Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Captain America, The Avengers, Spider-Man, TMNT, X-Men + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we start off with news of HD Star Wars and a look at a long-lost deleted scene. Plus Captain America and The Avengers are both going 3D, but taking different routes. We also have a updates X-Men First Class and X-Men Wolverine 2. Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

 

GENRE MOVIE NEWS

Star Wars will be released on Blu-ray in 2011 + Watch a deleted scene from ROTJ

During his appearance at "Star Wars Celebration V" last week, George Lucas announced that all six "Star Wars" films will be released in a Blu-ray boxset next fall. The set will also include new bonus features, including a long talked about (and thought to be lost) deleted scene from "Return of the Jedi" showing Luke Skywalker assembling his green-bladed lightsaber. Actor Mark Hamill was also at the event, remarking that it was another case of an introduction scene being cut (like his Anchorhead intro from New Hope). Although Geeks of Doom discovered a 2009 interview Mark Hamill did at Comic-Con where he says he never shot such a scene. Looks like Lucas used a stunt double. Regardless, thanks to someone at the event, the clip is available to view on YouTube.

Here’s some miscellaneous video and image content for "Star Wars", including a look at the special Jon Stewart action figure Lucas presented to "The Daily Show" host at Celebration V.

Stewart Trooper [more at Collider]

Life-size TIE Interceptor [YouTube via dvice]

Fan project: Star Wars: Uncut [Star Wars: Uncut]

Captain America director defends 3D convert + Joss Whedon talks rewrite + Set images/video

2D to 3D film conversions have gotten a bad rap (and deservedly so) but director Joe Johnston hopes to change that with "Captain America: The First Avenger". In an interview with Earth’s Mightiest, Johnston explained the reasoning behind his decision to shoot the film in 2D and convert it to 3D in post:

The cameras and their necessary hard and software made up one of the most cumbersome and unwieldy packages I’ve ever had the misfortune to work with. I couldn’t move the camera at a high rate of speed, I couldn’t fit it through tight spaces, lens changes took 45 minutes…if the two lenses weren’t perfectly calibrated to the exact same focal plane, the shot was unwatchable. It’s harder to fast cut an action sequence because your eye needs time to re-establish the depth of each shot. The biggest drawback is that it would have added 30 days to the schedule. For all these reasons and more, I decided to shoot the picture 2D and convert it.

But Johnston assures fans that they’ll get the conversion right with ‘Captain America’, by shooting separate passes to record all the info needed for the 3D convesion.

In related news, "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon spoke with Earth’s Mightiest about the work he did on touching up the "Captain America" script:

"I just got to make some character connections,” explains Whedon. “The structure of the thing was really tight and I loved it, but there were a couple of opportunities to find his voice a little bit — and some of the other characters — and make the connections so that you understood exactly why he wanted to be who he wanted to be. And progressing through the script to flesh it out a little bit."

Lastly, the first images — and video — from the set of the film have been released online. The project, code-named "Frostbite", has begun filming in London and The Media Club and Hey U Guys have written up reports. There’s even a video from the set. Check those out below. lastly, check out a casting call for "Frostbite", err ‘Captain America’, over at Live for Films.

First set images [more at The Media Club and HeyUGuys]

Set video [HeyUGuys / Vimeo]

The Avengers will be shot in 3D + Whedon on Ruffalo’s Hulk

Despite Johnston’s preference to shoot ‘Captain America’ in 2D and do the 3D in post, Marvel will not be taking the same approach with "The Avengers". Showbiz 411 reports that Joss Whedon will shoot "The Avengers" in native 3D. Meanwhile, Comic Book Movie discovered an interview Whedon gave during Comic-Con last month. Here’s an excerpt from the interview where he talks about casting Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk [via Comic Book Movie]:

To me, I wanted Mark [Ruffalo] because he connects with you. He is a guy who you feel that he is you and he reaches out to you in a way that I don’t feel the performances as Banner have really done. And this also has to do with the way the narrative works, but I feel I wanted to come at Banner and The Hulk visually from a new place. And I wanted somebody that had the quality that Mark has which is somebody who has taken hits from life but is not defined by that. He’s taken a hit and he stood back up. He’s not thinking about himself necessarily. Mark is a very giving guy and actor. When he looks at me onscreen I’m like, ‘That’s me. That’s the guy.’ And he’s like that as a person. And just talking to him about The Hulk I learned so much more about the character of Bruce Banner than I had ever even thought of. It was an instinct I thought no one would support. The studio were completely into it. Robert Downey Jr was super supportive. And you know everybody welcomed him into the fold and I was so excited because, to me, he’s going to be the first Banner."

Watch the full interview at About.com. "The Avengers" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.

Shortlist for Spider-Man’s love interest?

A shortlist has surfaced online for possible "up-and-comer" actresses to play Spider-Man’s love interest in Marc Webb’s 2012 3D reboot. According to Heat Vision, the love interest in the film will not be Mary Jane (who was played by Kirsten Dunst in the three Sam Raimi films). The site reports that it could be Gwen Stacey (played by Bryce Dallas Howard in "Spider-Man 3"), or someone else entirely. Here’s the list:

  • Imogen Poots
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  • Lilly Collins
  • Teresa Palmer
  • Emma Roberts
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

"Spider-Man" starts shooting before the end of the year and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.

David Slade to direct Wolverine 2?

20th Century Fox’s choice to direct the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel has reportedly been narrowed down to two: David Slade and Robert Schwentke. But the choice may have already been made, with Vulture reporting that the studio has settled on Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") pending approval of the film’s star (Hugh Jackman) In related news, Jackman reportedly dropped out of another film to free up his schedule for ‘Wolverine 2’. The film is expected to be released in 2011.

Paramount fast-tracking new TMNT franchise

In a deal reported to be worth close to $1 million, Paramount has hired Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man") to re-imagine a new live action feature film based on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants TMNT to be "its next huge franchise" and they have turned to Michael Bay’s production with a frast track production and script due by October for a 2012 release. 

January Jones, Oliver Platt, Rose Byrne and Jason Flemyng join X-Men: First Class

The cast for "X-Men: First Class" is filling up quick. Over the past week, no fewer than four actors have been cast in the Matthew Vaughn-directed spinoff. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that filming is scheduled to get underway in London on August 23, 2010. Here’s a run-down of the recent cast additions:

  • Jason Flemyng will play Nightcrawler’s dad, Azazel. [Empire]
  • Rose Byrne will play Xavier’s love interest Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and authority on genetic mutation. [THR]
  • Oliver Platt will play a non-Mutant by the name of The Man in Black. No details further details have been revealed about the character. [Deadline New York]
  • January Jones will play Emma Frost, Zoe Kravitz will play Angel, Bill Milner will play a young version of Magneto and Morgan Lily will play a young Raven (who becomes Mystique). [Deadline New York]

Those actors round out a cast that already includes Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Xavier), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), Lucas Till (Havoc), Edi Gathegi (Darwin) and Kevin Bacon, who is playing an as-yet unknown villain. "X-Men: First Class" is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.

UPDATE: AICN also has a new update on First Class with an exclusive chat with Bryan Singer.


PREVIEW Videos & Images

30 Days of Night: Dark Days (direct to video)

Promotional stills [more at Shock Till You Drop]

Avatar: Special Edition

Promotional stills [Collider]

Black Swan

Movie poster [Collider]

Movie trailer [Apple via YouTube / Collider]

Dead of Night (formerly titled "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night")

Movie trailer [YouTube]

Green Lantern

Final designs (?) for Bzzd and Tomar-Re [Comic Book Movie, (2)]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Promotional stills [more at YourEntNow]

I Am Number Four

On set video [YouTube]

The Last Exorcism

Movie poster [Blastr]

Let Me In

Promotional stills [more at /Film]

Monsters

Movie trailer [Apple via Trailer Addict]

Resident Evil: Afterlife

International trailer [MovieWeb]

Skyline

Teaser poster [Shock Till You Drop]

Super

Promotional still [Midnight Madness | Twitter via Bleeding Cool]

Piranha 3D

Rejected TV ad [via Blastr]

"For Your Consideration" ad [Funny or Die]

Transformers 3

Set images [TLAMB, (2)]

Set video [YouTube via TLAMB]

Watch another set video here

Vanishing on 7th Street

Movie trailer [Shock Till You Drop]

MOVIE BITES

  • Previously on TrekMovie.com: Star Trek Composer Michael Giacchino Scoring New Star Wars Ride
  • Although Andrew Garfield stars in David Fincher’s "The Social Network", the director didn’t give much of an endorsement for the actor to play the lead role in Marc Webb’s "Spider-Man" reboot: "I can’t imagine [Garfield] in spandex, I can’t imagine him being comfortable," said Fincher. "He’s a wonderful actor, he’s incredibly skilled and empathic and a lovely guy. So it’s nice to see that." [MTV Splash Page]
  • Sony Screen Gems has pushed back the release of "Underworld 4" to January 20, 2012. Additionally, the studio has re-set the film to be released in 3D. [Box Office Mojo]
  • Hayden Christensen claims that there hae been discussions about a sequel to 2008’s "Jumper": "We’re talking about it right now actually…Hopefully [the story will go] somewhere a little darker. I think there’s a lot you can do with it. It was sort of set up in a way it’s gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe sister hunting brother. We’re talking about it, trying to figure it out." [MTV Movies Blog]
  • "Hellboy 3" is probably not going to happen any time soon: "I would love to do it," continued del Toro. "But the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don’t know if I want to see that ending. But I would love to do it." Other factors hampering movement on the third film include star Ron Pearlman’s attachment to the hit cable series "Sons of Anarchy" as well as previous statements from the character’s creator Mike Mignola. Mignola has expressed aprehension at seeing del Toro’s vision on film because he still believes he has years worth of stories to tell. [MTV Splash Page]
  • Universal Studios has sent out survey’s testing interest in a "Lord of the Rings" theme park in the style of the recently opened "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter". [Mice Chat via The One Ring]
  • This is interesting. Sony is accusing the producers of "Skyline" of ripping off elements from their upcoming alien invasion film "Battle: Los Angeles". The issue surrounds the visual effects house Hydraulx. Sony hired the company to do the VFX work for "Battle: Los Angeles" and Sony is concerned directors Greg and Colin Strause — who own Hydraulx — are essentially making a cheap version of their film (budgets are rumored to be $100M vs. $20M). The big head start at the box office — with "Skyline" debuting four months before "Battle: Los Angeles" (11/12/2010 and 3/11/2012) — is a major concern to the studio… [Deadline & The Wrap]
  • …A rep for the Strause brothers issued the following statement: "Any claims of impropriety are completely baseless. This is a blatant attempt by Sony to force these independent filmmakers to move a release date that has long been set by Universal and Relativity and is outside the filmmakers’ control." SPE declined comment as did Relativity." [Deadline]
  • Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") described his adaptation of "Ant-Man" as "essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power." [Vanity Fair]
  • Here are a few notes from a leaked Paramount e-mail for upcoming projects: [The Wrap]
  • "World War Z": "They love the new Matt Carnahan draft and it looks like this is coming together. Brad Pitt to star, Marc Forster to direct."…
  • "G.I. Joe 2": "They’re VERY happy w/the Reese & Wernick draft. Good chance that Sommers may direct the sequel after all."…
  • "Max Steel": "Damiani & Leven writing; this feels like it has lost momentum. Taylor Lautner attached."
  • Peter Berg’s "Battleship" is a go, but there’s a report that Universal actually considered scrapping the $200M-budgeted project (!!) this past June. The film is currently slated to be released on May 18, 2012. [THR]
  • Just the link for this one. Follow the source for details on the villains that will be featured in Martin Campbell’s "Green Lantern". [Comic Book Movie]
  • J.J. Abrams will begin filming "Super 8" late September in Weirton, Virginia. [Production Weekly | Twitter]
  • Shia LaBeouf has revealed that a script is being written for "Indiana Jones 5" and the idea is "crazy" (in a good way, he says): "They’re script writing right now. … I got called into Steven’s office and he pitched a little bit to me and it sounds crazy, it sounds really cool." [Showbiz Spy via /Film]
  • Marvel will be releasing a comic book adapation of the original "Tron" movie. "Tron: Movie Adaptation" #1 will arrive in stores on November 3. The cover art (not final) is included below. [via Comics Alliance]

CASTING BITES

  • Previously on TrekMovie.com: Karl Urban Confirmed As New Judge Dredd + Karl Talks Favorite Star Trek Moment
  • Seth Rogen ("Green Lantern", "Paul") will voice the lead character in DreamWorks Animation’s "Boo U". The 3D animated comedy "centers on a ghost who must return to ghost school to learn how to be a better spook." [Heat Vision]
  • Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker has joined the cast of Peter Berg’s "Battleship". Decker will play opposite lead star Taylor Kitsch… [Latino Review]
  • …Also joining the cast will be Hamish Linklater. He’ll play a scientist named Cal. [The Wrap]
  • "Super" director James Gunn has revealed that Rob Zombie will provide the voice of God in the upcoming movie. [James Gunn | Twitter via Bleeding Cool]
  • Karl Yune has joined the cast of Shawn Levy’s robot boxing movie "Real Steel". Yune will play the role of Tak Mashido, a robot boxing designer. [Variety]
  • Josh Hartnett will star in Paul McGuigan’s time travel thriller "Tomorrow". The film is about "a man who is desperate to save his family on the day of their murder, but can’t control the short-term time travel phenomenon he’s trapped in." [The Wrap]
  • Glenn Morshower will return for Michael Bay’s "Transformes 3". [Glenn Morshower]
  • Sam Worthington has been confirmed to be starring in Alex Proyas’ "Dracula: Year Zero". The film will begin shooting in June 2011. [Encore & Collider]
  • Emily Montague has joined the cast of Craig Gillespie’s 3D remake of the vampire classic "Fright Night". Montague will play Doris, a victim of the head vampire. [Dread Central]
  • Alice Eve was originally cast in the role of Emma Frost in "X-Men: First Class", but the actress and her management successfully petioned Fox to have her released from her contract. She did this because she was apparently unhappy with recent script changes… [Comic Book Movie]
  • …At the same time, however, Marvel is reportedly interested in her to play a minor villain role in "The Avengers". And if that weren’t enough, she’s also reportedly being pursued to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fox’s reboot "Fantastic Four: Reborn". [Comic Book Movie]


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jas_montreal

The cut-scene from ROTJ seems a bit fishy. I don’t know what to say…. George has already messed up the originals by not including the original theatricals in the blu-ray pack. Instead were forced to watch the altered horror scenes.

That One Guy

So many movies that I’m not even remotely interested in:

TMNT
SpiderMan
Ant-Man
Battleship
Transormers 3
Indy 5

Okay, maybe Indy 5, but PLEASE kill of Shia. He ruined the 4th one.

I can’t wait to read all the “Battleship Sinks at the Box Office” headlines in a few years.

Now Super 8 sounds interesting. I wonder how that’ll turn out.

How come that 3-faced Jon Stewart doll be more detailed than tha’ Starry Wars dolls I hads when I wuz’ six? Me Stormytroopers didda’ not even shave.
I saw tha’ ad fur’ it, unfortunately…
“With beard, without beard, or put the helmet on to sneak up on an unsuspecting Ted Koppel to call him a “waffle”, Stewart Trooper will provide you with 30 minutes of fun every weekday! Well, 15 minus the commercials.”

That thar’ “Starry Wars: Uncut” does not include Jon Stewart.

(Oh! I kidz cuz’ I luvz! No one’ll get that anyways.)

Speakin’ o’ cuts, as fur’ that lost scene from tha’ Jedi film, why be tha’ crowd goin’ wild seein’ a man fashion a vibrator? I dunna’ get it.

Dear Crom! Has Geo Lucas’ pre-quels made me so enbittered towards Wars in tha’ Stars that I have no kind words aboot’ Luke and such anymores?!!!!

Good thing no one’s muckin’ aboot’ wit’ Starry Trek…

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

Phaser Guy

This summer has been just awful for films. You know it’s bad when people are getting excited about Piranhas 3D.

Vultan

That Captain America set looks interesting. Nice to see an authentic Sherman tank there, not one of those 60s/70s era tanks with a white star painted on it like in so many of those old war movies (except for Kelly’s Heroes, of course—“woof, woof, woof!”).

Here’s hoping the Cap is just as authentic—“Jack Kirby, I summon thee…”

Red Dead Ryan

Can’t wait for the “Star Wars” Blu Ray. I much prefer the “Special Edition” versions since they were what I finally got to see in theatres in 1997. But the original versions should be included.

Anyway, I’d really like to see the classic trilogy in IMAX. That would be awesome!

Good to hear that “Indiana Jones 5” is being written right now. I enjoyed “Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” but I hope they don’t put in anymore cgi effects this time.

Red Dead Ryan

5

I agree! Last two summers we were spoiled:

2008: “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull”, “Wall-E”, “IronMan”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “The Dark Knight” “Hellboy II”

2009: “Star Trek”, “UP”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “District 9”, “Terminator Salvation”,”Moon”, not to mention that “Avatar” came out at the end of the year

2010: “Iron Man II”, “Toy Story 3”, “Inception”

Red Dead Ryan

Also, according to sources close to Warner Bros. indicate that Christopher Nolan is considering bringing back Brandon Routh. This was reported on “Electronic Playground” a few days ago.

Which would be good. He was great in the otherwise bland “Superman Returns”.

Vultan

#7

Ryan, where does it talk about Indy 5 in the article? I’ve gone over it a couple of times and I’m still not seeing it. Please help!

Magic_Al

Mark Hamill said it was him in the scene when it was shown at the event. Everyone is so cynical. He probably forgot the scene before, because there was no dialog to rehearse and he doesn’t do much. Some have gone so far as to claim that this cut scene is completely fake, put together from unrelated outtakes, CGI, and that the clip of Vader in the meditation chamber is from Empire because they wouldn’t have rebuilt that set for such a brief moment. Well, to that I retort that they did rebuild part of the full-size Millennium Falcon exterior just for the sandstorm scene which was also very brief and also cut, and that Falcon set appears nowhere else in Jedi. (The Falcon seen in the Rebel hangar is a painting.) The meditation chamber would have been something small enough to keep in storage between films. Indeed, all the scenes shot in the Death Star corridor set at the beginning of the cut scene were cut, so there was a lot of ultimately unnecessary set construction for this film.

Harry Ballz

9

That would be great!

Vultan

#7

Never mind, Ryan. I found it.

I have a habit of skipping over lines that begin with “Shia.” I just hope Indy leaves junior at home with Marion for the next trip. Bring back Sallah!

Wes

Super 8 is filming in Weirton, West Virginia, not Virginia. Minor detail, I know…but I grew up in WV. ;)

Jim E

-> 8

Iron Man II ? Not really a good one…

Jim Nightshade

Bah! The first and so far still best version of Banner/Hulk will alwas be Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno—the fancier movies still have not made us believe like the tv show did–bixby played a great gentle man haunted by his power-ferrigno made hulk very human/frankenstein haunted beastlike–i say ditch the detailed but unlifelike cgi–disney should be rereleasing n advertising original tron–a whole lotta people never saw or know about the original–a comic book aint enuff–lucas should release the original versions in bluray-and full hd enhanced-the previous release non bluray did have both versions but only the new version filled the hd screens–so the older ones look too small on a hi def tv–i dont even want the special editions-the original versions were special enuff-hate the death star blowing up with a computerized ring around the explosion for instance-it does nothing to help the story-

Phaser Guy

It’s obvious to any SW fan that Hamill was in the scene.. Darth Vader arrives on the Death Star, and tries to contact Luke. The scene was in toe ROJ radio drama if anyone wants to hear it. Luke is in Ben’s old hut, and he’s building a lightsaber. Then he puts it into Artoo, and Artoo and Threepio go off to Jabba.

Gorn

If all goes well and if the film companies are set on track with their projects and such then 2011 will an ultimate year in terms of science fiction, comedy, horror, and action adventure.

The Green Hornet (January 14, 2011)
Battle: Los Angeles (March 11, 2011)
Sucker Punch (March 25, 2011)
Scream 4 (April 15, 2011)
Thor (May 6, 2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20, 2011)
X-Men: First Class (June 3, 2011)
Green Lantern (June 17, 2011)
Transformers 3 (July 1, 2011)
The Hangover 2 (July 3, 2011)
Super 8 (July 8, 2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (July 15, 2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22, 2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (July 29, 2011)
Mission: Impossible IV (December 16, 2011)
Sherlock Holmes 2 (December 16, 2011)
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (December 23, 2011)

Holger

Can’t believe Lucas cut that cool scene off Ep VI. Probably it was not childish enough for that movie.

Zebonka

Kill Indy’s son. The thing is, we know Indy reaches old age because he narrated the TV show, but you never hear him talk about his son. I say it’s because he doesn’t want to talk about him because it’s depressing that he’s dead.

Bingo! Besides which, it’ll give the story some credibility. Shit happens sometimes.

Captain Rickover

3D, 3D, 3D…

Will that never end? I avoid every 3D-movie since Clash of the titans this year. Not enough money to see everything in 3D and I get headakes of these stuipid glasses.

AnotherQ

They want Shia to carry on the Jones’ name. Of course,
the company won’t meet his enormous salary request
and it’ll never get done (unless another actor takes the
role, which is what I expect to happen…around 2020…

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

Some great Movies coming out. This year has been a bit dull so far. Except for the Expendables and the other Guys. But Harry potter and Tron are coming up. The next couple of years looks great with Capt America and the Avengers and of Course Star Trek 12. Im ok with 3d if it is done right. A great Example is Avatar. Wonderfully done. A Bad example is Clash of the Titans. Star Wars on Bluray. Yes!!!!!!!! Finaly. Can’t wait.

Hmmm….so if I’m reading this right….it was Whedon’s decision. Maybe he does see Raffalo “connecting” with him…or whatever…..but I saw Norton connecting too. He certainly loved and wanted to pay homage to the character. From having Paul Soles (who voiced Banner in the ’60’s Hulk cartoon) play the pizza shop owner to having Ferrigno and Stan Lee in the movie. To having just a little snippet of Joe Harnell’s Hulk tv show theme music (should’ve used more of that in my opinion). And more importantly showing a little homage to Bill Bixby. That was cool. I like Whedon…and particularly, I like what he did with the Firefly movie. But i don’t get his comments that are obviously directed towards Norton. Oh well, hope it’s good.

@16. Jim Nightshade – August 21, 2010

And Jim, I’m with you – even with that big long run on sentence – on everything you said basically.

@6

“Here’s hoping the Cap is just as authentic—”Jack Kirby, I summon thee…” ”

Amen brother. Amen.

Destroyer Of Virgins!

Ha ha, all the virgin nerds screaming at the Return Of The Jedi deleted scene! Very sad, get a life – and a woman you pathetic wasters!

The Original Animated Next Generation Deep Space Voyager Enterprise I-XI

@25

a) Uncalled for

b) You have a lot of gall posting something like that on a STAR TREK website

Lore

#9 & #12 Please, lets not reward failure. BR was a terrible Superman. This franchise needs to be re-invented, oh wait it already has been, on SMALLVILLE.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

#25. That is not very Nice. Very Uncalled for.

Lore

George Lucas didn’t bother explaining the deleted scene, but it wasn’t an introduction of Luke, it was an introduction to Luke’s lightsaber. The scene was probably cut because: There would have been much less suspense in that moment when Luke was going to be thrown into the mouth of the Sarlac. It was a huge surprise for the audience when R2 sent the sabor flying and Luke ignited his green blade. A surprise because everyone expected it to be blue.

Stacey Marsh

I hope that in Wolverine 2, they include Albert, Jessan Hoan, Itsu, Amiko Kobayashi, Rancor, X-23, Mariko Yashida and Yukio.

I look forward to seeing some of the following villains in this:
Bloodscream, Chimera, Abraham Cornelius, Cyber, Daken, Genesis, The Gorgon, Malcolm Colcord, Matsu’o Tsurayaba, Mister X, Nitro, Nuke, Ogun, Omega Red, Romulus, Roughouse, Shiva, Silver Samurai, Shingen Yashida, Weapon XI, Wendigo, Wild Child.

M_E

Is X-Men: First Class unrelated to the X-Men Trilogy and Wolverine? If in the same continuity, how could Angel appear on it if he shows up in X-Men 3?

Serena Calcagno

In X-Men: First Class, they should finally utilise the villains that they haven’t used in an X-Men movie before instead of using Magneto again who has become as overused in this franchise as Lex Luthor is in the Superman movies. Magneto has been a villain in every X-Men film. That must change.

I hope that they don’t make another Indiana Jones film. All of the people involved should move onto more promising projects. The original trilogy were all classics and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a good tribute to them even though Kate Capshaw should have been included. It would be best that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull concludes the series. I have my doubts if they try to reboot it as Harrison Ford defined the role.

Magdalena Marciniak

The Spider-Man franchise is hungry for greatness. This is the time to rebuild the franchise. I hope that they use the villains that weren’t included in the original trilogy such as Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Carnage, Chameleon, Electro, Enforcers, Hammerhead, Hobgoblin, Hydro-Man, Jackal, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lizard, Morbius, Mysterio, Rhino, Scorpion, Shocker, Silvermane, Spot, Tinkerer, Tombstone, Vulture. This is a second chance to get it right. This is an opportunity.

Teresa Palmer and Emma Roberts are the most beautiful and talented young women on the shortlist to play the love interest in the new Spider-Man movie. But I would rather see them in the next Star Trek film than in this franchise. The love interest character could be anyone of the following names:
Liz Allan, Betty Brant, Gwen Stacy, Debra Whitman, April Maye, Michele Gonzales, Jean DeWolff, Jessica Drew, Lisa Skye, Marcy Kane, Angelica Jones, Felicia Hardy, Sarah Rushman, Carlie Cooper, Norah Winters.

Michael

Really? They’re making a Sherlock Holmes 2? I have the bluray of this piece of sh*t. The first 1/2 of the film drug so bad, I stopped the disc, went to bed, and finished watching the last 1/2 the next day, where it eventually picked up to become watchable. 2 had better EXCEED the original, or it will be out of theaters before the theater’s manager can turn off the lights! It’s just so painful to waych other flics like this one and other mimic matrix effects and character’s slow-motion stunts verbatim.

Bob Sacamano

I wish X-Men would feature Mr. Sinister as a villain.

Christine Vergara

I hope The Avengers will include Ant-Man and Wasp as well as some of the following villains:

Baron Zemo, Collector, Count Nefaria, Egghead, Grandmaster, Graviton, Grim Reaper, Immortus, Kang, Korvac, Legion of the Unliving, Lethal Legion, Loki, Master Pandemonium, Masters of Evil, Morgan le Fay, Nebula, Space Phantom. Super-Adaptoid, Supreme Intelligence, Squadron Sinister, Taskmaster, Thanos, Ultron, Zodiac

Red Dead Ryan

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The scene could have been cut because Luke was wearing a hooded cloak similar to Emperor Palpatine’s and George didn’t want anyone to think by mistake that it was Palpatine not Luke who was working on his lightsabre. Luke looked a bit like Palpatine in that clip since both characters have a dimple on their chin. :-)

argie_bargie

wolverine 2 is going to be lame….

Lore

True, but when you see C3P0 you know the Emporer isn’t in a hut on Tatooine making a green lightsaber. Lucas decided the saber’s initial scene was better the way it was released. I think Luke looking like the Emporer was intentional, as we the audience knew that his turning to the dark side was always a possibility (at least back in 1983 we didn’t know what was going to happen).

Red Dead Ryan

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I thought the deleted scene was kind of neat. And I know where you’re coming from. It also makes me wonder how much more George Lucas has been holding from us all these years. :-)

The Funny or Die video of the “Piranha 3D” actors lobbying for Oscars was a hoot. That’s because “Piranha 3D” was a giant turkey. The movie was a lot of body partis hurled at you in 3D. There was nothing reediming about it. And since they discussed it, yes there’s a penis that gets eaten in 3D. It’s poor Jerry O’Connell (“Sliders”). Or maybe not. He might get a lot of date offers. After seeing the above video, I might reconsider my opinion of the movie. But it’s no Alfred Hitchcock. Review below.

http://berniebasementblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/piranha-3d-review.html

Lore

When they did “The Phantom Menace” they completed all deleted scenes, complete with special effects. I think we’ll see a completed version for the 20th anniversery, perhaps even another theatrical release.

Holger

25: This is not only not very nice, it’s a crystal-clear case of trolling.
(And I’m not among those who cry out “Troll!” whenever they read something they happen to dislike somewhat.)

Mr Fusion

Why is anyone even replying to #25? Like telling him “now that’s not nice!” is going to cause him to rethink anything. He’s probably just some insecure 12 year old fool that’s just as big of a dork as the rest of us, who’s giggling as he refreshes the page to see how the “Star Trek Nerds” reply to his idiocy.

Red Dead Ryan

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A 20th anniversary theatrical re-release of “The Phantom Menace”?
Oh boy! How am I going to contain my excitement over the next nine years?! (sarcasm) The chance to see Jake Lloyd and Jar Jar Binks again? (more sarcasm) Gosh, I don’t see how anyone would pass up a chance to relive their memories of being bored to tears in the theatre!

Magic_Al

^37. The Emperor hadn’t been seen yet at that point (other than the hologram in Empire) and it was obviously Luke because Vader was calling his name.

Regarding Hamill’s earlier lack of memory of this scene, if you listen to the latest ForceCast podcast interview, he explains that he still had no memory of it even after was told what it was that was going to be shown, but when they finally played it for him, moments before they showed it to the audience, then the memory came back and he could recall everything about the shoot.

Red Dead Ryan

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It was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek statement

Paul

I really hope they do bring back Brandon Routh for another Superman….. there were times watching the film when I swore I heard Christopher Reeve momentarily… like he was being channeled through Brandon.

Unlike most, I really enjoyed Superman Returns… and loved all the references to the previous films and television series.

Harry Ballz

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Lore

don’t confuse a bad performance with a bad movie. Superman Returns was a bad film, but not because of Brandon Routh. He was, in fact, the only good thing in it!

Very few actors would give off “the right vibe” wearing the Superman outfit. Routh was superb in the role.

Joel1245

@ #5 & #8, you guys make it sound like you’re entitled to a summer of great summer flicks. Movies are great but don’t build your life’s purpose on them. Sheesh.