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Upcoming Comic Movie Trailers
June 24, 2010

Wow, what a cool time we live in for comic book movies. OK, the next superhero wannabe franchise looks generic:

What does it say that I want to see this movie with just Kato and the car instead of Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet? And I think it’s a bad idea that the film was delayed into next January so it could be converted to 3-D.

But look at what else is out there! I’ve already talked about the one I’m most anticipating, but there’s also the cartoon take on the Superman/Brainiac relationship, Megamind, with an amazing voice cast — Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and as not-Lois Lane, Tina Fey. Then there’s this:

With Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman as former spies put out to pasture who aren’t ready to be retired yet. Red writer Warren Ellis has posted about its differences with his graphic novel, but heck, I’m in with the concept and cast. (And for me, saying the movie will have a lighter tone than the book is a plus.)

Most of all, I’m excited that people are thinking of comic sources as providing more than just superhero stories.

5 Responses  
Bunneh writes:  

I can appreciate Seth Rogen’s physical transformation for this role, but frankly, Green Hornet is totally devoid of charisma or interrest as a main character. I would love to see a movie/show where the millionaire playboy is just a happeless bystander and the butler/manservant sort of protects them from all the amazingly crazy things that happen around them all the time while they’re completely oblivious to it.

 
Johanna writes:  

I think that’s sort of what they’re going for here, without him being totally oblivious. Did Seth lose weight or something? I didn’t notice much difference between this and, say, Zack and Miri.

 
Thom writes:  

I watched the trailer and was surprised that it did follow the basic concepts…by quotes I saw from Rogan, I thought everything but the name got jettisoned. And the idea of Kato as the bad-ass fighter and tech genius is one I like…but I am not inspired to see this…

 
Bunneh writes:  

He did lose quite a bit, but I couldn’t find any exact numbers online. Mostly he ate better and excercised, so numbers wouldn’t probably be accurate what with gaining muscle mass. Here’s a link to a terrily unflattering picture of him before (please don’t read the comments below it, they’ll just make you sad): http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/29086254.html

I’m with Thom on this; not inspired to see this the least bit.

 
James Schee writes:  

Not really interested in the two you put video links to here. They could be great, they just don’t look like my type of thing. I never cared for GH and to me Ellis has become a brand (I can pretty much count on at least 4 or 5 certain elements in everything he writes) that I pass on his work.

Megamind looks like it’ll be a lot of fun though!

 

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