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Joel Silver Talks ‘Swamp Thing,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ And ‘Sgt. Rock’ Movies

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on December 23, 2009

by Rick Marshall – MTV News

“Sherlock Holmes” producer Joel Silver has his hands full with films based on literary heroes these days, and as many comic book fans are aware, quite a few of those projects hail from the DC Comics universe.

Since his name is attached to many of the projects we’re most excited about these days, Silver offered MTV News a quick update on some of those projects during the “Sherlock Holmes” red carpet event last week. We pressed the comics-friendly producer for his thoughts on everything from “Swamp Thing” to “Lobo” and many of the other films drawing on DC’s massive stable of characters.

When asked about his previous comments regarding a 3-D “Swamp Thing” movie, Silver reiterated his belief that 3-D was the intended format for a film about DC’s famous swamp creature. Of course, given the character’s history as the subject of multiple live-action movies, a live-action television series and an animated series, a move to 3-D is pretty much the only format in which we haven’t seen man-turned-monster Alec Holland.

“Yeah, if we pull it together and if the script works, that’s our intention,” said Silver of going the 3-D route.

The producer also indicated that Guy Ritchie’s departure from the “Sgt. Rock” movie hasn’t impeded plans to bring DC’s war hero to theaters. While he wouldn’t comment on rumors that the “Sgt. Rock” movie would be set in the future rather than its World War II roots, he did sound positive about progress on the film thus far.

“We’re working on [‘Sgt. Rock’] now,” he said. “There’s a real possibility on that. There’s a good shot on that one.”

Conversely, Silver didn’t seem to be holding his breath for a “Wonder Woman” movie to go into production any time soon, despite Warner Brothers’ reorganization and renewed focus on DC characters under the DC Entertainment banner.

“I’m not really doing anything with [‘Wonder Woman’] at the moment,” he said. “Once the studio knows what they want to do, and makes a decision, they’ll probably let us know.”

However, with “The Losers” on its way to theaters in April 2010, Silver said he expects “Lobo” to the next comic book movie he concentrates on. The film, which follows DC’s ultraviolent cosmic bounty hunter, was originally rumored to have “Sherlock Holmes” director Guy Ritchie behind the camera, but Ritchie cast some doubts on his involvement during a recent MTV News interview.

“I want to try and make ‘Lobo’ very soon,” Silver responded when asked which comic book project was next on his plate after “The Losers.”


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