Captain America, Batman Live, Iron Man 2: Apr 26th Comic Reel

Mon, April 26th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA

CHUD gets the skinny on an appearance by the Howling Commandos. "The characters will be there as part of the larger Marvel Universe," Marvel's Kevin Feige told them following the "Iron Man 2" press conference on Saturday. Meanwhile, Chris Evans tells Screenstar the title role is a big responsibility. " I'm a little scared, to be honest.  I'd be lying if I said anything else, and I have no problem being honest about that," says the actor. " It was a challenging process for me, trying to decide whether or not to do it.  I came down on the side of going for it because I really think Marvel is doing some great things these days, the script is great and it's going to be a fun character to play.  He's a wonderful character, just as a man, aside from the comic hero background.  If it was just a story about the man, Steve Rogers, I'd be really interested.  He's an incredibly noble, honest, selfless man, and those are qualities that I think people can aspire to and look up to."

Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011

BATMAN LIVE

As we reported late last night here at CBR, Batman is set to star in his own touring stage show. While details are slim, the show will reportedly not be a musical or "Broadway-bound theatrical production." If the whole thing has the tone or feel of "Batman: the Brave and the Bold," it should work well.

Release date: TBA

IRON MAN 2

The Los Angeles Times continues its countdown to the film's release with a look at Mickey Rourke and his character Anton Vanko --aka Whiplash. "The real challenge for us was finding someone who could hold the screen opposite of Downey, who has so much presence. If you just hired one of the usual suspects among the young and upcoming actors, they'd just get blown off the screen. When I saw Mickey in 'The Wrestler' and thought back also to 'Sin City,' I thought to reach out to him. I knew this was a guy who could hold his own," says director Jon Favreau. Meanwhile, Collider provides five clips from the film:

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

SIN CITY 2

Rourke himself was asked by Moviehole if he'd return to the role of Marv in the sequel. The actor responded, "If it happens - I mean, that's another movie that's three hours of make-up - as long as Robert Rodriguez's wife isn't involved in it." No one is sure if he's refering to Robert Rodriguez's ex-wife, producer Elizabeth Avellan, or his ex-finace, Rose McGowan

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Reader Adam pointed me in the director of this post on the Twitter page of actress Eliza Dushku: "Conf. call re: something that would excite you all beyond recognition!! Hasta luego." Adam responded with "could it be a role in "red" for joss' new project?" So far, she has declined to respond ... but knowing Joss Whedon's penchant for working with the same actors, it's not the craziest question to ask ... provided he does end up directing the film. Meanwhile, the LA Times "Iron Man 2" countdown focuses on Nick Fury.

Release date: May 4th, 2012

ALIEN (BEGINS)

Ridley Scott discussed the "Alien" prequels with Collider. "We're doing that now. We're on the fourth draft. It's alright; it's pretty good…" says Scott. He also mentions there will be two prequels. Also, there will be 3D technology involved.

Release date: TBA

GHOST RIDER 2

According to the Vulture, the show may go on without original star Nicholas Cage. "Legally, if the studio isn't in production on a sequel by November 14, 2010, the franchise automatically reverts to Marvel — which means the comic company's new owner, Disney," they write and the pressure may mean the end of the actors involvement. Of course, that doesn't mean he'll stop acting as though his head is on fire.

Release date: TBA

ANT MAN

Marvel's Kevin Feige tells Superhero Hype the following: "Edgar [Wright] was in L.A. last week, we sat down, and we started working on a calendar of when to get him back into it once he finishes promoting 'Scott Pilgrim,' so I think towards the end of this year, early next year we'd start looking at early prep for that, but certainly for a release date after 'The Avengers.'" Wright has been attached to the project for time, but has not talked much about it as his work on "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" is not complete.

Release date: TBA

SMALLVILLE

Micheal Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the return of Martha Kent.

Airs: Fridays

BACK IN THE WORK WEEK

And so we return and begin again. After a nice weekend, it's back to the twist and turns of the Reel. I also have one or two stories coming your way this week and a review of the new "A Nightmare on Elm Street." It's all kind of great ... expect for this sore throat that has arrived with a vengence. 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 week to come.

TAGS:  captain america, batman live, iron man, sin city a dame to kill for, the avengers, alien

 
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