Green Lantern, Thor, Heroes, May 14th Comic Reel

Fri, May 14th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: May 14th, 2010 at 8:04am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

GREEN LANTERN

MTV News has the first photo of Ryan Reynolds suited up for work:

As previously mentioned here at the Reel, the actual Green Lantern costume will be achieved using computer graphics. This gray suit will track the actors movements for computer artists to later paint the costume onto him.

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

THOR

Superhero Hype talks to star Chris Hemsworth. The actor has recently finished shooting the film and is happy to be done with the daily grind of the costume. "I put the thing on and said 'It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing, so it's all good.' And then a couple of weeks in, I thought 'It’s getting more and more uncomfortable,' and at the end of three, four months it was a pretty difficult thing to wake up and put on every morning. But it's sells such an image in the picture. It does a lot of the work for you," he says.

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

HEROES

Deadline reports all hope may not be lost for the show. "I hear NBC will decide on 3 possible futures for Heroes, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. The most unlikely is a 13-episode order for midseason. (Creator Tim Kring is hoping for this scenario, of course.) A real possibility is that NBC cancels it altogether. But I'm told odds are best that NBC announces "some kind of climactic finale" for Heroes lasting 2- or even 4-episodes (back to back, over one- or two-nights) to air in midseason," writes Deadline's Nikki Finke. She also mentions the show is still a big winner overseas, even if it no longer fits with the network's overall image.

Airdate: Fall?

JONAH HEX

Here at CBR, our own Kiel Pheghly reports on his visit to the set of the film last year, where he was warned about mosquitoes and crocodiles. "There's lots of action, lots of sort of seventies-feeling western stuff and sixties-feeling stuff. There's a lot of really traditional stuff. And the supernatural pops up; it comes in there. The undead show Jonah Hex his destiny. I'll leave it and that. Or the dead rather...the seemingly undead to him. He doesn't know when it comes or when it goes, so that's the cool part for us," says director Jimmy Hayward of the film's tone. We also have an interview with star Josh Brolin, in which he discusses why he took on the project. "I [knew] wherever they went it was still going to be absurd. It was still going to be anti-hero. It was still going to bring back sort of this hybrid of Spaghetti Western genre – you know, the balls of Westerns. And I’ve been watching – and I don’t want to insult anybody – but I’ve been watching these Westerns recently, and they don’t have any cojones anymore," says Brolin.

Release date: June 8th, 2010

COWBOYS & ALIENS

JoBlo.com has the official synopsis for the film. The film will pit Daniel Craig's amnesiac drifter against Harrison Ford's Dolarhyde ... at least until the Aliens show up. It's a pretty nifty premise and it'll be interesting to see Ford play a bad guy of sorts.

Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011

QUATERMAIN

Heat Vision reports Sam Worthington is set to star and produce a feature film based on the literary character Alan Quatermain. The character also appears in Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." He was also played by Sean Connery in the less than stellar adaptation of "The League." Richard Chamberlain also took on the role in "King Solomon's Mines" and "Alan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold" in the late 1980s. According to the article, "DreamWorks' version is set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another 'King Solomon’s Mines'-style adventure but on a planetwide scale."

Release date: TBA

DOCTOR WHO

Friday means some "Doctor Who" clips courtesy of Doctorwhotvuk.co.uk. Here's some for "Amy's Choice":

Airs: Saturday in the UK, May 29th in the States

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Cue a Camera Obscura track and get me scotch and soda, it's the weekend! Day one of my little trip to San Francisco has gone smoothly with a great meal and an easy connection to the Internet. Tonight sees me off to a friend's play and there's still that podcast on the horizon. 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 a hunt for coffee.

TAGS:  green lantern, thor, heroes, jonah hex, cowboys & aliens, quartermain, doctor who

 
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