Some interesting news broke over the weekend in comics TV and Film, and SCREEN SHOT is here to give you the rundown!
WB Head Speaks Out on Constantine Tone
Over at IGN, Eric Goldman talked with NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, who said that the series would be shoot for a tone that is “fun… although the supernatural stuff is scary.” Greenblatt downplayed the idea that the series would cross over with other Warner Brothers small-screen offerings but didn’t dismiss the possibility out of hand.
What IS The Rock Cooking?
Rumors began on the heels of a piece from Latino Review that the Rock would be showing up in the forthcoming Justice League film. Hannah Means-Shannon of Bleeding Cool speculated on a number of possible roles for the professional-wrestler-turned-actor, eventually settling on Cyborg as the most likely. Neither the actor of the studio has officially commented other than to say that they will be working together in some fashion, so the internet is sure to remain abuzz with rumor for the time being.
Ruffalo Wants Hulk to Go Green
In an interview with Total Film, Avengers co-star and the most recent actor to hulk out, Mark Ruffalo said that he would like to see super-hero stories take a tone that treats science seriously and addresses issues of import in the real world. Whether Disney will be open to the possibility of a Hulk film that focuses on environmental issues, a favorite cause for Ruffalo, remains another matter entirely. We can only hope for now!
CW Goes With Who They Know for Flash Pilot
Speaking in an interview with the Directors Guild of America, veteran TV diector David Nutter announced that he had agreed to work on the CW’s planned Flash series starring Grant Gustin. Nutter, who directed the pilots for Smallville, Arrow and also helmed the now-infamous “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones, noted that this was the first time he’d agreed to a project before the script was finished, which should be very telling as to the network’s level of commitment to the project.
Ant-Man to Film in Atlanta
In an interesting move for Disney/Marvel production for the forthcoming Ant-Man film starring Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, has been relocated from Pinewood Studios’ London location to their facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The project will be the first for the southern studio and will surely draw a great deal of interest from local media outlets and provide some much-needed revenue for the locale.
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