Kick-Ass, Superman, Captain America: March 10th Comic Reel

Wed, March 10th, 2010 at 8:28am PST

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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KICK-ASS 2!?

The film hasn't been released yet, but creator Mark Millar is already talking sequel to IGN. "One of my favourite ideas in superhero comics is the exposure of the secret identity... I like the idea of doing that to somebody like Kick-Ass, who's going to have real-world ramifications if his secret identity gets exposed. I wanted that in the first volume but there was just no room, so I shifted it all into the second volume," says Millar. Presumably, this will play out in the second "Kick-Ass" comic series first, but director Matthew Vaughn says the two have discussed where to go next. "I don't want to tempt fate, but Mark and I, over a couple of beers, came up with the funniest, coolest idea for a sequel, that we would only be able to get away with if the film does well. We'd dial it up to 11, shall we say ..." says Vaughn. Warning: the IGN story is filled with spoilers for the film. Proceed with caution.

Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

As we reported this morning here at CBR, Christopher Nolan confirms for the LA Times this morning he is involved in the "Superman" reboot effort. He and producer/wife Emma Thomas deny pretty much everything else mentioned about the project from its supposed name ("Man of Steel") to the choice of villains. Thomas labels those stories "fan fiction." So what does Nolan actually say? This: David Goyer pitched him an approach to "Superman" while they were deadlocked on a plot for "Batman 3." Nolan recalls, "I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I've never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way." The new "Superman" will see him as the world's singular superhero, putting to rest the notion these films made lead to a "Justice League" film featuring the actors from the Nolan films. Nolan also mentions "Batman 3" will be the conclusion of the "Batman Begins" cycle. "My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these thing don't go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories.

Release date: 2012?

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA

Yesterday was a wild day for Captain America. It began with possibility of John Krasinski of "The Office" seemingly the front runner, only to find by 8pm that this was not the case. In the couple of hours he did seem like the lock, people were mentally conforming Krasinski to the part. When the dust settled, Deadline Hollywood added a new name to the list: Chris Evans. Who will throw the shield in the end? That's anyone's guess. At least it's dramatic. Hopefully the film will be as well.

Release date: July 22nd, 2011

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN

According to Box Office Mojo, the film will be released stateside on December 23, 2011. Earlier reports indicated the film will be released internationally prior to its US debut.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, release date: December 23, 2011

PREDATORS

Walton Goggins tells Movieweb, "I think that you're going to get to see a combination of classic Predators with a modern twist told by very, very competent filmmakers ... I think that the images in this movie are going to rival any other movie in its genre for quite some time." Meanwhile, Alice Braga talked with MTV News about the film:

Starring Lawerence Fishburne, relase date July 9th, 2010

WOLVERINE 2

Liev Schreiber tells Collider he's unsure if Victor Creed will appear in the second film. "In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn't there. So I don’t know," the actor said.

Release date: 2012?

EXCALIBUR (BEGINS)

Last week, I mentioned Guy Ritchie was attatched to one of the King Arthur projects at Warner Bros. Apparently, there are two projects at the studio; one of which is a remake of "Exaclibur" and the other which could end up with that name, all depending on which project can get into shape faster. The story from last week mentioned Ritchie would be working from Warren Ellis's Arthur Legend treatment. Things seem to have changed. Variety reports Ritchie will be working with screenwriter John Hodge to develop a script based on Thomas Mallory's 1485 book, "Le Morte d'Arthur." It's nice when you don't have to pay the source writer because he's been dead for 500 years.

Release date: 2012?

METROPOLIS MARVEL

Well, I'm dizzy from the last 24 hours of stories. Well, maybe not dizzy. It's interesting to see how things shake out and I hope the gang at Marvel will find their Captain America. Also, I'm glad Nolan is involved with "Superman." Hopefully, he can bring the energy a "Superman" movie so desperately needs. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, 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 bracing for the future threat of the next bombshell headline.

TAGS:  kick-ass, superman, captain america the first avenger, tintin, predators

 
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