Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comic Movie News: Captain America and more!

It's been a while since I collected up all of the Comic Book Movie news that I've missed, so here goes. Someone else is returning for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's looking at some big names for Guardians of the Galaxy, there's a new rumor about the Justice League movie, and a non-Superhero comic is getting a film. Click ahead to read all about it.

Arnim Zola will be back

Toby Jones recently confirmed that he’ll be reprising the role Arnim Zola in the Captain America sequel. In the first film, Zola was a HYDRA scientist who worked with the Red Skull on the Cosmic Cube. He may fit in here based on the scene where Bucky Barnes was captured. When Cap found Bucky, Bucky was in a lab of some sort, and Zola may be the film universes' explanation for the Winter Soldier. No word on whether Bucky is going to tie in with an origin story for Black Widow, though it's possible, since Scarlett Johansson is returning.

Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy will be 3D

No surprise, but yeah, Disney is going to convert Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy into 3D. Every Marvel film since Thor has been 3D, with Avengers and Iron Man 3 getting the IMAX treatment as well.

Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for Guardians?

Reports say that Marvel is talking to Jim Carrey and/or Adam Sandler for roles in Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn‘s film still hasn't actually cast anyone yet, though dozens of name have been tossed around. Most likely, these comedians are being courted for the voice roles of Rocket Raccoon or the waking tree Groot. Sadly, rumors of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's involvement proved false.

Is this the Justice League roster?

There's still no director or release date, but a new rumor has it the Justice League film will consist of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. According to the rumor, the script by Will Beall focuses on these, with cameos from Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, and Hawkman. There likely won't be any more news until Man of Steel can gauge audience reaction to Zach Synder's take on Superman. No news on whether Ryan Reynolds will be back as Green Lantern, and it's looking unlikely that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take up the Bat-Cowl.

Y. The Last Man back in the works

Brian K. Vaughan's excellent comics about the last man on Earth (and his monkey) are coming to the screen under the care of New Line and director Dan Trachtenberg. Trachtenberg is best known for the live-action short film Portal: No Escape.

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