Welcome to the Hero Express, a new speedy look through the news filled world of superhero movies here on Grizzly Bomb. So let’s get to it.
This is The Hero Express for June 17, 2011:
A New Muppet Green Lantern Parody Trailer - (GammaSquad)
Beware my Banjo, Green Froggy’s Light! I’m actually really loving these parody trailers, and this one gets the Hero Express nod for it’s GL usage, obviously. I’m a huge fan of Jason Segel, and you can really feel his complete involvement and love for this picture. Oh, right, the trailer:
The Onion News Network Previews Green Lantern – (TheOnion)
A great look at the movie from non-comic fans. Hilarious.
Reviews Are Coming In For Green Lantern – (Rotten Tomatoes)
Yea and they are not really very good… at all. You can check them out at the link above, but with an average score of 22% on the Tomato Meter, things aren’t looking good for the high budget possible flop of a movie. Although it does say 72% of the audience liked it, further proving that critics and the general movie going public don’t often see eye to eye.
Did I say flop? GL pulled in $3.35 Million from its midnight showings, which is slightly more than Thor ($3.2 mil) and X-Men: First Class ($3.3 mil) - (CinemaBlend)
Anne Hathaway’s Wardrobe Malfunction On Set of TDKR - (Dark Horizons)
Oh to be on set when this happened:
Ace Showbiz reports that Hathaway is going a lot of her own combat stunts. However the costume materials and the physical combat have led to a little problem, and not just the stuntman black eye she caused last week. This time, the harm is to her modesty.
An insider says “Anne was filming a very similar fight scene when her costume split right open right on her bottom. She’s putting everything into this role both physically and emotionally and the wardrobe department is paying the price. She must have gone through a dozen costume changes due to throwing herself around.”
Man of Steel roles offered to Connie Nielsen and Harry Lennix - (GeekTyrant)
During the last Hero Express we told you news of Russell Crowe joining the cast as Kal-El (Superman)’s father Jor-El. Today it looks like the role of his mother Lara has been offered to Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), with another unspecified role offered to Harry Lennix (DollHouse).
Autumn Frost is also the title the movie will be filming under in an effort to maintain secrecy. Good job on that one. Here’s the leaked Production Sheet with a Synopsis including the current cast:
More Captain America:The First Avenger Pics Released - (SplashPage)
Here’s a good look at Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull:
MCU stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe, natch. Here’s some of the interview with video at the link:
Speaking about “The Avengers” during last weekend’s Hero Complex Film Festival(and transcribed by Slash Film), Downey said, “I tend to look at a scene and say ‘This is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot this, it’s horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies it’s been in, I refuse.’ I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I’ve signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily.”
“I just thought ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so-and-so, and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us,'” continued Downey. “And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say [director] Joss Whedon is nailing it. He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this, but it’s gonna be great.”
Favreau spoke up about the sometimes difficult process of blending Marvel’s comic book movies into a single, cohesive universe.
“In comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group,” he explained. “But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.”
Both discussed the task at hand for Shane Black, who replaced Favreau as director of “Iron Man 3.”
“I love the franchise and I’m a big fan of Shane’s as well so hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform,” Favreau said. “And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, ‘All right, that’s gonna be something interesting.’”
How Much Does The Avengers Cast Know About Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? – (Splashpage)
And finally you can take a look at three stars of the movie (Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo) answering questions about their characters and the team they are helping bring to the big screen in a video at the link.
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