Tag Archives: Joe Johnston

Stanley Tucci on ‘Captain America’: ‘There’s a real power to it’

HollywoodNews.com: Stanley Tucci spilled some beans on his upcoming role as Dr. Abraham Erskine in next summer’s highly anticipated Marvel film “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Speaking with MTV News, Tucci says that his character is a “combination of both” mad doctor and dutiful scientist. Tucci’s Erskine develops the serum[...]

Rare Captain America and Thor props steal the show at Comic-Con

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The superhero news that has gushed out of San Diego thanks to this year’s Comic-Con gathering should slow to a steady trickle on the coming days. But before the good scoops dry up completely, Marvel had two good sneak peeks to share with fans. In the[...]

‘The Avengers’ join forces with fans at Comic-Con

HollywoodNews.com: How do you combust a crowd of comic book geeks? Assemble the future cast of the 2012 film “The Avengers” on stage. And that’s exactly what happened yesterday at San Diego’s Comic-Con before 6,000 fans. Footage was shown of the upcoming marvel films “Captain America” and “Thor,” respectively directed[...]

Comic-Con: Joss Whedon confirmed as “Avengers” director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The worst-kept secret in Hollywood has been confirmed! Speaking at a Comic-Con panel, Joss Whedon confirmed to fans that he, indeed, is directing “The Avengers” for Marvel Studios. “The thing I love about (The Avengers) is how completely counter-intuitive it is,” Whedon said, according to ComingSoon.net.[...]

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth heading up Marvel autograph event at Comic-Con

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Autograph collectors will have some “super” opportunities at Comic-Con this week. Marvel Studios announced a very special autograph session with the directors and stars of next year’s anticipated blockbusters “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” So who will show for this exclusive, Saturday event? “Thor”[...]

Marvel confirms 3-D for “Thor,” “Captain America”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Remember the other day when we questioned the longevity of the 3-D craze, citing a story that Zack Snyder seemed to be leaning away from a post-production conversion for his upcoming “Sucker Punch” flick? Well, today’s announcement by Marvel Studios puts the 3-D train right back[...]

Tommy Lee Jones joining “Captain America” cast?

Hollywoodnews.com: Looks like Joe Johnston’s “Captain America” just got a little more curmudgeonly. Tommy Lee Jones reportedly is joining the cast of the anticipated “Captain America: The First Avenger,” another step in mighty Marvel Studios’ march to a full-blow “Avengers” movie. Chris Evans of “Fantastic Four” fame will play the[...]

Chris Hemsworth on “Thor” shoot: “It was a hell of a time!”

Hollywoodnews.com: Now that “Iron Man 2” has opened in theaters and fans have weighed in, Marvel Comics followers can only turn their attentions to Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor,” the next film in a series of adventures that will build to the 2012 release of the multi-hero “Avengers” film. Earlier, we got[...]

“Iron Man 2” director ponders The Mandarin for potential third villain

By Sean O’Connell HollywoodNews.com: Three has been an unlucky number for superhero franchises. The original “Superman” series drifted off the rails by the third film. Joel Schumacher took the “Batman” films in flashier, gaudier directions when he assumed control from Tim Burton. The less we say about the third “Spider-Man,”[...]

Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts want to be your ‘Valentine’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Valentine’s Day (*1/2 out of 4) Garry Marshall intersperses outtakes and bloopers throughout his “Valentine’s Day” end credits. In one, a limo driver coyly asks his passenger, played by Julia Roberts, if she’s ever shopped on Rodeo Drive. “Once. It was a big mistake. Huge,” Robert deadpans,[...]