For whatever reason, comic book movie news tends to break in bursts, so in the interest of saving time — daddy’s got drinkin’ to do, you brats — here’s today’s comic book movie news round-up.
First and foremost, back in the formative days of the Green Lantern movie, fans were clamoring for Nathan Fillion to get the part, which ultimately went to the abtacularly glib Ryan Reynolds. Well, hope is not lost, Browncoats, for Fillion will get his hands on the power ring regardless. Of course, you won’t actually see him wearing it… he’s been cast as the voice of Green Lantern in DC Animated’s upcoming Emerald Knights, the sequel to 2009’s kind of dull Green Lantern: First Flight.
While he was voiced by “Law And Order’s” Christopher Meloni in the first entry, Fillion is putting on the ring this time around. This isn’t the first turn at voice acting for Fillion — he was also the voice of Steve Trevor in their animated Wonder Woman film (and he was excellent in it, by the way). So, you won’t get the Lantern you want, but you’ll get the next best thing. The film will also feature the voices of Elizabeth Moss, Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs and Roddy Piper.
(via TV Guide)
Next up in DC movie news, the preposterously idiotic rumor of the day: Lindsay Lohan is allegedly in talks for a supporting role in Zack Snyder’s Superman. Before you start tearing at your capes (“NO CAPES!”)
Sorry, got distracted. As I was saying, before you freak out, the chances of this being true are basically zero buried in zeroes and dunked in a bucket of shit. The report comes from TMZ, who said, “Lindsay’s people have had multiple phone conversations within the last few weeks with the people behind the new Superman reboot” and they’re “supposed to meet personally with the Superman people soon.” Lohan is basically Hollywood arsenic at this point, and I’m fairly certain that her cachet isn’t quite what they’re looking for. Basically, I’m saying that if this happens, I’ll kill Dustin. Why should he suffer? Why not, I say.
Next, while there isn’t much Avengers news at the moment — all eyes are cast towards Thor and Captain America — producer Kevin Feige did have this to say about Joss Whedon’s superproject:
We have a first draft, which is probably the best we’ve ever had at Marvel. We will continue to sharpen up shooting, but we can say that the foundations are strong. We wanted to avoid the danger that the film looks like Iron Man 3 or Captain America 2, and Joss has really managed to conceive as to the origin of the Avengers, the first of a new saga that everyone can enjoy without seeing the other Marvel films.
(shiver) I’m all a-twitter about this sumbitch. Everyone seems to think it’s either going to be epic, or epic fail. I’m leaning towards the former. Maybe I’m deluded. Or drunk. Possibly both.
Continuing in the Marvel vein, here are some high resolution shots from Captain America: The First Avenger. There’s some good stuff here, including a full shot of Chris Evans in Cap’s suit, and a slick before-and-after look at the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). All images can be clicked to enlarge.