Josh Brolin still isn’t sure about Jonah Hex
There was at least some truth to the rumor-mill report last month about Josh Brolin playing Jonah Hex in the upcoming Mark Neveldine-Brian Taylor adaptation.
Brolin, star of W. and No Country for Old Men, is mulling over the part but he hasn’t — in the words of the original story — “locked down the deal.” IESB says nothing has been signed, and Collider reports Brolin may end up working on a Tony Scott movie.
The Warner Bros. adaptation of the DC Comics Western anti-hero was announced in July 2007. In March, producer Andrew Lazar said he wants to film Jonah Hex in New Orleans, for a potential 2010 release.
• Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Constantine) will voice Black Panther in the upcoming animated series on BET. [Variety]
• The Drinky Crow Show, based on Tony Millionaire’s comic strip Maakies, will have its series debut at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 23 on Cartoon Network. The show originally aired in May 2007 as part of Adult Swim’s “Night of 1,000 Pilots.” [Comics Continuum]
• A new Watchmen trailer will be attached to Quantum of Solace, which opens on Friday. [Dark Horizons]
• The first trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be released with The Day the Earth Stood Still, which opens on Dec. 12. [XMenFilms.net, via Cinematical]
• J. Michael Straczynski says he’s completed his rewrite for Marvel’s Thor, which is set to open on July 16, 2010. [AICN]
Correction: J. Michael Straczynski drops by our comments section and says that the Ain’t It Cool News post was incorrect. “I have not said any such thing about Thor. The AICN news report is wrong on every possible count, ranging from the ‘retro’ look of Forbidden Planet and that I have completed a draft of the Thor screenplay. Both are absolutely incorrect, and I trust this will now be corrected.
“I should add that even the ‘JMS says’ thing is incorrect because AICN never even spoke to me, so please do not attribute to me anything AICN said. I haven’t said anything of the kind.”