Here’s some gravy to go along with the heaping helping of Ghost Rider 2 news we presented earlier – Marvel is developing a new Daredevil movie.Â Fortunately, instead of a sequel, this will be a reboot.Â Empire Online has no other information other than the fact that Ben Affleck won’t be involved in the project.
It’s odd that Marvel is going for a reboot of the Daredevil film when the director’s cut of the film was much better than the theatrical release.Â It’s certainly much better than the Ghost Rider film which Columbia seems to want to force down viewer’s throats.Â On the other hand, with Marvel trying to bring all its properties back in-house, rebooting the film (ala The Hulk) could do wonders for the crimson crime fighter.
The A-Team already found its Faceman, B.A. Baracus, and Hannibal, now we learn that Sharito Copley will will Howling Mad Murdoch, and Jessica Biel has landed the role of Templeton Peck’s ex-girlfriend.Â Interestingly, it looks like Biel will not only play the former love interest, she’ll play the general who is hunting the team down.
The A-Team is scheduled to be in theaters on July 30, 2010.
Here’s another rumor to file in the appropriate category – rapper/actor The Game is being prepped to play B.A. Baracus in the upcoming The A-Team movie.
As an actor, heâ€™s only got a few credits under his belt, but he was pretty menacing and intimidating â€“ two qualities that any actor needs to play a man who goes by the name, Bad Attitude â€“ in Street Kings. He may also have the lightness of touch to play a man who, thanks to his aversion to flying and fondness for punchy one-liners, isnâ€™t your average muscle-bound tough guy.
I wonder how he feels about flying.Â Mr. The Game, would you like some buttermilk?
Depends on if you are in one of the four locations across the country July 17-24, 2009.Â Warner Bros. marketing has announced the film will screen the full unedited director’s cut of the film at the following locations:
AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
AMC Media Plaza 6 (AKA Town Center 6), 770 N. 1st Street, Burbank, CA 91501
Is it any surprise that H’wood is already working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine?Â The movie more than paid for itself over the weekend, prompting 20th Century Fox to begin development on the story that will be set in Japan focusing on the samurai/Yakuza storyline.
I think the biggest problem with this idea, is it’s a 20th Century Fox idea.Â Â The best Marvel Comics movies that have come out in the last decade have been the movies produced and distributed through Marvel.Â I don’t know how much money 20th Century Fox would want in the deal, but Marvel really should be doing everything it can to get all of is properties back under the Marvel roof and do it their way – it may not be the best way, or the right way, but it would be the better way.
What say you, Major Spoilers Legion?Â Would you be willing to go back to the theater to see Wolverine II: Electric Boogaloo?
I’m pretty excited about the news that Cory Walker is returning to Invincible. While I love Ryan Ottley’s work in Invincible, it was the work of Cory Walker that originally got me hooked. On Tuesday, G4TV announced the co-creator will return to Invincible for a two-part story that sets up the upcoming Viltrumite War.
“While Cory has been working behind the scenes in the INVINCIBLE crew, it’s great to have him back for these two very special issues,” INVINCIBLE co-creator and writer Robert Kirkman said. “They’re going to be pretty damn momentous in the grand scheme of INVINCIBLE as we place the spotlight on INVINCIBLE’s dad, Nolan, and his new partner, Allen the Alien, while they seek the only weapons capable of taking down the Viltrumite empire. It’s gonna be awesome!”
Marvel has announced War of Kings #2 has sold out at the distributor level and is going back to press with a variant cover (above) featuring the interior artwork of Paul Pelletier.
Here’s how Marvel describes the issue:
Watch as the Kree, the Inhumans, and the Shiâ€™ar Empire all lay out their true intentions. Now that Vulcan has unleashed his boundless rage, what will be the fallout?Â There may be no way out for these powerful entities as they head towards a planetary Armageddon!
War of Kings #2 second printing has a cover price of $3.99, and arrives on May 6, 2009.
To build anticipation of the release of the next issue of Marvel’s War of Kings, the company is giving you the chance to read the issue for free on the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website.
After the Skrulls threatened his kingdom during Secret Invasion, Black Boltâ€™s quest to ensure Inhuman dominance in the galaxy begins! The acclaimed team of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, along with fan favorite artist Paul Pelletier, place the Inhumans on a crash course with the Shiâ€™ Ar Empire and their deadly leaderâ€”Vulcan! With appearances from The Imperial Guard, Starjammers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more, this is one cosmic war you wonâ€™t want to miss!
Unlike some of the other “free” offers, you don’t have to sign up to the Marvel DCU experience to enjoy the issue.
Barry Kitson, artist of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man, will appear at Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD on Wednesday April 1, 2009.Â No joke!
Barry, whose work on Amazing Spider-Man includes the first story in the best-selling “Obama issue” #583, has had his work published in many titles, including runs on Marvel’s The Order and Secret Invasion:Â Fantastic Four and DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes, The Titans, and Empire.
The signing will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 from 3pm to 7:30pm.Â Our address is 100 A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MDÂ 21136.Â For more information, call Cards, Comics & Collectibles at 410-526-7410.