Super Hero Round Up? All the little Superhero movie and news bits that you should know about, but just don’t make a full post on their own. So tighten up your belt, rub some dirt on your hands, and get ready for some fast and furious Superhero news!

Mark Strong (Sinestro) Talks Green Lantern Easter Eggs and the after credits movie scenes:

That was shot speculatively, I think. There was an idea that there would be an introduction of the idea that the yellow ring corrupts him. Perhaps it was felt in the body of the film, it wasn’t the right time to introduce it. So actually the thing to do is introduce everybody to the mythology and the story, and then give them that little taste. Certainly the fanboys who know about it will be excited, and anybody else, at least they have an opportunity of understanding where it could go from here.
I couldn’t do any research on aliens. I don’t know any aliens, so I didn’t know what kind of a guy he was. All I could do was use human characteristics, and it was very obvious to me he’s a kind of military commander-type figure who is very wary of this new Lantern and feels like his priority is the Corps, and if this guy’s going to be the weak link in the Corps, then he’s going to have to do something about it. The way he’s drawn, it’s a muscular drawing, you have to try and bring an element of that to the way you play him. That’s what I tried to do.

What’s interesting about these statements is that they lead me to believe that a major part of the second film in the Green Lantern series will deal with Sinestro turning against the Green Lantern Corps he once loved so much. I would love to see that story unfold. Now on to the probability that there will even be a second Green Lantern film.

Source: Crave Online

According to The New York Times, Green Lantern– after marketing – ended up costing Warner Bros. $300 million and is tracking for about a $60 million opening. Which wouldn’t be particularly good for a film costing that much. The slow economy explains a lot of that number. People just are not spending much money. So could this kill any future Green Lantern movies? No matter how good the film, if it doesn’t make money there is no chance of a second.

Green Lantern TV Spot and 4th Featurette are out. They have really been promoting this movie, even going so far as to buy full page ads in their arch rival Marvel’s comics. Is it overkill? I am betting that the movie will recoup it’s cost and then some, but will it be enough?

Source: SuperHeroHype

Scientists are making Cyclops powers a reality:

Developed by Malte Gather and Seok Hyun Yun at Massachusetts General Hospital, the new technique revolves around something known as green fluorescent protein (GFP) — a naturally glowing molecule found in jellyfish that can be used to illuminate living material. After genetically engineering a human kidney cell to express this protein, Gather and Yun wedged it between two mirrors in an inch-long cylinder, filled with a GFP solution. Then, they infused the system with blue light, until the cell began to emit its own pulses of bright green laser light.

Aside from all the scientist double talk or “Technobabble” what could possibly be the medical benifit to having this work?
source: Engadget

Want to be in Superman, The Man of Steel?
Extras are going to be needed for new Superman movie The Man of Steel. Men, women and children will be required this August and September for filming in the Plano and Chicagoland areas.
Here are the wheres and whens of the casting sessions:

Saturday, June 18th, 11a – 4p
DePaul University’s Naperville Campus
150 West Warrenville Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Wednesday, June 22nd, 6p-8p
Plano High School Gymnasium
704 West Abe Street
Plano, IL 60545-1167

Saturday, June 25th, 11a – 4p
Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

You will have to have a valid Social Security number and be legally permitted to work in the United States. Bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license or state or student ID.
If any NerdBastard that lives in the area gets a shot as an extra we will want to know about your experiences. So get your butt down there and get a NerdBastards write up about YOU!

Source: BleedingCool

New Captain America Footage and Images are out on television. We’re gonna have to make do with this pretty crappy “Video your TV” version until it releases past the sneak peek stage in a few days. I didn’t really see much new except a few seconds of Cap running around. I’ll still be at the opening showing, Cap is the “MAN” in my humble opinion.  So watch the video then take a look at the great cast scene photos below it.

Source: ComicBookMovie

Category: Comics, Film

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