Welcome to the new Monday feature: News That Caught My Eye. In this feature, I’ll post some of the coolest news articles I spot each week. I might write a few of my own thoughts, but really, I’m just hoping to pass along relevant, useful information to YOU, my faithful readers! I guess that’s enough of an introduction, so let’s go ahead and get started:
This is a cool write-up via SlashFilm of X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner on the upcoming projects within the franchise. She talks about the status and/or possibility of features like X4, Deadpool, and X-Men: First Class. Personally, I think X-Men: First Class should be at the top of the list. I think Deadpool would be an egregious mistake to shell out too much money on…
As well as the eventual New Class, then – whenever that might be – Shuler Donner revealed that she has been cooking up plans for several other mutant films. The two she named? An X4, reuniting the X-Men and a big screen outing for The New Mutants. X4, she said, had yet to be pitched to the studio, however.
Entertainment Tonight provides us with a look at Iron Man 2 with their exclusive set visit. Collider posted both of ET‘s videos, one of which you can see here. The longer (though less informative) one is over at Collider.
The director of Paranormal Activity, a little horror movie that is socially networking itself into getting a wide release, took a moment to thank excited fans this week. Latino Review posted the YouTube video of the director, as well as the list of cities that Paranormal Activity is headed to next. I definitely want to keep my eye on this movie, as it’s release strategy completely fascinates me.
According to Sci-Fi Wire, Sony is going to be producing a Venom movie, despite the incredibly negative response to the character in Spider-Man 3. Hopefully, they actually spend some time developing him this time! The article also talks about how this will affect the production of Spider-Man 4.
Today Wernick confirmed to us that the project is still moving forward and the writing team has turned the script in to the suits at Sony. “We’ve written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward,” Wernick told SCI FI Wire in an exclusive interview.