Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class, Scott Pilgrim: Aug 4th Comic Reel

Wed, August 4th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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GREEN LANTERN

Mark Strong talks the look of Sinestro with MTV News:

Meanwhile, Pietro Filipponi at Comic Book Movie hears Krona (thought it is still unclear if he is friend or foe) will have something to do with the "film multiverse."

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

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Director Matthew Vaughn tellsMTV News the film is not crowded, despite an ever expanding cast list. "I think it will be really cool to see all these guys doing their stuff. I'm very keen that it has a lot of heart, this movie. You understand where these characters have come from, and you obviously know where they're going, but to see that very important point of their lives where they're discovering their power and working out their ethical take on what to do with their power is a very interesting story to tell," he says. Also, the film will interconnect with the previous cycle of films, despite earlier reports the film might walk away from that history.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

The first of several articles I've written on the film is up here at CBR. This first peice is an interview with series creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and screenwriter Michael Bacall. "I think we were more protective of a lot of Bryan's stuff from the books than he was," Bacall said. Referring to a specific image from the books the team decided to cut, the screenwriter admitted, "I would have liked to see a brain crack in half and a baby bird come out and go 'Peep!'" Meanwhile, Slashfilm reports "Scott Pilgrim vs. Animation," featuring voices from the movie will air on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block on August 12th "in two parts between 12 and 12:30 am, inside commercial breaks." The short features a scene of Scott in high school

Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010

DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT

A first taste of the film has been made available from this Italian news report spotted by Quiet Earth (via Collider):

Release date: TBA

ROAD TO PURGATORY

Max Allan Collins tells Movieweb a film based on the sequel to his graphic novel, "Road to Perdition," may soon be on the way. "Things have gotten very, very serious and I have, for years, held onto it as a project I would direct, because I have directed five independent films," says Collins. "It does look like, now, that I won't be directing, but it is my script. That's the most important thing to me, that the material be faithfully rendered. That isn't to say that you have to do it absolutely faithfully."

Release date: TBA

G.I. JOE 2

According to The Wrap, director Stephen Sommers is returning to direct the "Joe" Sequel. Their source is the unusual "an individual familiar with the project." They mention reports of tenstion on the set of the first film. This far from confirmed, but interesting if it turns out to be true.

Release date: TBA

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE

Superhero Hype has a behind the scenes look at the direct-to-video feature. It's twelve minutes long, so you might want to get a snack.

Release date: September 28th, 2010

THE WALKING DEAD

The official AMC blog has an interview with cinematographer David Boyd. Asked about the challenge of working on a zombie project jet mostly during daytime, he answered, "I think the challenges are to just get the idea that there's something to be afraid of around every corner. Because it's daylight you're not normally scared -- we're scared at night. But the levels of this are brilliantly laid out by Frank: The rooftop is a little safer than street level, street level is really terrifying, and below street level gets safer. So the scary places start to be the safe places, and the safe places start to be the scary places."

Airdate: October

SMALLVILLE

In case you missed it, here at CBR, we had a chance to talk to several stars and the producers of the show. They discussed the upcoming final season. "I would like to see him with all that hate out of his heart. Maybe a couple of things go his way that don't involve money or sex. Maybe start to look in the mirror and be okay with what he's seeing," says Justin Hartley of where he hopes his character ends up.

Returns: September 24th, 2010

ON ASSIGNMENT

I'll be out of the office the next couple of days, but it shouldn't interrupt the churn of the Comic Reel. I should have few more articles headed your way. We're also saddened by the passing of Tom Mankiewicz; he wrote "Superman" without credit and later directed "Dragnet" with Dan Akroyd and Tom Hanks. 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, ready for the future threat of a secure location.

TAGS:  green lantern, x-men: first class, scott pilgrim, dylan dog: dead of night, road to purgatory, gi joe retaliation, superman/batman: apocalypse, the walking dead, smallville

 
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