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X-MEN Enrolling KICK-ASS Star?


By Rob M. Worley     July 08, 2010
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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!




SCOTT PILGRIM Will Make Your Clothes at Comic-Con

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.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



MEN IN BLACK III Story Details Revealed

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.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



C2F Quick Hits

  • Actor Nicolas Cage told MTV Splash Page that he's very excited about recent word that directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor may take the helm of Ghost Rider 2. "They're originals, and they know how to make a movie look great, and they know how to use the camera. And I think they'll have a fresh, a very fresh take on the character," Cage said.
  • Warren Ellis fans can look for a Red movie panel at Comic-Con this year. It'll happen in Hall H on Thursday from 2:15-3:15pm. Stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, and Mary Louise Parker will be on hand along with director Robert Schwentke. The comics co-creator Cully Hamner is not mentioned in the press release, but hopefully he'll be there.
  • Smallville will also have a presence at Comic-Con. Actors Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman and Justin Hartley along with showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will host a panel on Sunday at 10:00–11:00 a.m. in Ballroom 20.
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Chris Evans Likes the CAPTAIN AMERICA Costume

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.

Thanks to fft5305 and AntoBlueberry for the submission.



KICK-ASS Star Enrolling in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS?

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.

The website was able to verify the info with a trusted source and is vouching for the story's validity.

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...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Pre-order issues #1 and #2 or come see us at Comic-Con!


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Wiseguy 7/8/2010 7:26:40 AM

I hated Aaron Joihnson in Kick Ass, he was the weakest link in the movie IMO.

Sounds like they're going straight to the round shield with Cap. Too bad, I was hoping they'd start him off with the original triangular one but I guess I can live without it if they choose to skip it.


CaptAmerica04 7/8/2010 7:55:38 AM

The triangle shield didn't last in the comics too long, so I can forgive it if they just shine past that part and go to the round shield.  After all, I accept that they have to leave SOME stuff out to make a 2-hour movie.  As long as the origin is right and the COSTUME IS RIGHT!  I really hope those illustrations from a few weeks ago were totally wrong, and they don't go all "Ultimates" with it.  This needs to be classic, original Captain America.

Oh, and if they want to really geek me out, just a line mentioning the Invaders would be GREAT!  Hahaha.

gauleyboy420 7/8/2010 8:06:13 AM

Except for it being in the hands of Fox, I'm looking forward to the new x-men movie.

Loved Johnson in Kick-Ass, and am sure he'll do a fine stiff cyclops (no thats not a uphamism)sp

Higgy 7/8/2010 8:23:30 AM

 Rob, he'd be replacing James Marsden not James Marsters.  James Marsters is Brainiac from Smallville and he played on Angel.

ddiaz28 7/8/2010 9:14:04 AM

Nice catch Higgy.  I just read Marsden cuz I knew who he meant.  I loved Johnson in Kick Ass.  Sure Hit Girl and Big Daddy stole most of his thunder, but I still enjoyed his performance a lot.

Hobbs 7/8/2010 10:11:33 AM

MIB 3 sounds like Austin Powers trip back to the 60's...Yeah baby!

I like what Evans is saying about the outfit.  I still think based on what he is saying that its going to look more like the first picture AICN posted, not the one Mania put on here.

monelonmonday 7/8/2010 10:47:58 AM

 nobody wondering what evans meant by saying they ruined the casting??

Calibur454 7/8/2010 10:52:37 AM

Hobbs- I was thinking about the same thing when i read that lol - MIB- i was affraid of something like this. Jones will only appear in about 1/4 of the movie if I'm right.

I'll wait for a trailer on cap and I'm not holding my breath for x-men first class

Cage may be happy about the progress of ghost rider 2 but is he actually gonna play the lead role again? has anybody heard anything about this?

 I kept bashing my brain over the movie inception thinking I've heard about this concept in a movie before and it finally hit me. Anyone Remember Dreamscape? It sorta is the same thing and all with the idea of being able to link up with other peoples dreams and nightmares. That doesn't mean I wont see it.It still looks pretty darn good

jfdavis 7/8/2010 11:45:57 AM

MIB3: Kay has had a rough life and hasn't aged well. ::shrugs:: Or one or more of the details is wrong.  Does anyone else find it funny the bad guy has the same name as birth control given the plot? The plot, by the way, may not be totally original but is certainly logical...

X-men- While I agree Johnson was the least interesting character, I don't not want to see him in another movie.  That said, I still would prefer him as Toad not Cyclops. Besides, what happened to Fox wanting "big names"? Really, what else has he done? 

@monelonmonday- It's called self-depricating humor. Chicks dig that...

gauleyboy420 7/8/2010 11:47:58 AM

I'm not too sure they are gonna go straight to the round shield. He said he tried  6 of them... It's more than possible that one of them was a triangle...

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