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Tell your Comic-Con Story to Morgan Spurlock

Plus: SCOTT PILGRIM, SMALLVILLE, COWBOYS & ALIENS and more!

By Rob M. Worley     May 21, 2010
Source: Various

Tell your Comic-Con story to Morgan Spurlock. Plus: 'Scott Pilgrim' soundtrack sound bytes. Welling talks 'Smallville' 10, Darkseid. Favreau talks 'Cowboys & Aliens' and more! Because it ain't ogre until it's ogre, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.21!

 

 

 

Fox's TRANSFORMERS Exit Confirmed to Be Voluntary

In addition to yesterday's assertions by Megan Fox's publicist and reports in Variety, we now have a third report that the actress' exit from 'Transformers 3' was voluntary and she was not fired by director Michael Bay nor the producers of the film.

The Motion Captured blog at HitFix has also heard from sources close to the production that Fox left the picture of her own accord.

What has yet to be revealed by anyone, including Fox, is why she left the picture.

 

 

Welling talks SMALLVILLE 10

Actor Tom Welling told MTV Splash Page that he hopes the tenth and final season of 'Smallville' brings a confrontation between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor.

"I want to see him come back. In the show, he's still alive. He's just not around," Welling said, "But I want to see Michael [Rosenbaum] and I want to see Lex Luthor. I want to know how that relationship really turns out. Because that's the big relationship that I believe propelled Clark to become Superman."

Fans who watched the season finale caught a saw Rosenbaum's face in a flash forward that revealed Lex would seek the Presidency in 2013. Of course, fans like C2F want to see Clark don the Superman costume once and for all.

"We've seen glimpses of it with the cape and Martha [Kent] presenting it to Clark and saying 'this was in the ship when you got here," Welling told MTV. "I'm sure we're going to see it, I just don't know in what capacity. I don't know if you're going to see me in tights, if that's what you're asking."

 

 

SCOTT PILGRIM Soundtrack Sound Bytes

Edgar Wright, director of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', dropped a few hints via twitter about what the movie's song score might sound like.

Yesterday morning he told his followers, "It looks like there is so much music in 'Scott Pilgrim,' we might be talking a two volume soundtrack. How exciting!"

He then followed up with news of specific interest to the fans of the graphic novel series.

"I can also confirm that the 1st volume contains 6 tracks from Bryan Lee O'Malley's playlists in the books. Guess which 6 were my favs too."

 

 

COWBOYS & ALIENS - camera test

Favreau Confirms Craig in COWBOYS & ALIENS Photo

Collider.com caught a public appearance by director Jon Favreau at a recent "Empire Gives Back" charity screening of 'The Empire Strikes Back'. The director was on hand with his 'Cowboys & Aliens' star Harrison Ford who was the guest of honor at the event.

There was a Q & A afterward and Favreau fielded questions about his soon-to-lens western/space invaders mash-up. The director revealed that the cowboy in the camera test that was posted earlier this week is, in fact, Daniel Craig, the film's leading man.

"That’s him. We couldn’t really show too much because he didn’t want to reveal any images on Twitter but I wanted to kind of get a sense of the feel of it," Favreau explained. "He’s also somebody who plays an iconic figure that has a long tradition. So to have him playing a cowboy, I feel very good now having shot him and worked with him and hearing his thoughts. And the whole cast is great. With each person we add, the enthusiasm grows, with Rockwell and [Paul] Dano, of course Harrison. So far it’s great. The only thing that’s scary is we’re going to be shooting soon."

Craig joined the cast of the film earlier this year when actor Robert Downey Jr. dropped out due to his busy dance card. Favreau said that he personally boarded the project in between the two actors so he's not sure what rewriting, if any Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof did to accomodate the change.

Of Ford, Favreau said, "He’s like our John Wayne. He’s our generation’s John Wayne. How do you separate him from the roles that he’s played? He’s defined the whole genre so you have to take that into consideration."

 

 

Bassett talks SOLOMON KANE

Michale J. Bassett, director of 'Solomon Kane', recently did a video interview about the film for the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

 

 

Tell Your Comic-Con Story to Spurlock, Whedon, et al

Fans who make the annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International have a chance to jump in front of the cameras of Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon who are set to produce the feature-length documentary 'Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope'.

Here's the official press release:

Are you headed to the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego? Do you die for diehard fandom? Do you pine over Chris Pine, other Captain Kirks, or have firsthand knowledge of who is the ultimate Bruce Wayne? Is your Lost Ark a long lost collectible, an original edition comic book, a need to be the first in line at a sneak peak of Green Lantern, or to understand the ultimate and undeniable power of Akira?! Are you the original inspiration for comic book guy? Is your collection the biggest? Is your costume the best? Is your dream to propose to your girlfriend and give her the one ring to rule them all? Are you an artist who is showing off your work? A vendor showing off your amazing collection?

If you are any of these things, then we want to hear your story.

Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, producer Thomas Tull, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon, and film guru Harry Knowles have joined together to bring audiences the feature-length documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN’S HOPE – a documentary celebration of all things con-tastic!

We are looking to cast original, eccentric, funny, touching, and mildly obsessive people that will capture the excitement, enthusiasm, joy, and passion of comic book, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy lovers everywhere.

If Comic-Con International will be the highlight of your year and you have a story to share about your passion, let us know. Join the fellowship, take part in this epic documentary, and write us at ComicConDoc@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number, a picture, and tell us your story.

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wessmith1966 5/21/2010 7:31:08 AM

What more would there be for Fox to do in the Transformers series? Her character's kind of run the gamut. I think it would be cool to see her character die in the beginning of the film at the hands of one of the bad guys. No matter what everyone says I still have to wonder if her mouth and attitude got her pushed out of the franchise.

Welling's right, Lex should come back in the final season of Smallville and re-establish the fight between the two. I'm really hoping Welling dons the suit at the end of the show. Smallville's been a strange show at times with the way they've kind of turned the Superman mythology on its collective ear but you have to give props to it for being around 10 years.

Have no desire to see Scott Pilgrim because I really can't stand to see Michael Cera do his one-trick pony schtick again. Enough is enough.

Cowboys & Aliens could be a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing a trailer for this one. I thought Favreau's comments on Ford were interesting, because I've always thought that Ford and Clint Eastwood have attained that John Wayne type of status.

The Comicon doc should be fun.

Hobbs 5/21/2010 8:03:24 AM

Wes, I think Fox is doing damage control.  She got the boot and is now playing like it was her idea.  Yeah...sure.

If they bring back Lex for last season of Smallville I'll start watching it again for sure.  From what Tom Welling is saying the tights are not going to be around as much as everyone hopes.  Which means he'll probably wear it for the last episode or so and the way that show was always run I bet you it will be just for a few moments as he flys up, up, and away. 

Cowboys and Aliens will be a interesting movie.  You have to give Favreau credit as he's keeping it in the mainstream and building interest.

timesobserver 5/21/2010 8:13:30 AM

Hey, Smallville, I think it's time that Clark becomes Superman, puts on the famous suit, flies, and not be an emotional basket case and enjoys himself on the very first episode of Season 10.

After all, doing it at the last episode would be a huge slap in the face to fans who have watched other heroes wear their uniforms (Green Arrow), use their code names (Green Arrow, Dr. Fate) and fly (Hawkman, Kara, Zod) for a long time now but we haven't seen the star of the show do it once.

I think Smallville owes us big time and I think they need to deliver on episode 1 this fall.

CaericArcLight 5/21/2010 8:28:02 AM

I wouldn't mind a Superman outfit in line with the costumes used for other heroes in the series so far - some sort of leather-look red and blue outfit with no cape - for season 10. I thought we'd get it last year with the comments made about the stupid black get-up he was wearing. But I still feel like the 'traditional' outfit, if it appears at all, should be the last shot of the show. Should also be the first time he flies. After all, the series was always sold as "no flights, no tights" so I've never expected or much cared if it happened.

Rheul_home 5/21/2010 8:58:48 AM

I saw Solomon Kane last week. That movie NEEDS to get a theatrical release here in the states.

fatpantz 5/21/2010 9:00:33 AM

I heard that Fox's thumbs were demanding their own paycheck this time around.... ;)

Wiseguy 5/21/2010 9:06:14 AM

That report from Hitflix seemed pretty ambiguous since the last sentence syas it all seems like spin. Maybe Bay is being the bigger man and won't bother contradicting Fox's side so it appears that she did quit. Anyway, the good part is that I won't have to suffer her making promotion appearances for the next Transformers

I hope Smallville leads to a JLA series with Lex as Prez. The entire series can be devoted to the JLA trying to out Lex as the bad guy he is while he does his usual. Sort of like the toon and/or comics versions

I  liked the look of Scott Pilgrim's trailer so I think I may check it out afterall.

 

littlemikey979 5/21/2010 9:20:17 AM

I think you said what needed to be said timeodserver, we do deserve to see Superman before the last shot of the series.

I hope they put Clark in the tights about midway thru the season so they can establish Superman in the show and start up the Justic League the right way. And hopefully we will see all the members actually show up and get some good screen time together. A lets pray we get to see an actually slug out between Sups and make Lex in his green suit. I know its tv and its harder but that have had 9 seasons already to figure it out so there is no excuse they can deliver a totally kickass season. Hopefully the final season will be great so the show ends on a positive note and all the fans who stayed dispite the past couple of season get what they are waiting for.

 

DaForce1 5/21/2010 9:24:12 AM

Well, considering that Welling said (in an article I forwarded to Mania, yet haven't seen go up) that Season 10 was his last season, I don't see why they can't go out with Clark in the red and blues for half a season. Especially since it looks like he'll be going up against Darkseid next season.

Calibur454 5/21/2010 9:56:12 AM

Could care less about smallville

scott pilgrim still looks like a lot of fun to me but i dont know if i will go to the theater to checkit out.

I hope the documentary makes it to blockbuster so i can rent it. i doubt this wil be one for a movie theater.

Transformers 3- I'd rather see the new lindsey lohan movie instead. (I dont even like her music. but id rather watch that then sit through another flop of a movie that will make millions no matter how bad it will be.

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