Thor 2, The Secret Service, Ghost Rider 2: October 21st Comic Reel

Fri, October 21st, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THOR 2

Tom Hiddleston offers MTV News an appraisal of the sequel's new director, Patty Jenkins:

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: Novemeber 13th, 2013

THE SECRET SERVICE

It's now getting to the point that mere days after Mark Millar announces a new comic book that it is also announced as a forthcoming film. Heat Vision reports his new project is already set up with his directing pal Matthew Vaughn. They write, "Vaughn is likely to tackle the script for 'Secret Service' himself, possibly with frequent collaborator Jane Goldman." So between this, "Superior," and the dim hope of "Kick-Ass 2," it appears Vaughn will be adapting Millar's work for years to come.

Release date: TBA

GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE

Movieweb has a clean high quality version of the Scream Awards clip:

Release date: February 17th, 2012

GIGANTOR

Deadline reports that "Idlewild" director Bryan Barber is looking to adapt the scrappy 1960s anime into a film -- and he already has the space-age robot at his command. According to the site, "Barber controls the movie, merchandise and videogame rights, and will shop a $60 million live action film he calls 'Transformers' meets 'Goonies.' And guess who'll be attached as director?" Now that's ambition! While I love the premise -- a twelve year old boy receives a GIANT ROBOT from his father to combat evil -- I think it's always been hobbled by the production realities of the era in which the series was made, but boy does it have a great theme song:

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

The lads at Comic Book Movie spotted a two-part interview with Tom Hiddleston in regards to "The Avengers." It's a long one, so you might want to get a bagel or something:

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012

THE PUNISHER

Spinoff Online reports that Frank Castle is coming to Fox television.

Yeah, you read that right.

"The adaptation, from 'Criminal Minds' showrunner Ed Bernero, will transform the comic book antihero Frank Castle into a rising-star detective in the New York Police Department who moonlights as a vigilante, seeking justice for those the courts have failed. Bernero will executive produce along with Marvel," they write. Which leads to a question for you all, would you enjoy a version of Frank who is not so grim and living in a world that behaves like a police procedural?

Airdate: TBA

MEMOIR

MTV News reports that Ben McCool and Nikki Cook's comic about a town that's lost its memory is also making its way to TV thanks to Warner Bros. "[We] are absolutely delighted that a company as prestigious as Warner Bros. TV has elected to pick up 'Memoir,' and we're very excited to see where things go from here," says McCool. "[We] have always felt that the potential to tell stories in the 'Memoir' universe was abundant, so with a bit of luck there'll be plenty more of them coming soon!"

Airdate: TBA

WEEKEND COOLDOWN

After a NYCC, a week of writing articles from that event, and punching a few goons in "Arkham City," I'm ready to calm down and enjoy a leisurely weekend. Yeah, nothing too crazy or exciting. Well, I hope to do that, anyway. 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:  thor the dark world, the secret service, ghost rider 2, gigantor, the avengers, punisher, memoir

 
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