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‘Iron Fist’ in Theaters? Hmm…


Marvel's first Disney-produced film: Iron Fist?

Iron Fist is one of those Marvel Comics characters nobody outside of the comic reading minority has heard of, and while I’m a big fan of comic book movies, I bet Marvel Studios and Disney’s proposed Iron Fist movie will be a tough sell.

The comics are about a guy named Danny Rand who is a martial arts expert with a magical power that gives him a big glowing fist.  It can be done on the big screen, but this could be a recipe for cheese ball disaster, or it could be a Kill Bill-style romp of awesomeness, but we’ll just have to see.  Hopefully Marvel has another Iron Man up its sleeve with this one.

My casting vote goes to this guy.

I’m not an expert on martial arts movies by any means, so I’m out of ideas as to who would be a good director for this project, but I do have a sort of out-of-left-field idea about who could play Rand: Mark Pellegrino of Dexter and Lost fame.

Sure, Pellegrino’s a bit old to play a character in his late twenties, but a few tweaks here and there could make it work, especially with his background in martial arts like Judo, Thai boxing, and Ju-Jitsu.  Plus, he’s got some range, as he was great as Rita’s abusive ex-husband on Dexter and he nailed the mysteriousness and on-and-off benevolence of a thousand-year-old demigod on Lost.

If the producers find a capable writer/director team and nail a lead like Pellegrino, this could actually turn out well.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer Looks Amazing.


AMC’s announced its newest series, the highly anticipated zombie thriller, The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, will be premiering Halloween night with a special 90-minute episode, and released the show’s trailer today.

You can’t get much cooler than that.  Written, executive produced, and directed by Frank Darabont, who knocked The Green Mile out of the park and whose The Mist adaptation wasn’t half bad (he also directed The Shawshank Redemption, which I’m embarassed to say I haven’t seen), the show looks to be the snazziest genre series premiering this season.

The first season will only consist of six episodes, and although nothing in Hollywood is guaranteed, based on the positive vibes from everyone involved in the production to the excitement exhibited by the journalists covering the series will at least guarantee a second season if the show even has middling ratings.

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