Salt Lake Comic Con is bringing you the best stories from throughout Geekdom! Today we talk about Scarlett Johansson possibly joining the adaptation of anime/manga classic Ghost in the Shell, a useful guide for navigating all of the recent superhero movie announcements and some new developments on the upcoming Minecraft movie!
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The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson considering
lead role in Ghost in the Shell live-action film!
Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks to star in Rupert Sanders‘ (Snow White and the Huntsman) live-action adaptation of the classic manga/anime, Ghost in the Shell. The story focuses on Major Motoko Kusanagi, the leader of a covert ops unit that fights cyber-terrorists. Motoko has a fully synthetic cyborg body but retains her human essence/soul or “ghost.” According to Deadline, DreamWorks has decided to now offer the lead role to Scarlett Johansson with a bigger payday, which has now pushed Robbie towards Suicide Squad.
Trying to keep your Superhero Movies straight?
Check out Collider’s Superhero Movie Release Date Guide
There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves. With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture. Not to worry, though, because Collider has you covered.
Real Steel director Shawn Levy in talks to direct the Minecraft movie!
Back in February, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to adapt the ridiculously popular video game Minecraft into a film. The open-world game is from Swedish indie developers Mojang AB, and allows players to create a world with textured cubes. Different modes have the players either fighting for survival or they can simply build away without any restraints aside from a lack of rounded corners. Warner Bros. thinks Night at the Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy might have a good take on the material.
Today’s Quick Links
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- Marvel revisits Iron Man‘s Armor Wars and announces Uncanny Avengers #1