Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Feige’

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Who Will Play CAPTAIN AMERICA?? Lead Contenders Emerge – Details

February 25, 2010

'THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA' - Due in theaters July 22, 2011


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

Those known to be on the list with [John] Krasinski include Michael Cassidy (who appeared in”Smallvile” and who tested for the Superman movie when McG was going to direct it), Patrick Flueger (one of the stars of “The 4400” who most recently appeared in the Tobey Maguire movie “Brothers”), Scott Porter (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”) and Mike Vogel (“Cloverfield”).

Chace Crawford is also in talks to screen test, though no deal has been made.

Garret Hedlund, already starring in Disney’s “Tron,” was also on the list to test but has fallen off, at least for now, because of scheduling conflicts. Insiders say he may still make the testing round. Jensen Ackles is another actor who had scheduling conflicts.

The studio has put the actors on 30-day holds during the testing process.

One more interesting note:

So far, no British or Australian actors have been seriously considered though the search could widen if no suitable candidates are found.

Read more HERE.

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‘THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA’ Update: Movie Will Be Set During WWII – RED SKULL Confirmed As Villian

February 7, 2010

'THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA' - Due in theaters July 22, 2011


Source: ComingSoon.net

Finally starting to get some early movement on where the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie will be going.

[Director Joe] Johnston confirmed at the press conference that the Red Skull will indeed be the villain of the first movie.

Joe Johnston:

“Virtually the entire story except the bookends are in World War II because we all recognize we have one chance to tell the origin story of how he became Captain America, you can’t tell a modern story and then go back and tell the origin story.”

Read more HERE.

But who will be thee Captain?? To be continued…

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DAREDEVIL Reboot In The Works

February 6, 2010

'DAREDEVIL' Movie Poster


Source: Deadline.com

Right on time considering Hollwoods reboot, remake, sequel mentality and the current trend in favor of comic book properties. Also – seven years since the disaster that was DAREDEVIL starring Ben Affleck as sightless attorney Matt Murdock turned super sensory enhanced costumed crime fighter who patrolled NYC’s “Hells Kitchen”.

Regency is mounting the remake with former News Corp No. 2 Peter Chernin producing. Writing the redo is screenwriter David Scarpa.

“Use it or lose it” in effect:

Hollywood studios with Marvel superheroes need to keep reinventing these Marvel movie franchises or the rights revert back to Disney-based Marvel.

The studio rights for the Marvel characters are currently spread around in such a way that The Avengers will never team up with The X-Men, Fantastic 4, The X-Men, Spider-Man, or Daredevil.

THRALL WORLD wishful thinking would have as our MOST sought after Marvel Team-Up a meeting between Daredevil and Spider-Man with Spider-Man hanging out with the Fantastic 4 a distant second. Some newer school comic fanboys would probably favor a Spider-Man and Wolverine encounter.

I guess we’ll all just have to sit around and What If amongst ourselves..

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‘THE AVENGERS’ Update: IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, And – HULK!?

January 29, 2010

HULK, THOR, IRON MAN, and CAPTAIN AMERICA will anchor 'THE AVENGERS'


Source: SuperHeroHype.com

Starting to sound like the plan. But will the Hulk be friend or foe?? THRALL WORLD has heard rumors going as far back as late 2008 of the Hulk actually being the “villian” – a la a rampaging Hulk – which was a typical storyline every few years if you read The Incredible Hulk comic book. At some point when the Hulk went apeshit the heroes of the Marvel Universe had to bring take the big green guy down. And that, of course, was always easier said than done.

The latest from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige:

“By the time ‘The Avengers’ comes in 2012, it’s not just a team superhero movie with a bunch of characters with powers. It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”

He also goes on to explain that they want to do a second Hulk movie with ED NORTON but that it definitely will not be until after ‘THE AVENGERS’ hits theaters on May, 4th 2012.

Read more HERE.

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‘THOR’ Movie Update: Screenwriter ASHLEY MILLER Speaks

May 31, 2009

THOR About Ready To Smash Some Face

THOR About Ready To Smash Some Face


Source: CineFools.com

Writer ASHLEY MILLER on how she and writer ZACK STENTZ became involved with the movie:

“We were in the right place at the right time.”

“That we have a background in genre material and an interest in comic books were big plusses, I think. Owning a complete Walt Simonson run on Thor and being able to wax rhapsodic about Beta Ray Bill didn’t hurt our case.”

Read the entire interview HERE.

THOR will be played by CHRIS HEMSWORTH and LOKI will be played by TOM HIDDLESTON in the KENNETH BRANAGH directed movie which serves as a warm-up for the big AVENGERS movie enchilada. Robert Downey Jr. as IRON MAN and an uncast (as of yet) CAPTAIN AMERICA will also star in the movie that is expected to feature a rampaging HULK as the catalyst that will bring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together for the very first time.

THRALL WORLD observes that the best news in this interview is the writers familiarity with the very storyline that we began with when reading comic books way back in our wee one days. WALT SIMONSON’s “SURTUR SAGA” is damn good reading even if you’re not the biggest fan of comics. Also a mention of the more modern Thor take from ‘THE ULTIMATES’ in the interview.

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TOM HIDDLESTON All But Confirmed As LOKI In Upcoming ‘THOR’ Movie

May 18, 2009

TOM HIDDLESTON

TOM HIDDLESTON


Source: DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com

Marvel Studios is still getting all of their ducks in order for the big announcement of CHRIS HEMSWORTH being cast as THOR.

Check out another hot scoop on casting for the upcoming ‘THOR’ movie HERE.

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH All But Confirmed As THOR; Also Cast In ‘RED DAWN’ Remake

May 17, 2009

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

CHRIS HEMSWORTH


Source: DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com, ComingSoon.net

Word on the street is that CHRIS HEMSWORTH (STAR TREK) has landed the role of THOR. Marvel Studios should be making an official anouncement at any moment.

Check out the full scoop HERE and HERE.

[HEMSWORTH is] also reported to [have landed] the lead in MGM’s remake of Red Dawn, taking over the role of Jed Eckert, originally played by Patrick Swayze.

Thor is scheduled to open on May 20, 2011, while Red Dawn is scheduled for release on September 24, 2010.

THRALL WORLD just caught HEMSWORTH in the new STAR TREK movie. He played Captain Kirk’s father in a brief but solid performance.

btw, THOR was the first comic book I ever bought back in the day, a few issues before WALT SIMONSON took over the book on his critically acclaimed SURTUR SAGA. Pretty cool stuffs for my wee self back in the day.

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CHARLIE HUNNAM As THOR?? ‘SONS OF ANARCHY’ Star Talks Screen Test

April 22, 2009

CHARLIE HUNNAM

CHARLIE HUNNAM


Source: IGN.com

Hunnam confirmed that he has indeed screen-tested for the role of the god of thunder. He has only shot one screen test so far, and when asked if it involved running around with a helmet and a hammer, he replied with a smile, “Something like that.”

Read more HERE.

Don’t be fooled by the pretty boy pic. His SONS OF ANARCHY work comes from a considerably more rugged place, I just couldn’t find a decent pic. The big question: Is he big enough to play the God of Thunder?

KENNETH BRANAGH is confirmed to direct THOR which is scheduled for a May 20th, 2011 release and is timed to dovetail with the IRON MAN sequel (05.07.10), THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA (07.22.11), and the big enchilada; THE AVENGERS (05.04.12).

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‘SUPERMAN’ Sequel Movie Update: BIZARRO Themed Script Review Posted

April 11, 2009

BRANDON ROUTH As SUPERMAN

BRANDON ROUTH As SUPERMAN


Source: Latino Review

Check out an interesting review of a Bizarro SUPERMAN script that’s getting some buzz HERE.

The last we heard about the SUPERMAN franchise on the THRALL WORLD blogzine was on Halloween of last year when BRANDON ROUTH said THIS.

My take on the review: Bizarro sounds a little bit like the Hulk. Ridiculously powerful, misunderstood, and a margially controllable wild card. General Zod and Ursa also are back (from Superman 2) and heavily involved. It sounds like an interesting concept for a graphic novel idea but I seriously doubt that this is the way they will go with retooling the Superman movie franchise.

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‘IRON MAN 2’ Update: GARY OLDMAN Spotted On Set And Rumored For Cameo, GARRY SHANDLING Joins Cast

April 8, 2009

GARY OLDMAN

GARY OLDMAN

GARRY SHANDLING

GARRY SHANDLING


Source: IESB.net

**updated: 04.09.09

Turns out the rumor re: GARY OLDMAN joining the cast of ‘IRON MAN 2’ is:

not true.

Read more HERE.

Gary Oldman has been spotted on the set in Los Angeles.

he could possibly be Howard Stark, father to Tony…

Garry Shandling will play Sen. Stern.

Read more HERE.

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