Super Hero Roundup: Hugo Strange in ‘Dark Knight Rises’, Deadpool Creator Approves of Tim Miller Directing Adaptation, Mark Ruffalo on Prepping for Hulk in ‘The Avengers’ and Chris Evans Reflects on Captain America
Holy shittake (FYI I hate mushrooms and can we stop shittake being a commonplace curse word replacement?)! Today is one busy day for super hero movie news. And honestly, I’m cranky and a little too inebriated to give a hoot. I’d rather be masturbating (wouldn’t we all?) and watching this compilation of hot girls sneezing (why? It’s gross but oddly enough I can’t look away). Alas, it is Nerd Bastards duty to give fanboys and girls the means to speculate, shake fists, possibly be amused but almost always be disappointed in movie adaptions of iconic heroes. So go grab a pineapple (simply because they’re delicious) and hit the jump for a bunch a bits that do nothing but ruin or lessen your future movie experience.
Dr. Hugo Strange in the Dark Knight Rises After all?
*rolls eyes and scratches ass* The one constant rumor in regards to Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises is that the villainous psychiatrist Dr. Hugo Strange -who prances around as an anti-batman- would appear, if not be the lead big bad in the 3rd Bat installment. Rumor kinda went the way side when Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy were cast as Catwoman and Bane. Then Joseph Gordon-Levitt got thrown into the mix as Alberto Falcone or Black Mask… I don’t fucking know. I think Talia al Ghul is in their somewhere too. Regardless, too many baddies means not enough room for something Strange. Or could it?
In a production update via My Entertainment World, the site offers the following:
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE (aka MAGNUS REX & FOX HILLS GREEN) – Mid June, 2011 – India & London, UK & New York, NY & Pittsburgh, PA; Details Are only Available By Subscription.. STORY: As Batman deals with his new status as a wanted vigilante, Dr. Hugo Strange, a villainous psychiatrist, concocts a plan to destroy him and become the new Batman. (Posted: June 17, 2010. Revised: April 11, 2011)
While the validity of the site is questionable, the productions opposite TDKR are verily accurate. And also, with the confirmed villains appearing in the film, Hugo Strange’s “plan” could easily involve Bane, Catwoman, Talia al Ghul and even Alberto Falcone. But I’d just as easily dismiss it.
MORE STORIES AFTER THE JUMP
Deadpool Creator Approves of Tim Miller Directing The Big Screen Adaptation
Via Twitter, creator Robert Liefeld shared some of his thoughts regarding Tim Miller, a director who will bring Deadpool to the big screen, in his own comic book adaptation
“The Deadpool director, Tim Miller has an outstanding CGI/FX company, Blur Studios. Miller has all the instincts, tools and teach to pull off the most crazy aspects of a Deadpool film. And Miller has to run the gauntlet, getting the blessing of writers Resse and Wernick, as well as Ryan Reynold AND the studio. The Deadpool script calls for some CRAZY visual sequences – needed a director with extensive FX mojo. Looking forward 2 Tim Miller’s direction.
Trust me, having read the script a thousand times, I had legitimate concerns over directors being able to handle the requirements of DP. I believe the DP film scared the crap out of some prospective directors. As a matter of fact I know some of them were intimidated. Seriously the action and direction imagined by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is crazy complicated. Think the best of Kill Bill, Matrix, Woo..”
With or without Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is probably going to start production this year.
Mark Ruffalo on Hulking Out For The Avengers
On a completely unrelated note, Mark Ruffalo’s head to body ratio puzzles me. He has the noggin’ of a fat guy, yet his body surprisingly has the grandeur of a fit hippie. Is he fat or skinny? He can’t be both. Can he? I’m so confused. Anyway, he’s playing The Hulk in Marvel’s tent-pole super show The Avengers. In promoting his supernatural, faith healer flick Sympathy for Delicious he briefly mentions how he’s prepping for the green bastard.
“I’m grateful that I get to do something like The Avengers, and I’m grateful that I can get enough money together with people that I love, my friends, and make this kind of a movie,” said the actor, who plays The Hulk (Bruce Banner) in The Avengers. “I’m a lot happier when I’m more grateful than when I’m like ‘what the f**k man? I can make ten movies with their lunch budget, okay!’ There is not a lot of grace in that, and it just makes me miserable.”
Ruffulo went on to say that he’s approaching the role of Bruce Banner as organically as possible: “I don’t know how else to do it,”. “I have to find those places where it intersects with real life, I think.” he added. “So working on Bruce Banner walking around and thinking ‘I could tear the roof off of this like that.’ That does something to you. I’m trying to bring those elements to whatever I do.”
With an all star cast which includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, The Avengers is set to be released on May 4, 2012!
via: Hollywood Outbreak
Chris Evans Reflects on Captain America: The First Avenger
Does anyone read magazines anymore? The medium is dead. LONG LIVE THE INTERNETS! Anyway, on your next Dentist or gyno visit (as it’s the only time ANYONE reads magazines) you might like to check out the recent issue of USA WEEKEND, in which Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth discuss the many aspects of their pivotal roles in Captain America and Thor. With a sneak peek courtesy of the Chris Evans Blog, read below what Evans had to say regarding the experience & set-environment of Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
Speaking on the scene involving jumping in water to stop an escaping enemy on a submarine, Evan says:
“It’s a pretty cool-looking thing actually,” Evans says of the scene. “He takes off and my character runs and dives in and swims after him and grabs the submarine and punches it. It’s this whole underwater thing, and as I was reading it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never done a scene underwater. This is crazy!’ And it was. It was like five days in this giant tank underwater. They yell ‘Cut!,’ you swim over to a guy with a respirator and a tank, and you breathe. Then you take it out and he yells again. It was just a crazy thing but it was fun.”
On director Joe Johnston’s craft of bringing 40s-era sets to life, Evan says:
“That’s one of the appeals to me, I think that’s going to be a good selling point for the film. Joe is so good at creatig that world. You’d walk on set and you’re like, ‘Man, I can’t believe where I am right now. This is wild.’
On donning the suit, Evans says:
“It didn’t breathe, no,” Evans deadpans. “I don’t know if they washed it. It was this type of canvas – there were leather straps. It was a lot of layers and pieces and very cumbersome. Every morning you’d put it on and you’d have a little conniption fit in your trailer where you were just like, ‘Arrrgh!’ and then you’d just surrender and say, ‘OK, let’s go make a [freakin’] movie.’ ”
While theres much more in the magazine, available in stores April 15-17, presumingly more with Chris Hemsworth on THOR, look for that film in theaters May 6. And Captain America: The First Avenger July 22, in 3D!