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Monday, June 15, 2009

John Carter of Mars, The Hobbit, Deadpool, TV DVD News, Predators, Conan, Peter Jackson, Comic Previews

John Carter of Mars

Latino Review says here that Taylor Kitsch has been cast in the title role, while Lynn Collins will play Dejah Thoris. The site also reports that Thomas Hayden Church, says he is in the 2012 film. Tars Tarkis perhaps?

The Hobbit

Slash Film reports here that the casting for the 2012 film should make fans happy. According to an interview Hugo Weaving will be back as Lord Elrond, Ian McKellen will return as Gandalf the Grey and Andy Serkis will once again play Gollum. Director Guillermo del Toro said: "There is a whole other chapter, so to speak, which is the comings and going of Gandalf which are dealt with, people that know the lore know that Gandalf was delayed with a crisis… with a character that is very shady called the Necromancer that proves to be Sauron."


Ryan Reynolds told the MTV in an article here about the film: "I get to be the authentication police, in a weird way. To their credit -- the studio's credit -- they want to make an authentic 'Deadpool' movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible. He's going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we're going to give] all those answers that everyone wants. He's going to have the scarred-up face, he's going to be in the suit — and, it's going to be incredible."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Girlfriends" (Season 7) here, "Rome" (Complete Series) here, "The Untouchables" (Season 3, Vol. 1) here, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Season 2) here, "Medium" (Season 5) here, "The Judy Garland Show" (Vol. 1) here.


Bloody Disgusting tells us here that the reboot/sequel will now be directed by Neil Marshall (rather than Robert Rodriguez, who will now produce). The script is being written by Alex Litvak and the release date is July 9th, 2010.


says here that the 2010 reboot will now be directed by Marcus Nispel (who replaces Brett Ratner) for Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Peter Jackson

MarketSaw reports here that Jackson has said that from now on he will be shooting all the films he directs in 3D. He said nothing about the fact that there are a smaller number of theaters equiped to show film in that format, but who knows?

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
X-Men Origins: Gambit #1,

X-Men Legacy #225,

Cable #15,

War of Kings: Ascension #3,

Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem Book #1,

Fantastic Force #3,

& The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #7

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