Thor, Superman, Scott Pilgrim: Jan 7th Comic Reel

Thu, January 7th, 2010 at 7:58am PST | Updated: January 7th, 2010 at 8:10am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THOR

As we reported last night CBR, the film has shifted its release date to May 6th, 2011 in the wake of problems on "Spider-Man 4." The whole event has rippled out causing a new landscape for the Summer 2011 release schedule.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date May 6th, 2011

SUPERMAN BEGINS?

Over at Millarword (via Bleeding Cool), Mark Millar asks his assembled fanbase this simple question: "Obviously, there's some legal shit to sort out but anyone who thinks Superman is gone is just plum crazy. Should we pursue this aggressively, especially given the buzz on Kick-Ass is just astronomical and Matthew is being offered pretty much anything he wants to do?" Millar has wanted to get his hands on Superman for years. He was part of a cabal that included Grant Morrison and Mark Waid in the late 1990s that pitched a revamp for the character in the comics and Millar has been quite vocal in the years since about a Superman movie. While there is nothing even remotely official about this, Millar and "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaugh could indeed use the buzz surrounding them right now to get a meeting and pitch their revamp. Millar says his vision would requite retelling the origin.

Release date: 2012?

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Slashfilm and several other sites have made two official sills available. One is the group shot Edgar Wright teased on his photoblog last year. The other, well, only two words can describe it. Flaming. Sword. Meanwhile, Micheal Cera tells MTV News he's seen the film in a round about way:

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

IESB has another one of those interview/press releases concerning the direct-to-video title. In this one, actor Bruce Davison talks about his first voice-over roll as Slade Wilson, president of the parallel Earth where all the villains are heroes and the Justice League is the brutal Crime Syndicate. "I've done books-on-tape, including a Stephen King book and a few other things. But it's really interesting to be a character that will then be created as opposed to trying to fit in. I've spent a lifetime voicing over (looping) myself in films over the years. But it's a lot easier to just create something and then let the animators put it together. Oh, and it's just a blast doing the recording - it's like being six years old again," says Davison.

Release date: February 23rd, 2010

G.I. JOE 2

According to Collider, a writer has been hired to create an initial draft for a sequel to last summer's "G.I Joe: the Rise of Cobra." Details are pretty sketchy and Collider has not yet learn the name of the writer involved. Is this more of Mysterio's work or the first rumblings of a sequel? Only time, and Cobra, can tell.

Release date: TBA

THE BOOK OF ELI

My interview series continues with star Denzel Washington here at CBR. The actor described how he became involved in the development of the story. "Coming off of directing and how I work as a director, I really want to flesh out the characters, [so] I played all the parts," Washington said.

Directed by the Hughes Brothers, release date: January 15th, 2010

ROBOCOP

It appears MGM has finally powered down Darren Aaronofsky's long gestating remake of "Robocop." Moviehole reports the director and the studio disagree on the use of 3D technology on the film. "I've spoken with Phoenix Pictures [and] asked them about the status of 'Robocop'... they told me that the project is on hold. The problem is that Mary Parent, Chairperson of MGM, wants a 3D movie," says their source. Of course, MGM is also in the process of looking for a new owner and all of their projects are up in the air at the moment.

Release date, 2011

REMAKES AND REVAMPS

While I still think retelling Superman's origin is a waste of time, I'm not so ticked off by the remake and revamp tendancy in Hollywood. In the era when the town used well-regarded novels instead of comics and games, it happened all the time. There have been several versions of "Little Women", "Moby Dick", and "A Tale of Two Cities" to name a few. I suppose the big difference is that those novels are closed systems with definite endings, while comics and games can go on forever. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird, or spot Mysterio up to his usual hijinks, 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 "Turbo Teen Begins."

TAGS:  thor, superman, scott pilgrim, justice league, gi joe retaliation

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