ComicBookMovie hosts a large story here (along with a video) about the project for the Merc with a Mouth.
Iron Man 2
Comic Book Movie printed here some spoiler-ish quotes about an a scene with actress Gwyneth Patrow. They say: "Iron Man imagines Pepper in a dominatrix outfit. Gwyneth had to be filmed in a very revealing black leather corset complete with a bullwhip." Hmmm. Starpulse quotes Faran Tahir over here talking about an appearance by Shell-Head's #1 villain, the Mandarin: "My answer to that is that we created the character, not by accident, but by design, with a vague future. You can spin it many different ways and it should make sense, was the idea. One is this guy who has a connection to Mandarin at some point ... or is this guy someone who might become Mandarin at some point? There's a case to be made -- and a pretty good one -- that two guys, who in the belly of a cave, almost like a womb, emerge out of that womb and one becomes Iron Man and one becomes Mandarin. There's a case to be made for that." The film, directed by Jon Favreau will be released on May 7, 2010.
Pray for Better TV
Slice of SciFi has posted here that the CW Network will drop Sunday night programming, and let local stations do it themselves.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Crash" (Seasons 1) here, "Nip/Tuck" (Season 5, Part 2) here, "Ben 10: Alien Force" (Vol. 4) here, "Project Runway" (Season 5) here, "Charlie's Angels" (Season 4) here, "Bewitched" (Season 8) here.
Sci Fi Wire spoke here with Kevin Feige about the upcoming Marvel Studio adaptations. Feige said: "We will probably be having cast announcements in the next month or so on Thor. We're looking to cast Loki and Odin soon, and the main female role. And we'll also hopefully have lockdown shortly, gearing towards the beginning of production, which will be early next year. So I think there will be a lot of announcements between now and then. But [director Kenneth] Branagh's here, we're prepping, and he's put together some spectacular animatics already for our first action scene. We're digging into the second and third now, and we are just embarking on a rewrite of the draft." Movie on to The Avengers: "Zak Penn is already on board The Avengers [as writer], and he's spending a lot of his time looking into what we're doing with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, seeing how we're tying it all together. And he's beginning to outline the script now—he'll be doing that over the summer."
The Last Voyage of Demeter
Variety tells us that Marcus Nispell is in negotiations to direct the film. They say that the film: "is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker's Dracula describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear."
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Denver Post reports here that the Terry Gilliam film that features the last performance of Heath Ledger is about to open at The Cannes Film Festival. (BTW: The above is the Japanese poster)
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Amazing Spider-Man #595,
Farscape: Strange Detractors #2,
Angel: Blood and Trenches #3,
Star Trek: Crew #3,
The Life and Times of Savior 28 #2,
& Groom Lake #2