Amy Adams is Lois Lane in 'Superman' Reboot

Amy Adams
News in Film is reporting that Amy Adams, last seen in The Fighter, will be Lois Lane in Zach Snyder's Superman reboot. Now that we know who's playing Lois, the next question is - Is Viggo Mortensen about to sign on as the villain?

Full story here

More Cap More Action in New 'Captain America' Trailer

Captain America copyright Marvel Comics 
MTV's Splashpage just posted the new trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger (opening in the USA July 22, 2011). The clip combines scenes from the earlier trailers and adds a couple of new ones to give us our best look at Cap in all his glory. Watch the clip below or check out the full MTV article 


Spider-Man Reboot to Feature The Lizard

Spider-Man and The Lizard copyright Marvel Comics
C. Thomas Howell, who has a minor role in the Spider-Man reboot starring Andrew Garfield, said the following on Retro Radio Podcast    *SPOILERS*
There is not a whole lot to talk about. Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker who’s son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation. There is some payback there at the end of the movie. Spider-man is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won’t. Part of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don’t know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is the best way.
Thanks to /Film for the heads up

New International Thor Posters

Thor - Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment has released two new international posters for Thor (opening in the USA on May 6, 2011). I like these a lot more than the first one that was released a couple of weeks ago.

This time, we get a look at all the main characters, although I have to say I don't like the trend of using photos instead of paintings for the posters. All of these Marvel movie posters would be so much better as Alex Ross paintings. Whaddya think? Am I right? Check em out below.


Thanks to G4TV for the heads  up

Aronofsky Leaves The Wolverine

Marvel Comics 
Of course the biggest story in the movie world this week was the departure of Darren Aronofsky from The Wolverine. According to Aronofsky, he left because of the time he would spend out of the country and away from his family. Here's what he said in the Fox official statement, as seen in  The Hollywood Reporter.

"As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year,” Aronofsky said in a joint statement with Fox.

“I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again,” he continued. - The Hollywood Reporter

Darren Aronofsky
Like many others, I think there's another reason behind Aronofsky's sudden exit from the flick. He had to have known what he was getting himself into and the length of time he would be filming in Japan. My guess is that Fox Studios started telling him what they expected to see in the film, such as CGI effects - and who knows, maybe they want it to be in 3D?

We'll probably learn the truth from someone close to the production who leaks the story to one of the movie blogs. Meanwhile, we wait to see what Fox does with this movie now. Do they hire another "name" director right away or let the Aronofsky news cool off for a couple of months?

Avengers Script Called "Best Ever" for a Marvel Movie

Avengers copyright Marvel Comics
James Gunn, the writer/director of the superhero flick, Super, recently spoke to Wired and he had great things to say about The Avengers (opening May 4, 2012) and its director, Joss Whedon. Apparently, Gunn has heard certain things regarding plot details and the screenplay of the movie, and he thinks it will NOT disappoint when it drops next summer. 
Everybody I know who’s read it says it’s by far the best script for a Marvel movie ever,” said Gunn. “I’m very, very excited about it. Nobody loves superheroes more than Joss. He’s really got his heart in the right place. - James Gunn
Rainn Wilson in 'Super' - This Is That Productions/Ambush Entertainment
Gunn also gave his take on why big-budget superhero movies are so popular.
Superhero movies are just an incredibly fun space to play in,” said Gunn, while poking at his lunch in the corner of a shady Marriott diner. “People like me love reading comics because we get to see these guys fly around in space and blow shit up, and technology has finally reached a point where what exists on the page looks good on the big screen. - James Gunn

Ray Stevenson Talks More 'Punisher' Movies

Punisher:War Zone (2008) Lionsgate Films/Marvel Studios 

Ray Stevenson - from Kill the Irishman (2011) Anchor Bay Films
Ray Stevenson (Punisher:War Zone) - interview on Complex.com
Complex: Are there any plans for you to revisit the Punisher character in another movie? 
Ray Stevenson: Well, first off, I feel flattered by Marvel, because they’ve allowed me to play two principle Marvel characters—Frank Castle and Volstagg in Thor. As far as Frank Castle, I always bend their ear about it whenever I see them. [Laughs.] I would like to have another go at the character.
Source: Complex

Avengers Seeking Extras for Filming in New Mexico (USA)

Avengers - copyright Marvel Comics - painting by Alex Ross
Marvel Studios has issued a casting call for extras to appear in The Avengers - being filmed in New Mexico (USA) April through July 2011.

Hiring will be on March 25 and 26 in Albuquerque, NM.

For more info click HERE.

New Red Skull Image from Captain America

Red Skull - Image Credit: Jay Maidment/Marvel Entertainment
Entertainment Weekly posted the above image of the Red Skull, from Captain America: The First Avenger, and has a new interview with the film's director, Joe Johnston.

Here's what Johnston said when he was asked "What makes Cap so interesting and relatable?"
What I like is he’s not a superhero in the true sense of the word. He becomes a superhero but doesn’t have any super powers. He is just the best possible, human specimen. Imagine the fastest, strongest Olympian athlete. Add 30 percent. That’s Steve Rogers. - EW

Superhero Art of Mark McHaley

Adam West/Batman by Mark McHaley (2009)
This is just a sample of the superhero movie-inspired watercolor images of Mark McHaley. I love McHaley's style and the amazing realism of his work, but my favorite aspect of his gallery is the diversity of the subject matter. His paintings portray everything from famous movie scenes to portraits of obscure comic book characters. These and many other examples of McHaley's work are posted on his deviantART site.