PETER JACKSON WOULD DIRECT THE HOBBIT FILMS…IF HE CAN WORK IT OUT
As you might have heard, yesterday Guillermo Del Toro dropped out as the director of the two Hobbit films that are still waiting for the greenlight from MGM. Del Toro, had to leave to persue the other film projects he has in the pipeline, he just couldn’t wait around for MGM to figure out their frustrating financial problems any longer.
There was no word at the time who would end up taking his place in the directors chair but the obvious choice would be to see Peter Jackson himself take over and direct the two Hobbit films. At least that’s what me and every other Lord of the Rings fans would love to see happen! Jackson himself recently said that he will direct the films himself if it becomes the only way to ensure the US$150 million film gets made. Here’s what he had to say,
If that’s what I have to do to protect Warner Bros’ investment, then obviously that’s one angle which I’ll explore.
However the contracts he has with other studios may keep him from directing the films. He had already signed writing and directing contracts with other Hollywood studios for two other films. One of these films is likely to begin shooting next year. He then adds that,
The other studios may not let me out of the contracts.
*eee* Peter Jackson would be the only replacement that would make people – ok me – giddy that Guillermo del Toro is going to have to be replaced. However, we shall all have to brace ourselves for it not working out due to contracts…what do you think? Is this good news for you? Or would you prefer a new different vision as director altogether?
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FIVE WAYS CAPTAIN AMERICA’S COSTUME IS BEING RADICALLY ALTERED
Source: Scifi wire
Captain America’s iconic costume is as American as … well, as American as Captain America’s iconic costume! So why would you mess with it?
We’re not sure, but Mike Sampson over at JoBlo has had a look at the suit Chris Evans will be wearing in the upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger, and though he can’t share any images from the costume tests, he does reveal some rather surprising changes from what you might be familiar with.
Cap’s famous temple wings? Gone!
Those trademark wings that have come to represent Captain America as much as his shield? Looks like we won’t be seeing them.
In fact, Cap’s hood is gone, too.
Replacing it is an Army helmet that comes over Cap’s eyes to give him a traditional superhero “domino mask” look, with a black strap that wraps over his ears and under his chin.
Maybe it’s just me, but a change to a costume is about the last thing I care about when I watch a movie – give me a character who is true to the essence of the hero in the comic books, a talented actor to play him and a great story and the last thing that would matter to me is the costume. I know how much costumes mean to people as representations of characters they love, but honestly, is change really so difficult to embrace if you’re getting a good story onscreen without dismissing something as radical?
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