Comic Film/TV/Stage â€œ Roundup â€œ June 2009 â€œ Week 2
ËœThor’ Screenwriter Promises Character Will Exist In Marvel Movie Continuity
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.”
Exclusive ‘Spider-Man 4′ News: Black on Dunst, Villain
Producer Todd Black stated, “We’re just coming up with who the villain’s going to be now. We’ll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it’ll be a big part of New York.” Black also confirmed that the villain will be one of Spidey’s foes from the comic, not a character invented for the film. And we can assume it’ll be one of the hero’s classic rogues.
Cam Gigandet takes lead in ‘Priest’
Joins Paul Bettany in adaptation of TokyoPop comic book
Cam Gigandet will star opposite Paul Bettany in “Priest,” a horror Western that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems. Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic book, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Gigandet plays a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire.
Musical Spidey’s Mary Jane says the show’s still seeking Peter Parker
“We’re still looking for our Spider-Man, but it’s going to be incredible,” Evan Rachel Wood said. “I just spoke with [director] Julie [Taymor] today, actually. It’s going to be a crazy rock ‘n’ roll circus show. Julie’s doing what she did with The Lion King to this: She’s just taking it to a whole ‘nother level.”
THOR, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 Get Logos
The Licensing International Expo is being held in Las Vegas this year and has revealed a few Marvel logos that may be of interest to you. AICN has a man on the ground that captured the following Marvel logos that include IRON MAN 2, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and AVENGERS
Beechen Loves Danny McBride as Hench
‘Hench’ is the story of all the guys you see in the background in comic books. They are the guys in the old Jack Kirby books who wore fedoras and had the Tommy guns and you never quite knew where they came from. Well, in the book, Mike is African-American. And that’s how I always sort of pictured it. But when I heard Danny was interested in it I thought, ËœMy god. He’s perfect.’ And he really is.
On the move: Megan Fox
Transformers star disses Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is a lame superhero, she says, clearly unfazed at the thought of ruling herself out of a potentially career-making franchise. She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands whoever takes that role but I don’t want to do it.
Exclusive : Update on Phantom Legacy
Ëœ’The Phantom is still at scripting stage”, screenwriter Tim Boyle says. Ëœ’Although the comic studio and executive producers have given it two thumbs up, we’re constantly pushing the screenplay forward. I believe the film will go into pre-production by the end of the year.”
Mickey Rourke talks about his role as Whiplash in Iron Man 2
“I decided to do half my role in Russian,” he beams, “and that’s hard because the Russian language doesn’t roll off the English-speaking tongue very easily. I spent three hours a day with a teacher, and after two weeks I know four sentences! Let me see, it’s sort of like… ‘Yezzamee menya… Yezzamee manya obott… Er, nemaboootty menya…’”
The Fine Print
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