§ Willem Dafoe has been cast as Tars Tarkas in the John Carter movie! BUt he only has TWO arms? What?
§ Heartbreaking news we’d long expected as Stephen Chow has dropped out of the Green Hornet movie. Guess he had bigger fish to fry.
§ Comics Alliance runs a mysterious photo of Gwyneth Paltrowin ‘Iron Man 2’ that doesn’t even look like Gwyneth Paltrow, along with possible interpretations.
§ The other day it was announced that Natalie Portman has been cast as Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh’s THOR movie. Topless Robot had an irreverent observation:
Call me crazy, but I really didn’t need a token love interest in my Thor movie, especially Jane Foster. When you’re dealing with Norse mythology, you have access to Hela and Sif and the Valkyries. If you’re doing Marvel’s Thor, you also can use the Enchantress without shame. So why, when you have all these warriors and goddesses and sorceress would you decide to have some boring, plain-jane Earth nurse (no offense to nurses) who’s barely been in a handful of Thor comics, virtually none of them meaningful? Whatever.
We’re all for Hela and Sif, as long as they aren’t portrayed by Kim Kardashian and Aubrey O’Day.
§ Rick Remender’s FEAR AGENTmoves along the development path.
§ Commercial director Fredrik Bond has come aboard as director of the “Hack/Slash” adaptation.