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Peter Cullen Interview

USA Today has an interview with Peter Cullen, voice of Optimus Prime. As many of us already know, Cullen was not the first choice to play the part. I (heard) the movie was going to be done, and then I heard rumors that big actors … were being considered for the role. And that’s when I found out about (my) fan base — I was very, very surprised. That’s when I started thinking, “Gee whiz, I hope these guys get what they want. Then I started saying, “Boy, I hope I get it, too!” I finally got a call from…

Marvel
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Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man

Variety is reporting that well known actor Robert Downey Jr. will be throwing back the alcohol and downing the red and yellow for the Jon Favreau helmed Iron Man movie. This is the first action movie for the actor, who is better known for his roles in Good Night, Good Luck, Wonder Boys, Chaplin, and The Singing Detective. Running down his credits at Imdb, the closest thing to flying Downey has down has been when he dangled from a helicopter in Air America. Downey should have no trouble getting into the Stark role, has he has had trouble with sobriety…

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Jon Favreau Interview

KCRW has an interview with Iron Man director Jon Favreau on the flick. Making special effects out of this world while keeping special effects budgets down to earth. We talk to Jon Favreau, who’s moved from directing a modestly priced kids adventure called Zathura to the helm of the blockbuster epic Iron Man. The interview is available in Windows Media, QuickTime, and…gag… RealAudio formats. via KCRW (link)

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Asterix and Obelix at the Olympic Games

The third live action movie began shooting in Spain this past June. Shooting is scheduled to continue until the end of December. Based on the book by the same name, the duo head to Greece to compete against the Roman’s champion Gluteus Maximus. If you haven’t seen Asterix and Cleopatra, then you are missing out on an awesome film. It is too bad these films have only been released in Europe in the native language and have not made a decent translation stateside. Gerard Depardieu returns as Obelix for the third time, but the role of Asterix is being played…

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Favreau Vs. Billingsley

Jon Favreau has posted a picture at his MySpace page of himself and producer Peter Billingsley with lots and lots of guns. Yes, Peter is holding a Red Rider BB gun in the shot. Jon claims he’s doing research, but he looks pretty…’hem…uh… wasted in the shot. Is he trying to find his own inner-Stark, or just having one of those bad picture moments? Gotta love it… via Jon Favreau MySpace page (link)

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Rex Mundi Movie with Depp

I’ve just started reading Rex Mundi and it is pretty interesting. The story is set in Paris, where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power. Apparently the characters and stories presented in the graphic novels was enough to attrack the attention of one Johnny Depp who will star and produce the film through his Infinitum Nihil productoin company. Scribe Jim Uhls, who wrote the screenplay for Fight Club will write the screenplay based on the comic book. “It’s a noir-ish ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” Uhls says. “There are murders and a mystery,…

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Who Will Play Harvey Dent?

Batman-on-Film is reporting on the scuttlebutt that is Harvey Dent. Apparently Liev Schreiber is out as the District Attorny in the upcoming Dark Knight film. So who is being considered? According to the site, Guy Pearce (who worked with Nolan on Memento) is under consideration. Lots of back and forth on this. If done right, whoever gets the nod, could end up with a lucritive multi-film deal for years to come. So who do you want? Schreiber, Pearce, or someone else? Holla in the comments. via Batman-on-Film (link)

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This is Not Favreau’s Iron Man

I’ve got someone on the inside who is working on both the Transformers and Jon Favreau’s upcoming Iron Man movies. He’s sworn to secrecy, but we do know the following image is not what Tony Stark’s armour will look like in the Iron Man flick. Kind of look like a cross between Power Rangers and Ultraman. This design was created by Brandon Perlow, who has done some TV and film graphics work. Looks pretty cool to me. You can find more of Brandon’s work at his website. via Screen Rant (link)

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2 Days Down…

Director Tim Story has posted an update at his blog on how the shooting for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie is coming along. So it has begun! The Fantastic Four have been photographed for Rise of The Silver Surfer. Felt like old times. Everyone’s back in the mix and really picking their characters up where we last left off. We also shot Andre Braugher for the first time. He plays General Hager, an old acquaintance of Reed Richards and one of the major additions to the movie. Jessicas is looking amazing. Chris has his energetic performance firing…

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Pool of Transformer Pics

Looking for a slew of Transformer pics (Scott Johnson, I’m looking your way)?  Don’t scour the web going from one site to another, check out the Flickr Transformers set. Wow, lot’s of stuff.  Let’s hope it doesn’t spoil everything about the movie for you. via Flickr (link)

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Better Look at Optimus Prime

Ain’t It Cool News has some new shots of Optimus Prime for the upcoming Transformers movie.  Check out the detail, check out the rendering, check out the flaming paint job… A back and closeup of OP’s face are over at AICN. via Ain’t It Cool News (link)

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Ghost Rider Interview

Mark Steven Johnson has posted answers to reader questions over at the official Ghost Rider blog site. Mark answers everthing from who built the bike seen in the film, to why Nick Cage was selectedd to play the role. He even addresses the problems of interpreting a well known character to film. Well, the good news is that I AM one of those fans so I’ve done my best to pay tribute to the Marvel comic character. I grew up with Ghost Rider and just like some of you I’ve waited a long time to see a Ghost Rider movie.…

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Pan’s Labyrinth Trailer

CHUD has an exclusive trailer up on its site for Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. This is a really dark and moody piece and from the very short look we get at the film, I think it is going to be a smash hit. The only drawback that might affect U.S. distribution/box office sales is the fact that the film is in Spanish and will be subtitled for us non Spanish speaking viewers. Check it out for yourself and then tell me if it doesn’t get you excited. via CHUD.com (link)

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How to Make The Spirit

The Spirit will be coming to the silver screen in the next couple of years, but how did it finally get made? Denis Kitchen, agent and family representative for the Will Eisner estate, tells all in an interview with ICv2.com. Finally Odd Lot Entertainment opens its office, he goes in and introduces himself to Deborah Del Prete and says, ‘I’ve got the best comic book property that’s never been made into a movie.’ And she put her hand up and said, ‘Stop, don’t tell me you’ve got The Spirit.’ More on the process is up at the ICv2.com website. via…