Iron Man, The Dark Knight, The Damned: April 14th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, April 14th, 2008 at 8:48am PDT | Updated: April 14th, 2008 at 8:52am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

IRON MAN

How about two whole minutes of footage from the film? How does that grab you? Well, everybody say "thanks" to YouTube ...

Add to that new desktop images from Marvel.com and a few new production stills sprinkled in at the Comics2Film image gallery, and you'd think that was all the weekend had to offer, right?

Wrong! Actor Shaun Tolb talked to MovieWeb about playing Yin-Sen. "Beforehand, I didn't know much about it, but when I was offered the role, I tried to dig up as much as possible," Tolb said. "I remember something from my childhood in Iron Man comic books. I tried to dig up as much as possible, not that there's a lot out there, but I was able to get something. It's interesting that the information on the web was so different than what I thought my character might be like. I didn't want to do too much research because I didn't want it to influence me so much. I knew this was something that I had to create, because there wasn't much on paper and we were running against the clock, so I was trying to let my mind be free. It's just the way I work. It's hard to come up with characters, but it happens sometimes. It's interesting ... Yin-Sen is a very important character for Iron Man. He's basically responsible for saving his life and also sent him on his journey. He's a very pivotal character to the Iron Man story. He helps actually create, he has a hand in the creation of Iron Man. I don't want to give away too much, obviously."

Sequels? Director Jon Favreau told the New York Post that it had been discussed. "I don't know what the deals are, but certainly we spoke creatively about what the first three movies would be," Favreau said. "I think we're all into it and would love to do it together."

Finally, the Vancouver Sun has an article about the special effects used in the movie.

THE DARK KNIGHT

There was supposed to be a press conference today at 3PM Eastern standard time, but the I Believe In Harvey Dent website claims that it was cancelled due to "a hostage crisis located at a nearby deli" with MP3 audio from the fracas. Could they mean the deli with the viral site noted before?

THE DAMNED

According to Variety, DreamWorks has hired David DiGilio to adapt the Oni Press graphic novel from Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing via their DreamWorks-based company. Eric Gitter is also producing via his Closed on Mondays Entertainment, the film production arm of Oni Press Mark. Peter Schwerin will executive produce.

GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

Interesting rumors and potential spoilers from Moviehole, talking about casting and plot details.

SPEED RACER

The official website has been updated with new mini clips in the kids' section and a new trailer in three resolutions (1080 pixels, 720 and 480).

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY

Animation director Tad Stones made a post on the animated blog noting that web shorts could be in the future for the property.

TRANSFORMERS 2

Moviehole may have truncated its casting break down while Philly.com claims that the production will be rolling into Bethlehem, PA.

HEROES

Herosite has returned with writer and director assignments for the hit NBC series.

I CAN'T WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS

We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Warner Brothers?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, it doesn't really matter what "decoupage" means, and [tagline due to return with new WGA drafts this week].

TAGS:  iron man movie, the dark knight, the damned movie

 
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