Friday, June 4, 2010

Movie News Rush 12

The crazy busy schedule of my past month is almost up. Hopefully I can start going back to my regular posts soon. Also been trying to think of a cool way to do a multi-blogging event like a "Crisis on Infinite Blogs." Yes, taken from the famous DC Comics storyline, but what if a bunch of blogs worked together to create an event where a piece of the continuing story was on multiple blogs and to find out what was happening (I dunno - some sort of Internet evil virus taking over blogs or something) you had to go to each blog to see what was happening. It sounds cool in my head...anyway - on to movie news!

"Captain America: The First Avenger" and "The Avengers"

The news - I smell deceit! After the whole crazy issue of Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker") in talks to play Hawkeye and then him saying it wasn't happening we now get news he actually is in talks to play Hawkeye. Get your head around that.

It is also being pointed out that Neal McDonough ("Minority Report") is in talks to play "Dum Dum" Dugan in "Captain America." Dugan worked with Nick Fury and SHIELD back in WWII.

McDonough and Renner join the powerful cast which already includes the recently added Tommy Lee Jones in addition to Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.

Deadline (on McDonough)
THR Heat Vision(on Renner)
The Geek Files (on Renner)
The Geek Files (on McDonough)
Screen Rant (on Renner)
Screen Rant (on McDonough)
Latino Review (both)
First Showing (both)
UGO Movie Blog (on McDonough)
MTV News (on Renner)
MTV News (on McDonough)

"The Expendables"

The news - while the first trailer for the film was quite explosive, a new trailer has it the 'net and feels more like a teaser trailer as it shows no footage. Still, it does build up excitement for the film.

"Batman 3" and "Superman: Man of Steel"

The news - Chris Nolan, the godfather of DC Entertainment, will be bringing new Batman and Superman films to theaters in 2012. In speaking with Empire magazine, Nolan says he wants to go back to the essence of what Superman is about and that there will be no Joker in the next Batman film. So we take the good with the bad. Click on the links below for more quotes from the man himself.

Obsessed With Film (Superman)
Obsessed With Film (Batman)
First Showing
Screen Rant
MTV News
The Geek Files


bandito said...

Why do you think it's bad to not have joker in the next batman film? Doesn't that just make room for another villain to rise up? Diversity is good...

Mikey said...

I like the idea of the interwoven blogs. Sounds like a neat concept. I love me some crossovers. Uusally. Except in comics. Then I usually end up paying an arm and a leg just to follow what's going on. Those kinda suck.

Glad that you're coming back, though. I've missed your more detailed posts.