Hero Express – More ‘Man Of Steel’ Costume Pics, Marisa Miller gets R.I.P.D., and the Skrulls in ‘The Avengers’?

Welcome to Hero Express, your one-stop shop through the news filled world of superhero’s in Film, TV, Video Games and whatever else floats your boat.

This is the Hero Express for September 8, 2011:

New Shots of Cavill in Costume – (Fandango)

We saw our first look at the costume from Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel not too long ago, but here are a few more shots showing a pretty detailed look at the changes to the suit. The biggest change is obviously the removal of the outer undies, a move I’m sure many will be thankful for. You decide:

Juno Temple’s TDKR Character – (GammaSquad)

All we have previously heard about Juno Temple‘s role in The Dark Knight Rises  has been that she is a street-wise Gotham girl. Rumors spread about her role, even going so far to say she might be a female version of Robin. The most popular rumor was she would be playing Holly Robinson, and this one seems to be somewhat confirmed.

The Dark Knight Rises, where Temple plays “street smart Gotham gal” Holly Robinson. Speculation has it that her Holly is the young prostitute first seen in Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and that she may be the sidekick to Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman.

Temple, for her part, says:

I can’t talk about that. But I think it’s going to be [frick]ing unbelievable. [Nolan] is awesome! There’s something really gentlemanly about him. He’s got an insane, incredible vision going on. Just getting the opportunity to work with him is awesome.

So barely confirmed, but it seems like the best possible option for Temple, which would make the most sense in the terms of the movie. You can check out the article for a bit more on the character of Holly Robinson. For more on Catwoman…

Selina Kyle Fight Scene – (WorstPreviews)

We’ve seen a few tastes of Catwoman here and there, but not so much on Selina Kyle. Here we get a description of a brief fight scene as well as some pictures.

Today we have shots of Hathaway as Selina on the Los Angeles set. Witnesses described the scene in the following way: Thugs chase a kid up some stairs. The finally stop him and steal his apple. Selina comes from behind, takes out the thugs and gets the apple back. After she saves the kid, she says something to him, takes a bite of his apple, and tosses it behind her, causing the kid to run off. Selina then ties up the thugs and then runs into Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). They speak for a few minutes.

Doesn’t give us a whole lot, but it’s good to know she kicks ass no matter what she’s wearing. More pics at the link.

Refn’s Wonder Woman Depends On Logan’s Run – (GammaSquad)

We’ve already talked about Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s desire to direct a Wonder Woman movie, as well as getting Christina Hendricks to star in said movie. But it looks like the fate of his WW hinges on how well his remake of Logan’s Run fares in theaters:

Refn’s has been told by studio executives that his dream adaptation of “Wonder Woman” depends on the success of his first blockbuster, “Logan’s Run”

[Refn] “I would love to make ‘Wonder Woman.’ And I also think that Christina Hendricks would be the perfect Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros haven’t called yet. But I’m getting closer with ‘Logan’s Run.’ I think someone said to me in a meeting that if I get ‘Logan’s Run’ right, then I’ll get ‘Wonder Woman.’”

New Avengers Concept Photos – (CBM)

We’re shown a great look at not only Tom Hiddleston‘s appearance as Loki in The Avengers, but another group shot of the whole team in action.

Very cool.

On Set Pics & Video of Captain America – (GammaSquad)

Chris Evans was spotted on set in Cleveland wearing his new Cap costume and throwing gang signs. Or nifty sexual finger positions…

Anyways, here are some more of the pics and video of the scene, and I have to say, it looks like there’s a bit more to the story than we originally thought. We’ll talk about that in a bit. Here are the pics:

This scene seems to point to something in the story that might have nothing to do with Loki. Something a bit more… alien-y. Like the futuristic weapon the motion capture actor is holding? Here’s a better look at it:

That doesn’t look like something a Norse god would equip his army with. And then, of course, there’s this:

Yea, that’s a spaceship. So all of this seems to point out alien, right? And one race of Marvel aliens has been mentioned a lot when it comes to this movie.

To Skrull or Not To Skrull – (IGN Movies)

IGN has a great article up that takes a look at this persistent rumor in all it’s varied forms. I’ll try to summarize a bit of it here for you. Basically it supports the theory that the Skrulls will feature in The Avengers in some capacity. Here are some of the reasons leading to that:

Bleeding Cool is pointing out that IMDb’s listing for the movie has Cobie Smulders playing S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill as well as “Anelle,” and that Anelle is in fact a Skrull in the comics.

leaked artwork and footage that’s purportedly from a would-be game tie-in that has since been cancelled. The footage has already been taken offline, but Bleeding Cool says it showed Thor fighting an “oversized Skrull” as well as glimpses of a female Skrull.

spy photos of stuntmen in mo-cap suits fighting the Avengers — they’re obviously playing non-humans of some kind.

ScreenRant was able to grab some of the footage from the supposedly cancelled movie tie-in game that features the Skrulls. You can see more at the link, but here’s a couple to make you wonder:

So this could mean something or nothing. Movie game tie-ins generally add more characters and side stories then the movie. That’s kind of the point. But it certainly does nothing to stop the rumor of the Skrulls.

Sources tell IGN that the Skrulls are not in the film. That could mean several different things, however: First, the Skrulls could quite simply not be in the film at all. Two, our sources could just be bluffing (which is a lame thing to do if you’re a source!). Or three, and I think this most likely, the Skrulls as we typically know them aren’t in the film.

Smart money is on Loki’s allies being the Chitauri, the Ultimate Universe’s version of the Skrulls (or one version, anyway). This isn’t a new theory. Less cheesy than the scaly-faced green guys from mainstream Marvel, the Chitauri are nonetheless an advanced inter-dimensional race of shape-shifters who also happen to be pretty scary. They even first showed up fighting Cap during World War II as the secret power foundation behind the Nazis! And they are known by many names across the galaxy, including “Skrull.”

That sounds pretty likely, but there’s still too much imagination and not enough proof to really tell. So let’s stick with what we do know…

Cap, Black Widow & Hawkeye in Action – (GammaSquad)

Shooting moved from Cleveland to Central Park in New York, and the whole cast was there. So we get some good pics of Cap, as well as new pics of Hawkeye and Black Widow in full costume.

He’s looking at what you would be looking at….

There’s some more pics with some hilarious captions at the link.

Stan Lee’s Cameo In The Avengers – (WorstPreviews)

What’s a Marvel movie without a Stan Lee cameo? Well, about 15 seconds shorter, but that’s not the point. It’s definitely now tradition, and so we expect no less from The Avengers. We get a quick photo and description of his cameo:

The scene features Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) sitting at a coffeeshop with Lee sitting at a nearby table. Rogers is then joined by an older man, who some believe is a fellow-soldier from WWII.

Marisa Miller Joins The Cast Of R.I.P.D. – (GammaSquad)

Joining Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges will be none other than Victoria Secret model Marisa Miller. James Hong and Mike O’ Malley also join the cast but, well, who cares. Look at this:


So, what was I talking about? Oh right, Hot Ladies…

Danger Girl Underway & Already Cast? – (GammaSquad)

In the 90’s we were treated to Danger Girl, which was a series that told great stories about… well… okay, honestly I mainly remember a trifecta of hot women kicking ass and getting their clothes ripped a lot. This was the 90’s, that was how things happened. So I wasn’t surprised to hear that this movie was being made. I was a little surprised to hear that the cast has been signed already.

Production company Benderspink (not to be confused with our former production company, Benderspank, which produced Futurama fetish porn parodies) has acquired the rights to Danger Girl, a comic by J. Scott Campbell on the Wildstorm imprint. They’ve just signed Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovavich, and Sofia Vergara to star as the titular [giggity] Danger Girls.

Danger Girl is described as “Kill Bill” meets “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with the team element of “Mission Impossible.” […] The Logline is: A beautiful adventuress joins forces with an all-female spy agency as they race around the world to recover a trio of powerful relics. [LatinoReview]

And that’s it for this edition of the Hero Express!

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