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Iron Man is an upcoming 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. The film is slated for a May 2, 2008 release.
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The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. The film is a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, which rebooted the Batman film series after an eight-year hiatus. Christopher Nolan returns as the director, and Christian Bale reprises the lead role. Batman's primary conflicts in the film come from his fight against the Joker (Heath Ledger) and his strained friendship with district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). The Dark Knight has a tentative release date of July 18, 2008 in the United States and July 25 in the United Kingdom.
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The Incredible Hulk is a superhero film based on the Marvel comic of the same name, set for release on June 13, 2008. It is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, William Hurt as her father General Thaddeus Ross and Tim Roth as the villainous Emil Blonsky, known in the comics as the Abomination. The film follows Banner as he flees the pursuit of General Ross and attempts a cure to rid himself of the Hulk. But when Blonsky injects himself with Banner's gamma formula and becomes an even greater monster, Banner must accept his own inner beast and defeat Blonsky. The Incredible Hulk has a target release date of June 13, 2008.
Official WebsiteHellboy II: The Golden Army
Watchmen will be a 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore's twelve-issue Hugo Award-winning comic book limited series Watchmen. The adaptation is directed by Zack Snyder who helmed 300. The film has been in "development hell" since the publication of the novel, shuffling from studios, directors and screenwriters before settling at Warner Bros. Pictures, who hired Snyder to direct. The film is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver in September 2007 for a 2009 release.
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army is a 2008 film directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is a sequel to the 2004 Hellboy, also directed by del Toro. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army is written by Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola. Universal Pictures finances and distributes the film, which has a target release date for July 11, 2008.
Wikipedia articlePunisher: War Zone
Whiteout is a 2008 feature action thriller film adaptation of the 1999 comic book Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber and is based around U.S. marshal, Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale), the only one assigned to Antarctica, who must investigate a murder on the frozen continent within three days before the dark winter begins. Stetko crosses paths with a U.N. operative (Gabriel Macht), who is also investigating the murder. The film is directed by Dominic Sena and stars Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht in the lead roles. Kate Beckinsale was producer Joel Silver's first choice for the main role. Whiteout is slated to be released in October 2008.
Official film websiteX-Men Origins: Wolverine
Punisher: War Zone is an upcoming action film based on the fictional vigilante and anti-hero The Punisher from the Marvel Comics Universe. The film is not a sequel, and has no relation to 2004's The Punisher, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. Release ETA December 5, 2008.
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an upcoming film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Wolverine, due for release on May 1, 2009. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character. It is a prequel to the X-Men film trilogy, focusing on the mutant Wolverine and his time with Team X, before Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with the indestructible metal adamantium. The film is mostly being filmed in Australia and New Zealand.
The Spirit (also known as Will Eisner's The Spirit) is an upcoming 2009 American film adaptation based on the newspaper strip The Spirit created by Will Eisner. Frank Miller wrote and directed the film, which stars Gabriel Macht as The Spirit and Samuel L. Jackson as his nemesis, The Octopus. Filming began in October 2007, with release scheduled for January 16, 2009.
Because one of them is going to be good and the other is a marvel property
it has to fit in with the other marvel movies
my mind is blown
I think most people won't read enough into them to know that they're not sequels, and many of the ones who do but aren't comic fans still won't care.
And I won't go because Punisher looks horrible, and the Hulk franchise seems so off track that I'd rather not even give it a chance.
Punisher wasn't going to do enough business to matter, and Hulk is a movie where a giant monster smashes the hell out of things. Hulk will do fine.
If they're good, great! If they're not so good, then we ridicule them MST3K style.
Either way, we win.
Please god tell me you're not one of those people who think their comments are so funny everybody in the theatre should hear them. If you are I hate you with the passion of a million burning suns.
Yeah... speaking of which, when does the next Superman come out? Nothing better then taking a nap in a nice, air conditioned theater.
Thank you. There was nothing inherantly wrong with that movie.
I didn't like the setting or the casting of Rebecca Romijin, but I agree that it wasn't as bad as it was made out to be.
Also, I'm debating whether or not to rent the Daredevil director's cut.
WTF? A goddamn trailer to a goddamn game that's gonna get released here anyway?
I don't know anyone in real life who disliked it.
It would have done MUCH better at the theater if it didn't open next to Kill Bill.
The new one Tom Jane refused the part because he felt the script wasn't Punisher enough. The guy is a huge Frank Castle fan but he didn't want his name attached to a Punisher movie he felt was crap.
Yeah... never underestimate an actor as good as Norton... nor one as hot as Tyler. And hell, Tim Roth? Tim Roth is freaking awesome. While I may not be looking forward to Hulk as much as Batman, they're both going to be getting my semi-hard earned dollars.
Also, I hate those Punisher picks, because they always use an angle that makes the guy look like Stephen Segal. And no one wants that...
Yeah, I realised this is the general consensus among comic book fans - that Tom Jane saved the movie from being total crap. But I thought he was just as bad as Frank Castle as the setting, the plot, the dialogue and John Travolta. I don't get the animosity for the new Punisher either, from what I read of it so far, it sounds far truer to the character and the MAX series than the previous movie iteration. I mean, you can tell from the stills alone that it's inspired by Punisher MAX (discounting the costume, which looks like a gritty-fied homage of Frank's original costume).
Also, Titus Pullo man.
Unless the gore is on par with Punisher MAX, it won't be Punisher MAX. Rather than being confronted with the horror justice itself must become in order to properly confront the evils of the world, we'll have a run of the mill action film featuring a symbol that looks great on merchandise.
Of course not.
The average person is not intellectually equipped to understand levels of subtle satire that I'm bound to produce.
The only problem with the TJ Punisher movie was that the minute they got to any portion of the script that was ripped verbatim from a Garth Ennis Punisher issue, the movie went olol rofl lulz.
From the previews and images, I suspect they're trying to keep it closer to the TV show, while adapting the Ang Lee Hulk design.
Was getting Saint to kill his wife from an Ennis issue? That was ice cold.
I'm referring to the whole "The Russian" debacle.
It is just unfortunate that we will never see the rebuilt Russian vs. Spider-man in a movie.
I felt the entire scene was out of sync with the rest of the movie.
I'm not saying the scene was bad; I liked the scene (like I enjoyed it in the book). I also enjoyed the rest of the movie.
I just don't think the two combined properly.
use a more sophisticated accent instead of his cockney one
((although michael caine is in basically every movie anyways))
well it's totally michael caine then