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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

John Carter of Mars, The Avengers, TV DVD News, Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam, Johna Hex, Comic Previews

John Carter of Mars

Once again, the rumors are making the rounds about this film. The great revelation was recently announced from Andrew Stanton that the Pixar film would be live action, not animated. Now it is told that Stanton is just working with Disney/Pixar to develop the film. Stanton has now told SCI FI Wire right here that no decision has been made on whether the film would be an animated feature, a live-action film or a mix. Stanton said: "Everybody's asking that, and we are not going to make that decision for about a year. I'm definitely writing it ... with Mark Andrews, and that's all we're doing right now, is just writing it."

The Avengers

Jon Favreau, who is developing the "Iron Man" sequel for an April 2010 release, says Marvel already has a plan "to team up the heroes for The Avengers, which is made up of all of the Marvel heroes they have the rights to." he noted that the team's lineup has altered through the years, "but the ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Vol. 1) here, "The First Olympics: Athens 1896" (Mini-Series) here, "Dave's World" (Season 1) here, "Two and a Half Men" (Season 4) here, "Beverly Hillbillies" (Season 2) here, "My Three Sons" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here, and "Dynasty" (Season 3, Vol. 2) here.

Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam

Director Peter Segal said here in Comics2Film: "We're still working on the script. An interesting little development, but it's an annoying one, is that after a strike there are residual effects and one was that everyone who was a writer suddenly had a back log of assignments as did John August, so we started to do our re-write process but he had to service some of these other prior commitments. So now we're kind of waiting in line to get him back but it's worked out okay because we've been working on the marketing of this and getting this going, so we've been doing enough to keep ourselves busy and as soon as this movie gets released then we're going to focus again on 'Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam.'"

Johnah Hex

Film School Rejects quotes Thomas Jane over here about the photo that circulated last week that director Mark Neveldine disavowed here. Jane said: "Yeah, the pic is real all right - - my pal Akiva Goldsman told me about the project and I fell in love with the idea right away. Being a huge fan of all things Hex - - I just couldn't help myself. I called up my buddy Chris Nelson and we spent a Saturday afternoon working up some make-up for this impromptu shoot and I fired a few pics off to Warners. How do people get a hold of this shit? It's a little embarrassing seeing my fanboy enthusiasm spilled all over the web, but great scripts don't come around too often, especially for characters I love."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Marvel 1985 #2,

Angel: Revelations #1,

X-Men: First Class #13,

X-Men: Legacy #213,

Wolverine: Origins #26,

Wolverine: First Class #4,

& Uncanny X-Men #499

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