Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
The cast for Paramount's G.I. Joe 2 continues to add new recruits.
With the recent additions of French actress Elodie Yung (District 13: Ultimatum) as Jinx, D.J. Cotrona as the beret-wearing Flint and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as heavy machine gunner and aspiring chef Roadblock, the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is loaded with new characters. Deadline reports that the latest addition is Adrianne Palicki, who will play Lady Jaye, the Joe team's covert operations specialist. In the Marvel comic books, Lady Jaye has a romance with Flint, which could be duplicated in the script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters behind Zombieland.
Palicki was cast in the lead in NBC's Wonder Woman TV pilot, which was canceled before it even aired. Her consolation prize, it would appear, is G.I. Joe 2. still casting another major role >> Posted 07.01.11 by Ryan
While faithful adaptations of comic book superheroes continue to perform like gangbusters at the box office—Marvel Studios' latest, Thor, raked in $65.7 million its opening weekend and has so far grossed over $283 million worldwide—the same can not be said for superheroes on the small screen. It appeared for a time as if Smallville's pre-Superman Superman (Tom Welling)—which isn't really a faithful adaptation of the DC Comics character on which the show is based, but it's the closest thing to one on TV—might get some company in the form of his (future) partner in the Justice League, the Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman, but it apparently isn't going to happen. According to Deadline, NBC has decided not to go forward with a series based on David E. Kelley's (Mystery Alaska, Boston Legal TV series) Wonder Woman pilot that shot earlier this year in L.A. with Adrianne Palicki (Legion) as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. what went wrong with Wonder Woman? >> Posted 05.14.11 by BrentJS
Dozens more pics of Adrianne Palicki (Legion) in costume as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, from the L.A. set of David E. Kelley's (Mystery Alaska, Boston Legal TV series) new Wonder Woman pilot have surfaced. The new pics have shown up online since we brought you the first "spy pics" yesterday. Well, we've sifted through the blurry, boring and distant shots (tough job, but someone had to do it) to bring you the best of the new pics to surface. Not only did ComingSoon manage to snag a high quality shot of Palicki barely staying in her costume as she raced down the street, but also a nice close-up shot of her killer smile and a couple shots of her unidentified stuntwoman taking a fall. more about Wonder Woman >> Posted 03.31.11 by BrentJS
David E. Kelley's (Mystery Alaska, Boston Legal TV series) new pilot for a proposed Wonder Woman TV series adaptation went into production in L.A. yesterday and now we've got our first look at title actress Adrianne Palicki (Legion) in action as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman.
Of the dozens of distant, fuzzy, or just plain poor quality images of Palicki that turned up online overnight, AceShowbiz managed to snag the best shots of not only Palicki sporting a more comic-accurate version of the Wonder Woman costume than the one seen in the released publicity shot (note the red boots and less "vinyl" look of the pants), but also shots of actor and stuntman Joseph Gatt (upcoming Thor) doing, well, stunts, and Willam Belli (Bloodrayne: The Third Reich) doing a scarily passable Marilyn Monroe impression. The action, which included Palicki racing through a busy street in her WW duds, while Gatt and Palicki's stunt double ran over the stationary vehicles, was also captured on video. see the action-packed video >> Posted 03.30.11 by BrentJS
We don't normally blog about TV news here at Reelz. We are "TV About Movies," after all. But every once in a while something in TV land happens that transcends our mission statement. Such is the case with the recently-released publicity shot of Adrianne Palicki (Legion) in full regalia as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, from David E. Kelley's (Mystery Alaska, Boston Legal TV series) new TV pilot for NBC.
And, no, it's not simply because Palicki looks incredible in the skin-tight red-and-blue costume of the warrior Amazon or because comic book characters are all the rage in Hollywood these days, with 2011 seeing the debut of movies about classic characters like Captain America, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Thor and the X-Men. No, the reason it's worth blogging about is because Wonder Woman is one of the oldest (don't tell her we said that) superheroes—she first appeared in All Star Comics #8, published in December 1941, just three years after Superman debuted—as well as the most popular and easily recognizable female superhero of all time and we think it's about time she made a comeback.
Step aside, Lynda Carter, there's a new Wonder Woman in town. Posted 03.19.11 by BrentJS
Today's Challenge: Adrianne Palicki will play Wonder Woman when the DC Comics heroine returns to TV this fall. Can you link her to Lynda Carter, who famously wore the bullet-deflecting bracelets in the1970s?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 02.20.11 by reelz