X-Men, The Losers, Priest: September 18th Comic Reel

Fri, September 18th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: September 18th, 2009 at 9:10am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS

Actor Tim Pocock, Scott Summer in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," posted to his Twitter feed the following: "currently shooting Australian TV series till February 2010...then X-men first class ;)" It would appear the project has one out over other possible X-Men spin-offs. Of course, Pocock doesn't mention how long of a break he gets between the Australian TV series and "First Class." Update: Since going to press with this, Pocock has updated his feed, claiming he did not write the initial post. "victim of cruel prank.last tweet=NOT me.AM filming Aussie show till2010.no official word on XM:FC," says the actor.

Release date: TBA

THE LOSERS

Today's theme is Twitter. It often brings us questionable news, and sometimes it delivers undeniably great stuff. Reading writer Andy Diggle's Twitter feed today, I was redirected to the feed of actor Idiris Elba and this rather nice photo of the film's cast.

Starring Bruce Willis, release date: September 25th, 2009

PRIEST

Continuing today's Twitter theme, director Scott Stewart used his Twitter feed to announce two new additions ot the cast: sci-fi stables Christopher Plummer and Brad Dourif. Meanwhile, Variety has announced Machen Amick of "Twin Peaks" fame has also joined the cast as "Shannon, the mother of the kidnapped niece."

Release date: TBA

GREEN LANTERN

In non-Twitter news, Spoiler TV has posted casting sheet for the principle supporting roles in the film. Carol Ferris, Sinestro, Abin Sur, and Dr. Hecotr Hammod are featured characters in the script. "Mid-30s to Mid-40s, he is smart, tough, intimidating and in great physical shape," is how the sheet describes Sinestro.

Directed by Martin Campbell, release date: June 17th, 2011

ASTRO BOY

Moviefone has a clip from the film in stunning HD quality. It is one of the clips I saw at Comic-Con and I think it holds up. Also, here at CBR, we have a video interview with stars Kristen Bell & Freddie Highmore.

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

TRON: LEGACY

We begin our coverage of the film with news from The Hollywood Reporter that "giant screen exhibitor Imax said Thursday that it will release Walt Disney's 3D adventure pic 'Tron: Legacy' day-and-date with its wider theatrical release." I have heard nothing but good things about the 3-D on display in the footage screened so far.

Starring Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde, release date: Dec. 17, 2010

DEVASHARD

Film Fetish reports the series has been picked up by Vanquish Motion Pictures. They describe it as "centering on two forsaken sons -- one born of darkness, the other of light -- who are struggling to find their place in a grim world riddled with corrupt kingdoms, cursed demons and terrifying magic."

Release date: TBA

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Over at Edgar Wright's Twitter feed, the director says, "I saw some half finished Scott Pilgrim effects today. I think it was Miss Gwen Stefani who once opined 'This shit is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s.' Meanwhile, at the director's daily photo blog, he reveals the effects of marathon editing sessions.

Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: 2010

WEEKEND WARRIORS

The superheroes never stop. Also, their films never cease. If you discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird this weekend, 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 bracing for the future threat of minigolf.

TAGS:  x-men, the losers, priest, green lantern, astro boy

 
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