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THOR fills SPIDEY 4 Void

PLUS: SCOTT PILGRIM, SUPERMAN, WATCHMEN and More!

By Rob M .Worley     January 07, 2010
Source: Various

'Thor' fills 'Spider-Man 4' void. PLUS: Your first cool look at 'Scott Pilgrim'! Millar still talking about the 'Superman' movie. 'Watchmen' snubbed for VFX Oscar. More! Giving you a longing look every every day we write the Comics2Film 10.1.7!

 

 

Bob Layton talks IRON MAN 2

Bob Layton, one of the great Iron Man artists and creator of War Machine, recent visited the set of 'Iron Man 2'. MTV Splash Page checked in with him to talk about the set visit in which he immediately found himself in a dispute between director Jon Favreau and actor Robert Downey, Jr.

Click through for details...

 

 

Yes, Your G.I.JOE Sequel is on the Way!

Fans of 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra' will be happy to learn that Paramount is apparently moving forward with a sequel. The film was a box office winner so it's not too surprising.

Now Collider.com is reporting that a screenwriter is on board to write the script for the follow up. Collider could not report the name of the writer. Nor could their sources confirm or deny the participation of director Stephen Sommers.

 

 

No VFX Oscar for WATCHMEN

Although it made the short list of 15 films under consideration for a visual effects Oscar, 'Watchmen' didn't make the most recent cut by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to qualify for that honor.

Today's Hollywood Reporter tells us the visual effects branch of the Academy narrowed the field to 7 films: 'Avatar,' 'District 9,' 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' 'Star Trek,' 'Terminator Salvation,' 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and '2012.'

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Feb. 2.

 

 

GANTZ Teaser Trailer

Last week saw the release of a cool live-action 'Star Blazers' trailer. Now a teaser for another live-action manga-based film has arrived online. Check out the cryptic clip for the adaptation of Hiroya Oku's 'Gantz':

 

 

Millar Still Talking About SUPERMAN

With tremendous buzz already on Matthew Vaughn's filmed adaptation of Mark Millar's 'Kick-Ass', the comic creator is once again lobbying for his shot at the film version of the world's most iconic superhero. Fans will recall that Vaughn and Millar had previously worked up a pitch for a 'Superman' reboot that Warner Bros. was (and perhaps still is) considering.

Now Millar posits on his message boards the question of doing more indie movies based on his comics, or driving hard at the big, red "S". He writes to his fans:

"Financially, it makes so much sense for us to do one of our own properties next, either Nemesis or American Jesus or whatever. But Matthew and I talk all the time about the notion of revamping Superman for a new generation (and YES, 30 somethings, that DOES mean an origin to explain where the Hell he came from to my daughter and her pals). Obviously, there's some legal shit to sort out but anyone who thinks Superman is gone is just plum crazy. Should we pursue this aggressively, especially given the buzz on Kick-Ass is just astronomical and Matthew is being offered pretty much anything he wants to do?

"We had so much fun casting around on all this, just idle chats in the pub as we scribbled our notes. Imagine Daniel Craig as Lex Luthor, Clint Eastwood as Pa Kent, Daniel Day-Lewis and Julianne Moore as Jor-El and Lara. And the idea one of our production team had for Jimmy Olsen is just GENIUS! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. What do YOU guys think? You wanna see the Kick-Ass team REALLY go after Superman or develop something else?"

What do you think, Maniacs? Does a Vaughn/Millar take on SUPERMAN intrigue you? Do you have a different writer or director in mind? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

SCOTT PILGRIM Photos

Universal has released a pair of photos from Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comics 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'.

The first is a fairly typical cast shot showing Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, Alison Pill as Kim Pine and Mark Webber as Stephen Stills.

The second, however, is pretty dang sweet, giving us Cera wielding a flaming katana in a pitched battle with two evil minions as their master Gideon Graves (Jason Scwhartzman) and Winstead look on.

Check 'em out!

 

 

 

THOR Fills SPIDEY 4 Void

Variety reports that studios are scrambling to fill the void created  by the recently revealed 'Spider-Man 4' delay.

Suitably enough, Variety reports that Marvel and Paramount called dibs on the now possibly-vacant May 6, 2011 release date, slotting 'Thor' into that spot, up two weeks from its previous May 20th timeslot.

Marvel parent Disney then jumped onto the May 20th spot for their 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel.

The caveat here is that Sony hasn't officially abdicated May 6 for 'Spider-Man 4'. Should the project get on track quickly, they may still claim the date and 'Thor' will once again fly elsewhere.

 

 

Cover art to GRUNTS: WAR STORIES by Matt Jacobs

Shameless Self-Promotion: 
GRUNTS: WAR STORIES

Your humble C2F columnist would like to encourage everyone to check out the upcoming comics publication from Arcana Comics 'Grunts: War Stories'.

This trade paperback continues the adventures of the hard-nosed WW2 soldiers created by Shannon Eric Denton and Keith Giffen in a collection of short stories, one of which is written by yours truly. Other heavyweights penning stories include Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman ('The Authority') and Kevin Grevioux ('Underworld'). The whole thing is illustrated by Wildstorm artist Matt Jacobs. Here's the official description:

During World War Two, an American squad encounters a superhuman German unit and starts a Eugenics Race that carries into present day. Collecting the War Stories of the Grunts, there are contributions from Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors), Christopher E. Long (Wetworks), Dwight MacPherson (Archibald Saves Christmas), Howard Wong (After The Cape), Marc Bernardin/Adam Freeman (The Authority), Mike Bullock (The Phantom), Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen), Rob M. Worley (Scratch9) and many more!

Interested parties should ask their retailers and give them the secret Diamond ordering code JAN10 0720!

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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ElBaz13 1/7/2010 6:35:38 AM

Iron Man 2: Bob Layton providing input. That's the way it should be! Getting the real comicbook creators involved. Glad to see Bendis and Millar also providing input to Marvel Entertainment. Get the hint Sony and Fox?

GiJoe sequel: ugh! Worst movie of 2009. If Marlon Wayans is not in it and Stephen Sommers does not direct it, then I might go see it.

Thor filling Spidey void: Good for them. I for one is more pumped for a Thor movie over a Spidey 4. Thor seems to be heading in the right direction. Good director and cast and they are taking their time putting this one together.

 

 

jedibanner 1/7/2010 6:43:26 AM

Another GI joe movie???? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???

WORST.MOVIE.EVER.PERIOD.

Transformers 2 was fun, a bit long but still cool to see. GI Joe had nothing to do with the original characters, Baroness with the good guys now??? Cobra Commander a kid???? CRAAAAAAAAAAP!!!

And to confirm, MY GF wanted to see it so she paid for it, and being that I'm always trying to earn browny points, I went with her. She loved it because she didn't know the original GI Joes.

Wiseguy 1/7/2010 6:47:30 AM

When I read that "argument" part in IronMan I thought there was trouble looming. Glad it wasn't what I thought.I just can't say enough how great Marvel is handling these films by bringing in the guys that made these superheroes the icons they are today.

Yip, yip hooray for the GI Joe sequel. Let the hating begin, I mean continue

I'd rather Millar stuck to his own stuff intead of fukking up Superman. Yeah, I love Millar's Marvel stories and all but I don't trust him to treat Super right unless you want to turn him into a Batman clone with powers, No Thanks

THOR leading off the movie season next May is a great idea. Let Spidey step to the side for a moment while they settle their troubles and let the God of Thunder shine as I know he will.

Rob thanks for making me waste 15 seconds of my precious time on that Gantz teaser :)

The pix of Scott Pilgrim with the fire sword caught my eye. When are we finally gonna get that trailer to convince me to go see this?

Darkknight2280 1/7/2010 7:11:28 AM

Ya more GIJOE, we get to here Chris Hemmsworth talk all thuggish again. So glad they decided to cast him and make a sequel!! (Of course you know im speaking ironically)

GIJOE BLOWS SOOOO hard! I was wanting it to be good and i went in with medium expectations and i was cringging the entire time! I tried to like it but i cant, i refuse to have it in my DVD collection!

 

lancedenier 1/7/2010 7:34:34 AM

At this point I'll take Millar's Superman pitch.  It couldn't possibly be worse than anything else we've seen, and I enjoyed Superman Returns, I'm talking about not being as bad as Superman III and IV. 

FilchX 1/7/2010 7:38:25 AM

LMAO...awsome another G.I.JOE movie, I loved the 1st one such a guilty plessure, dont get me wrong, it was bad, but unlike Transformers, it got so bad it got good. And I'll take a hot red head over humping/racist robots anyday.

I'm not going to lie, I'm intrested in Miller's take on Superman. I dont like any of the Supes movies like Spidey I think they missed the mark every time though Donner was close. WB should take Millers take seriously. Lets hope the dont Frack up Green Lantern aswell.

Thor 2 weeks earlier...Awsome cant wait! Make Mine Marvel

Hobbs 1/7/2010 8:04:29 AM

hanso, you got your wish...a G.I. Joe sequel....just kidding.

I would like to see District 9 win special effects but its a no braniner it will be the advanced pixar Avatar.

DrSpiderhead 1/7/2010 8:27:54 AM

Well....

G.I. Joe sequel... I'm looking forward to it... yeah, part 1 was bad... but so bad it was good... ... and I'm hoping that Summers won't direct and maybe tRoC will be like the Star Wars prequels and G.I. Joe 2 will be the real deal movie...

Thor taking over for Spidey... well, I'm excited about both... but I really want them not to screw up Spidey 4... so, delay it... get it right... stay true to the source material, barring a few tweaks to costumes... (i.e. Dr. Octopus, not like Snowboard Goblin)

Superman... hmm.... I dunno... I actually liked Superman Returns... but it certainly needed more action... and it would be great to see Brainiac or Metallo or Doomsday or anyone that could be a physical menace... that said, I'm not sure if Millar is the guy to tell a Superman story...

axia777 1/7/2010 8:47:55 AM

No MIllar for Superman!  All his ideas I have heard so far are ultra LAME.  I just want some really good action oriented director to make a brutal Superman movie with NO LEX LUTHOR.  Why does it always have to be Lex Luthor?!  That is also ultra LAME.  We need enemies for Supes that can actually kick his ass in a fight.  Like Doomsday or Braniac.  Also, I would like a Superman movie that does not make Lois Lane in it too much or at all.  The love story shit is getting so damnned old.

Spiderman 4 also needs to be stewed in the pot till it is done right.  Sony needs to but the hell out of Rami's business.  He made great movies all ready.  Why mess with him?  As if executives could know what makes a great movie.  HAH!  Frickin MORONS.

moonsunne 1/7/2010 8:54:28 AM

 More Joe, Sweeeeet!

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