42 Screens: xXx 3D; Fast and Furious 5, Luke Cage Movie, Ghost Rider 2; Weddon Wonder Woman

With the return of Rob Cohen at the helm of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage it was revealed that the movie was going to be shot in Dubrovnik in eastern Europe.

It was also revealed that he wants to shoot it in 3D, not in a post-production fashion but using 3D cameras like James Cameron did with Avatar.

“With the new 3D instrument and the techniques I can apply, we can create a different kind of cutting-edge experience in 3D by shooting it that way from the beginning the way James Cameron did ‘Avatar.’ This won’t be fantasy characters, it takes place on Earth in real time. That’s a new dimension to be explored, and I’m excited.” – Rob Cohen

Fast and Furious 5

The fifth moving in the franchsie, called Fast Five, has been green lit and is going to take place after Fast and Furious and Tokyo Drift as both Walker’s and Diesel’s characters are still running from the law.

The sequel is to bring back a large number of cast from all of the films, including 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift.  It will star Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster from the original, Tyrese Gibson from 2F2F (was approached to appear in the fourth film but was unable due to scheduling conflicts.), Lucas Black, Don Omar, and Tego Calderon from Tokyo Drift with newcomers TJ Hassan, and Buffy/Anegl star Charisma Carpenter.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has signed on to Fast Five to play a lawman in pursuit of the two main characters.  Chris Morgan and Justin Lin will also return as writer and director, respectively.

“I’ve spoken with executives at Universal at this point and they’re pretty serious about it. They’re developing it. They know where they want it to take place. They want to do it in Europe.” – Paul Walker

The film is slated to be released in 2011.

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Luke Cage and Lesser Marvel Heroes

Marvel has revealed that they plan to release a series of smaller budgeted super hero films.  The movies, which would have a budget range of $20 – $40 million dollars, would be based on the third tier characters like Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, and Dazzler and will be marketed directly at comic book fans instead of the mass appeal of Spiderman, X-men and Iron Man.  The low budget movies are still going to be equipped with interesting talents and hopefully will become the big break for lesser known filmmakers out there who want to take a shot at making a movie in this particular genre.

The first movie slated to be made is Luke Cage’s Power Man!  Marvel is in serious talk in putting this urban hero into his film and that a notable star is in very early talks to star in it.  Recently old spice spokesman Isaiah Mustafa (Here’s two tickets to that thing you like.) has said he wants to star as the urban hero.

“I will say this…please, get this thing going. I want to be Luke Cage, OK ! I want to be Luke Cage! You have no idea, I mean really, yes. I made a dream board of it and put my face on the comic. I said I want to be Luke Cage one day.” – Isaiah Mustafa

Ghost Rider 2 Without Cage?

Ghost Rider 2 has been green lit and in production for a while now, with Nicolas Cage talking about it very publically, but now it seems that it may move on without him.  Cage, who because of financial problems, is a busy actor and has a great deal on his plate.

This brings us to the problem that Columbia/Sony is facing. Columbia is racing against time because if the studio does not have a Ghost Rider 2 in production by November 14th, 2010, the rights might go back to Marvel which means it goes to its new owner, Disney.

According to Vulture, Columbia is desperately wanting to get Ghost Rider 2 up and running as soon as possible, but Cage already made deals to do other projects first, with National Treasure 3 starting production this fall, he won’t have time this year. So Columbia is open to the idea of making Ghost Rider 2 without Cage.

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Joss Whedon Wonder Woman

In the aftermath of the newly rebooted Wonder Woman Joss Whedon and his costume designer revealed an old image from their production days on the film.  The picture is a design of what their movie version of the Amazon would have looked like.

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