X-Men: First Class enrolling Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson? Plus: Captain America loves his costume. Scott Pilgrim will make your Comic-con costume. Men in Black ain't gonna change their costumes. More! The daily column that never was cool with James Dean, it's your Comics2Film 10.7.8!
Film presences at Comic-Con range from standard clips and panels, to highly inventive events (remember the Joker flash mob for The Dark Knight). It doesn't surprise us that Scott Pilgrim vs The World is planning a stunt that skews towards the latter.
Heat Vision reports that Universal is setting up a pavilion near the Hitlon Gaslamp (directly across the street from the convention center) which will reflect the film's youth, rock and slackers hanging out themes. There'll be a DJ spinning records (presumably music from the film).
Most interesting will be a a make-your-own T Shirt stand which will be staffed by cast members Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick and director Edgar Wright.
And there'll be the usual Hall H chaos.
If you don't like SPOILERS you may want to avoid JoBlo.com's insider look at Men in Black III.
Their report appears to have been culled from a look at the script from the film. While it doesn't reveal any major story points, it does raise questions about the casting decisions made in the movie.
The core plot would find Will Smith's agent Jay travelling back to 1969 where he would meet a young version of Tommy Lee Jones' Agent Kay. The script is Terminator-ish, with the villain wanting to kill young Kay so that present-day Kay can't defeat him.
The script (or some math) would suggest Kay is in his mid twenties. But we know that Josh Brolin, age 42, is playing the character.
Details about the villain Yaz are revealed, including he's kind of a Lobo type: a "badass hell biker" who is "oozing badassery and violence out of every pore". The character will be played by lanky funny man Jemaine Clement.
As with previous movies, many public figures from the 1960s are revealed to be aliens.
The script reviewer is pretty skeptical of the movie, but as we know, things tend to change from script to screen. With Men in Black it'll really be all about how well the comedy and tone play, rather than plot specifics.
In an exclusive Q & A with Empire Magazine, actor Chris Evans talks about his new superhero suit worn in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger.
"It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool," Evans said. "I think everyone that’s going to see it is going to say, 'Okay, well done. Well done. I think they got the costume right. The casting they completely ruined, but the costume they nailed!'"
No stranger to costumes, the actor wore a skin-tight body suit in the Fantastic Four movies, which he admits was a bit more comfortable than Cap's military-grade armor.
"Any type of World War II uniform would be a little chunky, and I think that’s what kind of gives it its character," Evans said.
Of course, the most important aspect of Cap's costume is the famous shield.
"We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look," he told Empire. "The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!"
The movie is due out in theaters next July.
It was rumored back in May that actor Aaron Johnson could be circling a role in director Matthew Vaughn's reboot movie X-Men: First Class. The source of the rumor was a paparazzi photo that found Johnson, Vaughn and actor James McAvoy hanging out together in London, just days after McAvoy was announced in the Charles Xavier role in the movie.
Now Ain't it Cool has received an anonymous tip that Johnson is "one hundred percent locked" into the role of Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops in the film.
Johnson would take over for James Marsters, who played an older version of the character in the first three X-Men movies. Cyclops also appeared as a teenager in last year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played there by Aussie actor Tim Pocock.
C2F liked Johnson in Kick-Ass where he played the gentle-mannered Dave who finds himself out of his depth as a costumed crime-fighter. It'll be interesting to see how he transitions over to the more disciplined and capable Summers who, even in the early years, quickly emerges as the confident team leader.
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What do you think, Maniacs? We liked Johnson in KICK-ASS. Do you think he'll kick ass in X-MEN? Post your comments below...
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