10 GREAT OVERLOOKED PERFORMANCES IN COMIC BOOK FILMS AND TV SHOWS
When comic and fantasy fans think about the best adaptations from artistic to live mediums, there’s always certain performances which are mentioned as the most memorable. Some like Christopher Reeve’s Superman have been regarded as timeless. Others like Ledger, Downey Jr., and the Watchmen ensemble have been more recent but no less indelible to modern pop culture and will likely be held in the same regard during the years to come.
However there are some actors whose work isn’t readily discussed these days and yet have been excellent in such films and TV shows. So here’s a piece dedicated to the most overlook ones, judged by how well these actors and scripts brought 2-D characters to life.
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FEIGE: ANT MAN WILL FILM AFTER ‘AVENGERS’
As the ramp-upramp-up for “The Avengers” movie continues with big-screen projects featuring Iron Man, Thor and Captain AmericaCaptain America, many old-school Marvel comicsMarvel comics fan may be wondering what’s up with some of the second-tier characters who make up the Avengers.
One name that has bandied about for years is Ant Man. The movie project has been mentioned several times since Marvel announced its strategy for its movie projects, even going so far as to link director Edgar Wright to the project.
But as we’ve heard news about Thor and Captain America, there’s been little news about Ant Man.
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SEQUELS FOR ‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ AND JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH’
EXCLUSIVE: Who said the franchise business was easy? Two big Warner Bros sequels are in the offing, and both of them are wrestling with major elements changes from the original moneymakers. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures are moving ahead with a sequel to Clash of the Titans, which the studio would like as early as spring, 2012. But they will make the journey without Louis Leterrier, who will not return for an encore as director. Sam Worthington will return, as well as most every other character that survived. Greg Berlanti will write the story and the studio is already canvassing the agencies for a writer and director who can whip the movie into shape to shoot before Worthington makes Avatar 2. Leterrier will remain peripherally involved as executive producer. It isn’t unheard of for the original director of a big hit film to drop off the sequel–Doug Liman on The Bourne Identity comes to mind–and insiders swear that the Leterrier move was harmonious and are saying he wasn’t of a mind to rush into another installment of Greek mythological mayhem. The original has grossed around $390 million, on a $120 million budget with no real gross outlay. By the time it’s done, Clash will be one of the year’s biggest hits.
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What do you think of the overlooked performances list? I think quite a few of those people get the accolades they deserve – or maybe that’s just in my circle! Who else do you think belongs on that list?
Ant man, huh? Interesting Superhero to chose.
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