I’ve heard the rumors floating around that Iron Man/Tony Stark might be played by none other than Tom Cruise. Jon Favreau has posted a response to that over at his blog. I’ve never even met Tom Cruise, though I do think he is a great actor. He doesn’t seem to fit with what Marvel is looking for at this time, but you never know what will happen. The rumor is false as far as I know. Via Iron Man MySpace forum (link)
Ain’t It Cool News has a quick interview with Jon Favreau on the Iron Man movie. In the interview Favreau hints that we’ll see the bulky grey suit of the original Iron Man before transforming into the red and gold. As we already mentioned on this site, the villian for the movie will be The Mandarin, and at this point no lead has been cast. The interview concludes with a few comments about the John Carter Princess of Mars movie. Via Ain’t It Cool News (link)
The Simpsons Channel has clips of the upcoming movie that were shown at the San Diego Comic Convention. During the annual Comic-Con Simpsons panel, creator/exec producer Matt Groening and fellow exec producers James L. Brooks and Al Jean thrilled the crowd with some first glimpses at the eagerly awaited The Simpsons Movie. Gotta warn you, loading the two clips is taking an extremely long time this morning as hundres, nay millions of people appear to be flooding the site. Via The Simpsons Channel (link)
Fans at the San Diego Comic Con snapped pics of the new poster for the Spider-Man 3 film. I have loved all of the posters done for each of the Spider-Man films (I even snagged one of the original double sided posters from the first film), and I am very pleased with the images I have seen of the latest installment. Granted, this isn’t the best image out there, but the rich colors and fine detail done in the past will make this a nice one to add to my collection. Via Superhero Hype! (link)
It was announced both on G4 Comic Con Live show and by Michael Bay that Optimus Prime’s voice for the upcoming Transformers movie has been cast. Fans will be happy to know that Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime during the 80s cartoon, will be reprising his role for the feature flick. Mum was the word when producers were questioned on the voice of Megatron, but if Cullen is a clue, we may get Frank Welker back as well. Word on the street is Welker has sent in an audition tape for the role of Megatron. In the animated series…
One of the attendees at San Diego Comic Con has posted an image of the Iron Man preview poster over at director Jon Favreau’s Iron Man movie blog site. These poster were handed out during the Marvel presentation at the Con on Saturday. During the presentation, Favreau did remind the crowd that this will not be the final costume design. Via MySpace forum (link)
Even though Sir Michael Caine said the Joker would be the villian in the next Batman movie, fans have been speculating for some time who would play the Clown Prince of Crime. Names like Robin Williams and Mark Hamill have circulated (I even saw one rumor of Michael Keaton), but fans may now have an answer. Latino Review, who broke the news that Brandon Routh would be Superman, is reporting Heath Ledger will play the arch-villian to Christian Bale’s Batman. We were first to tell the world that Brandon Routh was going to be the new Superman. Now here we…
Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Adam Turner to write the screenplay for DC Comics Doom Patrol. Warner Bros. will be making the announcement this week at the San Diego Comic Con. Remnicent of the X-Men and teamed like the Justice League, The Doom Patrol uses their freakish abilities to stop evil doers. The film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman via Weed Road Pictures. At this time, no stars are attached, but who would make the casting call? Talk about it in the comments section. Via Variety (link)
Marvel Inc. Press Release LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2006) – Continuing its strategy to independently develop and produce a new slate of feature films, Marvel Studios – a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) – has signed top rising director Louis Leterrier to direct a new big screen adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero. The announcement was made today by Michael Helfant, President/COO of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios.
Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with Don Murphy’s Angry Films to bring the DC Comics superhero “Deadman” to life. The deal is still in negotiations and the search for a writer is underway. Deadman is the ghost of Boston Brand, a circus performer who was murdered during one of his performances. Brand was granted the power to enhabit the bodies of the living in order to find his killer, but along the way he is compelled to help those in need. “(Deadman) has great supernatural elements and is one of the more off-kilter superheroes.…
The Hollywood Reporter spilled the beans early on The Spirit movie adaptation. According to the industry mag, comic legend Frank Miller will be adapting and directing the flick. Will Eisner’s The Spirit – one of the most influential comics of all time – is being produced by Odd Lot Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker who will also finance the film. Also producing is Michael Uslan. According to Uslan, Miller is the best person to direct the film. What makes Frank’s involvement with ‘The Spirit’ particularly poignant was his special relationship with Will Eisner, captured last year in the…
Five days out of the gate, and it looks like Superman Returns has broken the $100,000,000 mark. According to The-Numbers.com, the five day gross for Superman Returns is right at $84,208,000 for domestic receipts (8,200 screens nation wide), and $19,800,000 for world wide returns, bringing the total gross to $104,008,000.