Sci-Fi Movies Wednesday: Tron Legacy, Captain America, Wolverine, Scott Pilgrim, Avatar 2, Transformers 3 + more

This week’s Sci-Fi Movies features updates on Tron Legacy (including plot/trailer details and new images), Michael Bay testing 3D for Transformers 3, Edgar Wright talking about his adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, more Superman: The Man of Steel rumors, a synopsis for Captain America, and even Avatar 2 and Indiana Jones 5 details. All that and the latest casting bites, images and videos.



Tron Legacy + news on IMAX scenes, trailer release and new images
Last week’s worldwide "Tron Legacy" viral game culminated with the release of a new image and then on Saturday the screening of the trailer in select cities around the world.  This weekend the trailer will be released to general audiences in theaters (attached to "Alice in Wonderland") and presumably online.  In the meantime if you’re interested in coverage of the Trailer Premiere Event, here are some links where you can read summaries of the trailer and more: /Film, FirstShowing, SCI FI Wire, io9 and HitFix. After the event, "Tron Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski took part in a fan Q&A with original "Tron" director Steven Lisberger.  Here are some highlights courtesy HitFix:

  • Cindy Morgan’s character Lora/Yori will not be "Tron Legacy", "but that doesn’t mean she’s not in the world of Tron".
  • Michael Sheen appears in the film as a nightclub owner named Kaster in the Tron universe.
  • Kosinski confirmed that the Master Control Program (MCP) was destroyed in the first film, with Lisberger adding that’s "old technology of the mainframe and that’s sort of obsolete." "We are on a new server now.  You got a glimpse of it there when he wipes the screen it’s the next generation ENCOM server. We’ve moved on. The technology has advanced," Kosinski says.
  • The villain this time will be an updated version of Clu (a de-aged Jeff Bridges) who is "the next level of artificial intelligence."
  • Will Bruce Boxleitner’s be in it? "Yes, Tron will be in it. I promise you. The film is called ‘Tron.’ (Laughs)."

In related news, Kosinski told /Film and FirstShowing that five action sequences from the film will be shown in 1.7:1 aspect ratio in IMAX theaters.  That’s not a large enough format to fill the entire IMAX screen (1.43:1), but it’s considerably taller than what the rest of the film will be presented in.  Rounding out this week’s "Tron" news, the blog Blue Sky Disney got their hands on an early script for the film which they’ve provided a review of and three new images have been released over the past week which we’ve included below. "Tron Legacy" hits conventional, IMAX and 3D theaters on December 17, 2010.

Preview images [/Film / Cinema Blend / Total Film]

Michael Bay testing 3D for Transformers 3 + other details
Michael Bay was on the Starz program "In the House" and revealed he’s currently testing 3D for "Transformers 3" [via MTV Movies blog]:

"It’s a process we’re testing [3D] with some ‘Transformers’ scenes," he said. "How successful it is with my movie in terms of a lot of real stuff coming out of the frame, real dirt, real complicated little particles coming towards the lens, because hopefully that process will work. I’ve seen some tests that look great on other movies. I just want to see how it looks on my footage."

Bay also talked a bit about the story, telling the program: "You can’t just rehash the old," he explained. "We’re adding a lot of new elements. We’re adding new characters. We’re adding a lot of twists." Meanwhile, Hasbro CEO Brian Jacks told MTV that the plan for "Transformers 3" is to continue the "great core mythology" of its two predecessors.  Jacks also confirmed that both Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf will reprise their respective roles:

"What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling. And I think there’s some elements of the core story that the filmmakers, Michael in particular wanted to tell," Goldner explained. "He’s really well-versed in the Transformers lore. So I think you’ll see, you know, less bedlam, more characters."

Meanwhile on the visual effects front, animation supervisor Scott Benza told SCI FI Wire that Optimus and Bumblebee will get slight makeovers:

Our two lead characters, Optimus and Bumblebee, needed to be updated for the next chapter in the Transformers series," said Benza. "Bumblebee’s matured a little bit, so I would just say look for subtle changes to his physique that have him look more mature."

"[Prime will have] little tiny things that maybe the average viewer isn’t going to notice but probably the fanboys will," added visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar.

The two also confirmed that new robots will appear and that they’re working off a completed outline and that "most of the script is done," Farrar said. "It hasn’t been released to us completely because they want to keep that under wraps, but we certainly know enough. Michael [Bay] turns over sections of the script, and then the art department is full steam ahead right now, the L.A. art department." In other news, the webmaster at Michael Bay’s official website relayed a note from Bay that he will be filming "big action sequences" in Chicago and Moscow.

Wolverine sequel script finished; Will shoot in January 2011
Christopher McQuarrie ("X-Men") has finished writing the script for the Japan-based "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel:

"Based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, Wolverine’s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress, I am told. ‘It’s a beautiful story,’ says a source, ‘and will be very different than the first film’".

The film is on track to begin shooting next January.

Edgar Wright on how Scott Pilgrim adaptation diverges from the comic
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
director Scott Pilgrim told MTV that his movie adaptation will diverge from the comic book after the third volume [SPOILERS]:

"It stays pretty true to volumes one and two. And three," explained Wright. "After three volumes, it starts to take its own path, but very much within the spirit of the book — and approved by Bryan as well. … There are some things that are in the film that are actually from Bryan’s original ideas before he wrote the books. [So] there are some things in there that refer to older ideas which he didn’t end up doing."

"It’s ironic, because there will be a couple of scenes when people will say, ‘That’s not in the book,’ but actually, if you look at these notes from 2005…" he said. "I feel like we tried to respect the books as much as we can in a Hollywood film, but also infuse his ideas that didn’t necessarily fit into the volumes."

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is scheduled to hit theaters on August 13, 2010.

Universal halts Wanted 2 after Jolie drops out; Millar still optimistic
Angelina Jolie has pulled out of the sequel "Wanted 2" and rather than recast the role, Universal Pictures has opted to pull the project, according to NY Mag’s Vulture blog (and later confirmed by Entertainment Weekly):

We’ve just heard the actress has pulled out of the planned Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel at Universal, and the studio has pulled the plug rather than recast the film.

However, Mark Millar (writer of the comic book) told STV he’s optimistic that the sequel will eventually get made [via]:

…as far as he knows, the sequel would still go ahead and they would just have to do some "plot modifications" to introduce a new character rather than the plans to have Jolie’s character Fox return. Millar talks about the reasoning for making a sequel and trying to figure out a way to bring some of the dead characters back from the original, but he’s optimistic they can figure out a cool way to work around the latest roadblock. As he says at the end, "it changes every day" and there’s a chance that Universal haven’t quite decided what to do as of yet or whether a sequel would work without Jolie.

Superman and Justice League rumors + Superman lawsuit update
An interesting, although unconfirmed, Superman rumor turned up this week. We already know that Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight") will produce "The Man of Steel" and serve in a type of "mentoring" role on the film, but reports that the reason for his Godfather-type role is because his brother Jonah Nolan (who is co-writing along with David S. Goyer) is going to be tapped by Warner Brothers to direct the project.  IESB also reports that one of the reasons Christopher Nolan is so involved in Superman and other DC Comics projects (including presumably "Green Lantern" and "The Flash") is because after he directs "Batman 3" and after "The Man of Steel" is released he plans to direct the "Justice League" movie for the studio:

The whispers in our ear (again unconfirmed!) say Chris will shepherd his Batman and the next cinematic Superman (and presumably Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern, The Flash and others) towards a Justice League movie. That he will direct after The Man of Steel and Batman 3 are released. We’re talking one big monopoly or more appropriately Nolanopoly.

As I said, interesting, but none of this is confirmed so take it all with a grain of salt until confirmation.  In other news, DC has fired their counsel and hired high-profile lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to defend them against the Siegel lawsuits.  It’s an indication that DC could be moving toward a courtroom showdown with the Siegel’s:

"Petrocelli is perhaps best known for his work in several high-profile trials, including [a successful defense of] the Walt Disney Company in a long-running dispute over the royalties from Winnie the Pooh."

"Time Warner’s decision to bring on such a high-profile litigator as its new outside counsel would seem to signal that the company does not expect a settlement with the Siegel family in the foreseeable future. It’s equally possible that the hire is itself a negotiation tactic, as it’s not unusual for a party in a lawsuit to bring in big name counsel in an attempt to intimidate a seemingly intractable opponent."

Be sure to head on over to Newsarama (here, here and here) to read the documents and for more analysis on the Siegel Superman case.

Harrison Ford says idea for Indiana Jones 5 exists
Harrison Ford told BBC’s Newsbeat that a story idea for a fifth "Indiana Jones" has been hatched out:

"Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it."

Having said that, however, Ford (who I might add is 67 years old) is quick to note that the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ likely won’t be released for some time:

"The process works like this," he said. "We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it."

The First Avenger: Captain America synopsis
The synopsis for Joe Johnston’s "The First Avenger: Captain America" has been released.  The synopsis comes courtesy the Disney casting blog Feature Film Casting which also confirmed that Chace Crawford, John Krasinski, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Michael Cassidy and Patrick Flueger — previously included on a short list — have all screen tested for the lead role of Steve Rogers / Captain America.  The site further reports that an announcement on the casting decision is expected within the next few weeks with auditions and casting for extras — see a casting call for extras here — and the remaining roles ongoing [via Coventry Telegraph].


Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected.

Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by ‘vita-rays.’

Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program.

Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

One of those actors, Matt Vogel ("Cloverfield") spoke briefly about his audition, saying that he’s "very excited" about the possibility. "The First Avenger: Captain America" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.  Filming begins in London on June 28, 2010.  In related news, a Marvel spokesman says that there is no truth to the rumor about the film being delayed and reassured fans that it’s still on track for its July 2011 release with Joe Johnston still attached as director.

James Cameron talks Avatar 2 title – it won’t be ‘Avatar 2’
Although it’s not clear when the film will be released, one thing is for certain, the sequel to "Avatar" won’t be called "Avatar 2": "Certainly I don’t want to call it Avatar 2," Cameron said. [Possible spoilers throughout] "He’s [Jake Sully’s] not an avatar anymore, is he? Maybe we’ll call it Na’vi."  As for the story, Cameron said that the sequel would delve more into the spiritual aspect of the Na’vi:

"I think we can see that there’s a greater receptivity to it on the part of the audience than certainly the studio originally imagined," Cameron said at the Visual Effects Society Awards ceremony last Sunday where he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. "We pared back on it a fair bit in the first film, and I think we can go farther in that direction and not alienate people."

Cameron also mentioned that even though there isn’t a deal in place for him to direct the sequel, no one else will be taking on that job:

"I wouldn’t do that for the second film," Cameron said. "It’d be premature to turn it over to somebody else right now. I think I’d have to use a film to train somebody to be able to take the reins, honestly. That’s how I see it."

You can watch Cameron accept his Lifetime Achievement Award on March 5th at 10:00 p.m. when Reelz Channel airs the VES Awards ("Avatar" won six awards as previously reported on here at TrekMovie).  Speaking of the sequel, Sigourney Weaver appeared on the French television show "Le Grand Journal" and discussed the possibility of her character returning [CineTVBuzz via]: "She was asked if she would be part of "Avatar 2" and from what she said, it was clear she already talked about it with James Cameron and she surely would be part of it."  Sigourney noted that here character is "in the tree" and she things Cameron has some ideas on how to keep "the family together".

PREVIEW Images & Videos

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Movie trailer #2 [Trailer Addict]

TV spot #3 [YouTube]


Featurette [YouTube]

Clash of the Titans

Behind the scenes featurette: "Ramping It Up" [Yahoo! Movies]

The Defendors

Promotional stills [more at MTV]

George Romero’s Survival of the Dead

One-sheet poster [Shock Till You Drop]

Ghostbusters III

Bill Murray on Late Show with David Letterman calling the film his "nightmare" [YouTube]

How to Train Your Dragon

Movie trailer #3 [Yahoo! Movies]

Clip introduced by America Ferrera and Jay Baruchel [Nick]

Iron Man 2

Covers of tie-in books + promos for new toys at link [more at Comic Book Movie]

Action figures [more at PopEater]

French behind the scenes featurette [MSN France via Trailer Addict]

Note on this clip: If you look at the 1:18 mark, there’s a shot of an inmate getting his mug shot.  That inmate may be Thor (so this could be a cameo by Chris Hemsworth). [Cinema Blend]

The Losers

TV spot [TheMovieBox via FirstShowing]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Movie trailer #2 [Trailer Addict]

Repo Men

New posters [more at Cinema Blend]

Tangled (formerly Rapunzel)

Logo [/Film]

Teaser trailer [YouTube]

Toy Story 3

Several new images, including concept art and posters [WDWNet via /Film]

New toy revealed: Twitch [Empire]

Twitch: 360° character view [Empire]


  • Roland Emmerich says he would like to see Robert Rodat’s script for "Foundation" pared down a few pages: "We’ve got a script from Robert Rodat now and it’s 240 pages long! I said, ‘You know what guys? Edit it down to at least under 200 pages.’" [Empire]
  • Nicolas Cage plays Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" and he talks about the film in an interview with io9.
  • Todd McFarlane revealed that he is nearly done writing the script for "Spawn 2" and still intends to make it independently: "I’m 80% through the script, I did my due diligence, went around Hollywood," McFarlane said, "…I listened to the pitch from all the big studios, but I just went, ‘nah, I need to make this small and tight and contained.’" [Newsarama].
  • The 1939 comic "Detective Comics" #27 — which features the first appearance of Batman — sold for a record $1,075,500.  That beats the recent $1M auction of "Action Comics" #1 (the first appearance of Superman). [MSNBC]
  • Warner Brothers started test shooting for Martin Campbell’s "Green Lantern" today in New Orleans: "Although filming for "Green Lantern" has not yet begun, crews from Warner Brothers will be on location to run tests with a stunt car, according to Bill Doyle, supervising location manager." [ via]
  • "Green Lantern" co-writer Greg Berlanti is reportedly in line to direct the proposed film based on DC Comics’ "The Flash". []
  • Robert Rodriguez ("Machete") says he is still interested in making his proposed sci-fi film "Nervewrackers" which he describes as his "’Blade Runner’, set in Mexico in 2085." [Empire Magazine via The Playlist]
  • The BFI National Archive recently restored the first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland".  They were able to restore about 8 minutes (original runtime was about 12 minutes) of the 1903 film’s original colors for the first time in over 100 years.  Watch it embedded below. [YouTube via Screen Online]

  • "Predators" director Nimrod Antal will be joined by producer Robert Rodriguez at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin next week to screen footage from "Predators".  The two will also hold a Q&A session afterward. [/Film]
  • James Cameron has revealed that he has completed the script — with help from Shane Salerno and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley —  for his proposed remake of the classic 1960s sci-fi film "Fantastic Voyage". Cameron says the process is now moving to looking for a director… [SCI FI Wire]
  • …Meanwhile, producer Jon Landau talked about another of Cameron’s upcoming projects, "Battle Angel Alita".  Landau says that they’re currently looking into which of the nine books in the series they are going to tackle: "We’re trying to pick what is the best story to tell," he said.  Landau also said that Cameron will do the film in 3D. [MTV Splash Page]
  • Paramount Pictures is still searching for someone to direct "Paranormal Activity 2" and one of the directors reportedly under consideration is Brian De Palma ("Scarface"). [LA Times’ 24 Frames blog]
  • Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland") is teaming with Timur Bekmambetov ("9") to produce a movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". [Deadline]
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street" director Samuel Bayer says he’d next like to adapt Garth Ennis’ comic book superhero series "The Boys". [Shock Till You Drop]
  • Robert Downey Jr. will be a guest star on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" after the Oscars this Sunday and will debut a new trailer for "Iron Man 2". [ABC]


  • Stephen Lang ("Avatar") has reportedly been offered the role of Khalar Singh, the main villain in Marcus Nispel’s "Conan". [Latino Review]
  • Taylor Lautner ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") has reportedly pulled out of "Max Steel", opting instead to play the title character in "Stretch Armstrong".  He was attached to both projects. [Vulture]
  • Angelina Jolie won’t be teaming with director Alfonso Cauron for the space thriller "Gravity" after all.  The actress has reportedly turned down the role. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • The trades have confirmed the casting of Sean Bean in "Death Race 2" (it’s possible the subtitle ‘Frankenstein Lives’ has been dropped), Universal Pictures’ direct to video sequel to the 2008 Jason Statham-starrer which has officially begun production… [Heat Vision & Cinematical]
  • …Lauren Cohan ("Supernatural") was also recently cast in the film. [Shock Till You Drop]
  • Mickey Rourke has been cast to play the villain King Hyperion in Relativity Media’s "War of the Gods". Rourke will star opposite Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto. [Variety]
  • Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") has been cast as the lead live action character in the Raja Gosnell-directed live-action/animation "The Smurfs". [Deadline]

MISC Images


Steel Alien Queen [RoboSteel via Wired]

Lord of the Rings

Minas Tirith made out of 420,000 matchstick’s [matchstickmarvels via SCI FI Wire]

Toy Story

Real life render of Buzz Lightyear [Seagulls Blog via Lee Unkrich]

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“Transformers 3” in 3D?

So the SUCKs will jump right out at you?

The Boys??? Really? WOW What rating will they be gunning for? NC-17?

Please, PLEASE do not make another Indiana Jones movie! That last one was such a suck fest that there is NO NEED to follow it up. Please just let the first 3 stand on their own as a perfect trilogy.

Boy, I hope that picture of Buzz Lightyear is a screen shot of a new unit from Starcraft II…

It is so sad that law suits have to
interrupt a movie production. Please
folks, work together and split the
profits (like you don’t already have

I thought Indiana Jones IV was great, looking forward to another. Transformers 3, how much worse can Bay make it after the first two turds?

I’m getting old, I hope all these superhero movies come out soon before I’m dead.

WOW, the Alice In Wonderland clip was a slice of history! Man how far we’ve come. That film is guaranteed to be 100% CGI free! I love old movies. The General on BLu-ray loooked stellar.

Well Siegel n Schuster totally created superman n didnt even get credit or any royalties until they sued as old men–i think for marvel jack kirby is similar lawsuits from both families should be settled amicably–why remake forbidden planet? another classic whose remake could never equal the original–tron was groundbreaking for its time–but was not a hit except with geeks like me–hope they do the jj route n make legacy more appealing to all movie goers–nice news on updates..thanx to all involved–

I enjoyed “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” as well.
Looking forward to the next one. The trailers for “Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time” and “Iron Man 2” look awesome as well. Just watched the ancient video of “Alice In Wonderland”. Hard to believe movies were made over a hundred years ago.

“What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling.”

Wait – this is a Transformers movie you’re talking about? How are you ‘getting back’ to something that never existed in either film?

Anthony, its worth noting that in the UK Star Trek has finally arrived on iTunesin the UK. CBS have only, this week made available to UK viewers their Star Trek – The Original Series, Star Trek- Voyager Season 1, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 1. We have been waiting years for these to be available on iTunes in the UK.

In addition, the latest installment of NCIS is also available.

Just now awaiting a new series of Star trek would make my day. Come on CBS!!

Oh my god! For the first time on months ALL THE VIDEO LINKS are visible in the browser! I think I could die a happy man today.

Michael Bay testing 3D for Transformers 3

I just got a migraine by reading that.

Ah,….to have owned Detective Comics 27.

So how is Bumblebee going to look “more mature”? Is Bay going to give him brillo pad pubes? Sheez!

Didn’t care for the first Transformers movie. Don’t care at all for Shia LaBoof and would never put money into his pocket.

I was very disappointed in the last Indiana Jones film. Aliens and Indiana Jones don’t mix. Looking forward to the new Superman. They should have gone this direction last time. Next Trek?????? That’s what I’m really jazzed about!

Buzz Lightyear! Your creeping me out! Does that image make anyone else’s skin crawl?

er, “you’re creeping me out”
proof before you post, eh?


Well, the Indy character and his movies came into being to honor the movie adventure serials of old and those most definitely featured aliens from other planets so I’m a little lost on how you draw this conclusion?

But as everyone involved in I4 goes to great pains to point out: They are alternate Earth sentients from a parallel universe. In that respect, they aren’t as “alien” to our Earth as the word is traditionally used.

The Indy character is a scientist that experiences many highly improbable and often magical events. I’d say that once they flung the barn door wide open for magic, it is a little late to try to close it on aliens.

Looking forward to Tron. Im so glad that Bruce Boxlitner is in the movie. I loved him as Capt Sheriden in Babylon 5. Looking forward to Capt America. About time we get a patriotic movie for the good ole U.S.A I still want to see the Greatest American Hero.

If Transformers 3 drops the crude humor that pervaded, and IMO very much hurt, Revenge of the Fallen, then it might stand a chance. Revenge of the Fallen was, yes I’ll say it, good. But only as a Transformers action film. As serious sci-fi, hell no, it was terrible. The point is, you should go into that theater to watch Transformers thinking thus: “I’m going to see big, transforming robots beating the crap out of each other.” Don’t think of big overarching and deep plots. That’s not what the original Transformers was about. Some of its sequels, like Beast Wars, had that, but the original was simple. Decepticons attack Earth to steal a natural resource to convert to energon. The Autobots have to defeat them. And that was the MAIN point to Revenge of the Fallen. Optimus’s “death” and the search for the Matrix of Leadership were just incidental.

Also, does anyone else not give two s**ts about Wolverine 2? And anyone else notice that according to the news above, Angelina Jolie pulled out of at least two movies? Though, I frankly am glad that she pulled out of Wanted 2. I liked her in the first one, but she took a bullet to the brainpan. Bringing her back would’ve cheapened that scene.

#22 ditto your Boxleitner comments. A much underated actor. And I love B5 also. Getting a very rare rerun here in the UK on the FX channel, and I’m loving it. Its shown daily so the story doesn’t gently unfold like it did when first shown on a weekly basis, but still, great to see it again.

And its hard to believe, Harrison Ford is 67!

@22 & 23: You guys need to check the commentary on the B5 Season 2 DVD extras with Bruce, Jerry Doyle & Claudia Christian. It’s hilarious! The refer to Sheridan as Capt. Smiley. If you love Bruce you gotta check it out!

#24. I have all 5 seasons and all the movies they did on B5. He is a great actor and I can’t wait once again to seem him on the big screen as Tron. I do hope that one day we can see him as Sheriden once again on B5. Maybe J.J Should cast him in some kinda role on the next Star Trek Movie. Maybe as a Starfleet Capt named Sheriden. Lol.

The only Avatar sequels I’d be interested in would be Na’vi Vs Predator, or Aliens Vs Na’vi: with the ‘bad guys’ winning.

Sorry, Avatar didn’t do it for me: derivative plot; poor character development (particularly the Sully character); boring, predictable, formulaic 2-D supporting characters; unnecessary tub-thumping; and way too long for what actually happened.

For the love of god, please no Indiana Jones V.
No more ruining my Childhood George Please i plead.LOL.

The last one made Temple of Doom look like Casablanca.

Love that we are getting a figure of Iron Man with likenesses of Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L. Jackson! I hope that the finished Whiplash figures eyes aren’t so cartoonishly large! Hopefully they will do figures of Robert Downey Jr in the various stages of developing the Iron Man armor too! I’d love to see a 3 3/4″ flight test figure like the one Hot Toys is doing. They could throw in the fire extinguisher droid as a pack in and that would make my day! Also, I hope they do Iron Man’s protagonist, Farin Tahir from the first film, in the 3 3/4″ line. That would give us a chance to do a Catain Robau custom!

Bumblebee being more “mature” – that would mean turning him into a Dodge Challenger instead of a Chevy Camaro. :-)

So Steven Spielberg, Hollywood can’t get it together to make the Abraham Lincoln biopic with Liam Neeson, but Tim Burton can rather easily make an Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer film?????? The USA is getting amazingly dumber by the minute. That film Idiocracy was onto something.

Harrison Ford is 67?! The man is like William Shatner: He just keeps going and going…
He’s impressively awesome!

#26 LJ- Yeah! LOL!
Cameron does deserve Best Director, though. (He even SHOT most of it himself.) But NOT Best Picture.

Beastly looks like a crappy film. And its the only time Vanessa Hudgens will be alluded to or included in an article on this site unless JJ taps her (no-pun intended LOL) for a role in the Trek sequel…if they decide to have Ilia enter early she could be a good choice for the role; otherwise she could be a good choice to succeed Majel as the ship’s computer voice (and do an in-joke allusion to that time they installed that seductive computer voice on the Enterprise in TOS LOL)

Thanks for the “Alice In Wonderland” link. Some very interesting early work with double exposure, especially in the shrinking/growing scene.

It’s nice to occasionally be reminded of what a film-maker can do even without the aid of Microsoft, Apple, et al.

#24 thanks for the heads up. Will do so when I get the opportunity to buy the set. Love Jerry Doyle as Garibaldi as well. He turned in some great performances in B5.
I heard once that he ‘body doubled’ for Bruce Willis sometime or other. Does anybody know if thats true?

I’m always surprised at all the hate for the Transformers movies and Michael Bay. For what they are, summertime action flicks, I think they’re great! And I have no problem with Shia. He’s a good young actor I won’t even comment on Megan Fox. I’d watch “Paint Drying: The Movie” if she were in it. Oh, look…I guess I did comment!

Re: Indy 4 and “aliens don’t belong in the Indy-verse” – If you put on your “In Search Of …” glasses and view them in the context of Erick Von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” ancient astronaut theory, its really no more out of place an the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. I know a lot of people hated it, but for me, it worked just fine. To each his own. I thought Brandon Routh was a great Superman too.

I liked Brandon Routh as Superman too, it’s just that the movie sucked.

Please. Not another Indiana Jones film, if it’s ANYTHING like the last one. One of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time. And I’m an Indy fan from day one.

#30: Agreed! I’m not a big Indiana Jones fan and really didn’t feel the fourth one at all, but that Harrison Ford keeps on going at his age is so exciting to me. He’s just an awesome guy.

(Well, without comment on his latest work, anyway. That’s not cool. . =/ )

About Toy Story 3… I’m not too happy about all the new characters that have been getting this big push recently. There are already a ton of characters to deal with, and the movie isn’t going to be long enough to give each of them more than a little scene or two. Seems to me like they’d be better off making a send-off movie that focuses almost entirely on the cast they already have established. Hm. Still, I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :)

@34: I don’t know about body doubling for Bruce Willis but Jerry does joke about being mistaken for him.

I hear that Jerry Doyale is now a Conservitive Commentater for talk radio. I think I seen him on Fox News talking abglut that. Though he is a ringer for Bruce Willis.

Yeah… that WOLVERINE news made my day. This movie will rock!

So, when they say that the Wolverine sequel will be different than the first film, so then he WON’T go to a foreing country, learn to fight, fall out with the group he’s in, fall in love, his love then dies, and then he’s out for revenge?

…hmm…we’ll see…

#41 yes I had heard that- in fact…..

shame he doesn’t appear to be acting these days. And yes, he really does bear a spooky likeness to Willis. Some of his facial expressions are really similar.

I’m so glad to find out someone is now making a Gilligan’s Island movie. We need this movie like a hole in the head. In fact, a hole in the head would be even better. Once again, I can envision a bunch of suit n’ ties sitting around a big conference table, and some nitwit says, “I’ve got a great idea! Let’s make a Gilligan’s Island movie! It’ll be a major hit!” A hit, just like
The Dukes of Hazzard, or Starsky and Hutch…

So are they getting a japanese actress for Elektra. Because that is the japanese character i remember being in love with wolverine, after trying to kill him or something. Not sure since i have not read that particular comic since i was a teenager.

That means no Jennifer Garner in the second Wolverine picture then. Too bad.

new title for transformers 3:

Transformers 3: The end of crap trilogy

the best part of 3 ? No more michael bay transformer movies after this one !

#19 If Buzz creeps you out, wait until you see their lifelike image of “Woody”.