Producer Joel Silver tells Collider a little bit more about the rights issues currently holding back work on the project. "We were developing a script. We actually developed a couple of drafts and were close, but then, all of a sudden, it became evident that the motion picture rights were not held by Warner Bros. Even though DC owned the underlying material, the movie that was made by Embassy with Adrienne Barbeau was owned by another company," says Silver. Embassy Pictures made a "Swamp Thing" film in 1982 under the director of Wes Craven with stuntman Dick Durock in the title role. He would reprise the character in 1989s ultra-campy "The Return of Swamp Thing" and USA Network's "Swamp Thing" TV series. Embassy had no involvement with the sequel.
Release date: 2012
Avengersnews.com has a slight update on the film from their own Marvel Insider. They write, "'The Avengers' will not be filming until first quarter 2011. This film is still in early pre-production and will not be the main focus until 'Captain America: The First Avenger' is wrapped. 'The Avengers' film does not have a complete script. It is currently being tweaked." They also suggest more details will emerge at Comic-Con. Another post at the site mentions Marvel might be looking at actress Jennifer Garner -- previously seen as Elektra in "Daredevil" and "Elektra" -- for a new role in the Cinematic Universe.
Release date: May 4th, 2012
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
Collider talks to screenwriters Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard about breaking into the industry and the film:
Release date: May 28th, 2010
Comic Book Movie's Pietro Filipponi has an update on the film's production. "Another rumor regarding Lakefront Airport, which is located at 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd New Orleans, LA, is that a two-week long shoot revolving around a rooftop party scene with a few dozen extras will begin filming there within the next several days. The party scene will supposedly be the first time the film's hero, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), will use his Green Lantern power ring in public; shocking his leading lady Carol Ferris (Blake Lively)," he writes.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported on Friday evening, the show has been renewed for another 26 episodes.
In this photo, you'll see the show's head writer, Stephen Moffat sitting with writers Richard Curtis and Neil Gaiman:
Gaiman is holding up a script for the show. He is the author of said script, which will be produced for next years batch of episodes.
LOST AND FOUND
It seems everybody was on a pause while "Lost" finished its run last night. While I've never watched a full episode of the show until now, the person I saw it with got some of the closure she hoped for ... which I'd say makes for a good conclusion. I found the characters finding each other and recovering their memories more interesting than the Zelda-ish contraption/destiny thing happening on the island. 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 certain DVD box sets.