Spider-Man, Scott Pilgrim, Last Man Standing: Aug 12th Comic Reel

Thu, August 12th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: August 12th, 2010 at 8:03am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

According to Superhero Hype, last week's Christoph Waltz casting rumor was indeed the work of Mysterio. "SuperHero Hype has spoken directly to sources inside the production and there is definitively no truth to this rumor... a blogger's wishful thinking perhaps? Our sources say that when the role is cast, there will be a great actor involved," they write. Of course, this is a shouting match of unnamed sources, so I suppose we won't know the truth until someone is close to signing.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Here at CBR, we have an interview with Scott Pilgrim's conscience, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza. Well, at least two of them are the character's conscience. "I don't know what I represent to him other than just a strong negative force that he tries to avoid," says Plaza, who plays Julie Powers in the film. "I'm just that thorn in his...side."

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

LAST MAN STANDING

Deadline reports the Heavy Metal graphic novel has been picked up by Paramount. Apparently, the plan is to "develop it as a multiplatform franchise property." Apparently, the book had a lot of buzz at Comic-Con and sold out fairly quickly. Anybody have a spare copy I can borrow?

Release date: TBA

THOR

Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings tell MTV News about Thor's codpeice. I'm not kidding, take a look:

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

GREEN LANTERN

Pietro Filipponi at Comic Book Movie has a first look at actor Ric Reitz as the President:

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

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Director Matthew Vaughn will be working with "Kick-Ass" composer Henry Jackman on the film, according to The Playlist. "Vaughn is clearly confident in his abilities. Not to mention that his score for "Kick-Ass" was actually pretty great and frankly it's nice to see someone who isn't one of the usual big names land the gig," they write.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

R.I.P.D

The Los Angeles Time 24 Frames blog hears tell of "Red" director Robert Schwentke eyeing the project. "Schwentke had been in contention with McG for the 'R.I.P.D.' job. But with the "Terminator Salvation" filmmaker out of the running, Schwentke is back in the 'R.I.P.D.' mix, sources say. That 'Red' is starting to generate some strong buzz hasn't hurt the filmmaker's stock either," writes 24 Frames' Steven Zeitchik.

Release date: TBA

DEADPOOL

Rob Liefield appears to be worried about the film. Latino Review has a roundup of some his Twitter postings that seem to accuse Warner Brothers of sabotaging the plan. "You have it reversed @GeekTyrant it's Warners that wants to film back 2 back GL's and disrupt Deadpool. Not FOX!! Get it right!" he wrote. Later, he calmed down and said, "Remember, I'm just reading what the rest of you read. I just want a Deadpool film and I want it NOW!!!"

Release date: TBA

SECRET ORIGINS: THE STORY OF DC COMICS

Brendon Connelly at Bleeding Cool spotted this trailer for the upcoming documentary:

Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, release date: Fall 2010

THE WALKING DEAD

Over at the AMC official blog, comic book artist Charlie Adlard talks about playing a zombie extra in the series. "I just figured if I'm going to be on set watching it, I might as well be in it. I also wanted to get the make-up on as an experience. And I was lucky because I got to sit in the trailer and have the make-up applied by Greg [Nicotero]'s (for want of a better word) A-list guys. That was brilliant, the best part to be honest. It wasn't like those horror stories you hear from all the stars who've had prosthetics put on for hours. It was an hour and a half, and it was air conditioned," says Adlard.

Airdate: October

GAME DAY 2

My plan for "Dragon Age" fell through yesterday, so today I'm taking up the call to stop the Blight ... and relearn how the game works.. 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 losing a random encounter.

TAGS:  spider-man, scott pilgrim, last man standing, thor, green lantern, x-men: first class, ripd, deadpool, secret origins, the walking dead

 
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