Monday, 11 February 2013

UFO movie news round-up

By Robbie Graham

Illuminati to launch giant green monster into space

The Latino Review reports that the ending of Marvel's The Avengers 2 will see Mark Ruffalo's Hulk lost in space and headed for his very own movie in which the temperamental superhero becomes a gladiatorial champion on an alien world. Planet Hulk will be based on Greg Pak’s 2006 storyline.

But just how does Hulk end up in space in the first place? According to The Latino Review, The Avengers 2 will offer its own take on the Illuminati – a “secret order” possibly comprised of Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Charles Xavier, Reed Richards, Namor and Iron Man. It is this secret order that banishes The Hulk into space.
Planet Hulk was previously adapted into a direct-to-DVD feature in 2010.

Teen aliens on TV

The CW has commissioned a pilot for Oxygen, which, according to will chronicle “an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.”

Life on Mars’ Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg are on board as Executive Producers.

‘Transformers 4’ will “freshen the franchise”

With Transformers 4 due to shoot in May, director Michael Bay spoke with Forbes recently about what we can expect from his movie:

re going to start off smaller," Bay told Forbes. "Theres a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise, weve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there. We start four years later and theres a reason why were meeting a new cast."

Bay’s new cast includes Mark Wahlberg (who recently stated that Transformers 4 was the most important movie of his career!) and Jack Reynor.

Bay continues:

"I said that 3 was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do 'Pain & Gain' and the 'Transformers' ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming."

Although Transformers 4 is offering a fresh start for the franchise, Bay stresses that this sequel will not be a reboot:

"We keep the 'Transformers' the way they were, it
s just four years later. Theres a reason the Transformers are redesigned. Were trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go."

Transformers 4 is scheduled for release June 27, 2014.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ finds its leading man

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has found its leading man. Deadline reports that Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt will play Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) in Marvel’s upcoming alien-themed movie.

Raised on Earth, the Quill character learns that his father was from outer space and is drawn into an intergalactic conflict that eventually leads to him becoming the leader of the team. This team protects the solar system from “an evil alien race”.

Guardians of the Galaxy is expected to be Marvel’s most ‘offbeat’ movie to date. It is scheduled for release August 1, 2014.