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Four big pieces of comic book movie news today…

Obsessed With Film offers a look at the Magneto script…

“Goyer’s take combines elements of his own Batman Begins, The Boys From Brazil and the existing X-Men film franchise. The scale is somewhat similar to the first X-Men movie, but multiple locations and a period setting could knock the budget up significantly.Fans of the previous X-Men films will be pleased to know there are some other familiar faces in Magneto. Expect to see Senator Kelly return (a young and old version), along with mutants Victor Creed and Mystique.

There’s plenty more details which OWF may reveal later (even though this is a spoiler post, we don’t want to ruin the whole movie by going over every plot point).

One of the biggest hurdles this movie faces is casting the lead. An unknown won’t be able to sell this film to the casual moviegoer, so who could Fox and Goyer get to play the young Magneto?”

The X-Verse drops a minor bit on when and where the Wolverine solo movie will be filming…

“Progress on the as-yet-untitled Wolverine film is moving forward at full steam ahead following the recent confirmation of Gavin Hood as the project’s director – just recently, an inside source let drop to us the fact that production has reached the prepping stage, readying themselves to get Hugh Jackman back before cameras as the claw-wielding mutant in November! And although previous X-Men movies have been filmed in Vancouver, Wolverine will be shot almost across the world (well, an ocean) in Sydney, Australia.”

Obsessed With Film reveals a major-league producer on the Justice League movie, along with the apparent confirmation of George Miller (Mad Max trilogy, Babe) as director…

“The studio has greenlit the project as their summer 2009 tentpole. Filming for the principals will take place in Sydney from February to June 2008 – George Miller was unsurprisingly listed as director in the info we got.

Auditions are starting up down under with Nikki Barrett (Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, The Proposition) hired to handle the casting in Australia. Ronna Kress (Beowulf, The Mummy 3) will oversee the entire casting process.

Oscar-winner Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) will take on producing duties; he’ll be joined by Miller’s partner Doug Mitchell.”

And, last, but not least, the trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man movie has arrived! Click Here to see Robert Downey Jr. as “Ol’ Buckethead”.

–John

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3 Comments

  1. I don’t know why, but I get George Miller and Walter Hill confused ALL THE TIME.

    I’m not too familiar with the X-Men universe, so I’m curious who you think would make a good young Magneto. Is FOX doing it? I can see Liam Neeson being Magneto, but I don’t see him being a younger Ian McKellan if this is supposed to be a spinoff of the X-Men films.

  2. hello

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  3. I would like to see a continuation of the topic


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