Green Hornet, Billy Smoke, Wanted: June 30th Comic Reel

Mon, June 30th, 2008 at 4:43am PDT | Updated: June 30th, 2008 at 4:49am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

GREEN HORNET

Superhero Hype has an interview with writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg about working on the script.  "Luckily the MPAA decided that violence is fine," Rogen said. "When you're doing an action movie you can really have as much violence as you want. In writing "The Green Hornet" we haven't hit many situations where were like, "You know what would make this scene better? If Kato said c***sucker." That hasn't come up that many times. I mean, I'd say that action wise we've been able to do anything that we could've ever wanted."

BILLY SMOKE

According to Variety, actor Matthew Fox is in negotiations to star in the Oni Press adaptation set up at Warner Brothers.  The comic book series, written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Eric Kim, will be published by Oni Press next year.  The project is produced by Basil Iwanyk at Thunder Road and Eric Gitter at Closed on Mondays Entertainment. Oni's Peter Sherwin will executive produce.

WANTED BOX OFFICE WATCH

Mark Millar made how much money?  You'll have to see the CBR News special report to find out.  

G.I. JOE

What did actor Brendan Fraser have to say to MTV about being in the Hasbro-sourced film?  Very little ...

Meanwhile, Toy News International notes a new cartoon series is in the works.  "A new animated G.I.Joe cartoon ... will debut next year as web-episodes on Hasbro's G.I.Joe website. These will be about 5 minute episodes and is geared more towards adults then kids. The preview they showed is of Snake-Eyes saving Duke and Roadblock from a Cobra ambush in the jungle. Snake-Eyes is shown actually killing Cobra Soldiers, though the actual killing is off-screen you know those soldiers are dead."

WATCHMEN

Did you really want director Zack Snyder talking about nipples?  Well, that's what he did in a video interview with Collider.  "Do you think that I don't ... would that be an accident?" Snyder asked. "If you don't acknowledge sort of the ... where comic book movies are right now. If you can't like, in the same way that 'Watchmen' [graphic novel] referenced and took apart the comic book genre and comic book heroes. You have to make some reference to those same decisions that were made in cinema. If you think that fact that Ozy's costume has nipples is a mistake, or that we don't undertand the design ... to me that's just crazy. You just need to pay more attention."

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT

Who hit Wizard World Rosemont and caught all the details on the world premiere of the animated feature?  CBR News did, of course.

THE DARK KNIGHT

Speaking of CBR and Bats, how about an early review of the Christopher Nolan-helmed sequel?

Actor Gary Oldman is quoted at Movieweb saying that the villain for the third film would be an E. Nigma.  "When asked if he thought they should recast Ledger for the third film, or just not include the character, Gary thought it was a good idea ... Oldman then took a moment to think about it some more, 'Maybe we don't need the Joker. Because we'll have The Riddler.'"

However, in the same story, Nolan played coy about taking another trip to Gotham. "I don't know," he said. "I take my projects one at a time, and I am not thinking about that right now. I don't know if I want to come back."

TERMINATOR SALVATION

While we're in the neighborhood, how does Bruce Wayne feel about heading to the future as John Connor?  The quotes at Sci Fi Wire have some clues: "My feeling is that, you know, we have an opportunity and a responsibility ... There's no point in making it if we don't achieve this.  Reinventing that mythology, and there's a great deal of potential for that, and that is what I'm attempting to do. Anything less than that would be us failing."

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

More heavy metal?  All right -- how about some Shia-sourced spoilers at The Movie Blog?  Or would you prefer the ones from Comic Book Movie?  

MAGNETO

Where there's metal you'll find magnetism -- there's an advanced script review of the David Goyer draft at Sal's Scripts.  

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY

New clips from the film?  One from MTV ...

... another from JoBlo.com ...

... and a last at Latino Review.

Apple.com has the third trailer and a new featurette in QuickTime, of course.

Finally, IGN has a featurette inviting you to meet Wink.

How hard did Doug Jones work on this film?  So hard, he told Sci Fi Wire that it included several roles.  "I've been acting for 22 years, and I have never been this nervous, excited, jittery about a film opening ever, and I think it's because I have a lot riding on this one," Jones said.  "The role of Abe Sapien has been expanded and grown so much in this that [writer-director] Guillermo [del Toro] made him into a leading romantic male for this film. So it's like, that's a lot. And also, with the other two characters that I have in the film -- the Angel of Death and the Chamberlain -- it was like I did triple duty on this movie."

SMALLVILLE

Been a while since we had fresh spoilers.  Luckily Kryptonsite has some about the season premiere.

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE

If you scroll through the target="_BLANK" photos of producer Gail Anne Hurd's party at the Getty Center you can check out two new posters for the requel.

300 ... PLUS OR MINUS?

Variety confirms that Warner Brothers plans to take Frank Miller and Zack Snyder back to Sparta from a still-in-production graphic novel by Miller ... but it's not clear whether the story will happen chronologically before or after the events in "300."  

STAR WARS PANEL

Missed the panel at Wizard World Rosemont?  CBR News has you covered.

THE CASTING COUCH

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, anedge hirak Michael Turner and "He loves you ... but not as much as he loves The Hundred and Four."

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