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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thor, Archie, The First Avenger: Captain America, TV DVD News, X-Men 4, Sherlock Holmes, Enron, Comic Previews


Sci-Fi Wire has says here that Jaimie Alexander has been cast as Sif and Colm Feore has joined the cast as an un-named villain in the 2011 Marvel Comics adapted feature, with characters created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. The Kenneth Branagh directed film will feature Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Brian Blessed as Thor's Father Odin, Natalie Portman as the Thunder God's human love, Jane Foster, and playing his evil half brother Loki will be Tom Hiddleston. This is actually starting to look like something I am hoping about.


Comic Book Resources reports here that the comic book creators have engaged representation with the intent of finding producers for new adaptations of the house characters.

The First Avenger: Captain America

Screen Rant has an interesting discussion about who should play the star spangled avenger in the 2011 adaptation here.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Zorro" (Season 1 & 2) here, "G.I. Joe" (Complete Series) here, "Southland" (Season 1) here, "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye" (Season 1) here, "The Tudors" (Season 3) here, "Taxi" (Season 5) here.

X-Men 4

Slash Film says here that Lauren Shuler Donner, while dismissing the tweet induced rumors about "X-Men: First Class," did say that Fox will continue to created X-universe films. Not only the fourth X-Man film, but "Deadpool" (as a spin-off from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), "X-Men Origins: Magneto" and "The New Mutants." BTW: She also has an adaptation of DC Comics' "The Metal Men" and "Constantine 2" in development.

Sherlock Holmes

The Hollywood Reporter says here that the film, set to open on Christmas Day, 2009, is already being sequelized. And the talk is that Brad Pitt will be part of the project, possibly playing Prof. Moriarity. The character appears in this film, but only in the shadows and not portrayed by Pitt, even though rumors said otherwise. The entire cast from the film is coming back for the follow-up.


Collider has this article about the adaptation of the Lucy Prebble play that Columbia is putting together. If you are a fan of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," Prebble is the creator.

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
Farscape: Gone and Back #3,

Monsters Inc. #2,

Muppet Peter Pan #1,

The Muppet Show Comic Book:
The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson #3,

Eureka Vol. 2: Dormant Gene,

Madman Atomic Comics #17,

& Power Girl #5

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