Captain America, Boilerplate, Marvel TV: Sept 14th Comic Reel

Tue, September 14th, 2010 at 8:12am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

The arrival of the production in Manchester has caused someone to start a site for set photos. Captainamericafilmingmanchester.co.uk has been updating every so often and while not every update is link worthy, I used to live there and have some pride for the place. Anyway, I thought this storefront was fanciful and worth sharing:

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

BOILERPLATE

Our own Jeffrey Renaud here at CBR spoke with Paul Guinan about "Boilerplate" and the arrival of J.J. Abrams into the ongoing saga of the Victorian Robot. "We were deeply impressed by how J.J. incorporated so much of that [Star Trek] history, while telling a compelling, entertaining, energetic story that didn't require the viewer to be familiar with all that baggage. Longtime fans, such as myself, were treated to plenty of inside references to past TV episodes and movies – some quite oblique, such as Kirk eating an apple during his Kobayashi test like in 'Wrath of Khan' – and yet those who were new to the material still enjoyed the movie and didn't miss out on important information. This approach is exactly what a 'Boilerplate' movie needs," he says.

Release date: TBA

MARVEL TV SERIES

Joe Quesada teases a live action TV series and corporate synergy to MTV News:

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Release date: TBA

PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES

In 1972, Harlan Ellison had an idea for a TV series. All these years later, he tells CBR's Kiel Phegley he still wants to do it. The original concept is currently being published as comic book. With one issue out the door, the energetic author says there is some interest in the project around town. "Now we've discovered that some studios are sniffing around it. They've got an agent on it, and they have people saying, 'Did you ever think of this as a movie?' and I say, 'Duuuuuuh! Yes, I thought of it as a movie – as a movie and a continuing series of comic arcs and then another movie and a theme ride and bobblehead dolls and decorated stripper polls!" Oh, Harlan, don't ever change.

Release date: TBA

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

"The Last Excorism" director Daniel Stamm gives the new Banshee a vote of confidence. The director tells MTV News of Caleb Landry Jones, "He was a real find ... He's going to be great in 'X-Men.' I can promise you that. I can't wait. But it's going to be very different than this movie."

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

THE WICKER TREE

Bloody Disgusting reports the original "Wicker Man" is getting a sequel in the form of "The Wicker Tree," staring Christopher Lee from the original. According to the site, "Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are." There's even a teaser trailer:

Release date: TBA

THE OTHER WATCHMEN

Here at CBR, we have an interesting look at theother version of "Watchman" spearheaded by director Paul Greengrass when the project was still at Fox. Dominic Watkins, production designer on that attempted production spoke with our own Kiel Phegley and offered us a look at some of the artwork drafted for the proposed film. "I think the difference between Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen' and ours would've been night and day. He pretty much made the movie page-to-page from the graphic novel. Ours was definitely going to be based on the graphic novel and all the characters would've been drawn on that, but we'd have updated it somewhat," says Watkins. "It would've been done a little bit documentary-style, with a little news reporting mixed in. I feel like that would've been really interesting to see it as real-feeling as possible."

Release date: In another place; another time

SMALLVILLE

Time for another promo for the upcoming tenth season, courtesy of the CW:

Returns: September 24th, 2010

MORE DRAGONS

After taking a few weeks off of "Dragon Age," I'm trying out all the downloadable content, working my way to the final confrontation with Morrigan. "The Darkspawn Chronicles" was a nice little diversion. 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 "Dragon Age 2".

TAGS:  captain america, boilerplate, marvel, phoenix without ashes, x-men: first class, the wicker tree, watchmen, smallville

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