The Captain America: The First Avenger script that actor Stanley Tucci likes so much will be rooted in the same intertwined, evolving stories that audiences have been watching in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. We already knew that. Director Joe Johnston thinks you may need to be a fanboy to pick up on how the film connects with them, Thor and Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, though.
Kristen Bell knows that a Veronica Mars movie may be a tough sell to Warner Bros., but she remains undeterred in her quest to revive the character that launched her career, and she’s taken her fight to Twitter and Facebook.
Director M. Night Shyamalan contributed to the superhero film genre with Unbreakable, and it turned out to be one of his better efforts in the scheme of things. His new movie Devil kicks off what he hopes will be the Night Chronicles trilogy, however, and the third of those three films could end up using a concept he previously intended to feature in Unbreakable 2.
Michael Bay has been pulling off some epic stunts on the set the Transformers 3 recently, but an extra in northwest Indiana was seriously hurt Wednesday, just a day before Chicago filming was scheduled to end. The woman, 24-year-old Gabriela Cedillo, was airlifted to a nearby medical center following the incident in East Chicago.
Rihanna can sing. But can she sink your destroyer? She looks like she’s going to give it her best shot in the first photos of the R&B recording artist in costume to emerge from the set of Battleship. Director Peter Berg of Hancock fame had already added Wolverine: Origins Cajun Taylor Kitsch and True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård to his cast. Now, he’s going to give her a shot at acting as well.
AMC’s TV series adaptation of The Walking Dead has reportedly already been cleared for a second season, which means there should be lots of episode opportunities ahead for producer/director Frank Darabont to work in a part for his friend and former Mist collaborator Thomas Jane. Jane, meanwhile, is adamant that he wants to get on the show at AMC’s earliest convenience.
Avatar director James Cameron accused Piranha 3D of cheapening its medium and called it “an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D” last week. Well, Piranha 3D producer Mark Canton did not take Cameron’s insults lying down and returned fire with a response.
The Walking Dead Season 2 looked like it might be a sure thing coming out of Comic-Con 2010, and a new report corroborates those prospects. Season 1 hasn’t even aired on AMC yet, but someone working on the show’s crew expects to be back on the job in 2011.
Mark Millar has not been shy about discussing his plans for Kick-Ass 2, and when he was pressed to explain the film’s real prospects of getting made in a radio interview, he didn’t seem to feel that there were any roadblocks. In fact, said the whole project has already been “greenlit.”
Stanley Tucci of Julie & Julia fame didn’t sign on to play Dr. Abraham Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger because he wanted make it into every scene. He knows how much screen time he’ll have now, though, and couldn’t be happier with the quality of the words he’s been given.
In addition to lining up potential directors Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue, Fox is said be setting course for a full-on total CGI vision of the Fantastic Four for their franchise reboot, and Bruce Willis is their pick to voice Ben Grimm.
David Slade and Robert Schwentke may have some competition in Fox’s search for a Wolverine 2 director. Hugh Jackman and Darren Aronofsky worked together previously on the director’s film-turned-graphic novel The Fountain, and Jackman is reportedly open to the idea of a reunion.