Spider-Man, B.P.R.D., The Goon: Jan 28th Comic Reel

Fri, January 28th, 2011 at 8:15am PST | Updated: January 28th, 2011 at 8:57am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

MSN Singapore (via Comic Book Movie) has a few more stills from the well-documented action scene shot on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles last week. I particularly like this picture of Spidey's new alternative costume:

Release date: May 28th, 2012

B.P.R.D.

Really? A Hellboy-less movie with Liz, Abe, and the rest of the gang? I'd be down for the that. Dark Horse President Mike Richardson tells MTV News that it's possible. "There are some other projects Guillermo is working on right now, but you might be more likely to see a 'B.P.R.D.' movie before another 'Hellboy' movie," he says. "[I'll] leave you with that teaser."

Release date: TBA

THE GOON

In the same article, Richardson also offers an update on "The Goon" animated project. "We're out putting the project together, still raising funds," he says. "We're certainly hoping to have success in that soon." He also offers updates on "Emily the Strange," "Umbrella Academy" and other possible film output from Dark Horse.

Release date: TBA

THOR

Did a real deal review of the "Thor" script appear yesterday? As The Wrap reports, a Comic Book Movie user posted his thoughts on a supposedly authentic script for the film. Within an hour, CBM's Jim Littler got a take down call from Paramount. "He also received a call from a 'detective' from Marvel, which is producing 'Thor' for distributor Paramount, trying to find out where the script came from," they write. In an email, Littler said, "I've rarely seen them jump that fast on anything else before. I couldn't get them to confirm or deny its validity, but most of our users believe its legit." While the original post remains in a heavily edited form, The Wrap says the full review contained references to a certain archer and a couple of well known Marvel scientists.

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

BARBARELLA

I'm not exactly sure how to categorize this, but Jane Fonda tells The Los Angeles Times that she wants to do another space-faring weirdo French sci-fi comic movie. "I have a dream -- to do a sequel to 'Barbarella' ... Not a remake, a sequel! Look, I get shtupped by a blind angel, OK? Let's just take it from there." While it might seem like a joke, the 73 year-old actress insists she's not being funny, even if her proposed sequel would be.

Release date: TBA

PROMETHEUS

When the "Alien" prequel became Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," many were confused if the film was still part of the "Alien" saga. According to Sky Movies (via Ain't It Cool News) a certain memorable set from the first film has already be recreated. "They've built the 'space jockey' cockpit at Pinewood," says their source. As for the iconic creature design? "Despite that press release that seemed to indicate there were no aliens in the movie," their source offers, "the familiar HR Giger-style aliens do appear. Big ones apparently."

Release date: March 9th, 2012

THE HOBBIT

Various websites, including Coming Soon, are quoting an article on The Irish Film & Television Network website in which casting director Ros Hubbard mentions Saoirse Ronan has been cast in the film. Ronan starred in Jackson's last film, "The Lovely Bones." Her part is unknown at present, but wouldn't it be funny if she showed up as a Sackville-Baggins?

Release date: 2012

SMALLVILLE

As our pals at Spinoff Online report, tonight's scheduled episode has been delayed one week in order for the CW to re-air episodes "The Vampire Diaries" and "Nikita" which were pre-empted in certain markets over the week and faced stiff competition from "American Idol." The previously scheduled "Collateral" will now premiere next week at the usual time. Meanwhile, TV Guide reports actor Callum Blue will portray Zod once more. "He'll appear in one of the final five episodes of the series," they write.

Airs: February 4th, 2011

WEEKEND UNDER THE SEA

Cue that Loverboy track and give me a rum drink, it's the weekend! I'm taking it easy over the next couple of days as I prepare for a new health regiment. I'm not calling it a diet or a workout, but something more long-term than that. 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, bracing for the future threat of the week ahead.

TAGS:  spider-man, bprd, the goon, thor, barbarella, prometheus, the hobbit, smallville

 
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