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‘THE WOLVERINE’ – Starring HUGH JACKMAN, Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY

November 16, 2010

'THE WOLVERINE': Starring HUGH JACKMAN and directed by DARREN ARONOFSKY


Source: HitFix.com

The film that [DARREN ARONOFSKY is] directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it.

…He referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.

Read more HERE.

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ was utter shit but you really gotta hand it to HUGH JACKMAN. That he seems to love the character is of little doubt – and that’s a refreshing change of pace taking into consideration a Marvel property like HULK.

Bringing Aronofky on board shows that Jackman wants to make the Wolverine movie we all want to see. Now let’s see if they can deliver.

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ZACK SNYDER’s Latest – ‘SUCKER PUNCH’ Trailers, Posters, Release Date, And Plot Synopsis

November 4, 2010

Still from 'SUCKER PUNCH'


Source: IMDB

Directed by ZACK SNYDER and set for release on March 25th, 2011, SUCKER PUNCH stars; Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Scott Glenn, John Hamm, Oscar Isaac, and Vicky Lambert.

A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.

'SUCKER PUNCH' movie poster


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It’s Official: DARREN ARONOFSKY Directing WOLVERINE 2

October 20, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY (left) and HUGH JACKMAN


Source: NYMag.com

With Darren Aronofsky directing, [HUGH JACKMAN] says that Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope.”

Also:

“Chris McQuarrie, who wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue [as to overall tone of the movie between screenwriter and director].”

Read more HERE.

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INCREDIBLE HULK Television Series In The Works At ABC + More MARVEL Properties Up For Development

October 16, 2010

THE INCREDIBLE HULK heading back to the small screen


Source: Deadline.com, Yahoo

ABC is in very early stages of development of a live-action series adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book character. There is no writer on board yet.

Read more HERE.

Also – a few more Marvel titles/characters in line to be brought to the small screen from Yahoo:

[A] second hot property is “Cloak and Dagger,” which is being developed as a possible show for ABC Family.

And:

“Heroes for Hire” (focusing on ex-con Luke Cage offering to take on bad guys for a price);

“The Eternals” (a race of superpowered beings live amid humanity in secret, inspiring legends);

“Agents of Atlas, Alter Ego” (private investigator Jessica Jones takes on cases involving superhumans);

“Moon Knight, the Red Hood” (a low-rent criminal discovers a cloak that gives him superpowers);

“Ka-Zar” (a Tarzan-type and his saber-toothed tiger must journey to the concrete jungle to seek justice);

“Daughters of the Dragon” (a dynamic female duo, one with a bionic arm and the other a granddaughter of a samurai, open a private-detective agency); and

“The Punisher” (one man wages a war on crime; already adapted as two feature films).

CLOAK AND DAGGER television series in development


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‘PREACHER’ Update: DARREN ARONOFSKY In The Running As Director

October 1, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY: reportedly in the running as director of both the new SUPERMAN and PREACHER movies


Source: Newsarama

About once a year THRALL WORLD hears a new rumor regarding a PREACHER adaptation. Director SAM MENDES was attached briefly. Then he wasn’t attached. Before it got to Mendes it was being proposed as a 66 episode HBO series by MARK STEVEN HOWARD. Before that Ennis wrote a movie script himself.

The latest?

[Darren] Aronofsky is being targeted to direct Columbia Pictures’ big screen production of PREACHER, based on the comic book series published by Vertigo, DC Comics’ Mature Readers imprint. DC of course is also the publishing home to the MAN OF STEEL and a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

Given Superman is also targeting a 2011 production, Aronofsky would almost certainly be unable to direct both.

Read more HERE.

Aronofsky is hot coming off of his crtically acclaimed BLACK SWAN movie and the blogosphere on overdrive about the possibility he may direct the new SUPERMAN movie. Not the best fit but under CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’s collaborative and producing eye it could work.

Aronofsky on PREACHER? Now that sounds like a no bullshit brainer.

And THRALL WORLD maintains PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode a season series on HBO or SHOWTIME with LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS. The ‘Saint’ role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind and the ‘Saint’ character plays a major part of the story, forcing the penultimate showdown in the story along with a “shock” prologue showdown as well.

Sounds like Nolan’s SUPERMAN is on a fast track so we should all know something soon one way or another.

Cover To PREACHER #1


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First Peek At CAPTAIN AMERICA Costume And More + JANUARY JONES As EMMA FROST From ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’

September 10, 2010

Production still from 'THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA'


Source: DailyMail.co.uk, infdaily.com, comingsoon.net

Important to note: That is NOT CHRIS EVANS who is the lead in the upcoming THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA but rather a stunt double.

Being chased by agents of the primary film villian THE RED SKULL and/or agents of H.Y.D.R.A. – there is non-unanimous confirmation as to exactly who they are.

Early still from 'THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA': Either agents of the primary film villian THE RED SKULL and/or agents of H.Y.D.R.A.

More pictures HERE.

Also: A glimpse of JANUARY JONES as EMMA FROST from the upcoming ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’.

JANUARY JONES as EMMA FROST in the upcoming 'X-MEN: FIRST CLASS'

More pictures HERE.

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‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Update: JAMES MCAVOY Conformed For Young PROFESSOR X Role

May 28, 2010

JAMES MCAVOY


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, WANTED) has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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MATTHEW VAUGHN Confirmed To Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’, Release Date Set, Plot Details

May 5, 2010

MATTHEW VAUGHN


Source: ComingSoon.net

It’s been touch and go for the last week, but KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed to helm X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, 20th Century Fox’s prequel to the lucrative franchise based on the Marvel Comics super-team. Not only have they signed Vaughn, directing his third movie in a row based on comic material, but Fox is confident enough in his abilities to set a release date for June 3, 2011, a little less than 13 months from today.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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JOSS WHEDON In FINAL Negotiations To Direct ‘THE AVENGERS’

April 14, 2010

JOSS WHEDON


Source: Deadline.com

Marvel Studios is in final negotiations for Buffy the Vampire Slayer series architect Joss Whedon to direct Marvel Studios’ The Avengers. That’s the fast-tracked film that would amount to an all-star team of Marvel superheros, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Read more HERE.

Article forgot to mention a very likely chance of Ed Norton reprising his Bruce Banner role from THE INCREDIBLE HULK a couple years ago. Rumor still being the Hulk goes nutz and that is the catalyst that brings the Avengers together.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!! JOSS WHEDON all but confirmed to direct big screen 'THE AVENGERS' movie



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BRYAN SINGER Will Produce ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Instead Of Direct – Here’s Why

March 29, 2010

BRYAN SINGER


Source: Deadline.com

Following up on a previous post that said BRIAN SINGER would direct the next X-MEN movie franchise; ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’:

[Brian] Singer and 20th Century Fox have formalized his move from director to producer on X-Men: First Class. That is the bad news for X-Men die-hards who love the first two films Singer directed. Here’s the good part: he is leaving because Fox liked the script that Jamie Moss wrote from Singer’s treatment so much that the studio wants the film right away, envisioning it as the first leg of a trilogy. The hope is to have it ready for 2011 release.

Singer will join Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg as producers. He’s not available because Warner Bros and Legendary are locked into a summer production start on Jack the Giant Killer. They’ll begin casting shortly. It is a big CG project, and they are likely to either shoot 3D or convert it later.

Read more HERE.

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