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Thursday, May 22, 2008

More Marvel Movies, El eternauta, TV DVD News, Runaways, Demme Replaces Scorsese, Comic Previews

More Marvel Movies

In this article at Sci Fi Wire President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has confirmed several things that have, up to this point been just rumors. Among them: That "The First Avenger: Captain America" will be set during World War II, but he also said that Matthew McConaughey is not signed to play Steve Rogers. Feige confirmed that the star-shaped object in Tony Stark's workshop in "Iron Man" is indeed part of the famous shield, and that Cap's film would help set up the "The Avengers," (2011) following six weeks later. Feige also spoke about "Thor" saying: "The film is not all Asgard, but it will be a big chunk in Asgard, yeah. There will be an announcement about a director later this summer." Mark Protosevich is writing the script, which Fiege said should submitted in a couple of weeks. Feige listed release dates for some Marvel films: "Iron Man 2" - April 30, 2010; "Thor" - June 4, 2010; "The First Avenger: Captain America" - May 6, 2011; and "The Avengers" - July 1, 2011.

El eternauta

Variety is reporting here that the Spanish-language alien invader comic will be adapted and directed by Lucrecia Martel. Here is the Wikipedia entry, including the synopsis of the plot, which tells of alien snow destroying all life in Buenos Aires, and scads of time travel.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Gossip Girl" (Season 1) here, "Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials" (Great Pumpkin) here, "Chuck" (Season 1) here, "Supernatural" (Season 3) here, "Smallville" (Season 7) here, "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven" (Best of . . .) here, and "House, M.D." (Season 4) here.


The Hollywood Reporter says here is that Brian K. Vaughan will write the screenplay and Kevin Feige will produce. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona created wrote the series from its 2002. Thes film is part of Marvel's independent production slate, and is not likely to premiere before 2012.

Demme Replaces Scorsese

Jonathan Demme who has directed films like the 1984 Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" and the 2006 Neil Young documentary "Neil Young: Heart of Gold," will replace Martin Scorsese, as director of a documentary about Bob Marley. Scorsese, whose most recent film was the Rolling Stone documentary "Shine a Light," said that "scheduling conflicts" was the problem. Marley's son Ziggy was confident that Demme's participation in the project would result in "the ultimate celebration of my father's life."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Fall of Cthulhu #12,

Salem: Queen of Thorns #1,

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files:
Welcome to the Jungle #2,

The Eternals #1,

Madame Mirage #6,

Pilot Season: Twilight Guardian #1,

& Justice Society of America #15

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