IESB has a nice Comic-Con interview with the cast here. One of the things Josh Brolin said was: "I didn't read a lot of comic books, as a kid. I read a lot of Ray Bradbury. That was my thing. So, there's a similarity there, and I appreciated it very much. When I got into it, I loved the fact that he was an anti-hero. I loved that it wasn't an extremely successful comic book. There were three different manifestations of the comic book, but like the character himself, it refuses to go away. There's a great survivalist element to this guy and the comic book itself. I like the fact that there's not another comic book character like him and that there's no model to base a film on him, so we were really starting from scratch and got to create what we wanted to create, with the blessing of those guys."
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2
The Coventry Telegraphs's Geek Files posted this article that says the 2011 sequel will cover the 15 years that the other film didn't. The material will come from the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller "Mariko" mini-series. Both Hugh Jackman and Liev Schrieber will be back. Jackman said: "Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now. We're in the first steps of developing that story. I think the fans love that saga. It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories. That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading."
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that CBS Films will have Gregory Poirier adapt the script for the 2012 feature film version.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Spin City" (Season 3) here, "Ally McBeal" (Complete Series) here, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Season 5) here, "Kate & Allie" (Season 6) here, "Tales from the Darkside" (Season 2) here, "Battlestar Galactica" (The Plan) here.
The Three Stooges
The Boston Globe in this article shot down the rumors that Jim Carrey was going to play Curly and Sean Penn would play Larry in the 2010 Farrelly Brothers film. They did confirm that Benicio Del Toro, and said that Penn was cast, but dropped out. The good new is that he will be replaced by Paul Giamatti.
The Green Hornet
Slashfilm reports here that Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of the 2010 film, in an unspecified role. Olmos said: "I'm on my way to do 'The Green Hornet,'… It'll be a lot of fun with Seth [Rogen], Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz."
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
Variety says here that Frank Langella is joining Shia Labeouf and Michael Douglas in the Oliver Stone sequel.
Special thanks to Movie Goods.com 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.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Farscape: D'Argo's Trial #1,
Toy Story: The Mysterious Stranger #4,
Red Robin #3,
The Darkness #79,