Cowboys & Aliens: Alien Designs, Motive & Technology

Published 4 years ago by , Updated December 3rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm,

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Jon Favreau explains the reasoning behind giving out challenge coins for Cowboys & Aliens and Iron Man 2:

“…in the military, when we would work with the Air Force a lot, on ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Iron Man 2′, we were at Edwards Air Force Base. And I would shake hands with people, and I would feel they would stick a coin in my hands, right? And it was a challenge coin. The reason they call it challenge coins is, if you don’t have your unit coin, or a unit coin with you when you’re out drinking, and somebody pulls your glass at the bar, if anybody in the bar doesn’t have a coin, they have to buy a round for everybody. But if you challenge everybody and everybody has it, you have to buy the round for everybody. But it was also a sign of respect, that they liked the way the crew was, and the way we treated, you know, them, and who were – you know, are developed a nice relationship with any of the individuals – it was a sign of respect to give a coin. So I had them made up for “Ironman II”. And it became like a tradition. So I had them made up for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ also. I made them look a little more old school.”

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  1. Is this garbage based on a comic ?

    i haven’t really bothered to follow this PoS and the trailer further detracted me from it and to add to it i hate the blonde haired dude playing the main character (forgot his name)).

    • Outside of the concept and key ideas, it has little to do with the comic (the comic wasn’t good).

      • i knew it, just because kick ass was successful as a comic adaptation these clowns have to jump for every recent comic in a sad attempt to make $$$$$

        it’s garbage like this that give comic movie that have potential a bad name (like LMS)

  2. The armband looks like Ben Ten’s :D

  3. I’m looking forward to this, the idea of Cowboys vs aliens is sweet. The whole thing with the coin is cool.

  4. this sounds really good, it sounds like he put alot of thinking into this, and thats what is needed to make films like these really work. i like that he is thinking about the way they use to make horror movies and show the creatures slowly, and use practical effects and things like this even tho cgi can be done practical, and practical mixed with cgi work well some times, and less is better often. but sounds like he thought out a great story, and characters and made something special. wish we would see more films done with someone thinking them threw and making them work well.

  5. looks good

  6. Ok all you moping mollys screaming for no more ‘Remakes’ from Hollywood… where are you now to take a clean look at this fresh face attempt at pure invention? I dont have an opinion one way or another but at this point I have seen so many bad films that I am willing to allow this to be a ‘good’ film. No i did not say a ‘great’ film but thats the point. Not every film will be great according to each and every viewer.

    So… primary stock will be real 10 foot alien suits with CGI enhancement… ok… cast and crew have major actors fulfilling their traditional action figure roles… check… Setting amongst the old west where we can see some real burn up whole cities in real fire because everything was built with wood… alright… maybe some native america ancient stories can relay that these ‘harvesters’ are no strangers to our planet and possibly there is a way to help the guy who is chosen to wear the almighty fight back wristband weapoon… good good… now what??

    Its big time fiction… lets roll and see what happens right? Its no worse than Abraham Lincoln throwing hatchets and killing Zombies back east in his Old Kentucky Home… Bring the weirdness already and lets just see who is ready to discuss it seriously as entertainment!

  7. Wow.

    As Jim Carrey would say in Dumb & Dumber

    “I like it a lot”

  8. i will buy or make one of those wrist watch things cause they are awesome and they remind me of electrobolt in Bioshock

  9. How did you start the movie