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Cool Minimalist Posters – Thor, Hulk, Captain America and more

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2010

Check out the excellent work of Rogan Josh. He’s really done excellent jobs in the minimalist style. Hell, he’s even included a reference to Frog Thor. Lots more to check out on his Etsy site and you can buy them for $18.00 a pop.

I think the Doctor Strange one is my favourite.

Source: Scifi Wire

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UPDATED: The Avengers – Joss Whedon is hours away from directing it

Posted by LiveFor on April 13, 2010

Great news for fans of Joss Whedon (oh Firefly!) but a rumour from a few weeks ago that said he was in the running to direct The Avengers for Marvel Studios could well be true.

Deadline (who are usually spot on with these things) have the news that Joss Whedon is in final negotiations to direct The Avengers.

That means he would be in control of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and whoever else they decide to include – possibly the Hulk, the Wasp, Hawkeye.

After Iron Man 2, Marvel has three pictures left on a distribution deal with Paramount before it moves to Disney, and the studio has been churning them out. Iron Man 2 gets released in May, Captain America will begin shooting this summer in Europe, Thor is in production, and Marvel Studios just set Pete Sollett to direct Runaways, based on the comic book series created by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan. Whedon also wrote for that last one along with Astonishing X-Men so he knows how these things work.

True, Serenity is his only feature film, but all of his shows involve an ensemble cast of people with various abilities so his transition to directing the team of Avengers should work quite well.

I really think he is an excellent choice for the film although it is still not set in stone. Do you agree that Whedon is the one to direct the Avengers or is it a terrible choice? Who else should they have on the team?

The Avengers is due out in May 2012.

UPDATE: Variety have picked up on the news that Whedon is in final negotiations to direct and if it does go ahead he will also rework the screenplay by screenwriter Zak Penn.

It will be nice if this all happens. Now another question – if he could bring in some of his crew what characters would you like to see the following play?

Nathan Fillion – Neil Patrick Harris – Charisma Carpenter – Felicia Day – Summer Glau

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Thor – Hopkins and Hemsworth are fine and Iron Man 2 ties into Captain America

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2010

Recently some rumours surfaced in the New York Daily Times saying all was not well on the set of Marvel Studios Thor movie. Kenneth Branagh directs, Chris Hemsworth is Thor and Anthony Hopkins is Thor’s Father, Odin.

Rumour had it that Hopkins wasn’t a fan of Hemsworth and stress levels were rising. Hopkins recently spoke to the LA Times to address the tale – “I am having the time of my life making Thor with Ken and Chris. They have made every day immensely fun and collaborative, and we’re all puzzled that someone would fabricate a story suggesting otherwise. I’m proud to say that Thor has been one of the great experiences of my career.”

All well and good. The article goes on and has some interesting news confirming that all the Marvel Studios will tie in leading to The Avengers team up.

Director Jon Favreau recently wrapped up Iron Man 2. Kevin Feige (Marvel producer) said the plan to meld the Marvel Universe on the big screen will move forward dramatically now and he said there are some surprises in Iron Man 2 that set up an unexpected bond to the Captain America movie that director Joe Johnston is doing early work on now in England.

There has already been some groundwork laid for Captain America. Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk had the super-soldier serum that was used to make Cap, but went whacko on Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) and created the Abomination. Cap is also seen frozen in ice during a deleted scene in the Hulk movie.

Then in Iron Man you can see Captain Americ’s round shield on Tony Stark’s workbench.

“Now many of the pieces are in place … with ‘Iron Man 2’ finished and ‘Thor’ more than halfway done, that lattice work is being built.” said Feige

Kenneth Branagh also spoke about making Thor and how it will be split between Asgard and Earth. “Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we’ve tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world,” Branagh said. “It’s about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different…. The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film.”

“It’s going very, very well,” Branagh said Wednesday. “We’re in New Meixco now where we have a contemporary Earth part of our story. I guess we’re two-thirds of the way through the story and at this stage of the game what’s surprising and delighting me is the way the cast, the ensemble, has fused together. It’s kind of an interesting combination of very young and very experienced people and the double-up of that, it seems to me, is there is a lot of fire in the movie. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it doesn’t try to be too solemn.”

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Thor talks about the Captain America Casting

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2010

Chris Hemsworth recently spoke about the look of his costume as Thor. Now he speaks about the news that the role of Captain America had been offered to Chris Evans.

“Fantastic,” Hemsworth told MTV News when asked about the casting news. “I just found out the other day.”

“He’s great,” he continued. “He’s got a ton of charisma, and he’s a bloke, and I think he has all the points to pull that off.”
MTV also asked him about the rumour that Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans) was in the running to direct The Avengers film.

“I’ve heard a lot of names bounced around, and then we all gather together next January/February to shoot the thing,” he said. “So, look — any of the people I’ve heard I’d be impressed by. I have no idea who it’s going to be.”

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Mister Green – Short film by comic writer Greg Pak

Posted by LiveFor on March 16, 2010

Greg Pak is the current writer on The Incredible Hulk (he gave us Planet Hulk). This short film, although being called Mister Green, has nothing to do with the Hulk.

Turns out Pak has a background in film and he has been chatting to CBR about this short film.

Mister Green” is a tale of a disconnected man in a dystopian near-future world. “The premise of this film, and I don’t think this gives too much away because you’ll find it out in the first ten seconds of the film, is that catastrophic climate change has happened. We blew it. We didn’t stop it. Venice has flooded. New York City’s Canal Street has become a canal again. It’s 87 degrees in December and our main character is the Undersecretary for the Department of Global Warming,” Pak explained. “He blew it and as far as he’s concerned everybody blew it because folks didn’t get out there and push the government hard enough. Nobody pushed hard enough, so he’s this jaded and almost self-hating guy as the story begins. The character’s name is Mason Park and he’s played by Tim Kang, aka Agent Cho on ‘The Mentalist.’

“Fairly quickly, Mason meets an old colleague of his who’s now a scientist whose grants have just been cut by Mason’s agency because it’s just too late,” Pak continued. “They kind of flirt a little bit, because they have some vibe going from the past, but fairly quickly this mysterious scientist enmeshes our hero in a crazy plot to save the world in a totally unexpected way. If I say any more it’ll ruin the story.”

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Ed Norton is up for The Avengers and the Hulk

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2010

Edward Norton didn’t have a great time on The Incredible Hulk film. He co-wrote it but was apparently not happy with the final film. I personally really enjoyed it. However, Norton is not taking my calls and keeps pretending to be a local chip shop. Cheeky Norton.

Previous comments from Norton have suggested he wasn’t bothered about returning to the role of Banner and his possible appearances throughout the Marvel film Universe. Now, while speaking to Coming Soon it looks as if he is a bit happier about the whole thing and would go back if Marvel asked him.

“Yeah, to some degree, through my agents…But there’s always been an agenda I think to unspool a lot of the Marvel Universe and then come back… I think they’ve got a lot of new stuff that they’re rolling out and then I think at some point they’re going to figure out how they want to get around to ‘Avengers.'”

He also added that “The main guy I had a beef with there left anyways, as always happens. As David Mamet said, ‘Just wait ’em out cause they’ll be gone, and you’ll still be there'”

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Holy Kang! The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series gets the go ahead

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

Looks like this could be a winner. Show will premiere on Disney XD’s Fall / Autumn 2010 line-up

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Iron Man 2 is set before The Incredible Hulk – Oh boy!

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

When asked via Twitter when Iron Man 2 takes place in relation to 2008’s Incredible Hulk, director Jon Favreau said the upcoming sequel actually falls Edward Norton’s turn as Hulk.

As MTV point out this fits in with what we see of Tony Stark at the end of The Incredible Hulk when he approaches General Ross in a bar to talk with him about his “unusual problem.”

Stark asks Ross, “What if I told you we were putting a team together?” so he knows about Nick Fury and is already part of the team, which will be The Avengers.

Anyone else have any bits and pieces from the Marvel films which fit help determine the timeline of it all?

The question is where will the other films fall into the timeline?

Image by Mike Deodato

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Planet Hulk – Cool Alex Ross cover for the new DVD

Posted by LiveFor on October 12, 2009

hulkIt was back in July that I posted the trailer for the animated adaption of the Greg Pak story arc, Planet Hulk.

This is the story which finds the Hulk exiled from Earth and forced to become a gladiator before leading a rebellion against the planet Sakaar’s tyrannical emperor.

Well now we have this super-duper DVD cover by the excellent artist Alex Ross.

I loved the comics that this was based on so cannot wait to see it. I wonder if the Silver Surfer is in it?

What do you think of the cover? Will you be buying the DVD

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Edward Norton says his return to the Hulk all depends on the timing

Posted by LiveFor on September 28, 2009

nortonEdward Norton was recently speaking to MTV when they asked him whether he would be playing Bruce Banner in The Avengers film.

“It’s purely a function of time,” said Norton. “It’s always about just working things out on the schedule.”

“I get very busy. You have to deal with the demands of your moment,” he continued. “I tend to keep my head in the thing I’m doing and I don’t speculate or worry too much about what two or three blocks down the thing is going to be. I know all these things will reveal themselves and work themselves out.”

“The thing about their universe that’s fun is that it all cross-pollinates,” said Norton. “Even when I was working on the ‘Incredible Hulk’ script, I tried to plug in the whole super-soldier serum thing from Captain America.”

“There are limitless permutations,” he said.

There you have it. He may or may not be in it. Thanks Ed, that really cleared things up.

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