Speeding Bullets: Comic-Con Film Round-Up!

from the Comic Hero News staff
There’s a lot that happens in the world of superheroes everyday, and we at Comic Hero News don’t have the ability to write up a full story about everything, as much as we’d like to. So, we bring you Speeding Bullets – for all of those pieces of news that are fired our way that are worth noticing, but don’t merit a full story in their own right.

  • Warner Brothers posted a Green Lantern recap video, showing off the body of Abin-Sur from their booth, along with an interview with Ryan Reynolds.
  • Spinoff Online tells us that Zack Snyder is working on a 300 prequel titled Xerxes.
  • Marvel has put up the official film sites for Captain America: The First Avenger at CaptainAmerica.Marvel.com, and Thor at Thor.Marvel.com.
  • Working Title Films told SuperHeroHype that they are working on adapting Kurt Busiek’s Astro City to film.
  • Writer Max Brooks told MTV Movies that Brad Pitt is a lock to star in World War Z, and that Paramount has optioned his books The Zombie Survival Guide and Recorded Attacks.
  • Karl Urban confirmed to MovieWeb that he would be taking over the lead in the remake of Judge Dredd.
  • Marvel showed off some awesome props from Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger during the convention, including the helmets of Thor, Loki, and Odin, Captain America’s Shield, and the Infinity Gauntlet! They also debuted the terrifying form of the Destroyer.
  • The Wrap has discovered that Nick Cave is going to be providing a re-write to the script of Stephen Norrington’s The Crow reboot.
  • While at Comic-Con, MTV’s Splashpage spoke to Blake Lively, who plays Carrol Ferris in Green Lantern. Lively confirmed that she would love to “go dark” for the sequel, becoming Star Sapphire, and getting a chance to beat on Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan.
  • Marvel showed off the new logo for The Avengers, while Warner Brothers gave us the logo for Green Lantern.

  • During the Megamind panel, Dreamworks showed off some new footage. That footage is now available for you to enjoy.
  • Expect a more detailed report soon, but on the The Avengers front, it was confirmed that Joss Whedon will direct, Jeremy Renner will play Hawkeye, and Mark Ruffalo is the new Hulk.

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