Deadpool, Jonah Hex, Fathom: June 15th Comic Reel

Tue, June 15th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: June 15th, 2010 at 8:04am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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DEADPOOL

As our pals at Spinoff Online reported yesterday, Production Weekly and The Playlist hear word that Robert Rodriguez has been offered the helm of Fox's "Deadpool." Rodriguez had no yet accepted the offer, but these things could change quickly. Like Matthew Vaughn, director of "X-Men: First Class," Rodriguez likes to move quickly.

Release date: TBA

JONAH HEX

In case you missed it, here at CBR, we talked with "Jonah Hex" writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray about their visit to the set of the film. Gray understands why the production changed elements of the character. "When you're looking at making a wide release feature film, you have to appeal to as many people as possible and as I've said many times before a western is a hard sell regardless of the medium. With the monthly book we write, [readers get] a mash-up of straight western with spaghetti and grindhouse, stories that have a pulp nature, but are firmly rooted in the realism of the old west. I really think the way the film is shot and the differences will appeal to a young audience, and that's what makes sense in terms of marketing," he said.

Release date: June 18th, 2010

FATHOM

Megan Fox tells MTV News that the movie will happen, even if she has to walk away from it:

Release date: TBA

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Last week, a rumor surfaced about actress Rosamund Pike possibly taking on the role of Emma Frost. According to The Playlist, the latest print issue of Production Weekly suggests she may be taking on a different role: that of Moira McTaggert. They also mention Amber Heard may be a strong contender for a younger version of Mystique. I kind of hope Pike does end up playing Emma Frost and not just because she'd wear the clothes well.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

According to Deadline, Sam Raimi has, in fact, accepted the director's chair on the Disney project. "It's a coup for new studio bosses Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, who are rolling the dice big-time by hoping that this pic will be a global hit like the billion-dollar-grossing 'Alice In Wonderland,'" writes Deadline's Nikki Finke. Films based on Oz have a troubled history at the box office and even Walt Disney's attempts to adapt the further adventures of Dorothy amounted to little more than a test real aired on the "Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s.

Release date: TBA

DEAD OF NIGHT

Platinum Studio's Vice President of Content Development Dan Forcey tells Comic Book Movie's Bryan Kritz, "Abroad it will be released in various territories in the fall. I believe first in Italy on October 29 of this year. We're not sure yet when it will come out in the US yet, as we haven't even begun shopping it around to distributors. We've been talking to several studios, but wanted to make sure we had the best product possible before showing it to anyone." Forcey also discusses "Witchblade," and other projects under the Platinum banner.

Release date: TBA

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Meanwhile, Comic Book Movie's, Pietro Filipponi hears rumors of former "Law & Order" detective Vincent D'Onofrio joining the cast. "Supposedly he will portray either one of Nick Fury's Howling Commandos or a member of the super-team The Invaders. There is no word yet on which character he is being pursued for, but it appears that both teams, the Commandos and Invaders, are being combined into one for the Marvel Cinematic Universe," he writes. I really can't think of a character off the top of my head that really fits D'Onofrio.

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

BATMAN 3

Well, not exactly "Batman 3" related, but over at Spinoff Online, I reported on director Christopher Nolan's appearance at the Hero Complex Film Festival on Saturday. While the third Batman film was a forbidden topic, writer Ed Brubaker asked him about his process as a writer. I found it to be the most interesting part of the hour. If you haven't already, take a look -- it's a window into Nolan's steely genius.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

ANTMAN

Director Edgar Wright updates MTV News on the the film:

Release date: TBA

THE PHANTOM

SciFi Wire has a gallery of images from the miniseries, including this one that begs to have "SLAM EVIL!" stamped on it:

Not that I'd alter a photo like that, mind.

Airdate: June 20th, 2010

RED DEAD REVOLUTION

While I sat out E3 this year, I'm still enjoying "Red Dead Redemption," I finished the Mexico section, but regret not doing all of Louisa's missions before the section finale. I'm really impressed with the arc-ending missions. They have a nice scope to them. Speaking of E3, I took a look at the specs for the new XBox 360 revision and almost regret getting an updated console last year. That swappable storage and the built in wireless are huge pluses. 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 motion controllers.

TAGS:  deadpool, jonah hex, fathom, x-men: first class, oz the great and powerful, dead of night, captain america, the dark knight rises, ant-man movie, the phantom

 
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