Monday, July 26, 2010

Comic Con 2010 -Day After

  • This video for DC Universe Online has been making the rounds on the Internet. My guess is it's the opening cutscene and what Luthor does at the end is meant to explain why there's a whole MMORPG of super powered people. Even though I don't have any real interest in the game I think the footage is fantastic. It makes me wonder why they don't make we an entire movie like this.

  • Today Warner Bros. put up some teaser images for Green Lantern on their Twitter feed. Each of the four pictures feature a close up of an actor's face and a line from the Green Lantern oath. The ones for Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and Blake Lively as Carol Ferris aren't too interesting, but the others give us a peak at Peter Sarasgaard as Hector Hammond and Mark Strong as Sinestro. I believe this is our first look at Sinestro and it's certainly the most exciting of the four teasers.

  • At the panel for Batman: Under the Red Hood the next two DC Universe straight to video animated features were announced. They will be Batman: Year One, based on the classic graphic novel by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, and All Star Superman, based on the relatively recent but highly acclaimed mini-series by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. While I'm interested in Batman: Year One I would rather see something other than an origin story get the animated treatment.

  • Hasbro had sneak peeks of their upcoming animated series for The Hub, G.I. Joe Renegades and Transformers Prime. The clips are so brief they do little other than give us a basic feel for what the series will look like. Prime is a CG show that seems to be influenced by the live action movies. Renegades, as the name implies, features the Joe team on the run à la The A-Team.

  • Marvel had two more movie props to reveal at their booth before Comic-Con ended. One was Captain America's shield. The other and completely unexpected one was the Infinity Gauntlet. How does it fit in with Captain America and Thor? I don't know if it's meant to. Perhaps it's for The Avengers? Could Thanos be the villain of that film?

  • At the Marvel Studios panel Kevin Feige announced the film rights to The Punisher have reverted from Lionsgate back to Marvel. The Punisher has already had three separate film adaptations. Could the fourth time be a charm? The article speculates a TV show could be possible. For that to work it'd need to air on a premium cable channel with no restrictions with what they can get away with.

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