Iron Man 2, The Spirit, Green Lantern: December 18th Comic Reel

Thu, December 18th, 2008 at 7:59am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

IRON MAN 2

We got an email from El Mayimbe pointing out this link at Latino Review, talking about the rumor that Tim Robbins will play Howard Stark in a flashback.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr. Release date May 7, 2010.

THE SPIRIT

Sci Fi Wire has an interview with director Frank Miller about the Will Eisner adaptation. "At first, I approached Will Eisner like he was Raymond Chandler," Miller said, "and I then realized that he was O. Henry. He wrote very short stories, and it was a matter of adapting my favorite of his short stories and then expanding on them. My favorite of his short stories was a two-parter he did [on] Sand Saref, and I based the entire move on that. Then I extended it outward to involve his villain, the Octopus, and wonderful characters like Silken Floss and the new characters that I'd created, like Morgenstern [Stana Katic]. And, of course, Commissioner Dolan [Dan Lauria] had to be all through it."

Starring Gabriel Macht, release date: December 25, 2008.

GREEN LANTERN

Effects specialist Aaron Sims talked to VFX World about designing visuals for the film. "We're starting from the ground up on this one, and we're trying to be as contemporary as possible," he said. "The suits for the aliens are all different, but they're all green. They're overwhelmingly green. Defining the uniform green -- the proper shade -- is part of the process."

Directed by Greg Berlanti, release date 2010.

SURROGATES

Comingsoon.net has posted production stills from the graphic novel adaptation.

Starring Bruce Willis, release date September 25, 2009.

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

No new material yet, but it might be worth watching the official Japanese site for the movie.

Starring Justin Chatwin, release date April 10, 2009.

COWBOY BEBOP

Speaking of anime and manga, Keanu Reeves spoke to MTV about bringing the Asian property to US shores. "It's got so much style to it, and that’s part of its appeal. That kind of Old West, bordertown, low-tech science fiction aspect."

No release date announced.

THE LEAGUE

CBR News has the scoop on the superhero-based short film.

LET'S DO LUNCH

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