Green Lantern, Captain America, The Sandman: Sept 2nd Comic Reel

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

GREEN LANTERN

Back during Comic-Con, Peter Sarsgaard told MTV News about his enourmous forehead:

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

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Director Joe Johnston tells Ed Gross there will be some links to the other Marvel films. "Since 'Captain America' is a period picture taking place in the 40's, there are fewer opportunities for contemporary links to the rest of the Marvel universe. We can, however, create events in our story that will be paid off in 'Avengers' and other Marvel pictures." Meanwhile, Comic Cooper tells Herald Scottland (via Comic Book Movie) movies like "Captain America" are starting to make him spoiled for bigger budget films ... well, somewhat spoiled, anways. "It's amazing being around such professionals, such a finely oiled operation," he says. "You spend all this time going, 'God, I can't do another one of these independent films where I'm carrying the camera myself across a river to make the shot. I want to do big budget.' Then suddenly you are on a big-budget movie and you miss the guerilla filming of doing an independent."

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

THE SANDMAN

After wandering sightless in the development wilderness for nigh-on twenty years, Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" is finally coming to television. As we reported yesterday here at CBR, Warner Bros Television is taking steps to clear the rights to the property and is looking to "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke to develop the series. I remember when a script leaked to the Internet which began with Dream shouting, "As though your puny weapons could harm Morpheus! The lord of sleep! The Sandman!" There was always a feeling amongst fans of the series that it would be better suited for long form television than a motion picture franchise. It seems someone at Warner Bros agreed.

Airdate: TBA

SUCKER PUNCH

Over at the new site for Zach Snyder's Cruel and Unusual Films, they've released a new photo from the film:

Dragon! Just don't be a horrible tease like "Reign of Fire" which promised us dragons versus helicopters, but instead gave us a single dragon and Christian Bale mumbling.

Release date: March 25th, 2011

LOCKE & KEY

Our pals at Spinoff Online reports Fox has given a "direct-to-episode" order to the series based on Joe Hill's comic book. As opposed to shooting a pilot and waiting to see if the network likes it, a number of episodes will be shot at once. No word on just how many episodes will be produced. "Terminator: the Sarah Conner Chronicles'" Josh Friedman will be head writer.

Release date: TBA

A SLOW NEWS DAY

Besides the "Sandman" announcement, it's been an oddly slow couple of days. I suppose all the decision makers are getting ready to put their kids back into school or maybe taking last minute vacations. Gives me a little bit more time to clean. 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 news deluge.

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