It’s always nice to spend a weekend with old friends. It’s even better when those friends are Dick Tracy, Captain Kirk, Clark Kent, Mr. Incredible and Tony Stark. The Los Angeles Times hosted their second annual Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood this weekend, screening classic superhero and genre films with their filmmakers in attendance. Beginning on Thursday with Dick Tracy and Warren Beatty and ending Sunday with Iron Man and Iron Man 2 with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., it was a whirlwind four days of great movies, interviews and surprises. We’ve already pulled out two of the biggest bits of news (Dick Tracy 2, Iron Man 3) but, after the jump, you can read a rundown of the festival as a whole include tidbits on Star Trek 2, Cars 2 and more. Read More »
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Dick Tracy, Iron Man, Captain Kirk, Superman and the Incredibles will all be represented at the upcoming Hero Complex Film Festival. Presented by the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex, it’ll not only feature screenings but in depth Q&A’s with several important and influential filmmakers.
The event runs from June 9-12 at the Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood CA and kicks off with a screening of Dick Tracy followed by Q&A with Warren Beatty. Day two starts with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn featuring writer/director Nicholas Meyer in person, followed by the 2009 Star Trek with special guests, and Star Trek 2 screenwriters, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Day three features Richard Donner discussing Superman and Superman II, with a special appearance by Geoff Johns and on the last day animator Dave Mullins presents The Incredibles and then Jon Favreau will be on hand to screen and discuss Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
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Luke Cage isn’t one of Marvel’s higher-end properties, but in keeping with their strategy to build smaller budget action pics (about $20-$40 million) around their third tier characters, they’ve been slowly making progress on bringing the urban hero to the big screen. At one point John Singleton was attached to direct, and Tyrese Gibson (Fast Five, Transformers) was in talks to take on the role. That started around 6-7 years ago though, so that time may have passed.
The time hasn’t passed for Marvel, however. Just last year, the studio was said to be in preliminary talks for the film with “a notable Hollywood star”. It’s doubtful that was in reference to Old Spice spokesman Isaiah Mustafa — an actor who has frequently voiced his desire to play the character — but given how supportive the online comic book geek community has been toward his proposed casting, it’s worth noting that he has in fact met with Marvel about playing Luke Cage. Learn more about this, and where Captain America fits into The Avengers, after the break. Read More »
As part of the screening put together in relation to the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson from the website The Art of the Title Sequence put together a nice two and a half minute compendium of excellent film titles. (That features an occasional piece of television, too.) For any long-time film lover, this little video will probably elicit quite a few responses simply on the strength of the title cards on display. I queued several films to re-watch after exposure to just a few seconds of their titles.
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Now that footage from Captain America: The First Avenger has been released, fans have begun to assemble (pun intended) their own movie trailer cuts for Marvel’s upcoming superhero team-up film The Avengers. New York City-based Yoko Higuchi has created the first fan-made trailer, a cut which incorporates footage from both Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk, the Thor and Captain America trailers/tv spots. Hit the jump to watch it now.
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While we don’t regularly cover professional sports here on /Film, we do regularly cover Iron Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. So when three of the biggest stars in the NBA are portrayed as these three Marvel mainstays, we have to give you a heads up. The November 1st, NBA Preview issue of ESPN The Magazine hits newsstands Friday and features Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant as Iron Man, Captain America and Thor respectively. According to Mark Millar and Joe Quesada, the project was the brainchild of Marvel Executive Editor Axel Alonso and was brought to fruition by Rich Ginter and George Beliard. We’ve got a nice, big version of the file for download after the jump. Read More »
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