Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern
Posted by: Kerri on Jul 12th, 2009 2 Comments »

The rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel has been going on for what seems like forever.  Batman.  Spiderman.  Superman.  The Avengers. The Fantastic Four.  The Justice League.  The Hulk.  Iron Man.

It came as no surprise to see that both DC and Marvel have created their own movie studios and that the feud has left the comic book world and taken the big screen.

And now at the crux of this feud, where there’s due to be Iron Man and Batman sequels, and the Avengers is on the horizon, comes The Green Lantern, a staple in the DC Universe.

And it has just been reported that Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play this legendary DC Superhero.

For those who are unfamiliar with this comic book legend, he first made an appearance in All American Comics #16 in July of 1940.  Originally created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell, the Green Lantern was adorned with a power ring that gives the user control over the physical world, as long he had the strength and will power to be able to wield it.

Reynolds, according to the Hollywood Reporter beat out Justin Timberlake and Bradley Cooper as Warner Bros first choice for the iconic superhero.  Also, the process of choosing the newest superhero was a lengthy one, and now makes Reynolds the ONLY actor to play a character in both DC and Marvel universes.

Most recently Reynolds can been seen playing Deadpool in the X-men Origins series, Wolverine.  It has also been rumored that Deadpool may be seeing a spinoff in the near future, which will star Reynolds.  Also, Reynolds can be seen as the vampire hunter, Hannibal King, in Blade: Trinity.

This also won’t be Reynolds first dip in the DC Universe, as he was tapped a few years ago to play the Flash.

Directed by Martin Campbell with a screenplay by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, the Green Lantern is tentatively scheduled to have a release date of June 17, 2011.

  From Paris with Love Poster
Posted by: Kerri on Jun 25th, 2009 2 Comments »

James Bond meets a bald John Travolta.  From Paris With Love is set to open February 19, 2010.  And I have to say, I’m definitely looking forward to this one.  It’s going to be great!

From Paris With Love

  Boston Movie Scene A-buzz
Posted by: Kerri on Jun 19th, 2009 2 Comments »

It should come as no surprise that lately the Greater Boston area has seen more and more celebrities about town.  Sitting in Starbucks, going to dinner, catching a Red Sox game.

But why has everyone been flocking to the Hub?  Movies.  In recent years, more and more movies have been filming in or around the Boston area, and Hollywood’s obsession with Boston has become far more serious.  Can you blame them?  If you’re from Boston, you know how incredible it is.

And it’s hard not to get excited seeing a local spot on the big screen that you just so happen to frequent.

Next up on the docket, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are considering a trip to Boston in September to start filming Witchita, a movie about a single woman who meets a man and subsequently falls in love with him before finding out he’s a secret agent.

The exact location of the shoot is unconfirmed, but you shouldn’t be surprised to see Tom Cruise traipsing around Boston from September to November for this movie.

Another Hollywood hotshot seen enjoying the Boston scene is Cambridge native Eliza Dushku.  If you’ve been following her on Twitter, you know she’s recently been to a Red Sox game and been jogging along the Charles. Currently, she’s been working with Joss Whedon on Dollhouse, and has a short list of movies that are in pre-production that are scheduled to release anywhere from the end of this year to the beginning of 2010.

For those Boston natives, and tourists alike, there are a few websites to check out that give limited (but good) information on upcoming movies that will be filming in and around the Hub.  Check out Boston Movie Tours and Loaded Gun Boston to see who will be where, and for how long.

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