S.H.I.E.L.D., Swamp Thing, Metadocs: May 12th Comic Reel

Wed, May 12th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: May 12th, 2010 at 8:26am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Samuel L. Jackson tells Radio Bigboy (via Comic Book Movie) there will be a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. "'The Avengers should be shooting sometime next year. Then, some time after that, there will probably be a big S.H.I.E.L.D. movie," said the actor. He also mentions an appearance in "Captain America."

Release date: TBA

SWAMP THING

Potential director Vincenzo Natali tells MTV News that the property is mired in rights issues and currently not happening:

Release date: TBA

METADOCS

As our pals at Spinoff Online reported yesterday, SyFy has picked up the Antarctic Press series with an eye to adapt it for television. According to the article, "Michael Chernuchin ('Law & Order', 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent') will write the drama and executive produce with Landscape Entertainment's Bob Cooper and J.J. Jamieson, and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, CEO of Platinum Studios, which controls the film and television rights to 'MetaDocs'."

Release date: 2011

SHOGUN WARRIORS (GAIKING)

Heat Vision caught up with Jules Urbach, the man behind the impressive "Gaiking/Shogun Warriors" tech demo. He tells them the current plan is to focus on Gaiking as there may be rights issues to using the other robots and the "Shogun Warriors" title. "We wanted to introduce one robot and thought it should be the focus of the film. It's like you want to introduce Superman before you introduce the Justice League, right? The title is something that we're still looking at. It's in the mix. We are very aware of the possible limitations. I can't speak for Toei, so I can't speak how it will be used in the marketing of that film. We just want to use it wisely," says Urbach.

Release date: 2013?

YOUNGBLOOD

Brent Ratner tells MTV News the project is still being developed with a script still in the writing phase. "'Youngblood' will be something I do in the future, whether it's next year or whatever," says Ratner. "It would be exciting because then I could start my own franchise. I could do what Bryan [Singer] did with 'X-Men.'"

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Marvelous News (via Comic Book Movie) has an inside source telling them that "90210's" Kevin Pennington has been cast in the film as "a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but also a fan favorite character from the comics." Marvelous News is quick to point out this cannot be confirmed, but CBM's Pietro Filipponi suggests the "fan favorite" character may be Hawkeye.

Release date: May 4th, 2012

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

IESB has a interview with Gemma Arterton. She talks about the differences in making the three major films she's been in so far. " Well, they're very, very different films. I'd done the Bond film before I started 'Prince of Persia', and I was only in it for a small amount of time, so I didn't actually see how huge it can be to be in a movie like that. And, this was even bigger. With a fantasy movie, you have all these huge sets and the landscapes were much more epic. It was the first time I really felt like I was in a massive movie. And then, I did 'Clash of the Titans' afterwards, which, even though it was a big movie, it felt small, in comparison. So, for me, this was a really big deal because I was the only girl in the movie as well. It was pretty immense," she says.

Release date: May 28th, 2010

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

Remember that awesome fake trailer "Hobo with a Shotgun?" Turns out the people behind that trailer are making a feature with Rutger Hauer in the lead and they're sharing some video like this slightly NSFW one on their website:

Release date: TBA

THE BUBBLE

Reader Mark emailed yesterday and mentioned the term "on the bubble" originates in the sports world. I first encountered the term in a TV context when the old TV Guide started trying to save shows they really liked. According to the Word Detective and phrases.co.uk, the term has its origins in car racing and may date as far back as the 1950s. It is hardly surprising such a term would make its way through the sports and eventually come to be used in the entertainment industry, but to find it is a much older term is. 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 English language.

TAGS:  shield, swamp thing, metadocs, gaiking, youngblood, the avengers, prince of persia, hobo with a shotgun

 
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