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Thor Movie: Asgard Revealed!




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The L.A. Times published a new image from the Thor movie featuring the hallowed hallways of Asgard!

Various gods are shown including Loki played by Tom Hiddleston, Frigga played by Rene Russo, Hogun being played by Tadanobu Asano and Fandral  by Joshua Dallas.

The Thor movie is set to hammer into theatres on May 6th 2011!

Image courtesy of our friends over at CBR.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Inception

Inception is the best movie of this summer, perhaps even the past few summers and Chris Nolan is making what Dane Cook would refer to as “cinematic adventures” fun, surprising and satisfying once again.  Despite Nolan’s ever increasing reputation as a sure thing, I had numerous reservations about this production as soon as the advertising …

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First Look at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern!





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This week’s cover to Entertainment Weekly gives us the FIRST LOOK at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern from the upcoming Green Lantern Movie!

The issue of EW “provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of next summer’s highly anticipated superhero movie Green Lantern.”

Entertainment Weekly on sale July 16th! Head on over to EW.com read more!

Green Lantern is set to open in theaters June 17th 2011 directed by Martin Cambell with Donald De Line producing.

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First Look At Odin, Thor and Loki!




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Marvel.com has released a “First Look” featuring Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Chris Hemsworth as Thor!

Marvel also teases that this photo release is “only the tip of the iceberg” as more news will be coming out of the SDCC!

Thor hammers into theatres next year, May 6th!

“Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.  At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.  Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment.  Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.”

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Last Airbender

This film is all about M. Night Shyamalan.  Assuming the writing, directing and producing responsibilities for a film he is involved with is his M. O.  However, Night has always done this with a completely original idea and The Last Airbender is his first real shot at helming someone else’s franchise.  Night’s appeal has always …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Jonah Hex

A title for a review that curses a film is never a good thing. Many a western has been seen by these eyes and even the worst spaghetti, 5 second dub delay, rag-tag acted, thrown together at the last second, cowboy versus Indian flick would be better than that sack of dung also known as …

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Andrew Garfield Is The New Spider-Man!

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Set for a July 3rd 2012 release is the new Spider-Man movie!

Sony just announced that playing Peter Parker will be Andrew Garfield!

Check out the official Press Release below for more on Garfield.

 

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After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012.  The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.

The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.

On selecting Garfield, director Marc Webb said, “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures said, “Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will  depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.”

Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future.”

Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb’s direction.  We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men.  In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth, and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength and power necessary to bring Peter Parker and Spider-Man to life on screen.”

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Garfield is fast becoming one of the most respected and sought-after young actors working in the industry today. In a short career, spanning only five years, he has already been directed by, and starred alongside, some of the greatest names and received a BAFTA for a role that won him international praise.

Garfield most recently worked with director David Fincher on the upcoming film The Social Network. He previously starred for Spike Jonze on his robot love story I’m Here, which premiered at Sundance this year.  He plays the lead male opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, due for release later this year.

Other notable screen credits include Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus playing opposite Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger, Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs, where he starred alongside Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; Revolution Films’ “Red Riding Trilogy – 1974” directed by Julian Jarrold, where he lead a stellar cast including Rebecca Hall and David Morrissey, and his unforgettable portrayal of a young ex-con in John Crowley’s “Boy A,” for which he earned the best actor BAFTA in 2008.

Garfield’s career began in theatre and in 2006 his performances in “Beautiful Thing” (Sound Space/Kit Productions), “The Overwhelming,” and “Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship” (Royal National Theatre) won him the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard awards and the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards.  Other notable theatre credits include “Romeo and Juliet” (Manchester Royal Exchange) and “Kes” (Manchester Royal Exchange), for which he received the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2004.

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Jon Tenney To Play Hal Jordan’s Father in Green Lantern Movie




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Jon Tenney, currently starring in TNT’s “The Closer,” will be playing Hal Jordan’s father in the upcoming Green Lantern movie Variety reports.

Green Lantern is set to open in theaters June 17th 2011 directed by Martin Cambell with Donald De Line producing.

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MOVIE REVIEW: A-TEAM (2010)

When 100 years pass, will people regard the 1980s as an incredible treasure trove of intellectual property that got ransacked during the 2000s because Hollywood couldn’t come up with an original idea to save its life? I would like to think that those of us who were conscious during the ‘80s already recognize this to …

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Thor Movie: First Look At Sif

Entertainment tonight provided us with a first look from the set of the Thor movie, however that clip didn’t include the extra second or so that was shown when the segment aired on television as pointed out by ComingSoon.net.

Check out actress Jaimie Alexander as Sif! Click for larger sizes!

Thor in theaters May 6th 2011 starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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Green Lantern Sequel and The Flash To Share Same Writing Team

 

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Late last night http://www.heatvisionblog.com/ reported that Warner Brothers is stepping up their Super-Hero movie productions. They have signed Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to begin working on a second Green Lantern movie in addition to a movie based on The Flash. According to the article under this deal, they would then go on to write the screenplay for one of the two projects – though which one has not been determined.

Green Lantern is currently shooting in New Orleans with Martin Campbell directing and staring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Green Lantern  is based on the DC comic book about test Pilot Hal Jordan who becomes part of an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. Development on a second installment this far out from a movie’s release date is rare, signaling the studio’s confidence in what it sees so far.

It appears according to the article that The Flash will be drawn from the resent relaunch of the comic franchise which has been written by Geoff Johns.

“The ‘Flash’ film will take inspiration from Johns’ recent work and will feature the Barry Allen incarnation of the character. (In comics lore, several names have wielded the Flash mantle, though Allen, created in 1956, remains by far the most popular.)”

Berlanti, creator of “Everwood,” recently directed the feature “Life as We Know it,” starring Katherine Heigl, and is an exec producer on ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.” He co-created “Eli Stone” with Guggenheim, who is exec producing ABC’s upcoming superhero drama “No Ordinary Family.” Berlanti co-created “Family,” which stars Michael Chiklis.  Green worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and created NBC’s “Kings.”

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Green Lantern Movie Ring Revealed Along With Marketing Plans




[[wysiwyg_imageupload:183:]]After months of speculation as to what it might look like, Warner Brothers finally released an image which contains a close up shot of the Green Lantern Power Ring to be used in the up coming Green Lantern movie. The image originally posted on www.variety.com was part of an article speaking about the marketing plans for WB concerning GL. Here is an excerpt:

“Warner Bros. wants Green Lantern to make just as much green for the studio as Batman or Superman. But first it needs to make the character popular with the public.The studio’s consumer products division plans to unleash a major merchandising effort around DC Comics’ power ring-wearing space cop next year that includes everything from T-shirts to toys.

But the fate of those products hinges on the perf of the “Green Lantern” movie, which bows June 17, 2011. It stars Ryan Reynolds and is helmed by Martin Campbell, who has experience in franchise relaunches as the helmer of “Golden Eye,” which intro’d Pierce Brosnan as 007, and “Casino Royale,” which did the same for Daniel Craig.

If “Green Lantern” clicks, it will undoubtedly be a big boon to the character’s merchandise and bottomline of Warner Bros.’ consumer products arm, which already generates $6 billion a year in sales. That’s mostly thanks to Superman and Batman.

The movie is the engine that drives sales of not only the merchandise, but also the vidgame and a new animated series, for example, that will help turn Green Lantern into a truly evergreen franchise for the company.

The studio wants Green Lantern to grab a piece of the $5.4 billion that’s generated from licensed toy sales each year, according to NPD Group. Roughly 25% of all toy sales are tied to entertainment properties.”

From the article, previous things posted online and in Hollywood trades over the last couple of weeks we can expect a slew of Green Lantern products. 

“Specifically, the character will be backed by action figures, vehicles, playsets, games, puzzles from Mattel, as the exclusive toymaker, with products involving its Hot Wheels, Tyco R/C and UNO brands. Other companies will produce apparel, videogames and collectibles,”  again from Variety.com.

More than 100 licensing deals have already been inked in the US alone with more to come worldwide, most likely.

Green Lantern Hits in November of 2011 and I can’t wait.

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Green Lantern Movie Logo

 


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Warner Bros. revealed the logo to the Green Lantern Movie in a press release featured at SlashFilm.com. Big things are in store for Hal Jordan and company according to the release, “Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a landmark year ahead for DC Comics and master toy licensee Mattel, led by programs in support of 2011’s Green Lantern from Warner Bros. Pictures.”

In addition to the above picture, three more images were included, one featuring Hal Jordan smack dab in the middle of the DC Universe – in between Batman and Superman.

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Head on over to Slashfilms.com at http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/04/official-green-lantern-movie-logo-revealed/ for more info!

Green Lantern is due out in theaters June 17th 2011 and stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro and Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur.

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REVIEW: Robin Hood (2010)

The stand-alone epic: Is it a lost art form in Hollywood Land?  I ask this question because I was extremely stunned to discover that this film is the first of an installment. Of how many sequels are planned, I am not certain, but I would never have pegged the likes of Ridley Scott or Russell …

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor

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Check out the first official photo from the Thor movie set to hammer into theatres May 6, 2011!

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor with Tom Hiddleston as the role of Thor’s mischeavous brother Loki, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

The Thor movie is part of a three part epic leading up to the Avengers! Already released are the release dates for Iron Man 2 which debuts next week on May 7, 2010, The First Avenger: Captain America starring Chris Evans, on July 22, 2011, and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers assembles on May 4, 2012.

Head on over to Marvel.com for more information!

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