'Transformers 3' Casting + Craziness! Plus: The 'Green Lantern' costume revealed? Hemsworth says 'Thor' suit is uncomfortable. Jackson calls for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' movie and more! Now fearing that its baby may be a replicant, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.14!
While talking with RadioBigBoy, actor Samuel L. Jackson continued to assert his prominence in the Marvel movie universe. Previously he had predicted that 'The Avengers' will be a showcase for his character.
Now he tells the internet radio broadcast, "'The Avengers' should start shooting some time next year, and then some time after that there’ll be a big 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' movie."
From a press release...
It’s no small job protecting Super Hero City from the wild, weird (& even wacky) villainy of Villainville’s infamous baddies… but Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job. Shouting “Hero Up!” as they rush into battle, the Squad must keep Dr. Doom’s minions from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword. Otherwise, Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes totally deliver the action – but with plenty of humor on the side.
On July 13, 2010, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Animation, will release 'The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword!' Volume 1 DVD, featuring the first six episodes from the first season of this popular action-packed animated series and special bonus features including a new interview with Stan Lee, Hero & Villain character profiles and a sneak peek at Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD. A must-have for heroes of all ages, this DVD is priced to own at $14.93 SRP.
Boasting a stellar ensemble of well-known celebrity voice talent, The Super Hero Squad Show animated series features super-stylized versions of Marvel’s popular characters (including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man) with a comedic twist. Marvel has attracted some top voice talent to play the roles of Marvel’s iconic heroes and villains, including Tom Kenny (aka Spongebob) as Iron Man, Captain America and M.O.D.O.K., Grey DeLisle (Fairly Oddparents) as Ms. Marvel and the Enchantress, Alimi Ballard (NUMB3RS) as the Falcon, and Charlie Adler (Cow & Chicken, Transformers 1 & 2) as Dr. Doom. In addition, superstar guests have lent their voices to breathe life into a wide array of other Marvel characters, including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men films) as Iceman, LeVar Burton (Ali, Roots) as Rhodey, Taye Diggs (Private Practice) as the Black Panther, Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Dormammu, Greg Grunberg (Heroes) as Ant-Man, Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the Red Skull, Lena Headey (Sarah Connor Chronicles) as the Black Widow, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Sif, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Ugly Truth) as Stardust, Wayne Knight (Seinfeld) as Egghead, James Marsters (Smallville, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Mr. Fantastic, Jennifer Morrison (Star Trek, House) as the Wasp, Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Hawkeye, Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Meet The Spartans) as Ka-Zar, George Takei (Heroes, Star Trek) as Galactus and Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl) as the Valkyrie. The cast is also joined by comics legend Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and many other Marvel characters) in a recurring role as the Mayor of Super Hero City.
The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 1 DVD contains six exciting episodes including:
Actor Chris Hemsworth is looking forward to a big year, top-lining 'Red Dawn' and then Marvel's 'Thor' movie. SuperHeroHype got some face time with the actor who admitted that it ain't easy being a God, especially when it comes to the costume.
"I put the thing on and said 'It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing, so it’s all good,'" the actor said, but verily 'twas not all good. He continued, "and then a couple of weeks in, I thought 'It’s getting more and more uncomfortable,' and at the end of three, four months it was a pretty difficult thing to wake up and put on every morning. But it’s sells such an image in the picture. It does a lot of the work for you."
Click through for more from Hemsworth on his breakout role.
JoBlo.com has laid hands on the synopsis for Jon Favreau's soon-to-lense comic adaptation 'Cowboys & Aliens', starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.
What do you think, Maniacs? Sounds pretty cool, yes?
MTV Splash Page has what may be your first look at Ryan Reynolds in costume as 'Green Lantern!' Unfortunately the photo ain't all that impressive.
What we have is Reynolds in a gray jumpsuit that is marked with reflective dots -- clearly a motion capture suit. This lends credence to previous reports that there will be no costume in the traditional sense, but rather the Green Lantern gear will be rendered in CGI, as if it were produced but the ring.
In the photo Reynolds is also seen with a small dog who clearly would not be playing Ch'p (the chipmunk-like Lantern) but rather must be playing G'nort in the film.
The Wrap reports that actor Alan Tudyk is the latest to join the cast of 'Transformers 3' in an undisclosed role.
Tudyk is perhaps best-known for his role as the affable pilot Wash in Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' series. He's also appeared in 'Dollhouse' and 'Dodgeball' (yarrrrr).
The film will carry over the already-extensive cast from previous movies, as well as newcomers like Tudyk, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Patrick Dempsey.
Meanwhile, leading man Shia LaBeouf is out that the Cannes film festival promoting 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.' He told the Associated Press that the 'Revenge of the Fallen' movie isn't his proudest moment and aims to deliver a better film with 'Transformers 3'.
"When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did," LaBeouf said in an interview. "There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.
"We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger," LaBeouf said. "[Director Michael Bay] went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. ... You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other."
LaBeouf is confident that the new movie will balance the need to up the ante with providing some real drama.
"There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans," LaBeouf said. "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed."
Because nothing says "heart" like "craziest action move ever made."
'Transformers 3' begins filming this summer.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you looking forward to TRANSFORMERS 3? Post your comments below...
While there is a studio-produced movie in the works based on Jeff Smith's 'Bone', when budding animator Andrew Kaiko wanted to demonstrate his abilities abilities to do 2D animation in Flash, he chose the comic as his subject.
The result? A very brief, but high-quailty and well-acted scene from Smith's comic brought to animated life. Enjoy!
Mania contributors Rob M. Worley (Comics2Film) and Chad Derdwoski (Comicscape) are headed out to the Motor City Comic-Con this weekend. If you see either of us milling around be sure to identify yourself as a Maniac and say "howdy!"