It's not news to say you think your film will be great, but Chris Hemsworth's Thor enthusiasm is still something to smile about. ComingSoon caught up with Hemsworth at the Australians In Film shindig, and he was still buzzing from Asgard. What is news to us though is just how uncomfortable it is to wear the God of Thunder's pants: "I put the thing on and said 'It's not very comfortable, but it looks amazing, so it's all good.' And then a couple of weeks in, I thought "It's getting more and more uncomfortable," and at the end of three, four months it was a pretty difficult thing to wake up and put on every morning. But it's sells such an image in the picture. It does a lot of the work for you."
Speaking of costumes, MTV snagged a photo of Ryan Reynolds with what's passing for his Green Lantern uniform -- motion capture dots. This might be some fuel for your Friday bondage fantasy, girls and boys. While the Snake Plissken pants are very appealing, it's the cute little dog that totally wins me over. (Apparently it's Blake Lively's dog. Fantasy crushed.)
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The Wrap reports that Alan Tudyk has joined the cast of Transformers 3 in "an unspecified role." I suspect Tudyk plays the heart of the film that Shia LaBeouf told the Huffington Post was missing from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This time, we'll feel something because "there's going to be a lot of death, human death." Yeah. That's Tudyk's unspecified role: dead guy that you really cared about. I wish I was kidding.
The super-talented comic book artist Jock tweeted that he was headed up to London for another Judge Dredd meeting. Coincidentally, according to a press release from Reliance BIG Pictures, the Judge Dredd remake has been given an official start date of Winter 2010 and will be filmed in Johannesburg.
Nicolas Winding Refn told the BBC in a video interview that he'd love to direct a Wonder Woman movie. I concur with Russ Fischer on Slashfilm -- if Refn is not kidding around in some sarcastic "Like I'd ever do that!" way, he'd be a really, really good pick.
Finally, DreamWorks put out the synopsis for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, which stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell:
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.