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A Filmmaker’s Dream: FOUR Avengers Films?!

Despite the bizarre cold shoulder it received from both comic fans and critics alike, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk is most notable for one thing – being the first example of a unified theatrical Marvel universe.

Because of this, it should be no surprise that the director of that flick, Louis Leterrier, has possibly the craziest, and coolest idea for how the proposed Avengers film should be handled, once Iron Man 2, Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America hit screens over the next few years.

Here’s what ol’ Louie is thinking…

I’ll tell you my real dream: To work with Joe Johnston and [“Thor” director] Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau and make like a triptych. We do four movies. We release them one a month for the summer. Or even every two weeks or three weeks. And the whole summer would be Avengers summer. So we do it the way they make television shows. One story arc but told in installments by different directors. So all of the directors that touch part of the Avengers world would do a part; we could make the movies shorter, maybe less than an hour and a half, and we use the same sets and save Marvel money. I would love to sit around a table with all of them a kick around the story. That’s my dream.

Now, take away the cynical perspective that Hollywood would never do something like this, just based on the logistical hell of it all…but let’s say they did do it: Wouldn’t this be just about the coolest way to close out the Marvel theatrical legacy?  Even if the movies end up being so-so in quality, just for the sheer balls of doing FOUR films, and giving each director the opportunity to close out their arcs…that could be something exciting.

Shame it will probably never happen. Unless Marvel Studios is listening?

Be sure to give the full interview a look, too.  Leterrier really makes it clear how much of a Marvel fan he is/was, and why he was such a great choice to direct the Hulk. Shame the box office didn’t follow his excitement.

Original Post: Leterrier’s dream: An ‘Avengers’ epic told in four films over one summer .

Left 4 Dead 1 Grows With CRASH COURSE DLC

G’damn do I love some Left 4 Dead.

And sure, I’m excited for Left 4 Dead 2 in November,  but I’d love to see another adventure with Zoey, Bill and the gang.

Looks like Valve wants to delve into the L4D1 story a bit more as well, as they just announced a new downloadable scenario for the best-selling original, hitting PC’s and XBox 360 this September.

The scenario, titled Crash Course, takes place between the No Mercy and Death Toll campaigns, and based on the poster above, seems to involve a helicopter of some sort.

This is a brand new level, even including new voice work, so fans shouldn’t worry that they’re half assing on the new level.

Crash Course will be downloadable for free for PC users, and cost about $7 for XBox 360 owners when it releases next month.

Original Post: Left 4 Dead On A Crash Course To New DLC – Left 4 Dead – Kotaku.

The THUNDERCATS That Might’ve Been!

Over the years, there has been a LOT of rumors surrounding a film adaptation of the 1980’s classic animated series, Thundercats.

Not too surprisingly, one attempt at adapting the cats-with-swords tale made it to the concept art stages, and Movieline.com was able to get access to this art.

I’ve showcased the possible film interpretation above, but the website also contains art for various locations to be used within the flick.  At this time, there is no Thundercats film planned, but I can forsee any buzz this art has around the web making some exec consider yelling HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO and greenlighting the pic again.

And hey, at least the furries didn’t get their hands on this.

Original Post: Movieline Presents the Never-Before-Seen Concept Art For Warner Bros.’ Thundercats | Movieline.

Another Childhood Icon Dies – The Nickelodeon Logo.

Oh, Nickelodeon…we’ve been through some shit, you and I.

I grew up with you. And you were always a glimmering beacon of childhood hope.  Orange splat, white letters and a promise of Green Slime, you made having cable as a kid a dream.

I can’t even count the hours I spent watching you. Between Nicktoons, Guts, Double Dare, Salute Your Shorts and dozens of other shows that I could fill books with useless knowledge of, you defined growing up for me.

Then I got older, and not only did it look like your audience left you, onto pastures called “Cartoon Network” and “The Disney Channel”, but you lost sight of what made you so great.  Where once you had cartoons, you now have weird “tween” sitcoms.  What was the last good cartoon you had, Nick? (that you didn’t bury, not named Spongebob)

Now I see your new logo…

I guess you’re not the same channel I knew.

Farewell Nickelodeon. Hello…whatever you are now.

Original Post: Nickelodeon unveils new logo – Entertainment News, TV News, Media – Variety.