The Avengers, Green Lantern, Priest: Apr 20th Comic Reel

Tue, April 20th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: April 20th, 2010 at 8:08am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE AVENGERS

Latino Review and various other sites have a few questions for Samuel L. Jackson regarding Nick Fury. The actor was promoting the upcoming "Movie and Child," but any opportunity to ask about the Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be taken. "Well I started on it when I did the end of 'Iron Man 1.' My foot was on the path. Now my foot's a little deeper on the path with 'Iron Man 2.' I'm not in 'Thor.' Supposed to do 'Captain America' this summer in London," he explained. Asked if there would a Nick Fury solo project, Jackson responded, "'The Avengers' is my own starring vehicle for that character, pretty much." He also expects to begin filming on that next February. Meanwhile, MTV News also took the opportunity to ask about the character:

Release date: May 4th, 2012

GREEN LANTERN

Because nothing on this film escapes the gaze of Comic Book Movie, we now know the production title being used in New Orleans:

So if you're in town and see these signs, keep an eye out for ring-bearers.

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

PRIEST

Collider spoke with Karl Urban about his character in the film. "I play a character called Black Hat, who is the villain of the film," says Urban. "It is a big nod back to the silent movie days.  You had westerns, and obviously the villain in the western typically wore a black hat.  So, visually it takes its cue off that." Urban also mentions being attached to two more "Star Trek" movies.

Release date: January 14th, 2011

IRON MAN 2

Jon Favreau talked with The Los Angeles Times about adding AC/DC to the film. "They were as real deal as it got. They made some people nervous -- people questioned whether they were devil worshipers or not. And now these days they put on the same show ... and there's a sense of humor about the whole thing. And my kid loved the whole thing, and to me, there's an almost nostalgic thing about the whole show; there's even a strange gentleness to the music to me now, even though at the time it was as edgy as you get," says the director.

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

THE LOSERS

Superhero Hype has a video interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba:

You may notice Idiris Elba is wearing a cast. There was some talk about that at the press conference, but there was never a clear answer.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, release date: April 23rd, 2010

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

Entertainment Weekly reports Alan Cumming is leaving the long-suffering "Spider-Man" musical. "The Scottish actor, who was to play the Green Goblin, decided over the weekend after negotiations that he would not be able to juggle the rigors of a Broadway show and his beefed-up presence on the CBS series, 'The Good Wife,'" writes EW. The musical was to have already opened in New York, but countless problems have postponed the production, forcing both Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood off the project.

Release date: TBA

THE BLACK PEARL

The Wrap (via Superhero Hype) hears tell that Mark Hamill may directing an adaptation of his Dark Horse Comic. Though not confimring it, Hamill says he is directing a film based on a comic he wrote. "At first glance it's a drama, but it has dark humor," he explained. The Wrap suggests it will be "The Black Pearl" as it's the only major project Hamill has written.

Release date: TBA

WALKING WITH THE DEAD

So, I've been convinced to read "The Walking Dead." A few people emailed and suggested I should not wait until October when the series airs. I should have enough time today to hit my local comic shop (Comics Factory in Pasadena) and pick up the first volume. I'll let you know what I think. "The Passing," an add-on for "Left4Dead 2" which unites the survivors of both games is also supposed to be out this week. I guess today is for brains. 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 the zombies.

TAGS:  the avengers, green lantern, priest, iron man 2, the losers, spider-man

 
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