Thor, Locke & Key, The Goon: Aug 24th Comic Reel

Tue, August 24th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: August 24th, 2010 at 8:06am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THOR

Chris Hemsworth tells MTV News about Thor's fighting style:

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

LOCKE & KEY

As we reported earlier this morning, The Vulture revealed Steven Spielberg is teaming up with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to bring the graphic novel to television. "First released in 2008, 'Locke & Key' revolves around three kids who end up watching over a secret, spooky New England mansion filled with mystical doors that transport them to different worlds and give them special powers (like turning into a ghost). Dimension had purchased the TV and film rights to the IDW Publishing series back in 2008, not long after the first installment came out (several installments have followed, including one released earlier this month). While there had been talk in the blogosphere of Kurtzman and Orci turning 'Locke and Key' into a feature, the project is now moving ahead as a TV series, with Friedman on board to write and produce," they write.

Release date: TBA

THE GOON

Quint from Ain't It Cool News chatted with Eric Powell about bringing Frankie and the Goon to animation. At one point, Powell recalls actors Clancy Brown (Goon) and Paul Giamatti (Frankie) coming in to record their lines. "We showed them a little bit of stuff from the comics and some of the tests that Blur had been doing, where they pulled some of their lines from other films, like we pulled some lines from ['The Shawshank Redepemtion'] and animated a Goon head with Clancy and then we pulled some lines from 'Cinderella Man' and animated a Frankie head. It was actually really funny hearing some of those lines coming out of Frankie's mouth," said Powell. "We just kind of showed them that stuff. They both came in there to record their voices, they didn't really need any direction or anything. They just went right into it and automatically had the characters nailed. It was really interesting to watch them." When I did my write-up of the panel at Comic-Con, I forgot to mention Frankie will say "Knife to the eye!" Giamatti actually screamed it.

Release date: TBA

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner talked with Crave Online about the film. "I personally feel that the X-Men franchise is kind of like Marvel in that there's a lot of characters, there are a lot of stories, 40 years of comics and that we can make multiple movies. It's not like Spider-Man where there is a Spider-Man and you follow him. This is THE X-Men and there's a world. In that world, we can tell many stories," she says. She also touched upon the "Deadpool" movie. "Ryan [Reynolds] is so committed to being Deadpool. He is Wade Wilson. Well, no, he';s Deadpool. He is so committed to it that he worked with the writers on the script. Even though he's doing Green Lantern, he's stayed involved in that project. I'm hoping we'll get it off the ground next year."

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

THE AUTHORITY

Dean Haspiel (via Superhero Hype) wrote the following on his Live Journal, "Stana [Katic] told me she was in the midst of creating a new comic book and was in talks to act in a movie version of Warren Ellis' 'The Authority.'" The artist won an Emmy for Outstanding Title Design and was recapping his awards experience. Linking to Haspiel, Ellis added, "I don't own 'The Authority', and DC are certainly not compelled to tell me about anything regarding the book. What an odd thing." As this is completely new and somewhat spurious, let's speculate wildly and say Katic is playing a female version of Jack Hawksmoor. I'd pay real money to see that. Who do you think she should play?

Release date: TBA

NO ORDINARY FAMILY

One viewer, after seeing a screener of the pilot, sent in his thoughts to Ain't It Cool News after watching. "It works. On many levels. The family chemistry is nearly perfect, believable and somewhat realistic. The premise for the family gaining their powers is no sillier than any comic book's origin story. The comedy and geek-out moments are perfect without being too referential or obscure," writes their scooper, "Gotlik."

Airdate: Fall

FRANK MILLER

Here it is, the "official" version of Miller's Gucci ad:

No doubt, the one that airs during the MTV Video Music Awards will be longer and feature some of the scenes from the "Trailer."

Airs: September 12th, 2010

SMALLVILLE

Producer Kelly Souders tells TV Guide about the return of Kara, "You really see her as Supergirl," she said. "Not the whole outfit, but her wardrobe will have evolved even a little more than Clark's. She's less Kara and way more Supergirl." You will also see her in a brunette wig and glasses. Meanwhile, Alison Mack tells the New York Post (via Comic Book Movie) about returning to the show for five episodes. "I realized as we came towards the end of the [ninth] season that my character wasn't getting a completion. I didn't feel comfortable walking away from the show, and my character, without a completion. So I committed to doing five episodes to giving her the ending I think she deserves. I do think there's a relationship between my character and the people who've watched the show for so many years. I want to honor them, her and myself."

Returns: September 24th, 2010

SLAYING THE DRAGON

That archdemon is tough to beat. It seems my "hack and slash" strategy fails at the end of the game. Perhaps I'll have to go back and bring ranged fighters with me to this last battle. 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 other games.

TAGS:  thor, locke and key, the goon, x-men: first class, the authority, no ordinary family, frank miller, smallville

 
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