Saturday, 19 April 2008

Ian McKellen answers e-mails

Ian McKellen has answered e-mails from his fans.
Check it out here.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Stan Lee creates 'Legion of 5'

From: Digital Spy.

Rex FeaturesLegendary comic book writer Stan Lee has created a new superhero team called Legion of 5, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Lee's production company POW! Entertainment has joined with Brighton Partners and Rainmaker Entertainment to create a series of CGI films, video games and a merchandising line based on the superhero characters.

Canadian animation company Rainmaker will produce the animated films and use a portion of the $24 million raised for the property to get started.

"We are hoping to develop a strong franchise with the characters," said Rainmaker CEO Warren Franklin.

Many of Lee's creations - including Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four - have been turned into successful movie franchises. This summer, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, based on Lee's Marvel Comics characters, will hit the big screen.

Lee recently signed a three-film deal with Disney.

Pictures from the set!

Warning: Possible spoilers.

There has been shooting of an “explosive” action scene in New Zealand for X-Men Origins: Wolverine! You can view photos of the shoot at Goliath’s Homepage.

There have been even mor pictures posted from the New Zealand set, thanks to ‘UTtoyfan’ and ‘Goliath’ at the Sideshow Forums.

Ryan Reynolds on Conan O'Brien TONIGHT!

Ryan Reynolds, who plays Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine will appear on TV’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien this Thursday, April 17th at 12:35am/ 11:35c!

Stay tuned and see if he mentions anything about his work on the film.

Zak Penn Bringing A Younger X-Men Team To Theaters?

From: Cinema Blend
Photobucket I haven’t decided if I like Zak Penn as a writer yet. He’s got over a dozen credits to his name which range from the fantastic (X2) to the dismal (Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand). We know he is involved with this summer’s Incredible Hulk movie, but we also know Edward Norton did a rewrite on the script when he came on board.

While Penn may not be the most consistent writer, he’s not going away anytime soon. He mentioned in our interview with him that he was signed to do one of the X-Men spin-off movies. Now he’s revealed a few more details on that project.

Penn told Comic Mix that the premise of the film will be about a younger group of X-Men at the beginning of their super-hero career. Unlike the previous movies, Wolverine wouldn’t be a part of the story, so there would be no playing second fiddle to the fan favorite who has dominated the X-Men saga so far. He wouldn’t go into characters or additional details, but Penn says that the movie will address complaints about the previous movies, at least conceptually.

According to Penn, the spin-off isn’t a movie for Marvel, but a movie for Fox, which concerns me slightly. With Marvel focusing the story at least there’s some consistency with previous movies and the overall Marvel canon. If Fox is providing the impetus for the movie this may just be a cash-in with no loyalty to story or fans at all. Hopefully as a fan Penn can keep some of that from happening.

I’ll reserve judgment until we get more information. At least Penn said this was a “young X-Men” movie and not a “baby X-Men” movie. Those damn X-Babies bothered me every time they’d show up in the ‘90s. But the less said about that, the better.