Wonder Woman, Ant Man, Heroes: September 10th Comic Reel

Thu, September 10th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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WONDER WOMAN

In Nikki Finke's article about the formation of DC Entertainment Inc and the various shake-ups is this gem: "I've also learned that Robinov for months has quietly gone to producers like Chuck Roven and Joel Silver and Akiva Goldman and 'called back' all their high profile DC titles in development like 'The Flash' and 'Wonder Woman,'" reveals Finke. The motivation is to limit the amount of people getting a peice of the films' earnings off the top, known in business speak as "the gross." Finke's source claims "Jeff [Robinov, Warner Bros. Picture Group Preisdent] always wanted some kind of oversight of DC, and now he wants Warner's to hold onto ownership." While Robinov and Silver are friendly, Finke says his "10 years of developing Wonder Woman is history now."

Release date: TBA

ANT-MAN

Following up on the rumor Pixar was looking at the project, Devin Farci over at CHUD sent an email to director Edgar Wright for clarification. "I am still attached to Ant Man and indeed am still working on a second draft with Joe Cornish. That had to take a back seat while I worked on Scott Pilgrim, but am keen to get back into it once I get into post," says Wright. He intends to meet with Marvel's Kevin Feige soon. He also figures the characters shrinking ability lead to speculation that it would be a natural fit with Pixar. The director closed with this statment: "At some point in this century, I intend to stop talking about it and make the damn thing."

Release date: TBA

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Continuing the thread of shake-ups at Warner Bros, Variety reports the studio has chosen to let its option on the property lapse, allowing Mattel to seek a new studio partner. According to the article, "Mattel and WB didn’t see eye to eye over the direction of the project." The also describe the potentinal film revolving " around He-Man, a prince who becomes a warrior who battles the evil Skeletor for control of his magical homeland." Not to start any rumors, but doesn't DC own a similiar concept in the form of Skartaris and "The Warlord?"

Release date: TBA

HEROES

Herosite has image galleries for the first two episodes of the season. Also, NBC has a new video preview for the show:

New episodes begin: September 21st, 2009

HANCOCK 2

""Everybody's going to come back for a sequel," says director Peter Berg, according to MTV News. He also hints at a big name for a third god-like character joining Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the film. "I'm not gonna tell you who, but we have [someone in mind]!" teases the director.

Release date: 2011?

BRAVE NEW WORLD

While news on individual productions trickle out, the face of films based on comics keeps changing from week to week. I wonder if the landscape will have momumental change next week? Well, I shouldn't have to wonder long as the news is out there for the finding. If you discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya embracing the future threat of the weeks ahead.

TAGS:  wonder woman, ant-man movie, he-man, heroes, hancock 2

 
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