Green Lantern, Powers, Spider-Man: Jan 25th Comic Reel

Mon, January 25th, 2010 at 7:58am PST | Updated: January 25th, 2010 at 8:06am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

GREEN LANTERN

Director Martin Campbell spoke with Comingsoon.net about his upcoming "Edge of Darkness," which looks pretty good. Of course, they did ask him a little bit about "Green Lantern." Asked what brought him to the project, Campbell replied, "First of all, I'd never done a superhero movie before. Second of all, he's quite fascinating as a character, given that his powers are psychological, it's to do with will power as you probably know, and his enemy is fear." He also says the film will allude to future plotlines, but stay on course for the most part. "I think it will stick closely to the origin story, but of course, we all know that Sinestro for example is a character who goes over to the Dark Side ... indeed Carol in later versions becomes a bad guy as well. (laughs) But people will be ahead of us on all that I think." Meanwhile, MTV News talked with Ryan Reynolds about Blake Lively's casting as Carol Ferris. They also attempt to get him to recite the Green Lantern Oath.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011

POWERS

Premium Hollywood was able to learn the name of the writer brought on to shape "Powers" into a television show and his name is Kevin Falls. Falls is the creator of the late, lamented, "Journeyman." I loved that show dearly and it was certainly the best of the superpower shows to arrive in the wake of "Heroes." It had a slowly evolving mytharc that was as compelling as the weekly stories and the on-going character relationships. All of those things are very strong in "Powers" as well, so it's a good it.

Release date: TBA

SPIDER-MAN BEGINS?

Could a day go by without some scuttle on the Spider-Man reboot? MTV News talked with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about director Marc Webb taking over the franchise. They also try to get him to talk about the speculation about him taking on the tights:

Release date: 2012

SMALLVILLE

The CW has posted the trailer for "Absolute Justice." I've never been the most faithful viewer of "Smallville," but I'm looking forward to this two-hour epic:

New episode: Janurary 29th, 2010

THE HOBBIT

It seems the sale of MGM will have an effect on the film. Various sites are quoting this Variety article in which they write, "Horn won't predict when the first of the two 'Hobbit' films will be out, but says the most probable scenario would be a release in the fourth quarter of 2012." The Horn they mention is Warner Bros's Alan Horn. Warners is footing a lot of the bill through New Line for "The Hobbit" films. MGM is a rites holder to "The Hobbit" and, as with "The Lord of the Rings," New Line will distribute.

Release date: 2012?

MACHETE

According to Deadline Hollywood, 20th Century Fox has picked up the "Grindhouse" spin-off for distribution. While the Deadline article is big on the "inside baseball" aspects of the deal and the apparent dissolution of the partnership between director Robert Rodriguez and the Weinstein Company, it does not mention when Fox plans to schedule the film for release.

Release date: TBA

AVATAR

As we reported last night on CBR, the film has overtaken the number two spot of highest grossing film formerly held by "The Dark Knight." I actually tried to see the film yesterday afternoon, but after twenty minutes I found it hard to focus and started getting dizzy. It also didn't help that there was a guy two rows behind me shouting "wow!" every couple of seconds. The theater I was at used the Real3D system with the heavier battery powered glasses, which I think is an improvement over other 3D projection systems as I was able to watch more than five minutes of the film. I suppose the next step is to see a 2D IMAX presentation.

Out now!

THE RAINWATER MARTINI

Last Friday, I altered my usual weekend sign off to say "get me a Rainwater Martini." A couple of readers emailed asking what goes into a Rainwater Martini. I meant it as a joke about all the rain we experienced in Los Angeles last week, but now I've decided to actually create a proper Rainwater Martini. Once I and my mixologist friends have devised a recipe worthy of the name, I'll share it with all of you. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird, or spot Mysterio up to his usual hi-jinks, 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 odd martinis.

TAGS:  green lantern, powers, spider-man, smallville, the hobbit

 
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