I hope they use the same actors that the trailer did …
Screenwriter Zak Penn talks about X-Men, Hulk
ComicMix has an interview up with Zak Penn, who worked on Incredible Hulk and the X-Men films, about a variety of subjects, including the Avengers movie:
CMix: You also mentioned to me recently you were working with Brian Bendis on something. Is it the Avengers movie?
ZP: Well, I’m not writing it right now, but I will be. The idea is that after these other movies come out I assume I’ll sit down with Marvel and we’ll figure it out. They asked me to do it and I had a whole take on it. But we agreed that we wouldn’t do it until it was time to do it and I don’t think it makes sense right now.
The idea for the Avengers movie is that we would use the characters from the existing movies and put something together where it felt like the Marvel Universe — like it does in the comic books. So we can’t do that until the movies actually come out and we see how they do.
CMix: … like Iron Man.
ZP: Right. Like Iron Man. Hulk. Theoretically, Thor. They might even want to wait for Captain America.
Finding new life on cable … thanks to cable companies
The New York Times had an article recently on struggling and cancelled network television shows turning to providers like DirecTV and Comcast to possibly carry their programming:
Television executives say this model could help keep other sentimental favorites on the air. For instance, CBS Paramount Network Television has held talks with Comcast, the cable provider, about finding new life for “Jericho,” the low-rated drama canceled by CBS last month, according to two people briefed on the talks who requested anonymity.
And Katherine Pope, the president of NBC’s production arm, Universal Media Studios, said that other television distributors had also shown interest in licensing the rights to specific shows.
The article also mentions NBC’s Friday Night Lights and Passions soap opera.