Superhero Bits: Thor Is Fighting An Angry Elf and Spider-Man Has A Mini-Me.
Right now, Warner Bros. has to be muttering, “Marvel, Marvel, Marvel” under its breath and blaming George Glass for their superhero failings (Batman excluded). Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy is moving right along with the casting of live-action roles. John C. Reilly has been offered the part of Rhomann Dey, though not the version from the comics. Instead of being a leader of Nova Corps and bestowing galactic powers upon RIchard Rider (heh, heh, DIck Rider…), Dey will likely be an Agent Coulson type of character in James Gunn’s movie. It is also possible that this version of Dey will be joined by a Maria Hill-type played by either Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman, or Ken Watanabe.
Thor: The Dark World has some new villain photos in Empire Magazine. Christopher Eccleston is Dark Elf Malekith the Accursed. There is a lot of codpiece action going on here.
Of course, Sony has the whole The Amazing Spider-Man 2 going for them, so that’s nice. Superhero Hype has some set photos of an insane-looking Paul Giamatti rolling around town in some sort of robo-suit deal. Maybe it’s just an ugly placeholder for the eventual CGI bulk of The Rhino or maybe it’s some side job he has loading trucks.
There is also one more of Andrew Garfield with that adorable mini-Spidey.