Iron Man 2, G.I. Joe, Astro Boy: July 17th Comic Reel

Fri, July 17th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: July 17th, 2009 at 8:01am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

IRON MAN 2

Following yesterday's pixelated images, Entertainment Weekly posts high quality pictures of this week's cover and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. Accompanying the photos is a story about the film. It drops plots details and this gem from actor Mickey Rourke about his character, Vanko: "I told Favreau, 'I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional p----.'" Meanwhile, Nuke the Fridge, has obtained several set photos of Robert Downey Junior driving a slick Audi sportscar.

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

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

IGN has a new version of the film's trailer. It features a little more Snake Eyes, a little bit more fighting and a little bit more of the accelerator suits. From earlier reports, these suits do not feature as promenantly in the final film as they do in these trailers.

Starring Marlon Wayans, release date: August 8, 2009

ASTRO BOY

Both MTV Splashpage and Sci Fi Wire had the opportunity to preview footage from the upcoming animated film. While MTV offers a brief overview of the film, saying it tells "the story of a scientist, Tenma (Nicolas Cage) who replaces his lost son with a powerful robot (Freddie Highmore), who must then come to terms with his own identity as both a child and a hero." Sci Fi Wire goes into greater detail, describing three clips. One clips features the birth of Astro Boy. "Hoses snake down from the ceiling, attach to the boy, haul him up, suspend him in midair. Blue lightning zaps all around, the robot falls, smashes equipment, lies inert," they describe.

Directed by David Bowers, release date: October 23, 2009

WATCHMEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

Sci Fi Wire has a review of the Director's Cut Blu-Ray edition. Though they call it "less of a film--or an especially entertaining one, at least," they do praise the added detail, the Maximum Movie Mode Blu-Ray feature, and the second disc material. "Like, say, Stanley Kubrick, a director who aimed to subject his audience to an experience rather than manipulate their emotions, Snyder uses all of the devices of a conventional story to tell one that subverts virtually all of its conventions," they say of the expanded film.

On DVD/Blu-Ray: July 28th, 2009

DEAD OF NIGHT

A sneak peak of the film will happen next week at Comic-Con during the Masters of the Web panel on Thursday at 10am. Stars Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington and Anita Briem will also be on hand to discuss the film.

Directed by Kevin Munroe, release date: 2010

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Kim Pine is in the frame in today's set picture from director Edgar Wright's blog.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

SMALLVILLE

The show received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, notes KryptonSite.

New episodes begin September 25, 2009

ONE WEEKEND TO COMIC-CON

With CCI: San Diego only a few days away, announcements and surprises are around the corner. You might find yourself in possession of some of this information. In which case, let us know! Tips are always welcome and anonymity is upon request. Alaskan fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya fearing the future threat of convention center pizza.

TAGS:  iron man 2, gi joe, astro boy, dead of night, scott pilgrim

 
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