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Monday, October 19, 2009

Iron Man 2, X-Men: First Class, Thor, TV DVD News, The Green Lantern, Nathan Fillion, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Comic Previews

Iron Man 2

Couple (alright 3) fun things about the upcoming 2010 Golden Avenger film. First, French TV outlet CanalPlus has posted a video set visit here on YouTube that has some fun Q & A. Then MTV Splashpage has this video talk with director Jon Favreau (lot of good stuff about the characters). Finally, Scarlett Johansson tells Extra over here, "Hopefully, I won't be crucified for saying this, but I think the second one is even better." (Yeah, Movie Studios hate that kind of talk.)

X-Men: First Class

Empire Online has this great talk with producer L.auren Shuler-Donner about all the upcoming X-Men films & the 2011 Deadpool film. About the above 2010 film, she says: "Harry Potter is a bit of a role model for us, absolutely. We want it to be like the recent, darker Potters. It should not be a kiddie movie: we're in the X-Men world so you can't suddenly change the tone. The First Class comics are really fun -- they're funnier than any other comics I've read. Basically in each one the kids are fighting strange villains, sometimes it's aliens, sometimes it's monsters. I want to get a flavour of that world."


Cinematical reports here that both that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast of the film.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Sesame Street" (DVD Release) here, "Scooby's All-Star Laff-A Lympics" (Vol. 1) here, "Ghost Story" (2 Episodes with the Film) here, "10 Things I Hate About You" (Vol. 1) here, "Power Rangers R.P.M." (Vols. 3 & 4) here, "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" (Vol. 1) here.

The Green Lantern

Ain’t It Cool News has published the rumor here that Jackie Earle Haley may have the inside track to play Sinestro in the Summer 2011 release. The Hollywood Reporter tells us here that the film will not be shot in Australia. The Warner Brothers Studios issued this press release: "The current global economic situation, including fluctuations in currency valuation and overall costs. We have also had to reassess film projects in other countries as well. After working closely with our partners at the NSW Film and Television Office (Screen NSW) and examining every scenario, we have decided to move the production of 'Green Lantern.' We are extremely grateful for the assistance we have received from the NSW Government, Fox Studios and the NSW filmmaking community."

Nathan Fillion

If you are a fan, IFC has a nice, long interview with the star here. (Thanks to Screen Rant for the picture) BTW: He really wants to star in a remake of "The Greatest American Hero." (heeheeheehee. I want him too also)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2

Rotten Tomatoes spoke here with Gavin Hood (who isn't sure to return to direct the sequel) about the 2011 film. Hood said: "All that's happened at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for Wolverine 2 to be written. Whether that film will ever get made will depend on so many factors -- whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I'd be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me." And about the relationship between Wolverine and Sabertooth? "In the original script they were not half brothers. There was some resistance to that, because in the world of the comics there's only a small suggestion in one particular comic that Victor Creed and Wolverine may well be half brothers. I just gravitated to that. Just having one good guy versus bad guy, with no emotional connection just felt like 'Whoa -- you'll have nothing but punching and kicking.' That was a way to build up the emotional power of the film. I thought Liev Schreiber did a phenomenal job. I'm very pleased that on the Blu-ray disc there's a particular scene that I was attached to that didn’t make it into the movie. I say that without saying 'It should have!' I think it probably should have been in the movie, but I understood the argument against it, and at the time there was much to-ing and fro-ing about it. It's a great thing to be able to put that sort of scene on the Blu-ray and let people think of other themes and idea that were in my mind when we made that scene."

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dark Wolverine #79,

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #4,

Thunderbolts #137,

Wolverine: Origins #41,

X-Men Legacy #228,

Spider-Woman #2,

& Skrull Kill Krew #5

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