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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Deadpool, Hench, Where's Waldo?, TV DVD News, Tom Swift, Barbarella, Marvel Games, Comic Previews


Hitfix (here) and IGN (here) both spoke to Ryan Reynolds about the film. To the former Reynolds said: "I'm intimately involved with it. We're just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it's going to be just like the comic books. I'm gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that's the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible." To the later he said: "I would like to make him self-aware; I'd like to have a bit of a pop-culture air going on throughout the film. I mean, the greatest villain in a Deadpool comic is Deadpool. There's a lot you can do there, but you've gotta ask, 'Who's the boss? Who's the guy he's going up against?' But it's breaking the fourth wall; it's including all those things in a way that works, but it's not nearly as hard as it sounds. It can really be done. And people tend to overlook the greatest resource we have, which is the comic book. If it can be done in the comic, it can be done on film in a way that's just as much fun to watch for people who know nothing about the character than for people who are obsessed with the character."


CHUD spoke here to actor/screenwriter Danny McBride about his aspirations for the project. They say: "'Hench' is set up at Warner Bros, and he's trying to get the studio to let him play with their vast collection of DC comic book supervillains. Essentially McBride wants to do a comedic version of the as-yet-in-development-hell 'Supermax.'" "Supermax" is reportedly about Green Arrow being thrown into a prison packed with supervillains. McBride is looking at a film about supervillains' henchmen. The film will based on the Adam Beechen/Mario Bello PlanetLar/AIT graphic novel.

Where's Waldo?

As soon as you think there is no farther down in the idea bucket we can go, somebody kicks the bottom out of the bucket. Empire Movies says here that Universal Pictures plans a film based on the series of Martin Handford books. There was already a 1991 TV show.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Gossip Girl" (Season 2) here, "Fringe" (Season 1) here, "The Untouchables" (Season 3, Vol. 1) here, "Bonanza" (Season 1) here, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (Season 9) here, "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (Season 6) here.

Tom Swift

SlashFilm has this note that director Barry Sonnenfeld is adapting the SF/Adventure novels (first of which appeared in 1910) into the first film of a possible franchise. The books were phenomenally successful for a long time, though many today have never heard of them. Think Young Tom Edison meets Indiana Jones.


Entertainment Weekly reports here that though Robert Rodriguez has dropped the property, it is not dead. Robert Luketic is in talks to finish developing the project and then direct.

Marvel Games

Marvel has posted here the character lists for "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2" and here is a teaser for the video game "Marvel Super Hero Squad."

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Tyrese Gibson's Mayhem #1,

G-Man: Cape Crisis #1,

Amazing Spider-Man #596,

The Boys #31,

Dead Irons #4,

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #3,

& Angel: Not Fade Away #2

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