Geek News for Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009

Disney buys Marvel, Green Hornet’s pushed back, Rambo 5, and more in today’s geek news.

MOVIE NEWS

Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo (photo from Attack of the Movie Watchers)

Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo (photo from Attack of the Movie Watchers)

Variety is reporting that Nu Image/Millennium Films has greenlite a fifth Rambo movie. Stallone will star and direct the sequel. Variety gave a rough plot for the movie that follows:

storyline revolves around Rambo fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Deadman (image from Comic Book Movie)

Deadman (image from Comic Book Movie)

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is going to produce an adaptation of little known DC Comics character, Deadman.

The Green Hornet has been pushed back a couple of monthsto its new release date of December 17, 2010, the date that Green Lantern once occupied. (via Box Office Mojo)

Swamp Thing (image from Comic Book Resources)

Swamp Thing (image from Comic Book Resources)

And another DC Comics character is coming to the silver screen. Joel Silver, who produced the Matrix trilogy, is being quoted by Collider as saying that he will be rebooting the Swamp Thing franchise, there were two movies in the 80s based on the character.

COMIC BOOK NEWS

The Superheroes of the Marvel Universe (image from My Movie Database)

The Superheroes of the Marvel Universe (image from My Movie Database)

In what will probably be the biggest news this week, Disney has bought Marvel for $4 billion dollars. The relationship between the two has been described by both parties as just like the relationship between Disney and Pixar. The deal will not affect any previous deals Marvel has made with any other studio. (via Comic Book Resources)

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