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New Spy spilling on MARVEL projects? Let's look and see...

Published at: March 12, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here - I had been hearing much of what this new "spy" offers via sources on the inside. AND as of this juncture, it looks like most of this is really solid. The AVENGERS move was done with the best hopes of Favreau coming aboard, whether or not anybody will go on record saying that, it is what I've heard for a while now, and I wasn't surprised by its date movement today. As for the casting on THOR listed below - We have all been hearing about Alexander Skargard - but I hadn't heard the reports on Stellan or Josh's involvement, but the justification behind Hartnett feels right. As for FOX and the remake fever on FANTASTIC FOUR and DAREDEVIL... well, it wouldn't surprise me at all. They really fucked up their initial outings of the FF and DAREDEVIL certainly had its share of bumps. I think MARVEL's standing since their independent productions will help give them the clout to re-do these franchises the way they should have been done from the get go. All in all... Fascinating developments, let's hope they pan out...

-Avengers is delayed a year because of financing issues but also because the plan is for Favreau to helm it. Everybody here loves the guy and he wants to do it, but it would have been impossible for him to do before the date change given his Iron Man 2 commitments. Also partly the reason why he agreed to do the Stark sequel on such an accelerated schedule was so he could get given first dibs on this. It would still be a punishing schedule for him, so hes not firmly confirmed yet, but he is certainly the presumptive director at this point. - Iron Man starts rehearsals in a few days, which is why the casting is finally coming together so quickly. -Alexander Skargard is indeed Branagh’s favorite to play Thor as some sites are reporting. If all goes well and it happens then we hope to get Stellan Skarsgard for Odin (though at present Odin is only a very small cameo part in this movie). -Loki will probably be played by Hartnett, if his pay negotiations work out. All the commentary about him wanting to do a Ledger and play a villain is B.S. though – WE APPROACHED HARTNETT because Branagh’s a big fan of the Othello adaptation O where Hartnett played Iago who is very similar character wise to how he sees Loki. - Fox is serious about doing remakes of Daredvil and FF. They have to make new movies with these characters every few years because otherwise the options will revert to us. This point is kinda obvious but Im not sure people realise it –I havent seen anybody pointing it out anywhere. The mood around here is pretty negative about Rothman’s potential to execute these properties properly, (Im sure you know why it might be particularly negative at the moment) but we are all hoping his recent promotion will mean hes kept away from direct control of these movies. Call me Fuzzy Dunlop

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  • March 12, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    First?

    by Null Arc

    Could be good, hope the writing doesn't suck.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skargard

    by eric haislar

    the dude is 6.4 and build like a brick house. plus he is great on true blood.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Oh and he is perfect for thor

    by eric haislar

  • March 12, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    First!

    by haidencaine

    Fuckers! Ha!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    favreau directed avengers...i'm in

  • March 12, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rothman!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    He's a hack...

  • March 12, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Avengers will rock with Favs directing.

    by ganymede3010

    As long as he can keep his fucking cast together.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Thor Flick.

    by haidencaine

    Done well Thor would Ragnarock and Roll! Haw haw!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    THOU MAS NOT HONOR ME

    by Aiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!!!

    WHY MUST WE HAVE A SKINNY SHORT THOR? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by SuperflyTNT

    A "Generation Kill" alum playing Thor, from a spy who takes his name from a second season episode of "The Wire." Frank Sobotka for Odin!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Avengers' villains?

    by Devilman666

    Sooo Who should be the villain(s) in the Avengers movie? I would love to see Ultron!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Branagh!...........

    by archer1949

    Sounds classy....... Or it could be crap....... The whole premise of Thor seems ill suited for a live action movie that wants to be taken at least a little bit seriously. We shall see........

  • March 12, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    The Hammer of Turd!!!

    by Judge_Dredd

    !

  • March 12, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Roger Corman FF

    by NinjaChampion

    It was only made to retain the rights. Imagine getting a call to star in a movie that no one is ever supposed to see.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Josh Hartnett is playing Mickey Rourke's dead dog????

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I'm confused!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Delayed? We'll have outgrown comics by then!!!

    by tonagan

    We might even have girlfriends!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Daredevil Director's Cut

    by enderandrew

    Other than Daredevil being harmed by loud music, and cranking his stereo to insane levels in the morning, I didn't have any problems with the movie. His buddy Matt Damon would have looked the part better, but it was a decent movie. The director's cut is even better, and I'm not sure Jennifer Garner has ever looked better than she did in that movie. She was gorgeous.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who enjoyed Fantastic Four?

    by Amy Chasing

    Sure maybe it was FFINO, but it was an enjoyable superhero flik. Can't expect more than that from a Hollywood studio. You can ask, but certainly not expect. <P> And yes, Daredevil was shit.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    So fox still has their claws in Dr. Doom then?

    by drewlicious

    Now there's your villain for the Avengers.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    matt damon would have "looked" the part better?!

    by damned

    well ok then

  • March 12, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Okay...YAY to Alexander Skarsgard!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Been a fan of True Blood and always said this cat would be perfect for Thor. 6'4, Blonde and Scandanavian? He was born to play him. Not so sure on Hartnett but then again i wasn't so sure about Heath Ledger at first either. As for the villian in Avengers...i think they may follow the original story from Avengers #1 with Loki tricking the Hulk into fighting the Avengers.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Fuckin Fuzzy Dunlop?

    by Fatboy Roberts

    Lt. Daniels ain't gonna believe that shit, you fuckin bonehead. Get yourself a real CI like Greggs' got.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    It's Skarsgard idiots

    by Crooooooow

  • March 12, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I agree the Daredevil Director's Cut is better than the theatrical release, but it could have been so much cooler with a great director.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    no one cares...

    by gohomeann

    ...about any new new daredevil/fantastic four movie. they were lame, costumes looked stupid on the big screen and there's no epic or decent story to excite the audience

  • March 12, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy Dunlop!!

    by Your_Mutual_Friend

    Best. Name. Evar.<p> And Josh Brolin for Captain America!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    by enderandrew

    http://www.comicbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/dd106.jpg

  • March 12, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon as Matt Murdock

    by enderandrew

    http://www.comicbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/dd106.jpg

  • March 12, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Daredevil was shit

    by fiester

    Everything about the movie was wrong wrong wrong, starting with the casting, which they royally fucked up. DD is the Marvel property that, if done correctly, has the best set-up for a Dark Knight style flick. He's always sort of been the Marvel Batman.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson

    by enderandrew

    Iron Man was a big comeback movie for RDJ. The press loved that angle, so the movie got a lot of positive buzz before anyone even saw the movie. What about Mel Gibson for Captain America? Sure the guy throws around anti-semtic slurs when he is drunk, but he is a very good actor.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    If This Doesn't Make As Much As Gran Torino

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Their bumming. <br> <br> Really, how is Gran Torino raking in all this cash? I mean I really dig Clint films and Torina was decent but 143 million dollars and counting? Heh. That's just wild.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    woops. Wrong TB. I meant this for Watchmen.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    At least I can correct "Their" for "They're" for the watchmen TB.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by raw_bean

    He's about a million years too old, for one. And never comes across as a square-jawed all American hero, for another.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah. I can't see Gibson in any way as The Captain

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Captain America is going to be casting nightmare.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon as Aquaman

    by damned

    maybe, but far from ideal to play Daredevil. At least Affleck had the jaw going for him.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Did Terrance Howard show up on the set by accident?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Whoops

  • March 12, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    i can't believe i brought up Aquaman

    by damned

  • March 12, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    raw_bean

    by enderandrew

    I want an older actor who carry the emotional weight of the role. I'm sure Hollywood would have preferred a guy like Tatum Channing to play Tony Starks, but Favs had the good sense to cast an older actor.<p>As far as "square-jawed" hero, Mel Gibson can pull off the extremely determined look, as well as the battle-frenzied look.<p>Watch "We Were Soldiers" or "The Patriot".

  • March 12, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler for Thor!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Or Ewan McGregor

  • March 12, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon

    by enderandrew

    Affleck was cast because Kevin Smith bragged him up for the role, and people really respected Kevin Smith's writing on Daredevil. Kevin Smith is also buddies with Damon, and if he was going to pimp a friend for the movie, I think Damon would have been a better choice. Damon looks the part better, and is a better actor. Which is not to say I'm an Affleck hater. He has done some bad movies, but I will always respect his acting performance in Chasing Amy. I also dug him as Jack Ryan. His Ryan was naive, with good intentions, and had some charm, but was still very unsure about himself. His relationship with Morgan Freeman makes that movie.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS for LOKI

    by Drath

    Not fucking Josh bland-ass Harnett! How dumb are they to cast such a milktoast bore?

  • March 12, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon is the better actor.

    by damned

    i'll give you that

  • March 12, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    ROTHMAN GOT PROMOTED?????????????????????????

    by alice 13

    wWwwhhhAAaaAATTTT???????????

  • March 12, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Mattt Damon

    by Fing Fang Foom

    Would be perfect but he'll never do it. Maybe too old at this point too but movie magic and all. He shouldn't be a kid cuz Cap has to aged a little. Think of the possiblities with the weakling to superhero angle ala Benjamin Buttin Fx. Gonna be sweet. But casting hell indeed!

  • March 12, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    What about Damon as Cap ?

    by mr dark

    I don't know his height.. But he has the blond hair , knows how to fight (bourne).. and has good acting chops..

  • March 12, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Captain America...

    by 11dayempire

    He's meant to be in his early-to-mid twenties, isn't he? Mel Gibson's a bit... old. How about Jamie Bamber? I mean, I know he's British, but he looks the part, and he's a pretty solid actor. You'd need to cast a big name as the Red Skull, though.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I trust Branagh

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

  • March 12, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    fing fam foom ..you beat me to the punch..

    by mr dark

    by the way ..I like the name..Its from "where monsters dwell"..right !!..It brings back some old memories

  • March 12, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    While I'm at it: Tamhoh Penikett as Captain America

    by Fatboy Roberts

    Fuck it.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgard for THOR!!

    by buffywrestling

    Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert kicked my ass. Oh and I like Darth's suggestion for JRM for Loki.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Red skull casting no problem!!!

    by mr dark

    two words Malkovich, Malkovich..

  • March 12, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Captain America

    by enderandrew

    When they killed Caps off, he had grey hair, and was older. If Caps is in the Avengers with everyone else in the same time period, then he is older. And I'm assuming that instead of killing Nazi's in the 40's his background will be Vietnam now, so Gibson would be the right age.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    How old does Cap have to be again?

    by drewlicious

    Because I have a hard time seeing a twenty-something playing this. Then again there might be an Australian out there who might fit the bill. Too bad Nathan Fillon isn't fifteen years younger, that would have worked. Jon Hamm would be my pick right now though.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon.....too boyish

    by drewlicious

    We need a man for this role. Someone who drinks beer and pisses out machismo.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt is Captain America.

    by Smashing

    It has to be.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Hartnett for Loki? Ouch.

    by fiester

    Sure, no one thought Ledger was perfect for Joker, but how many times does lighting strike? <p> Loki should have a fierce cunning and devilish wit, but also petty. Hartnett seems more from the ScarJo school of vapid Zoolander posing.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt

    by enderandrew

    I can see Pitt if he didn't have a constant boyish smirk, even when he is supposed to be serious. Note Meet Joe Black. Hamm would be interesting.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Sam Worthington

    by Fing Fang Foom

    Could be it. I've never seen him in anything but with Terminator and Avatar coming out, we'll all get a good look. Hopefully, he'll deliver compelling performances. I know he's Australian but i'd rather a good Aussie than a meh American.<P> Thanks Mr. Dark! I love me my marvel monsters.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy Dunlop! Me loves a Wire reference

    by Steve Rogers

    Daredevil remake DEMANDS Damien Lewis. The dude was BORN to play Matt Murdock.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy - this has been said, but just not here

    by genro

    All of it. ALL OF IT.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Cap Casting.

    by fiester

    Cap will be a young actor: probably under 25, definitely under 30. None of the big names here will be Cap (and to the guy chirping on about Mel Gibson--you are retarded). It will in all probability be someone new or newish who has only had smaller roles up until now and is not a household name, much like the route they went for Kirk in the new Star Trek franchise.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Kirk

    by enderandrew

    Are you suggesting you take Pine seriously as Captain Kirk? He looks 15, and has no weight as a commanding presence.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Cap is in his early-to-mid twenties.

    by 11dayempire

    The character biography says he was born in 1917. The US entered World War II (and the film is set in WWII - the whole freezing thing means Cap's the only hero whose origin doesn't need updating!)in 1941. So in, let's say 1942, Cap would be 25. So no Brad Pitt, no Leo Dicaprio, and certainly no Mel Gibson. I'll say it again: Jamie Bamber for Cap. :)

  • March 12, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon for Cap

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 12, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Mid 20's today is a little different than yesterday

    by drewlicious

    A lot of us still look like boys moreso than men so I'd suggest taking the casting to late 20's to early 30's. Look at Josh Hartnett for crying out loud. The guy's 31 and he looks like a college student. Another guy who would be a good fit if he were ten years younger: Mark Valley.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Can we expect more?

    by dahveed1972

    After 2 quality x-men movies, 2 quality spidey movies, a very good batman movie followed by a near-masterpiece sequel, an excellent iron man flick, and 2 dam good hellboy flicks, yeah we can expect waaaaaaaay more than the garbage that was FF4 and its sequel. 10 years ago, maybe not....

  • March 12, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Um... hel-LOOOO? What the fuck happened to ANT-MAN???

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Did this project just vanish off the face of the Earth, or what? I was all for a comedic version from Edgar Wright, but we've heard zilch in months.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Captain America won't be in the 40's

    by enderandrew

    If he is turning around in the Avengers immediately afterwards with Starks and crew.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    any more?

    by dahveed1972

    feel like im forgetting something. daredevil was a decent attempt at a thoughtful superhero movie, but not part of my list. not to mention the wonderful non-superhero adaptations Ghost World and American Splendor and A History of Violence. still think im missing a superhero comic. no,not Superman Returns, which should have been up there, but Bryan Singer decided to make a sequel that nobody needed or asked for (and i love S1 and most of S2 so dont get me wrong). was much better than the silly ff4 but waiting for a true reboot.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Hartnett is a terrible actor

    by zooch

  • March 12, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    just remembered...

    by dahveed1972

    HULK SMASH! I include both movies, the first for being so ambitious, the second for being almost as fun as iron man.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Josh Harnett???

    by WhoDis

    Geezus christ, might as well get Orlando Bloom or Keanu Reeves. Horrible.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Where to Begin

    by BERSERKR

    First of someone mentioned not liking Alexander Skarsgard because he is short and Skinny? as others have Pointed out he is 6'4 Thor is 6'6, and he can work out and buff up no problem, he is also Scandinavian and a good actor from what i have seen, he is a perfect choice. Also im not Sure either about Hartnet but as they said Branagh likes him because he played a similar character in Othello which i have not seen but anyway i trust in Branagh. As for people saying how they cant see a Thor movie being any good, and how they would have to drastically change it so its not cheesy? WHAT R YOU TALKING ABOUT!?!?! its basically Lord of The Rings with GODS! He wont talk in the Shakespearean accent as he doesn't in the comics and he will have a more traditionally garb like he does in the comics now, BAMM!! not cheesy at all, done right this movie is gonna DESTROY US!:P on related news i knew they were going to postpone this movie, they wanted it to come out summer 2010 and they have not even cast a single part yet!:P

  • March 12, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    FUCK FOX

    by D.Vader

    Let the property go back to Marvel.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    can they fuckin wait for a reboot??

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    wait a few years like batman did...dont reboot right away like the punisher...aww fuck it its fox they dont care about massive failures!! theyll just reboot ten times til they get one minor hit!!

  • March 12, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    CHEADLE OUT EDWARD JAMES OLMOS IN

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Just kidding.

  • March 12, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Potential Captain America castings

    by Crestfallen

    YOUNG OPTIONS: Channing Tatum (apparently he's on the list of possibles for Thor), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Ryan Reynolds (not likely), Sam Worthington, and Matthew Goode (sike!). <p>OLDER OPTIONS: Mark Valley, Brad Pitt, Neal McDonough, Patrick Wilson, Paul Walker.</p>

  • Because that's what these films will have to generate between them and I frankly cannot see audiences repeatedly going to see the same damn stories over and over again (i.e. origin stories). And you can't honestly expect every single film to be a gem. Maybe Marvel think they can flog the same horse over and over, but it's going to bite them in the ass after too long.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    fuck Josh Harnett

    by damned

    nobody does Loki better than Matt Damon bitch

  • March 12, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    FUCKING ROTHMAN

    by Player 1

    There I said it. Fucking Rothman. Keep your fucking hands OFF.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Stellan for Odin!!!!!

    by hughsheridan

    Stellan for Odin!!! totally cool!anybody see King Arthur? he played the Saxon warlord Cerdic and looked the spit of Odin! cool choice by Branagh. His kid Alexander has acting chops too -he was amazing in Generation Kill and has beefed up considerably for True Blood (which admittedly is a pretty lame series). Also wasnt Fuzzy a fake/made-up informant on the wire? is Harry telling us something here?

  • March 12, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    enderandrew...

    by 11dayempire

    Cap *will* be set in the 1940s - I assume you're talking about the setting and not his age. He gets dropped in the ocean at the end of the film, frozen and revived in the present day, as per The Avengers and latterly The Ultimates.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Metaluna

    by Crestfallen

    I think the comic book movie is bankable for a few more years - unless the quality of releases drops and the wider audience anticipates that the next superhero movie will be crap. <p>That's not likely to happen with Marvel's self-financed films IMAO. They've waited too long to have full creative control to fuck it up at this point.</p> As long as the actors can carry the movie as RDJ did in Iron Man, these movies will continue to find a large audience. Iron Man was successful because it integrated good characterization with humor, wit, and action.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck this shit! Bring on BROTHER VOODOO, bitch!

    by Uncle Stan

  • March 12, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Wait...

    by MikeTheSpike

    We have a movie with one dude named Skargard, and another named Skarsgard? Weird.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    More Daredevil hatred

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Was it the best they could've done with the source material? No. But shit? Fucking ridiculous.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy Dunlop FTW!!!

    by Thrillho77

  • March 12, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    What about PETER Skarrrrrrrrrrsgard!

    by Loosejerk

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  • March 12, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    MikeTheSpike

    by hughsheridan

    Dude the two actors are actually father and son in real life- Harry just misspelled Skarsgard the first time. Thats where the Odin casting comes from - hes Thor's Dad from the mythology.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Here are some tips for Fox about Daredevil.

    by hallmitchell

    Kevin Smith script. Mel Gibson directing. Jason Statham as daredevil. Ben Affleck as bullseye. $40 million budget. No wire fights. Stripped and hungry.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    How about Antman?

    by hallmitchell

    I'm looking forward to that.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Get Stallone to direct the Avengers.

    by hallmitchell

    That's not a dig at Favreau. I just think it would be bada$$.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Fox is so in the duldrums right now.

    by hallmitchell

    Why? Because they don't respect talent.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I thought all the fanboys wanted

    by BillEmic

    Aaron Eckhart as Captain America???? I thought we were all demanding that after "Dark Knight." Well, I'm still behind that. Shit, I sat through "The Core" - in theaters - and still would like Aaron to be Cap. He's that cool. I can forgive him. And JRM as Loki would indeed kick ass. As many Velvet Goldmine castmembers that we can fit in Thor the better, actually.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Daredevil and bumps...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Daredevil was a giant, stinking pile of shit, except this site was sucking its cock so hard for set visits and the like that its just relegated to the "less than perfect" bin.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Timur Bekmambetov for FF or Daredevil

    by wash

    It would be fun to see him do a proper Superhero movie.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I second the Brother Voodoo vote!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    And I want a Fing Fang Foom movie immediately!

  • March 12, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Charlie Hunnam for THOR! Sons of Anarchy is basically Hamlet.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    But Skarsgard might be a great! Maybe Hunnam should be Loki, or the dude that plays Gaius Baltar, he's a great manipulator.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    The Hulk is going to be the main Villain.

    by ganymede3010

    I'm sure he's not going to be the only one, but the rumor is the Avengers are summoned to deal with the Incredible Hulk.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Scorsese for Daredevil

    by detectivesoap

    Think about it. Catholicism, blunt object beatings, NYC, an over the hill boxer, c'mon help me out with this.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Hey AICN Actually Got a Scoop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    That's got to be the first time in 5 months that AICN actually got a Marvel Studios scoop ahead of all the other sites. Nice work guys! I'm super pumped for the whole Avengers line of films. I'm probably most excited to see what Branagh can cook up for Thor. If the quality level remains as high as Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk then I'm down!

  • March 12, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    You know who was a better onscreen Loki?

    by Anna Valerious

    Christopher Eccleston in "The Seeker". Because Mitothin (Which is actually his character's proper name instead of how he's referred to as "The Rider") is the German version of Loki of the Gods. Interestingly enough, he played Iago in "Othello", too. Okay, I'm still not happy with this "Fantastic Four" reboot. Why? They got it right the first time. It's supposed to be a bit funny as they're supposed to be a family and they have their problems. And Chris Evans was perfect as Johnny Storm. This, I will guess, will go over as well as Corman's with the executives.

  • March 12, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Skarsgard for Asgard!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    And, it's actually Skarsgård...

  • March 12, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Harnett?? James Baltar Callis should be Loki Slam Dunk!!

    by picardsucks

    Baltar for Loki Josh Harnett???????????????

  • March 12, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    And Brian Blessed is fucking Odin!!!

    by picardsucks

  • March 12, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rothman, he's a prick. And don't use Doom

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Fox: I would highly advise to stay away from Doctor Doom for the first film. He was handled terribly in the two FF's and you don't want to go down that road again, for the first movie at least. Too much baggage with that character. Fans and the regular movie-going public will be turned off by the mere mention of his name and not go — even if it is a good take with a good actor this time. If you MUST use him, set up his character in the first film as Reed's college friend but don't bring him in until the second or third movie. Use the bad guy from the very first issue of Fantastic Four — the Mole Man — and have him unleash some Cloverfield-type monsters in New York. Do it right for fuck's sake.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Remakes for FF and Daredevil???

    by Tom_Bombadil

    I thought the FF franchise was making money... hmm guess I was wrong. Remake though? Okay. Daredevil is another story. Remake sounds good to me. I'd like to see another attempt at it.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Thor

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DIKKBLOOD

    I use horrific profanity - particularly with regard to females and/or their genetalia. This masks my latent fear of females, but it makes me popular with the jackass crowd that actually participates on this abomination of a web site. Aren't I clever?

  • March 12, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    As a Daredevil fan this news kinda hurts

    by Rufferto

    I mean all this talk about these "remakes"... You already screwed DD up once you have to do it again this quickly? Cause the super hero remakes I've seen aren't really that much different then their predecessors. I think the trend will continue. Especially since I have 0 faith in fox. They couldn't even get a sequel to this crap made. Sorry. This really stinks.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    PUNISHER 2.0 was crap and HULK 2.0, so what makes you think MONE

    by noncents

    Marvel has failed, but MONEY is their only goal at this point.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Please no more Punisher or Hulk

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I think we all agree those comics dont work on the big screen.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Daredevil Would Be Better Served As A TV Series.

    by CHEWBLACCA

    The character has such a rich history to draw from. It could be years worth of episodes. All the best DD runs play out like mini-series, anyway.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Hartnet for Loki?

    by veritasses

    Really? Well, maybe he'll surprise us.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Daredevil director = Ben Affleck

    by dailysportspages

    Oh... the irony :)

  • March 12, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Do we really need a Spiderman 4?

    by MY_BLUE_PENIS

    I can just pretend the third one never happened, and enjoy the first two. I'm kinda ok with moving on and them re-booting in 10 years or so.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I like how they have to make movies or lose rights.

    by kabong

    Put up (on screen) or shut up. <P> Speaking of getting out of the business, Hartnett should retire. He's worse than Ben Affleck.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren = Red Skull....Crispin Glover = Loki

    by KongMonkey

    Glover can pull off that jealous conspirator against his own kin portrayal of Loki. And Dolph has all the prerequisites needed for Red Skull. German background, expert at all that karate shit. And his face already resembles a skull in some fashion thanks to age. Speaking of which, fuck age limits, get Fillion for Cap. Go back and watch Saving Private Ryan, he was the crybaby Ryan they first encounter. Has the blonde crew cut and all, can probably pull off playing Cap.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Hulk works, it's saturated with hack Directors!

    by ganymede3010

    Ang Lee's Hulk had awesome action sequences but the story was horrendous. The second Hulk had a semi decent story with very little action. We saw the Hulk kick ass twice, that's totally unacceptable. The Hulk needs to be a fast paced adrenalin pumping spectacle where we see the Hulk destroying shit instead of watching Bruce Banner 3/4's of the movie.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Big comic movies are killing comics

    by Jax

    I know, people think, "But don't these movies encourage people to read comics?" The problem is that when Iron Man comes out and they hear that Batman 2 is coming out and Thor and Captain America, that's what they buy. They ignore the other great stuff, further strengthening the strangle hold that Marvel and DC have on the comic industry. At the same time the comics market is flooded with sub-par comics of creators that want to nothing but write comic treatments for movies. So who knows what to pick, even if you go and look? There's way too much and so people are overwhelmed by the choice of $3.50 comics, and once again go for the old standbys.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    ganymede3010

    by Jax

    I actually think that any Hulk movie has to establish the fact that Hulk is a hero. Both movies established that fact way too late, and instead made the Hulk a brainless monster rampaging through America. He should be the Hunchback of Notre Dame, or the Beast in Beaty in the Beast. Instead he comes across too Frankenstein-ish. Heck, he was even a hero in the TV show.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Fix Fantastic 4

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Thanks.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Hulk sucks cause they keep making it angsty

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I want to see Hulk smashing shit. Not an Oprah episode.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Yes, Eckhart for Cap

    by Anino

    Or Paul Walker. Whoever thought of Malkovich as Red Skull is SPOT ON.<p>If they're going to reboot FF--as much as Chris Evans and Chiklis were the only good things about it, a reboot means they're out. So I say Ben Foster as Johnny, and Chief Tyrol (Brian Dennehy reincarnated) as Thing. Elizabeth Banks as Sue and GUY effin Pearce for Mr Fantastic. Doom--get an unknown slavic guy.

  • March 12, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Drath : Jonathan Rhys Meyer = Loki

    by DarthBakpao

    Spot on!

  • March 13, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Chris Pine for Johnny Storm

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 13, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Paul Blart: Norse God

    by fistmagnet

    sorry about that.

  • March 13, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Cap won't be in his 20's.

    by flickchick85

    I get that he is in the comics, but this ain't the comics. There's no way they're gonna get a 20-year-old to not only hold his own on screen against RDJ, Ed Norton, etc, but to LEAD them? Yeah, No. Way. What works on the page doesn't always work on screen. The guy's gotta at least be in his 30's to have any sort of believable presence in this cast at all.<p> Oh, and this Skarsgard casting would be great. I'm a bit skeptical the studio would go for it, though, since I would have thought a property like Thor would need a big name in the lead to make any money. Oh well, maybe they'll go for bigger names in their supporting cast (Hartnett's not enough).

  • March 13, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    nice wire reference

    by The_Exterminator

  • March 13, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    anino

    by wjoeyu

    Those FF casting suggestions are genius. Dunno bout that Chief Tyrol guy tho, never watched that show and I think Ben Grimm was a handsome man? Don't quote me on that. But yea, spot on on Banks, Guy Pearce, and Ben Foster (although I've only remembered him being angry all the time in movies, not smart-assed, but hey, that's called acting). Goran Visnjic for Doom.

  • March 13, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Just cast McConaughey for C.A already.

    by ganymede3010

    He's the perfect fit for this role.

  • March 13, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Tom Jane for Cap.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Easy.

  • March 13, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Harnett is a horrible choice!

    by midgard serpent

    My cast for Thor: Thor/ Alexander Skarsgard Donald Blake/ Patrick Wilson Sif/ Rhona Mitra Odin/ Kenneth Brannagh Loki/ Vincent Cassel Hela/ Monica Bellucci Volstagg/ Robbie Coltrane Fandrall/ Cary Elwes Hogun/ Jeffrey Dean Morgan Heimdall/ Breendan Gleeson The Enchantress/ Ali Larter The Executioner/ Nathan Jones I hope Brannagh makes a good film, and not another "Frankenstein"!

  • March 13, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Shia the beef for Cap

    by lockesbrokenleg

    You know it.

  • March 13, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Wolverine??

    by guypb

    When the source says "The mood around here is pretty negative about Rothman’s potential to execute these properties properly, (Im sure you know why it might be particularly negative at the moment)" - do Marvel know for sure that Wolverine is a POS?

  • March 13, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Follow the money

    by Mr Gorilla

    Ah - THAT's why Fox want to reboot the films. Lame, lame, lame.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    I'd love Ghost Rider to revert to Marvel and see that done right

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 13, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    The Skarsgards are good choices.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Hartnett? Not so much. But then all the comic dorks hated the idea of Ledger as the Joker, so I'll reserve judgement.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Stellan would rule as Odin

    by Genre_Baby

    hope he and his son Alexander are the Pop and Son in the Thor film. Pushbacked dates works for me. I'd rather have more quality like Iron Man than even one more Ghost Rider.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Moon Knight Please!!!

    by Media Messiah

    I nominate Sam Worthington for the role.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see

    by cocolopez

    a Cloak and Dagger movie and a ROM SpaceKnight movie. Let the FF die already- we don't neet it shoved down our throats every 4 years. If they're gonna remake something- remake Elektra- they fucked that up- what awful casting- awful period.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Daredevil gets too much shit

    by BizarroJerry

    It wasn't as bad as people say. It wasn't a silly mess like the FF flicks.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    I wanted Jensen Ackles from Cap

    by Harold The Great

    Till I saw Bloody Valentine. He's terrible in it. I guess he's playing himself on Supernatural.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Jake Gyllenhal's Package is Captain America

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Breaking news, i swear.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Or Nic Cage

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    lol

  • March 13, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Arrrrrrrrrrrbies....Skarrrrrrrrrgard

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    SNL classic

  • March 13, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    HE'S HERE! THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO!

    by rotgut1

    NOVA!!!

  • March 13, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    How kick ass would a NOVA movie be?

    by rotgut1

    Seriously!! If they did it right!!

  • March 13, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I loves me some NOVA!

    by rotgut1

    Eee-yup

  • March 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    "he's a big fan of O"?? Duh - He was IN the damn thing!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • March 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Avengers Villians

    by Barron34

    Maybe Ultron, perhaps Count Nefaria unleashing an army of lesser villians on the Avenrgers before meeting them in battle himself for the finale.

  • March 13, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Branagh wasn't in "O"!

    by Jocasta

    No, he was in Othello but not "O", that would be Hartnett.

  • March 13, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    No way they can do it...

    by Squidgy_Faced_Vigilante

    How in Hades are they planning on doing the dialog for Thor? Have at Thee! Surely thou dost jest! Just imagining that kind of stuff on the big-screen scares the crap outta me. Even the best actor would mess that shit up. Good luck!

  • March 13, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The guy from Keen Eddie IS Captain America.

    by YeahSureWhatever

    Done.

  • March 13, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    A damn shame

    by pumaman

    Its fucked up that we'd have to reboot both Daredevil AND FF , because I think all the actors in those 2 movies were perfectly cast even though the movies were shite. Now what will happen ?

  • March 13, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Schedules changed to suit Favreau!!

    by eli_cross_otoole

    Fabulous news! He'll knock "The Avengers" out of the park!! How 'bout Viggo Mortensen for Cap? All worldweary, betrayed patriotism when he finds out what his beloved America has become!! Couldn't you just see it? Kevin McKidd as Thor (although some bloke called Skaarsgard is in the frame now), Dane Cook as Hawkeye...just for "Chucks", Kevin Spacey as Vision (if he "butches" up a bit) and "Sawyer" from "Lost" as Quicksilver! Totally psyched by Ken Branagh doing "Thor"! Hopefully he can do a "Henry V" with it, nobility, gritty action and splendid dialogue! 'nuff said!

  • March 13, 2009, noon CST

    keep Fox away from FF and DD

    by oisin5199

    I hope they don't develop anything, so the rights do revert back to Marvel. I'd much rather see a cohesive Marvel universe with all these characters under one roof and done right - without any trace of Rothman whatsoever. I actually liked Daredevil - wasn't a perfect adaptation (they really messed up Elektra), but decent. Whereas FF was shit from beginning to end.

  • March 13, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Thoughts

    by TedKordLives

    1.The Daredevil director's cut was much better. Fox cut out a whole sub-plot about *gasp* Matt Murdock arguing a case in court. Kinda essential to the whole DD thing. Also, MSJ cut out the love scene that Fox made him shoot. Still not great, but greatly improved. 2. Stephen Colbert as Red Skull. Think about THAT for a second. 3. Crispin Hellion Glover for Loki. Whomever suggested that is a genius. 4. Aaron Eckhart as Henry Pym; yeah, I can see him slapping Eva Longoria around. 5. I am loving the age of the comic book movie. Haters go away!

  • March 13, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Oh, yeah

    by TedKordLives

    Jeffrey Donovan(Burn Notice) as the BLUE BEETLE! Owen Wilson as Booster Gold. Make it happen DC, or you're going to fall behind.

  • March 13, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    If thou must needs produce a Thor film...

    by Damned if I can login

    ...thou hadst best not take thy stand as didst the producers of Hulk -vs- Thor....where Hulk prevailed 'gainst the immortal might of the Blessed Realm most handily.<p>'nuff said

  • March 13, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Damned...

    by TedKordLives

    Nothing can stop the Hulk. This is fact. Why do you think they keep exiling him from Earth?

  • March 13, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    elektra...

    by Commander Rah

    If they remake Elektra they have to make it for real this time; Elektra was never a kiddy character. But that Affleck was awful as Matt Murdock. Why couldn't he have just fought against the Owl or something instead of that bootleg Kingpin as played by Clarke-Duncan? Boy did Elektra disappoint everyone or what?!

  • March 13, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Comic books I'd like to see adapted

    by Sick Fixx

    Warlock & the Infinity Watch, Concrete, The Maxx, The Strangers, Freex, Bone, Cerebus, Swamp Thing (no, the REAL Swamp Thing written by Alan Moore)

  • March 13, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Pitt

    by Sick Fixx

    Almost forgot Pitt

  • March 13, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The Comic Book I'd most like to see

    by TedKordLives

    adapted into film was never actually a comic book! DC promised a Blue & Gold mini-series back in the '90s, but it never happened. Strange, considering they were the breakout stars of the 'Bwah-hah-hah' era of Justice League. Anyone ever read "Justice Riders"? It was an elseworlds GN that put the JL of that era into the wild west. And it was fucking awesome. Great art by J.H. Williams III. Oh, and in an interesting bit of foreshadowing, Maxwell Lord was the bad guy.

  • March 13, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Ted...

    by Damned if I can login

    Yea, the brutish oaf is indeed powerful, but 'gainst the combined might of Asgard? I say thee nay! I loves me some Thorspeak! One'a my core collections.<p>Oh...and I just can't get enough of the Giffen era JL books. Some of the best writing *ever*. And ya just gotta love how Wood decided to make Power Girl's (already substantial) rack bigger and bigger with each issue, waiting for someone to say something about it...but no one ever did!

  • March 13, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Other comics that would make good movies

    by Sick Fixx

    Creed, Supreme, Man Thing (the way J.M. Dematteis handled him), Warlands, Soul Saga, Oz, Rune, Hardcase, Lord Pumpkin, Prime, Aquaman, Mystic, Scion, Sabre, Werewolf by Night, Sleepwalker, Dr. Strange, Preacher, Sandman, I could go on and on.

  • March 13, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Hell,

    by Sick Fixx

    throw in Savage Dragon, Foodang and Scud the Disposable Assassin too.

  • March 13, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Ooh ooh ooh!

    by Sick Fixx

    And Kiss Psycho Circus! And Akiko! Leonard Nimoy's Primortals! Flinch, the horror anthology series from Vertigo Comics (more gruesome than Night Gallery or Tales From the Crypt could have ever hoped), The Nocturnals!!! I'm pretty sure that now I'm getting carried away, but dammit, that's the kind of Hollywood I want. Where anything is possible. That's what Hollywood used to be. Now, everything's a remake, 'reimagining' or adaptation. But only adaptations of things people have actually heard of, which fucking sucks...

  • March 13, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Damned

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, I was purely a Marvel zombie (not the undead kind) until I discovered- the Suicide Squad. Which, imo, is one of the best runs ever. But then they crossed over with the JLI, and it was all over. Fast forward 15 years, and I've got a scarab tattooed on my chest. Funny ol' world. And of course no one said anything about Kara's rack: We're fanboys! The more (boobage), the merrier!

  • March 13, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember X-Nation?

    by Sick Fixx

    Sure, it didn't make it beyond ten issues, but man, yeah... Heh... And what was that one comic about the war between magic and technology? Had a little imp character that was a newspaper editor and smoked a cigar? That shit was awesome!

  • March 13, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    WATCHMEN

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Are we still boycotting or is it ok to see now?

  • March 13, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    SickFixx

    by TedKordLives

    I really admire your passion for comics-I'm the same way. Did you ever read DC's Chase? That only ran for about a year but it was the shit. Great writing and art, but no support. X-Nation-that was a 2099 title, no?

  • March 13, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    BadBoy

    by TedKordLives

    Anyone who boycotts Watchmen is a drooling idiot, in my opinion. Drug as many people as you can and drag them to the theater this weekend. And prepare to have your world view challenged. And to think, and engage in serious discussions stemming from the themes of the film.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I actually have *read* Daredevil since the 70's

    by Jack Parsons

    The Daredevil of the much-hated movie was an amalgam of the various Daredevils of the forty years of the character. DD was originally light-hearted soap opera swashbuckling, not Frank Miller's helldweller. The DD you thought was so goofy was the comic. The over-the-top stunts like DD's straight drop in front of Bullseye was understated if anything: Lee and the various artists weren't exactly personally acquainted with gymnastics or science. The subtext and various plots were straight from the comics themselves; I really don't know what the hell else you'd want. Like the Ghost Rider and the FF, the problem is the source material, not the execution. The concepts ARE silly. They look silly on screen. And there isn't enough character history to fill out an entire two hours. Marvel mostly are plot-driven stories, not character-driven as the Watchmen series was; you can see the difference as the writers of The Watchment had to pare back content while FF and the various other franchises desperately try to add filler. Susan Storm just ain't interesting in person, and no actress can fix that, for example.

  • March 13, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives: Hulkbusters

    by Jack Parsons

    "Nothing can stop the Hulk. This is fact. Why do you think they keep exiling him from Earth?" #1 Teleport him into the vaccuum of space. Wait. Dead Hulk. He has to breathe. Leave him there. #2 Susan Storm levitates him a hundred feet into the air. Let him wiggle. If he gets clever, pop a bubble over his head and then expand it, rendering the air pressure inside to near vaccuum. Wait. Lure him into a mile-deep mineshaft. Blow it. Can he tunnel out a mile before he suffocates? Nope. Detonate an atomic device on his head. Gas him. Wait until he changes back to Banner. Shoot Banner in head, or perhaps guillotine the bugger. He could be the strongest headless one there is. Pop him into a dimensional rift. One without air. Wait. Any magical attack. Drop an asteroid on him, Heinlein style. eh. your turn, people.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Suffocation

    by drewlicious

    I don't think thats ever been an issue for the Hulk. During the whole World War Hulk fiasco he didn't seem to mind the air-free conditions of deep space while he was wailing away at some asteroids on top of the ship. The Hulk is immune to logic. Hulk smash puny facts!!!!

  • March 13, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I liked MCD as Kingpin

    by Phategod2

    he's the only person who can fit the Chracter and him and ferrell where the only thing in that movie that wasn't epic fail.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Midgard serpent great choices

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Vincent cassel and Monica Belucci, husband and wife. Monica is also one of the most beautiful women on this planet. Would be a real international cast.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Did I miss something on Rothman?

    by jsarnold513

    Besides botching X3 and FF2 and ruining two of the most iconic stories in the history of the Marvel U, did I miss something else Rothman did to piss them off? I know he ruined the quality of Fox's big movies on his watch, but those 2 still made tons of money and this letter made it sound like there was more even going on behind the scenes. How he's been PROMOTED I just don't understand.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Josh Duhammel as Cap?

    by jsarnold513

    I know almost nothing of his work besides Transformers, but at least he looks the part and is close to the right age. Also, they've GOT to do the WWII origin with him being thawed out and then recruited to lead the Avengers. Putting him in Vietnam and not having him frozen and lost for decades would be horrible (and make him about 60 years old, too). Same goes for casting all 5'6" of Mel Gibson, who is set for life after The Passion of the Christ and supposedly doesn't even want to act much anymore.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Hulk Is Indestructable

    by jsarnold513

    That's one thing that's been established over the years. You can drop an atomic bomb on him, stick him in a vacuum, disembowel Banner and grind him up all you like... Hulk will "adapt" and become regenerate himself. Hasn't Banner even attempted suicide before only to watch the wounds turn green and heal up? As for whether Hulk actually needs to breathe... that's not clear either. He's been in the vacuum of space and space-like conditions plenty of times and does just fine after a few minutes to adjust.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee himself said he created Thor to fight Hulk

    by jsarnold513

    "We wanted to create a character more powerful than the Hulk. 'More powerful than the Hulk? Well how do you do that?' You make him a god!"

  • March 13, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    There is no god... Asgardian or otherwise...

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    Tom Rothman got promoted?!?! Break the arm whilst patting upon back, buddy! Every property he oversaw (fanny-dribble or not) would've made its money with or without this human speed-bump. Now he's reaping the benefits of success via promotion? Hollyweird, indeed! I gotta quit bustin' my hump for a living... this muppet is living proof one can get ahead in the game without justification. I hope he and Peter Guber are hand-jobbing each other right now... in the back of an undeserved limo... driving past homeless people... some of which are out-of-work film writers/producers/directors/etc. ... they don't even look at each other in the eye while tugging each others' small, pathetic gummi-bear dicks... just look out the window at the faces of those that cruel natural selection chose for failure for whatever reason... they look out at those faces from behind dark tinted glass, damp member in hand, and that's what gets these ass-hats off. I bet they get off on the idea that they KNOW they are pure turds, yet they are huge successes. I'd better shut up... probably give these "better-off-having-been-left-in-the-reservoir-tip" jag-offs their latest idea for a film. Again... no god... not while high-minded, "visionary" execs like this are around bricking into all of our collective mouths. Promotion? Yaaay! Reward hinderance and ignorance towards the fanbase! But seriously... I've had movie-popcorn-gas smarter than this guy. Cheers.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    fuck you pretty boy Arnett

    by chien_sale

    GO TO HELL!

  • April 21, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Well?

    by loracle

    Fuzzy Dunlop isn't turning out to be a particularly reliable source if the most recent internet rumors are true that Alexander Scarsgard is not playing Thor. Is Scarsgard just being coy or what? Where's Fuzzy now to set this straight?

  • April 21, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    What?

    by orcus

    Who? When?