Movie News Grab Bag – 12/11/07

Published 7 years ago by , Updated October 15th, 2012 at 10:24 am,

Here’s a summary of what’s going on today in the wonderful world of entertainment…

- Harlan Ellison debunks the rumor that Star Trek 11 incorporates the Guardian of Forever. We reported this AS rumor a month ago, so we don’t fall under the category of blogs that Ellison so colorfully refers. – (warning, lots of colorful language… it IS Harlan Ellison after all)

- AICN floats a supposed alternative title to the upcoming Justice League movie which I believe is utter and complete hogwash and there’s no way it’s true. – AICN

- The uber-classic sci fi film Metropolis is headed for a remake. This could be incredibly stupid and the odds are that it’s a bad idea. However there is a very, very slight chance that if done correctly it could turn into a modern day classic. –

- A few new images from Aliens vs Predator: Requiem over at Yahoo! Movies, including another look at the Predalien and the Predator home world. I’m still holding out hope that this will be a fun and scary ride. – Yahoo! Movies

- Want to see what the Mark II armor will look like in Iron Man (as a toy, anyway)? I was hoping for something a bit more different from the red and gold, but I’m not complaining. –

- A couple of new images from The Dark Knight including a better look at the Batpod aka Batcycle. – Comics2Film

- Director Lexi Alexander answers questions about Punisher: War Zone. I didn’t have time to read it myself so maybe you guys could chime in with a summary. SuperHeroHype forums

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  1. I’m still counting down the days till JLA collapses. If that film was really moving forward, we’d have heard something official from WB by now (if not a month ago!)

    So far, TERMINATOR 4 has been the only major Summer 2009 tentpole WB has actively and openly talked about…correct me if I’m wrong…

  2. “I didn’t have time to read it myself so maybe you guys could chime in with a summary.”


    As of the 8th of this month, she says filming wraps next Friday. I’m assuming that to mean the 14th.

    When asked if the Central Park Massacre will be used, she says that the scene will be referenced several times, but they will not redo an origin story, though it is a complete reboot. Elements from several different Punisher titles will be used.

    He’s going to be a Marine Veteran of the First Gulf War as Vietnam was too far back and and she doesn’t want to take artistic license with real events.

    She says Dominic West look “really cool” as Jigsaw, and we’ll get a first glimpse soon. Jason Faires will be doing the original music, no other music has been licensed yet, and she doesn’t know when a trailer will be released, though, if it were her call, she’d say a Feb/March timeframe. Expect a running time of about 100 minutes.

    Frank Castle will break a lot of things, but she won’t say what. Ray has been playing an intense Punisher, “straight out of a Max comic.”

    Martin Soap and Microchip will both be in the movie.

    She hopes this will be the start of a franchise.

    I have left out a few answers, but this should, I hope, summarize the major points. She doesn’t post any answers past the second page, though, so if I left anything out, it should be easy to find.

  3. Thanks, Flame.

    Are you a big Punisher fan? What’s your gut telling you about this one?


  4. Actually, no, I’m not. I’ve seen both movies and I’ve seen some of his appearances in cartoons based on other Marvel properties, but that’s about all I know about him. I’ve never read any of the Punisher titles. I just thought I’d help out since I had the time available.

    As for what my gut tells me, I’d say this director is trying to do the character and material justice, so it should be pretty good, especially if it makes the story one that people like me can follow and enjoy.

  5. It feels like Marvel is doing the same thing on different fronts with both Punisher and Hulk.