogates looks very cool.  Interesting concept.  Can't wait.

fft5305 5/22/2009 10:40:34 AM

Oh, and Bazooka Joe??!?  WTF??!?!!

hanso 5/22/2009 11:34:34 AM

Superman Returns = Shirley Manson.

Please bring back Bryan Singer so I can look forward to another failure.  Thanks!

violator14 5/22/2009 12:12:26 PM

I don't think I like that Surrogates movie.... it disturbs me for some reason.

damn you Denver!

JarrodSarafin 5/22/2009 12:30:34 PM

Hanso, I'm correcting your above post.

"Please bring back Bryan Singer so I can look forward to another great film. Thanks!"

TayDor 5/22/2009 2:25:40 PM

NO!  Keep Singer away from Superman!  Singer is a hack!

Superman Returns was completely unneccessary.  It did nothing to further the franchise.  It was a complete rip-off of the first Donner film.

Main plot of donner film:  Lex Luthor to destroy most of California to turn all the desert land he owned into shorefront property.

Main plot of Singer's film:  Lex Luthor to destroy most of Eastern U.S. to create new landmass that he could sell.

Heroic scene from Donner film:  Lois Lane's helecoptor falls off building and Superman catches falling helicopter.  This becomes major reveal of his exsistence to Metropolis.

Heroic Scene from Singer's film  Lois Lane's airplane falls from sky and Superman catches falling airplane.  This becomes major reveal that he's returned to metropolis.

Donner film:  Lex obtains Kryptonite to subdue Superman.  Superman coopts Luthor's female flunky to save Superman.

Singer film:  Lex obtains Kryptonite to subdue Superman.  Superman coopts Luthor's female flunky to save Superman.

We just wanted an original movie for crying outloud!

robbo 5/23/2009 7:57:47 AM

I think a Bazooka Joe movie directed by Bryan Singer would be ah-MAZE-ing!

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