The last week gave us the first look on Captain Marvel, news on Cyborg, the Swamp Thing TV show and Mark Ruffalo talks Hulk vs. Banner!
Ray Fisher Talks Cyborg Solo Movie
When Warner Bros. announced their DC Films slate a few years back, there was a Cyborg solo movie on the docket for 2020. After the disappointing commercial run of JL (to put it mildly), that movie is obviously in question. Actor Ray Fisher, who was one of the best parts about the Justice League film, recently was asked about the solo film at the Heroes & Villains Con in New Jersey.
"I don't know. I can't comment on that specifically, because they don't tell me anything until the very last minute. There's a ton of people making those kind of decisions behind the scenes. And it would be a very, very costly movie to make because it is so CGI heavy with Cyborg, because I'm the only member of the League that's not in a practical costume. You're going to be looking at $200 million just to make it. So it's one of those things you have to take into consideration. It's a numbers game for some people at the end of the day."
Apparently a lot of the fans in the audience would still like to see a solo outing for the League's tech expert. Fisher had a few words of encouragement for them.
"If we keep making noise, it can happen. It's about what the people want. And that's what people understand, that's what they recognize,"
I really liked Fisher in the role, but Cyborg can't shoulder a solo series in the comics for more than a few issues at a time, so I don't really see the potential for a solo movie here. I really hope to see more of him in a future Justice League or Titans film, however.
First Captain Marvel Images Revealed
In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly we finally got our first official looks at the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, from Marvel Studios!
The biggest news from the article was the reveal of Carol's red and blue suit, a look at the MCU version of the Skrulls, images of Ronan the Accuser (decades before his demise in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.1), images of Jude Law and much more. Check out Entertainment Weekly for the pictures!
Actress Brie Larsson also talked a little bit about her decision of getting involved into a superhero movie.
"I never saw myself doing something like this, mostly because I like being anonymous. I like disappearing into characters, and I always felt like if I was out in the public eye too much, it potentially limits you in the future."
"Just seeing a character who says how she feels and says what’s on her mind and doesn’t let people stand in her way is incredibly empowering. She’s already an inspiration to many in her real-world work, and now we get to put her in an iconic costume and give her these powers on the big screen."
"That is something that is really exciting to me about this film: We did not cut corners on that stuff. Like, when it’s funny, it is funny, but also when there’s deep emotional things happening, it’s real. So I was able to bring some of those same things that I’ve brought to full dramatic roles into this, which I’m really proud of because I think it will really set this film apart."
Swamp Thing TV Show Details Revealed
Among the first live action shows announced as content for the DC Universe streaming service, next to Titans and Doom Patrol, has been a new, James Wan produced, live action take on Swamp Thing!
Now, since casting has begun, the makers behind the show have started to share a little bit more about what the series will end up being.
Writer Gary Daubermann shared some details with /Film on about how we can expect the titular hero to look in something that "is a physical costume." on screen:
Swamp Thing himself looks incredible [...] So it’s going to look amazing and less of the “man in suit” that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show."
He also revealed that the show will be true to the comics roots... namely a real horror story!
"We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scary as possible. Because we’re doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn’t have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary."
I absolutely ADORE the Alan Moore Swamp Thing from the 80s, which also birthed one of my favorite characters of all time, John Constantine. If the show really tries to get that kinda vibe, I will be absolutely thrilled!
Mark Ruffalo Talks Hopes For Avengers 4
Talking to the Marvelist Podcast, actor Mark Ruffalo revealed his hopes and dreams for the end of the Hulk/Banner arc, coming up in Avengers 4 and also revealed a little bit about the thought process of taking Hulk almost completely out of Infinity War.
"We went back and forth a lot on how to end the movie with Banner, and do we repeat the Hulk coming at the last minute or do we try something new? And I think at that point we were all thirsting to have Banner be his own hero for once."
"I want to see this conflict carried out and see where that takes us and see, can they come to terms with it? Do they get a moment? I always thought it would be great to see them in some sort of subspace where they get to battle it out with Banner’s brains as some sort of his own superpower, like psych weaponry or psi weaponry against Hulk’s brute strength and have these two characters battle it out. I always thought that would be the ultimate comic book ending or something, opening to these characters."
I think that sounds like a good idea. Not long and we will see if that is actually going to happen, or how else the Russo brothers will end the arc that Taika Waititi started in Thor Ragnarok.