A few movie related tidbits...

Just a few quick thoughts before I camp out in front of Bruins/Flyers game 3 tonight:

Hugo Weaving is confirmed as the Red Skull in the upcoming Captain America movie - This has been rumored for a while now but is finally official. Honestly, I can't think of a better fit for Captain America's arch-nemesis. While I am a Chris Evans fan, I have my doubts about whether or not he's the right guy to play Steve Rogers, but there is no doubt that Hugo Weaving will be a great Red Skull. Looking forward to this!

Ron Howard set to direct big screen adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower series - This is also wicked sweet news. I have yet to get around to reading King's fantasy/western series, but I have read Marvel's graphic novel adaptations which have been quite good thus far. I can't think of a Ron Howard film that I didn't like, so this has me excited too.

Matthew Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class - First let me say that I like have really enjoyed the films that Matthew Vaughn has been a part of whether he was directing or producing. This covers films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake, Snatch, Mean Machine, Stardust, Harry Brown, and Kick-Ass. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I'm not sure that he's the man for X-Men: First Class and here's why: Fox LOVED Bryan Singer's proposed script for this movie. They wanted him to return to the X-Men universe (remember he directed X-Men and X2: X-Men United) and direct the film as well. When a scheduling conflict arose, Fox became impatient and decided to move on with production of the film with another directer. As much as I like Matthew Vaughn, I'm not sure it's a great idea to make him try and bring Singer's vision to life in his place. We'll see...

Thanks to my friend Brian, I'll be checking out an early (7pm) screening of Iron Man 2 tomorrow night. Keep an eye here for my review!


  1. Weaving as Red Skull? I'm sold. I figured he'd be the villain, but couldn't figure a good actor to play him.


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