It seems the buzz surrounding comic-based movies generated by this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con — not to mention the success of The Amazing Spider-Man and the fever pitch level of anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises, which opens this Friday — has prompted several studios to start making some progress on their own superhero movies. Yesterday, we learned that Marvel Studios will be adding some much-needed diversity to its cast of heroes, with the news that Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) could be joining Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon. Now, we've learned that the long-in-devlopment Lobo live-action movie may have found its headliner, and Hugh Jackman will be squaring off with a green-haired vixen in The Wolverine.
Shelved after original director Guy Ritchie dropped out in January 2010 to focus on the sequel to Sherlock Holmes, the Lobo movie gained new life this past April with the hiring of Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) to rewrite and direct the adaptation. It seems that Peyton really enjoyed directing Dwayne Johnson in The Mysterious Island, because the actor formally known as "The Rock" revealed that he might be playing the space-faring bounty hunter and all-around badass "bastich" in the movie.
more about Lobo & The Wolverine >> Posted 07.17.12 by BrentJS
Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. [Producer] Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun.. ?#RockTalk
It seems as if Warner's long-in-development live-action Lobo movie adaptation possesses all of the stamina and regenerative abilities of the DC Comics character on which it is based. In limbo since original director Guy Ritchie dropped out in January 2010 to focus on the sequel to Sherlock Holmes, the Lobo movie is once again alive at Warner Bros. with the hiring of a new writer/director — though many die-hard comic book movie fans are already wishing it would have simply died. According to Deadline, Brad Peyton, whose previous credits include directing such kid-friendly fare as Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has been hired to rewrite and direct Lobo, all but ensuring that the violent comic book anti-hero's core fan base will be up in arms about the movie. more about Lobo >> Posted 04.22.12 by BrentJS
After earning $271 million in worldwide box office (so far), New Line Cinema wants a sequel to follow the success of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and they want it soon. Like 2014 soon.
THR reports that Journey 3 (working title) is on the fast track to be in theaters in two years, and already has Journey 2 screenwriters Mark and Brian Gunn and director Brad Peyton set to return. The third installment will also be based on the works of 19th century French writer Jules Verne. Peyton revealed that he is excited about directing the sequel — likely because it means he won't have to direct a follow-up to his 2010 sequel Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
what cast will return for Journey 3? >> Posted 03.07.12 by Ryan
I grew up a fan of Verne, so I know a lot about the mythologies. Mysterious Island was one of eight or nine really seminal works. I know we've just scratched the surface of what we can do. This one's going to be a lot bigger. We're going to go to a completely different world. It's just going to be a bigger experience, and we're going to grow the mythology. Journey 2 was about rebooting a franchise; now it's about making the seminal work in the franchise.
2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth scored up a hefty $241 million in worldwide box office, so it's no surprise that another Journey is on the way. What is a surprise is that while Josh Hutcherson is returning, Brendan Fraser is not. THR reports that Fraser had some scheduling conflicts that forced him to drop out of the sequel, but that New Line has found a replacement in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Hear who the Rock is playing >> Posted 09.02.10 by Ryan