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By Rob M. Worley     August 31, 2009
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Silver says 'Swamp Thing' movie will be 3D. Plus: 'Super Hero Squad' trailer debuts! 'Deadman' gets a director. 'Green Hornet' waits for holidays and more! Smooth as a baby's bottom, it's your Comics2Film 9.8.31!



BREAKING: Disney to Buy Marvel for $ 4 Billion

The Mouse House of Ideas could become a reality this year. Details...



G.I. JOE Still a Top 5 Moive

In its fourth week of release, 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra' is still hanging on to a spot in the box office top 5 according to Mania's box office report. The toy/toon/comic film dropped two spots in the face of two strong openers: 'The Final Destination' and 'Halloween 2'. Still, 'Joe' collected another $8 million, bringing the domestic tally to over $132 million.

It's still doing well in other territories, bringing in a total of $124 million there. The movie is now the #15 film of 2009, displacing 'Terminator: Salvation'. Next week it'll likely topple 'Angels & Demons' and claim the #14 spot.



What are you waiting for, GREEN HORNET? Christmas?

Box Office Mojo reveals that Sony has pushed back the release date of Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen's 'Green Hornet' from July 2010 to December 17, 2010.

The move is certain to have fans on the interweb declaring doom for the pic (because we do like to grumble about Rogen's foray into the super hero genre). However,  HitFix caught up with the actor/writer/producer for comments on the new release date and Rogen assures us it's all good.

"We're both relieved and psyched about the change.  It gives more time for post, which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer," Rogen told HitFix. "It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio.  We got the same date that movies like 'I Am Legend' and 'Avatar' are getting, so we're thrilled to be there."

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Dane to direct DEADMAN?

Warner Bros. appears to be circling around for another attempt at 'Deadman'. Bloody Disgusting reveals Danish director Nikolaj Arcel is attached to helm an adaptation of the DC Comics title.

The comic focuses on Boston Brand, a circus acrobat who is killed, but lives on as a ghostly figure who can inhabit the bodies of the living. He must use his ability to bring his killer to justice.

Guillermo del Toro, who has long been attached to the project, is still on board to produce the film. Longtime readers of Comics2Film will recall that Del Toro became attached to direct the film back in summer of 2006. He viewed the story as an epic fantasy and even called it his 'Lord of the Rings'. He even talked about filming a three minute demo reel for the studio although we're not sure that ever happened.

Since then del Toro has exploded as a filmmaker and is directing 'The Hobbit' (which we're pretty sure he now feels is his 'Lord of the Rings'). Bloody Disgusting indicates that the new take on 'Deadman' is more like 'The Crow'.

Thanks to WISEGUY562 and Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Toon in to SUPER HERO SQUAD Next Month

Kids who love Marvel Super Heroes will get an all new cartoon to enjoy staring in a few weeks.

Cartoon Network has unveiled the official website promoting 'The Super Hero Squad Show', which features super-deformed versions of Marvel characters in big, bombastic fun segments. There's a trailer available at SuperHeroSquad.com so you can see the "Squaddies" in action right now.

Back at a Comic-con, an all-star cast of voice talent was revealed, including the likes of Tricia Helfer, Mark Hamill, James Marsters, George Takei, Michelle Trachtenberg, Robert Englund, Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar. Of course, Stan "The Man" Lee appears as the Mayor of Super Hero City.

Looks like big fun for the junior Maniacs out there!

The show debuts on Cartoon Network September 19th.

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Cast wrap photo for SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD


What seems to us like an usually long production (for a film about the love-life of a slacker musician who gets into videogame-esque battles) has finally wrapped. Director Edgar Wright has announced that, as of last Friday, principle photography on 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' is finished. Wright posted a cast photo to commemorate the occasion.

Wright reports that he's been in Toronto working on the film since January. Over the weekend he also posted photos of various principle cast members with their perspective wrap gifts. Each received artwork created by the comic's author, Bryan Lee O'Malley featuring their character from the film.

Next stop: The 'Scott Pilgrim' trailer!



Joel Silver says SWAMP THING to be 3D

Producer Joel Silver is out promoting 'Whiteout' but also talking about his numerous other projects, including the long-gestating 'Swamp Thing' movie.

SCI FI Wire reports that Silver has big plans to bring DC Comics' muck-monster out of the big screen:

"I'm going to hopefully do 'Swamp Thing', which is a movie we've had for a long time. We think that might be great to do in 3-D. I've seen the Avatar presentation in 3-D. It's very impressive," Silver said. "It's really cool. I think it's great. I think it's just another tool in the arsenal of the filmmaker to make something great and unique. I don't think all movies need to be in 3-D, but certain movies fit really well into that situation. As of right now, there still are less 3-D houses than 2-D houses. When the day comes that there are as many 3-D houses as 2-D houses, then I may change my mind about it."

Last we heard, comics scribe Len Wein, who created 'Swamp Thing' had turned in a script for the film, but that was back in 2003.

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Humor: Marvel Super Heroes: What The --?! Episode 5


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Flint521466 8/31/2009 6:57:41 AM

"Swamp Thing" in 3D.  That title alone sounds DOPE!

gr689 8/31/2009 7:05:50 AM



 I just don't know what to think about this. Hopefully we'll get cool Disney Marvel rides at Disney World but what about the movie stuff, will Disney control that too! I wish I had stock in Disney or Marvel for that matter.

twomcs 8/31/2009 7:34:09 AM

 Hopefully Disney won't tone down the action in future Marvel movies to make it more kid friendly.


SWAMP THING 3D!!!!!  I'm there!

Matador 8/31/2009 8:16:35 AM

Noooooooo.......Disney is going to weaken Marvel with there bullshit like Hanna Montanna!

Dosen't Universal Studios have a theme park with Marvel in it already? What happens after Disney owns Marvel will Island of Adventure has to change there Marvel theme? 

I think I'm going to Disney and T-bag Mickey.  

Wiseguy 8/31/2009 9:01:01 AM

Disney is a conglomerate, they're not just going to bunch up Mickey and Donald and have them appear in the X-Men books. You don't reach the levels of Disney without knowing what the hell you're doing. Doesn't mean you can't have special issues with those characters for the kids.

Great news for Marvel's film slate, DEEP DEEP POCKETS, now they can compete with WB/DC

Swamp Thing would be bad as hell and 3D to that (which I love) and you have a winner IMO

The Disney thing has my head spinning, I think it's awesome news

Chopsaki 8/31/2009 1:33:55 PM

I don't get the whole 3-D thing, to me it was always a gimmick used as a marketing tool. I must be the only one that finds 3-D slightly distracting. I guess I 'm just a 2-D kinda guy. /shrug

Phetus 8/31/2009 3:18:04 PM

 So this "Superhero Squad" with little Marvel characters is a little reminiscent of "Disney Babies," looks like its the first step in this Disney buying Marvel, and is that OFFSPRING doing the theme song?!

Wiseguy 8/31/2009 3:29:42 PM

I love the look and sound of that Superhero Squad, looks like fun.

This has nothing to do with Disney, as a matter of fact is slated for CN, a WB station

misterfancypants 8/31/2009 3:43:29 PM

What are the chances that Marvel will give Joe Q. the boot? Maybe Spider-man will become good again. Hey did you notice is you refer to Joe Quesada as Joe Q. his name looks more like joke? That seems pretty accurate.

SONYMANswallows 8/31/2009 5:40:25 PM

The original swamp Thing was perfect, thid one should be the correct sequel and not an origin.

It would be cool to have Batman go to the swamps to battle Solomon Grundy and Swamp Thing Assists or Swamp Thing helps Superman heal from a plant like life form from Krypton.

Lou Ferigno would be perfect as Grundy.

Look at Daniel day Lewis in his new musical, he could so do JOKER like Heath Ledger. He has the hair in the musical or at least the receding hair line.

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