FIRST LOOK Edition
1. G.I.JOE ROCKS [*PCB]
Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” has signed up as Roadblock for GIJ2
2. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT BATTLESHIP [/film]
Rihanna is apparently starring as a naval officer…
3. CAT-BIKE [JustJared]
The first setshot of Hathaway as Catwoman has been released, I think it looks good!
4. AMAZING SPIDERMAN2??? [/film]
Sony is so impressed with their
ability to make money script, that they’ve already set a date (2014) for the next instalment in the newly-rebooted-comic-to-movie-franchise.
You guys have heard my previous [rants] on the state of the movie franchise. What I’ve neve shared is my dislike for the “Ultimate” Marvel comic book universe. Yes, it was a great way for Marvel to reboot themselves in the 21st Century for a younger audience - I’m all for that - but certain steps have been made to critical characters that have/will affect the regular comic-verse, movie lines, etc.
Example A: The death of “ultimate” Peter Parker
Marvel decided that their most popular superhero needed to die, I’m okay with that (DC handled the death of Superman beautifully) what I think is lame is that they decided to replace him with this (pictured above) black/hispanic kid who just also happens to have spider-powers. Never mind the fact that Ben Reilly is still out there and could easily take over as THE SpiderMan (ps. Reilly is also black in “ultimate” for some reason…) this is obviously a ploy to win over fans who worked to get Donald Glover on as the new Parker in Sony’s reboot of the movies franchise. Now I’m not trying to be racists, I love black superheroes, but I’m a purist at heart. Why negate Ben Reilly? Why the need for another hero-birth story? How does this kid tie into 2099??? Mostly I just don’t know why they have to completely change the biggest storyline in comic history to be “cool”…oh well, it’s just a friggin comic book :P
Check out the full details on one of Marvel’s Editor’s personal Tumblr [tacos]
1. SAM RAIMI REMAKES
Two movies set for quasi-remakes from the Director of the original SpiderMan movies are OZ: The Great and Powerful (from The Wizard of Oz story) and The Evil Dead (with Bruce Campbell on board!!!)
2. ‘AMAZING’ PHOTOSHOOT
Did I say “original” SpiderMan movies before? Oh yeah, that’s because the remake entitled Amazing SpiderMan just released a ton of new photo updates to EWzine. I like the look of Gwen and Peter in this one…but still not impressed.
3. FARRELL + AHHHNOLD
In the remake of 1990’s Total Recall, Colin Farrell will be reprising the role made famous by none other than Arnold Schwarzeneger. I loved this movie, I love Farrell, and it’s good to see him finally back in a decent role.
Oh yeah and that Harry Potter movie comes out tonight at midnight…
1. “WORLD WAR Z” THE MOVIE
Matthew Fox (Lost) is the newest actor slated for the visual retelling of Max Brooks epic novel of a post-zombie-apocalypse world. I…can’t…wait! This is one of my favorite books!
2. “SUPER 8” EASTER EGGS
It’s JJ Abrams, of course he’s going to fill it up with Lost, Star Trek, Slusho, and other hints from his amazing franchises.
3. FIRST “AVENGERS” AND “AMAZING SPIDERMAN” TEASERS
Their just (possible) posters, but the Avengers one looks friggin awesome!