Thor, The Losers, G.I. Joe: May 1st Comic Reel

Fri, May 1st, 2009 at 7:41am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

THOR

Director Kenneth Branagh told IGN a little bit about his work on the Asgardian project. "We're having a great time at the moment. We're in intense pre-production," Branagh said. "I shoot 'Thor' in January of next year and because the time of release has been moved, it's allowed me to have a moment in the summer where I can shoot the Wallanders ... and, strangely, there's a weird, pleasing connection between the Swedish Wallander and the Nordic Thor. And as I've played a lot of Danish Hamlets, I feel as though my Scandinavian trilogy is forming. Tom Hiddleston is a great actor and he, amongst a number of others, has been part of the group we've spoken to and all that's still a work in progress."

Release date: May 20, 2011.

THE LOSERS

Everybody's following everybody on Twitter ... but what about Andy Diggle? He posted the following: "All six of 'THE LOSERS' are now cast, film is greenlit. First table reading will be on Free Comic Book Day, appropriately enough!"

No release date announced.

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

The new Francophone trailer for the film is online at Allocine.

Starring Dennis Quaid, release date: August 7, 2009.

IRON MAN 2

USA Today has the first official photo from the film, featuring a whole lotta armor.

Directed by Jon Favreau, release date: May 7, 2010.

BRAVE AND THE BOLD

CBR News has an interview with voice actress Tara Strong about playing The Huntress.

Next episode, "Night of the Huntress," tonight.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

That bootleg the other day was kinda grainy, huh? How about you check out the official version at Yahoo! Movies.

Starring Shia Lebeouf, release date: June 24, 2009.

THE LONE RANGER

According to Production Weekly, Mike Newell is in talks to direct Walt Disney Pictures western adaptation.

No release date announced.

DEATH NOTE

Trade publication Variety notes that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired rights to adapt the Japanese manga series. The studio has hired screenwriters Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the property. The 13-volume manga is a bestseller in Japan, and the film will be drawn from the first three installments, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

No release date announced.

SHAOLIN COWBOY

Speaking of Asian leads and Variety, the trade also reports that Stephen Emery has been hired as Executive Vice President of Circle of Confusion, which will be taking on silver screen versions of the Geoff Darrow comic as well as David Lapham's "Silverfish."

No release date announced.

LOBO

Latino Review has a script review of the DC adaptation.

No release date announced.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

How about one last round of publicity, for kicks? Actor Taylor Kitsch told MTV how excited he was to play the role of Gambit. "Even though he knows — and he f***in' knows, man — that the stakes are through the roof. He's still that cool and collected, and doesn't even make eye contact [with Wolverine]. That was a fun thing to play."

CBR News twittered about the premiere, as well.

Starring Hugh Jackman, release date: today.

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has screen captures of the promo for next week's episode.

Next episode: "Injustice," May 7, 2009.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Oh, of course there's a new set photo from director Edgar Wright, but there's also a video blog as well. Maybe some of the photos will make more sense now?

Starring Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, release date: 2010.

SPAWN

Todd McFarlane talked to IESB and said he has five offers on the table to do a new film based on his biggest creation. He also said he expected "Torso" to emerge at a new studio shortly.

No release date announced.

THAT'S A WRAP

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