Comic Book Movie News: Sin City 2, Thor, Watchemen & Venom.
Sin City 2
Clive Owen recently announced to the press that production on Sin City 2 could finally start next year. In an MTV interview Owen went on to say “I’m hearing it might be next year. I heard that from a very good source… recently.” Owen playfully suggested that his source may be either Frank Miller or Robert Rodriguez.
Venom Movie Moving Forward?
Sony is going forward with a Venom spinoff movie, which pretty much has fans split down the middle. Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been tasked with penning the project. One big question has been whether a Venom movie might happen even before Spider-Man 4, but that now appears unlikely.
Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Details
Warner Home Video has revealed the artwork and specs for the “Watchmen: Ultimate Cut” coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 3. The “Ultimate Cut” weaves “Tales of the Black Freighter” into the “Watchmen: Director’s Cut.” The following are included on both the Blu-ray and DVD (the “Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics” is on two discs instead of one for the DVD set):
- Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
- Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
- The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
- Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
- Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
- Watchmen: Video Journals
- My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
- Under The Hood
- Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
Disc 4: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics
Casting the Thor movie
Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore have joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ comic book adaptation Thor, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. Alexander and Feore join Chris Hemsworth, already cast as Thor; Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the god of mischief (the movie’s villain); and Natalie Portman is Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster. Feore’s character is shrouded in mystery, though it is known to be a villain.