Geeks all over are abound with glee this weekend to read that G4 host Olivia Munn will possibly be donning wings for Iron Man 2.
An e-mail sent by an “old, fairly reliable” source reveals that Munn is set to portray the wealthy Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp.
It has been confirmed in July 2009 that director Jon Favreau had cast Munn in a cameo. Until recently, when the actress admitted that her cameo fell victim to editing Hell and was given another role. So we know that she has a part—it’s simply a guessing game at this point. Can she pull off the heavy shoes of an Avenger?
With some minor screen time in the Steve Carrell and Tina Fey comedy, Date Night and now a role in Iron Man 2, this former model is definitely making her name known in the film industry lately.
I know it’s hard to believe that most comic book jobs that you find listed are not in the traditional creative fields of writing, drawing and editing. It just doesn’t happen. Those all go to an editor’s girlfriend’s brother’s cousin at least according to the paranoids. When you do find some nifty jobs in the field, you can bet they’re some kind of office gig with Aeron chairs picked up from an internet start-up bankruptcy sale.
Marvel Comics, The House of Mouse That Jack And Stan Built, in New York has a couple of those jobs in their cubicle farm system and they both look like fun. And by that I mean interesting. And by that I mean jobs that pay.
First up, Marvel is looking for a Creative Services Coordinator “to support the Creative Services Department with day-to-day and inter and intra-departmental needs and duties.”
So what is a CS Coordinator? The lucky job-holder will “be a key manager of the relationship between Creative Services and all the other divisions within Marvel, as well as outside vendors and business partners…to create, refine and drive processes that will increase the accuracy and efficiency of Creative Services’ daily functions, project coordination, intra-departmental communications, network, and launching projects.” Whew! Say that three times fast.
As any regular browser of the internets knows, Stan Lee‘s POW! Entertainment has pacted with Boom! Studios to launch a line of superhero comic books based on concepts from The Man himself. Here are 10 things that Stan said as he signed the deal.
10. “What a coincidence! A Mark Waid once interviewed me for Amazing Heroes.”
9. “‘Boom,’ huh? Have you thought about either ‘Krakadoom!’ or ‘Bah-bah-boom’”?
8. “Can we work 2099 into the title of something?”
7. “You can still get me a room at San Diego, right?”
6. “How will this affect my cameo in Iron Man 2?”
5. “With great power comes a really great contract.”
4. “Apple is talking to me about the iStan.”
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First we got a glimpse of Iron Man 2‘s War Machine; now Paramount has released an image of Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko a.k.a. Whiplash.
Set against a backdrop of newspaper clippings centering on Tony Stark’s nontraditional superhero reveal that he was Iron Man, Rourke doesn’t don a mask as the Russian criminal (at least, we have yet to see an alternate costume change for this character) but does not look any less menacing and crazed.
Are you buying Rourke’s portrayal so far?
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