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BREAKING NEWS: Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson are in for “Iron Man 2″…

Even more shocking movie news, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson has both joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2” sequel for Marvel. Mickey will be playing the Russian villain and Scarlett will be playing the Black Widow, since Emily Blunt pulled out to join “Gulliver’s Travels” instead.

More on it here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001114.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

And here:

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/another-iron-man-2-exclusive-scarlett-johannson-will-replace-emily-blunt-in-iron-man-2/

“Iron Man 2” is sounding good so far. Hopefully, it will be better than the first.

Kev

Report: Samuel L. Jackson to play Nick Fury in “Iron Man 2” and other Marvel movies….

Sam L.  Jackson has ended his feud with Marvel, and signed a deal to reprise his role as Nick Fury in “Iron Man 2”. Jackson has also signed a huge deal to star as the same character in a few other Marvel movies such as, “Thor”, and “Captain America”. Jackson had a feud with Marvel over payments, sounds like Jackson was disgusted that he was offered very little pay for the sequel when the first “Iron Man” made millions. Seems like Marvel resolved things for him to make things better at his request.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000573.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Great news, that he’s back on. I enjoyed “Iron Man”, but it’s not the best Marvel movie ever. I hope the sequel will improve.

Kev

Report: Joe Johnston to bring “Captain America” to the big screen…

The new live action movie to the Marvel superhero Captain America has finally recruited a director! Film maker Joe Johnston has inked a deal to helm “First Avenger: Captain America” with Marvel. Joe Johnston’s earlier film work he directed were films such as “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, “The Rocketeer”, “Jumanji” and he is currently filming “The Wolf Man” remake that stars Benicio Del Torro and Anthony Hopkins. Joe Johnston is more than just a film maker. This man does everything! He has done visual effects for the original Star Wars trilogy, and also done visual effects for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as well.

There are no writers yet, but Marvel already has an idea for a plot for this new “Captain America” film. This film will take place during World War II and will be the beggining of “The Avengers”. Marvel scheduled to release this film May 6, 2011.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i2a6531019c4147a6790733bb50d79299

Great choice for a director! He’ll make a good Captain America film. Hope they pick the right actor for the hero too.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to “The Avengers”, also “Iron Man 2” and “3”…

Robert Downey Jr. has signed an extensive deal with Marvel to play Tony Stark as Iron Man in three different films: “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, and “Iron Man 3”.

As you know, “The Avengers” are a huge mix of Marvel comic superheros into one whole group and Iron Man is part of the “The Avengers”. The first “Avengers” movie is aiming for a July 15th, 2011 date and the first “Avengers” film will only focus on the superheros of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk characters first.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994793.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if Edward Norton will sign on to play in “The Avengers” as the Incredible Hulk? That be pretty cool.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to “The Avengers”, also “Iron Man 2” and “3”…

Robert Downey Jr. has signed an extensive deal with Marvel to play Tony Stark as Iron Man in three different films: “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, and “Iron Man 3”.

As you know, “The Avengers” are a huge mix of Marvel comic superheros into one whole group and Iron Man is part of the “The Avengers”. The first “Avengers” movie is aiming for a July 15th, 2011 date and the first “Avengers” film will only focus on the superheros of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk characters first.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994793.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if Edward Norton will sign on to play in “The Avengers” as the Incredible Hulk? That be pretty cool.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to “The Avengers”, also “Iron Man 2” and “3”…

Robert Downey Jr. has signed an extensive deal with Marvel to play Tony Stark as Iron Man in three different films: “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, and “Iron Man 3”.

As you know, “The Avengers” are a huge mix of Marvel comic superheros into one whole group and Iron Man is part of the “The Avengers”. The first “Avengers” movie is aiming for a July 15th, 2011 date and the first “Avengers” film will only focus on the superheros of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk characters first.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994793.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if Edward Norton will sign on to play in “The Avengers” as the Incredible Hulk? That be pretty cool.

Kev

Report: Stephen King delivers “N” animated comics to your mobile cell phones…

At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, the festival revealed the big news that Stephen King will publish a new comic book “short story” series with Marvel that will be delivered to your cell phones. A short story comic titled “N”. Starting Monday, 25 episodes of the short story “N” will be delivered to your cell phones 5 times a week until Aug. 29th. Each episode will be two minutes long and the whole story is 54 pages.

A book version of the story will be released in bookstores Nov. 11th. Stephen King has been experimenting with comic books as of late as he always been a fan of comic books. In fact, comic books is what made the man want to become a writer in the first place because when he was a child, he started reading horror comics like “Tales from the Crypt”, “Tales From the Vault”, etc. His first comic book released was “Creepshow” which was later made into a major motion picture.

Now King is releasing the Dark Tower series into comic book versions with Marvel. Soon he will release “The Stand” into comic book versions with Marvel too. While Stephen King himself wasn’t there in person at the San Diego comic con, he was at the New York Comic Con to promote the Dark Tower graphic novels with Marvel.

More on it here:

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB121695523530983775-MXv1CARgYDcUN8V3EFhAdVBRdwA_20080825.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

Stephen’s comic work is great, I read the first Dark Tower graphic novel, I need to get the new one now.

Kev

Report: Marvel Comics to publish Stephen King’s “The Stand” in comic form…

After Stephen King teaming with Marvel Comics to release the Dark Tower series into comic book form, the Dark Tower graphic novels were such a hit and a big success, that Marvel has decided to work with Stephen King even more. Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Marvel Comics has reached a confirmed deal to release Stephen King’s popular novel “The Stand” in graphic novel form. “The Stand” comic series will be available in bookstores everywhere across the United States, the first installment of “The Stand” comic series is slated for release in September of 2008.

“The Stand” was also released into a 1994 TV mini series film that starred Gary Sinise as the leading character Stu Redman.

From Stephen King’s official website:

http://stephenking.com/pages/news/the_stand_pr/

Marvel probably wants more of King’s books into comics.

Some of his books I’d like to see Marvel do in comic form: The Dark Half, The Shining, Pet Sematary and Needful Things. They’d make good comics in my opinion.

Kev