X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
As we reported yesterday here at CBR, actors Nicholas Hoult and Caleb Landry Jones has been cast as The Beast and Banshee respectively. The actors prove reports of the studio choosing to go with younger, less established actors to portray the mutant students. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly hears word that Lucas Till is in talks to play Havok. Interesting group of characters bandied about so far.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
As our pals at Spinoff Online noted, a good sized chunk of the cast, director Edgar Wright, and creator Bryan Lee O'Malley will appear in Hall H at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 22nd. Here's the description of the panel:
6 to 7 p.m. Universal: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — Genre-bending filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz), graphic novel author Bryan Lee O’Malley, and the cast of Universal Pictures’ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World provide a sneak peek of summer 2010′s epic of epic epicness. Joining Wright will be our hero, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera of Superbad); Scott’s two current girlfriends, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead of The Thing) and Knives Chau (Ellen Wong of Unnatural History); his band, SEX BOB-OMB: Kim Pine (Alison Pill of Milk) and Stephen Stills (Mark Webber of Broken Flowers); SEX BOB-OMB super-fan Young Neil (Johnny Simmons of Jennifer’s Body); Scott’s awesome roommate, Wallace Wells (Kieran Culkin of Igby Goes Down); and four of Ramona’s seven evil exes: Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha of Fair Game), Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh of Superman Returns), Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman of Funny People) and Roxy Richter (Mae Whitman of Parenthood); plus Scott’s younger sister, Stacey Pilgrim (Anna Kendrick of Up in the Air), and the obnoxious Julie Powers (Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation). Q&A to follow.
The 25 years of "Robotech" Panel butts up against this one, so I'm torn as to which one I'll try to get into.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
SECRET ORIGIN: THE STORY OF DC COMICS
Taking a look at the Comic-Con schedule myself, I noticed this Thursday night screening:
7:30-9:30 First Look! Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics— Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Watchmen is the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment present a first look at the new documentary Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, a compelling insider's tale and a 75th anniversary celebration as seen through the inkwells of those who created and lived it, balanced with insights from key historians and filled with interviews, archival footage, and a dazzling parade of those forever riveting and splashy DC covers. Included in the premiere event is a panel of distinguished representatives of DC's storied history. Produced by the Academy Award–nominated team behind Spellbound, this documentary is narrated by Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) and will be distributed by Warner Home Video in November 2010. Room 7AB
The "Robotech" panel also happens concurrently with this for a bit, too. I've never properly celebrated my love of "Robotech" at Comic-Con. Hmm ...
Release date: November, 2010
IGN has the more mainstream trailer for the film. While this one has its moments, the original Grindhouse style version is just too much fun. Here's the video:
Release date: September 3rd, 2010
30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS
MTV News has a press release revealing the release date and home video details of the sequel to "30 Days of Night." Here's the synopsis:
It’s been almost a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by vampires during its annual month-long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella (Sanchez) has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, Stella is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls (Coiro, Baird and Perrineau) offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith (Kirshner), the vampire queen responsible for the assault on Stella’s sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.
Features include documentaries and commentary.
Release date: October 5th, 2010
One intrepid YouTuber got his hands on the trailer for the film:
Release date: September 28th, 2010
After a little bit of pre-Comic-Con press today, it's time for a White Russian and some Lucky Soul -- and the weekend! This is also a bad movie weekend, which features exploding hobos, Michael Ironside losing his head, a supersonic speedcycle and "The Neverending Story III." 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.