X-Men, Green Lantern, Red Sonja: March 18th Comic Reel

Thu, March 18th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: March 18th, 2010 at 8:04am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS

Bryan Singer tells The Los Angeles Times the fractured relationship between Professor Xavier and Magneto will be a key aspect of the film. "Just doing younger mutants is not enough. The story needs to be more than that. I love the relationship between Magneto and Xavier, these two men who have diametrically opposite points of view but still manage to be friends -- to a point. They are the ultimate frenemies." The film is expected to feature the moment the two men became adversaries and the founding of the School for Gifted Youngsters. The article suggests Singer may also take on an "X-Men 4" and possibly the "Wolverine" sequel; provided the director can find time in his busy schedule.

Release date: TBA

GREEN LANTERN

Geoff Johns teases the world via this Twitter post: "Saw the finalized power ring from the Green Lantern film. Yeah. It rocks. Also saw freaking SALAAK. This is AMAZING." While it's cool the ring is positively part of our world now, it's more interesting to see Salaak make it to the big screen. If you follow Johns regularly, you'll see he moved on from Salaak to a fascination with Pringles.

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

RED SONJA

Robert Rodriguez updates MTV News on the film:

This was shot prior to the announcement that Rose McGowan is joining "Conan" as a character that is probabaly not Red Sonja.

Release date: TBA

THOR

J. Michael Straczynski -- a name I can now spell without checking -- posted the following on his Facebook page: "One other piece of fun: I did a cameo on the new Thor movie. It was supposed to be just a ten second deal, but director Kenneth Branagh decided (against the evidence) that I can act, so he kept putting me in more bits. We'll see what ends up on the cutting room floor, but it was a lot of fun." Hell, if the Shakespeare Guy (as he sometimes affectionately called) says you can act, I say run with it. Pressed for more info, Straczynski tells his fans, "All I can say is that it was something drawn from my tenure writing the Thor comic ... so basically I've finally disappeared into my own narrative. Knew that would happen one of these days."

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011

HUMAN TARGET

Target419 has the preview for next week's episode, "Corner Man":

Airs: Wednesdays

THE AVENGERS

At SXSW, it seems everyone took Edward Norton's Hulk Temperature. Most of them got a very similarly worded answer from the actor, but Drew McWeeny at Hitfix got what is possibly the most positive answer yet. McWeeny writes, "'It's really up to you guys,' he told me at one point, and by 'you guys,' he was referring to fans and the fan press in particular.  'Is it important to you?  Does that continuity matter?'" Actually, reading that back now, I could easily see this as being argumentative. McWeeny could've been the last in a long line of people asking about the Hulk and got a sort of "Hulk Smash" response. Or, perhaps, Norton is going to use the fan wave for a better contract. Time will tell. It always does.

Release date: May 4th, 2012

KICK-ASS

John Romita Jr. tells Io9 about the animated sequence in the film which features his artwork. "That's the interesting thing. Director Matthew Vaughn wanted it to be a comic book sequence. He was specific in saying, "Stick to what you do. We'll have it as a homage to the comic book." So I basically drew a comic book sequence and the computer-generating people at Double Negative Visual Effects turned it into a 3-D animated sequence," he says.

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

GHOSTBUSTERS 3

Vulture reports Columbia would like to go forward without director Ivan Reitman at the helm. "a source tells us that Reitman and all three original principals (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis … sorry, Ernie Hudson!) have a deal that says that if any of the four of them don’t like any element of a new Ghostbusters, they can singlehandedly veto and kill the project; it has to be unanimously approved before going forward. (Considering that both Aykroyd and Ramis have been consulting on the story, Murray is likely the only unknown quantity on the actors’ side.) However, the key difference is that Columbia would love for these actors to be onboard to pass the torch and cross the streams. Not so with Reitman," writes Vulture. Is it only a matter of times before I replace "3" in the item title with a "Begins" tag?

Release date: 2011?

TEETOTALLING

For some odd reason, I did no drinking yesterday. There was some sort of festival or day of rememberance which is most often observed with a nice beverage. I never found myself in a place where I could get a drink. It wasn't an active attempt to go temperance like in years past, but it just sort of happened. Also, I'd like to thank reader @jameswheeler for pointing out the "Scott Pilgrim" poster is based on a promo/spread from the books. Clearly, my memory is starting to slip. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet 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 bracing for the future threat of a white russian.

TAGS:  x-men: first class, green lantern, red sonja, thor, human target

 
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