It’s okay to be interested in The Wolverine. It is. Yes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a crushing disappointment but doesn’t mean The Wolverine will be. Of course, we would have preferred it to have stayed in the hands of Darren Aronofsky, and to have kept Christoper McQuarrie’s much-praised pass on the script, but if only a tiny fraction of their influence remains (and hasn’t been excised by Fox Studios meddling execs), then director James Mangold should have a half-decent film on his hands. But that’s not why you’re here, you just want to see the first official pic, don’t you? Here we go then. Read more »
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Last time we talked about Daredevil Fox Studios were in talks with director Joe Carnahan. They wanted to get the film into production now in order to retain the rights to the character and not have them revert to Marvel. The Grey director produced some sizzle reels for his vision of The Man Without Fear, but Fox didn’t really like what they saw and decided to pass. With it now looking impossible to get the film into production by the October deadline, it seems Fox have given up and decided to let the rights go back to Marvel.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, David Slade has dropped out of the Daredevil reboot for Fox Studios, which sent execs into overdrive searching for a willing victim to take up the difficult (ridiculous) task of getting the film into production by October. Why does it need to be in production by October? That’s when the rights revert back to Marvel and they can get their hands on a very recognisable Avenger. So, who is mad enough to take on this challenge? Read more »
We reported a few months back that Mads Mikkelsen, best known for playing Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, was being lined up to play the villain in Thor 2, now officially known as Thor: The Dark World. Mads had to drop out after committing himself to the Hannibal TV series. Thor isn’t the only superhero franchise to be affected by Hannibal either – David Slade had to drop out of making the new Daredevil feature for Fox Studios after agreeing to direct the pilot. So, who are Marvel Studios lining up to play the new big bad opposite Chris Hemsworth? Read more »
News: Chronicle Director Josh Trank Directing Fantastic Four & David Slade Drops Off Daredevil RebootPosted in Movies, News with tags Chronicle, David James Kelly, David Slade, Fantastic Four, Fox, Fox Studios, Hannibal, Hard Candy, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Slater, Jessica Alba, Josh Trank, Marvel Studios, Reed Richards, Sony, Sue Storm, The Fantastic Four, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Tim Story, Venom on July 18, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger
Finally, some news away from San Diego Comic Con – Josh Trank, director of the superhero found footage flick Chronicle, will head the reboot to The Fantastic Four for Fox Studios. After initially being circled by Sony for their Venom feature, Trank has signed up to to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen and will be working with writer Jeremy Slater to re-invigorate the franchise. Read more »