Will Cable be in the 'Deadpool' movie? Plus: Favreau wields 'Iron Man 2' armor (a little) on Fallon. Paquin talks 'X-Men: First Class'. 'Barbarella' director rumored. Marvel movie logos and more. A demolition style American freak - yeah - it's your Comics2Film 9.6.3!
When Fox and producer Lauren Shuler-Donner reboots the X-franchise with 'X-Men: First Class', it's likely they'll recast the mutant roster with younger acttors.
However, IGN chatted with Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in previous films (and now appears on 'True Blood'). Paquin told the site that she'd love to revisit the role in 'First Class' however she'd demand an opportunity to kick some ass.
"As much as I loved doing those films I was kind of like, 'OK, so when do I get to beat someone up? When do I get to steal some powers?' You know Sookie [Paquin's True Blood character] gets to do more action than Rogue ever did," Paquin said, "So I'm just putting that out there. More action please, for next time."
According to EW.com, 'Legally Blonde' and '21' director Robert Luketic is now the man in charge of the 'Barbarella' movie.
EW also reports that Luketic and producer Dino De Laurentis are looking to take the film to another studio, after it's languished at Uni for years. Their sources say the movie "will be a big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist."
Given that Luketic is primarily known for romantic comedies, the rumored hiring is a huge leap from the visually stylistic Robert Rodriguez, and makes the movie suddenly seem that much less interesting to us.
The full Monday night episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon went live on Hulu yesterday afternoon. As tweeted, Jon Favreau appeared on the show via web chat. Favreau appears about 33 minutes into the show and is seen in front of the Hammer Industries logo. He reveals little, goofing that Marvel is clamping down on all info, but does wield a gauntlet prop.
Here's the clip:
Actor Ryan Reynolds continues to make the round promoting 'The Proposal' and, of course, spends some of that time talking about 'Deadpool'. Reynolds says the movie is fast-tracked and told MTV Splash Page that he hopes to see some Marvel main-stays in the film
"I'm hoping Cable will be in it. Look, I’ve made no secret that I love that character," Reynolds said. "I also love some of the more preliminary characters at the beginning of the series. I like Ajax — that’s an easier character to put in. And Black Tom. I think there’s a lot of different villains [we’re considering]; you could do a whole bunch of villains in [the first film], or you could just have Deadpool going up against one guy. We’ll see."
We noticed Reynolds did not mention Typhoid Mary, a character that's appeared as a semi-regular in the 'Deadpool' comics, and who has been the focus of recent rumors regarding actress Katee Sackoff.
Ain't it Cool News has not just one, but two sets of photos from the Licensing Show in Las Vegas. The show is where Hollywood (and other holders of intellectual property) trot out their wares in hopes of closing toy and underoo deals.
AICN's scooper has snapped photos of many film properties out there, including Marvel's quad offering of 'Thor' , 'First Avenger: Captain America', 'Iron Man 2' and 'The Avengers'. Those photos are fairly uninteresting, just displaying the logos for the film, which look identical to the logos from the comics (except for 'IM2', which looks like the logo from the previous film).
The scooper also got a shot of a teaser poster for 'Spider-Man 4', which Sony was out pimping. Again, nothing too amazing-looking, just a treatment of an orange skyline, some webbing and a metallic 4, evoking elements we've seen before.
The most fun comic-related photo was for 'Scott Pilgrim' which freatures artwork created by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
Of course there are numerous other film properties in the photo set, some of which show some interesting artwork, like the ones for 'How to Train Your Dragon' and 'Rango'.
UGC International was recently shopping their wares at the Cannes film. Their downloadable brochure has some info about the 'Lucky Luke' movie, based the French comic strip.
Here's their description of the film:
He shoots faster than his shadow Lucky Luke (Jean Dujardin). The one and only. The fearless gunslinger is sent on a mission by the president to bring order to Daisy town, where Luke grew up. Once a paradise, Daisy town now lives under the terror of Colts. Bandits and outlaws – Luke’s enemies – rule. Men like Pat Poker and Billy the Kid. Memories come surging back to the surface, and our hero is forced to confront the murderer of his parents! Will Luke, who has never killed a man, let hate overtake him? Will he be saved by Belle (Alexandra Lamy), the gorgeous and mysterious saloon singer with whom he discovers true love? Governor Maurice Austin Cooper, Luke’s father’s faithful friend, Calamity Jane, his long-time foul-mouthed companion, and Jesse James, the moody bandit with a penchant for Shakespeare, accompany Luke in a waltz of duels, laughter, chases, passionate embraces and terrible betrayals. On his path to truth, Luke will dismantle a plot of great scope. The future of America is at stake.