Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America: Apr 2nd Comic Reel

Fri, April 2nd, 2010 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: April 2nd, 2010 at 8:03am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THOR

Director Kenneth Branagh talks to Hero Complex about the striking a balance with the film. "It's about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different ... The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film," says Branagh. The article also mentions everyone denying reports of tension between Anthony Hopkins and Chris Hemsworth. "At this stage of the game what's surprising and delighting me is the way the cast, the ensemble, has fused together. It's kind of an interesting combination of very young and very experienced people and the double-up of that, it seems to me, is there is a lot of fire in the movie," says the director.

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

GREEN LANTERN

"The one thing I can say is that we designed a lot of aliens," says character designer Aaron Simms to MTV News. I'm glad to hear that. The Corps is at its best when it has odd and even whimsical aliens in its numbers.

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

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA

The search is over for Bucky Barnes! As we reported last night here at CBR, Sebastian Stan has been cast as Cap's sidekick. Stan has appeared in "Gossip Girl" and the recent "Hot Tub Time Machine."

Release date: July 22nd, 2011

AKIRA

Deadline reports director Albert Hughes may helm the film without his brother Allen. The two have collaborated and share director credit on every feature film they've made to date. "There have been rumors they want to work solo that have created questions about the Warners film based on the 1988 anime. I'm told that the siblings haven't split, but they are changing their approach. Albert will take the lead on 'Akira,' while Allen will concentrate on directing the HBO series pilot 'Gentlemen of Leisure,' a spin-off of their documentary 'American Pimp.' What is not clear is whether either project will  carry a solo credit, because the brothers still do work together," writes Deadline.

Release date: TBA

KICK-ASS

Big Daddy does his thing in this age-restricted clip on MSN.

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

R.I.P.D.

Producer Neal Moritz tells Collider he is working with Ryan Reynolds on the film. "It's about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who's been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department - which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it's about trying to keep the dead quiet," the producer explained. "It’s a fantastic relationship between a cop who’s recently died who would do anything to get back to his wife. And a gunslinger who died hundreds of years ago who has seen it all and is jaded by it all." Moritz hopes to shoot in January.

Release date: TBA

IRON MAN 2

Hot on the heels of the Stark Expo site, the official movie site has opened featuring all the things we've come expect from a film's official website, including a high res wall paper of Nick Fury:

Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010

THE HOBBIT

MTV News chats with WETA main man Richard Taylor about design work on the film. ""There's a journey through the story with Bilbo, and that's something that's incredibly exciting — that we're going to have a chance to feed and develop and watch them take on a much greater presence than the one dwarf named Gimli was able to in 'Lord of the Rings.'" says Taylor of expanding Dwarven culture. Since the film is still without an offical start date, Taylor calls this a design phase. "It's been an unrushed period of pre-pre-[production], and that's been a pleasure as everyone gets back into the right headspace."

Release date: 2012?

CLASH OF THE TITANS

Reviews are out, but I'm avoiding most of them as I'm going to see it in a few hours. I do know Collider did not enjoy it. "Director Louis Leterrier’s remake of the campy 1981 film 'Clash of the Titans' pays homage to its predecessor in that you have to mock both films in order to keep them interesting," says their reviewer. While I did mention finding the original version slow, I had a good time with it. And really, how can you hate anything that has given us the battle cry of the age? Yes, I am referring to "Release the Kraken!"

Starring Sam Worthington, release (the Kraken) date: Today!

WEEKEND WONDERCON

Cue the roadtrip mix on my iPod and get me some strong coffee, it's WonderCon Weekend! I'm actually driving up later today with a friend. Feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'll be posting there extra content over the weekend. Should I encounter something as perilous as the infamours Meat Trick incident from a few years back, that's where I'll mentions it first. 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 convention center seats.

TAGS:  thor, green lantern, captain america the first avenger, akira, kick-ass

 
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