THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
As we reported here at CBR yesterday, actress Hayley Atwell has been cast as Peggy Carter in the film. She recently appeared in AMC's remake of "The Prisoner." Meanwhile, Pajiba reports Joss Whedon may be taking a pass at the script in addition to his duties on "The Avengers." While the film begins shooting soon, Whedon can definitely spruce up dialogue and perhaps reshape a few set-peices, but don't expect it to be a huge rewrite if it happens.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
More set pictures! Today, a scooper sends several snaps to Superhero Hype. Wow, that was enough alliteration for an old Marvel Bullpen. Anyway, the photos reveal an air traffic control tower being built. Not to be outdone, Comic Book Movie's Pietro Filliponi has touched down in New Orleans for a completely unoffcial set visit. He's already obtained photos of the costume department:
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Today's "Kick-Ass" coverage begins with Chloe Moretz telling MTV News that she's still a scaredy-cat:
Also, director Matthew Vaughn continues to defend Hit-Girl in this Los Angeles Times article. "I'm sitting there and in weird way I'm just counting the minutes until she shows up because I know when Hit Girl is on the screen we have the audience, we've got them. And people that see her know what she's accomplished. She wasn't sexualized, it wasn't gratuitous, it was fun and she comes off as a great, fully realized female heroine," says the director. Meanwhile, Christopher Mintz-Plasse discusses sequel possibilities with Io9. "He [Mark Millar] already knows completely. I don't even have to tell him, he knows he's going to make the character really dark. Knock on wood — I want this film to do really well, so if there is a sequel, my character will be really dark. Hopefully I get to bulk up, force myself to go to the gym," says the actor.
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
IRON MAN 2
The Los Angeles Times continues it's countdown to the film with an item about the film's cliffhanger ending -- or lack thereof. "I want it to be completely self-contained because a lot is going to happen between now and the next chapter. You've got 'Thor,' you've got 'Captain America' and you've got 'Avengers.' I don't know how all of that is going to impact this little handmade story of ours that we've been doing over the last two films," says director Jon Favreau. "We can't leave it like 'Empire' where you're waiting to see it resolved. It's not a cliffhanger. We had to tuck this whole story in." Meanwhile, Collider translates this rumor from Italian filmsite badtaste.it: "A 100% trusted source (NOT from the production/distribution, but very familiar with the movie) confirmed us today that there will be an easter egg in IM2. It's an extra scene, just like the one in the first movie, after the end credits. We are able to tell you what's about! It's a scene about… Captain America and Thor! Maybe this doesn't seem a big reveal, but it's nice to have a confirmation."
Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010
Superhero Hype has an interview with director Sylvain White. They discuss how he first came to the project and how he involved artist Jock in the process. White geniunely seems to love the material and has a plan for subsequent films which meant preserving story ideas in the hopes of a follow-up. "The first thing in the adaptation was that there's multiple volumes and how to tell the story. We're basically following the story pretty much linearly based on the different volumes of the graphic novel. We're not trying to condense the story at all, six volumes into one, or anything like that, we're just really following the first and second volume in terms of plot guidance for the movie. I think that's something that's smart, and also, it leaves the opportunity for sequels with all the great source material that's there," says the director.
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, release date: April 23rd, 2010
Finally, a little bit of a rest today. That said, with everybody flying out to C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, I'm sure I'll have plenty to report come Monday. For today, I'm just going to enjoy a desk cleared of work and maybe actually get a little time in with "Just Cause 2." 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 relaxation.