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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Iron Man 2, Justice League: Mortal, TV DVD News, The Witches, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Comic Previews

Iron Man 2

MTV reports here about a discussion they had with Robert Downey Jr. about putting on the armor in the future. Downey said: "Our idea is that this one brings us much more beneath the armor of Tony. It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, but what does it actually mean to become someone that can shoulder that responsibility? As we noticed at the end, he's still not even responsible enough to read off the card that Shield and the government have given him. He still can't help doing his own thing. He'll have to come to terms with that. I think we could have more excitement. We could use a love triangle or two. I think it's really important to keep up that idea of Tony's interfacing with inanimate objects. He's at his greatest ease when he's faced with machines. I would love to see a little shout-out to the fact that he's an MIT graduate. I love the idea of him inviting over a bunch of super-nerds from MIT who wind up figuring into [future Iron Man films] a little bit."

Justice League: Mortal

After a long and bloody battle the General has fallen on the field of battle. After trying for so long to bring the film about Dark Horizons is reporting here that director George Miller is no longer involved in the proposed 2011 Justice League movie in any capacity. Miller said that the film would be recast because "the studios seem to want bigger stars in their superhero movies now."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (Blu-ray) here, "Xena: Warrior Princess" (Blu-ray) here, "The Dana Carvey Show" (Complete Series) here, "Fraggle Rock" (Complete Series) here, "The Riches" (Season 2) here, "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (Season 4) here.

The Witches

Empire Online says here that Alfonso Cuaron will produce while Guillermo Del Toro will direct the adaptation (that they say will be more than a remake of the 1990 version). Cuaron said: "Guillermo wrote this amazing screenplay really quickly. It won’t be like the original Nicolas Roeg version, which was a beautiful film, [but] del Toro plans to do it completely in stop-motion animation."

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

"Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" did such lackluster box office that Jim Hill Media is reporting here that the third Narnia movie faces Disney delaying or scaling it back. Production is still slated to begin in late January, with Michael Apted at the helm and Will Poulter set to play Pevensie cousin Eustace Scrubb. Those plans to shoot on location in Malta, Iceland and Prague have been dropped. Instead most of the film will be shot in Mexico in the huge water tank that James Cameron used for "Titanic." Walden Media wants Disney to fund half of a $140 million production, but Disney is pushing for a $100 million version instead to be released in 2011 instead of 2010.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Xena vs. Army of Darkness:
What, Again? #2,

The Boys #25,

Project Superpowers Chapter 1 Hardcover,

Gigantic #2,

Goon #31,

& Mister X: Condemned #1

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