Happy Gwensday! IGN has posted an featurette with the legendary Stan Lee about Marc Webb’s upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot, giving a little tease about the creation of Peter Parker and Lee’s cameo in the film.
“The scene that I shot is one of the cleverest scenes I’ve ever seen in an action movie,” Lee said.
Meanwhile, Yahoo! Movies has released a new clip of Peter Parker versus Flash Thompson on the basketball court.
Finally, SuperHeroHype presents a lovely new TV spot with some new footage to drool over.
Opens July 3
MAN OF STEEL
Spinoff Online has posted photos of Jor-El and Faora’s costumes from Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” originally displayed at Licensing Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Faora’s outfit is pretty darn cool, Jor-El’s is an incredible piece of design. Check them both out below.
Opens June 14, 2013
Superhero Authority has posted a rumor that Disney and Marvel Studios may be releasing a director’s cut of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” This would certainly be a long-shot as Whedon has gone on record saying that there would be no director’s cut after the initial editing was finished on the film. Regardless, he’s allowed to change his mind and it would certainly be interesting to see the version of the film that didn’t hit the cutting room floor.
Now in theaters
THE WALKING DEAD
More spoiler-riffic season three shots, this time over at Spinoff Online. If you’re too lazy or scared to click over, here’s some spoiler-laden invisible text to highlight. [SPOILER]The photos after the link are of Michael Rooker’s one-handed character Merle Dixon. Instead of a hand, Merle’s got a new attachment that looks like a machete grafted onto a metal prosthetic.[/SPOILER]
Season three premieres October on AMC
Collider spoke with Katie Cassidy, who plays Dinah “Laurel” Lance on the upcoming “Arrow,” and the actress spoke very briefly about portraying such a fan-favorite character in comics.
“It’s a little intimidating, yeah, but when you’re so in it, you have to let that stuff go,” Cassidy told Collider. “You can’t think about it ’cause then it just gets in your way. I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character’s point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story. I’m just there to do my job. I’m really excited about it! I think it’s going to be really, really fun. I’m working with a great group of people, and everyone is amazing and really talented. I’m really lucky to have given the opportunity to do that.”
Premieres this fall on the CW
STUFF OF LEGEND
According to Spinoff Online, Disney has secured the film rights to Th3rd World Studios’ “The Stuff of Legend” comic book series by Mike Raicht, Brian Smith and Charles Paul Wilson III. Pete Candeland is attached to direct with “Abduction” writer Shawn Christensen providing the script. “The Stuff of Legend” is set in 1944 and centers around a group of bitter, forgotten toys as they journey to The Dark to rescue their owner.
“Robocop” continues to release casting news with Variety reporting “House” star Hugh Laurie is currently in talks to play the villainous CEO of Omni Corp. Although best known for his role as Dr. Gregory House on the recently-concluded drama “House,” Laurie is also an incredible comedic actor. Only time will tell whether he’ll get to use his fantastic blend of comedy and drama in “Robocop.”
Opens August 9, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
The Hollywood Reporter has a disturbing report about Disney’s production of “The Lone Ranger” — it’s over-budget and behind schedule. Although the cost had previously been cut to $215 million, insiders tell THR that not only has the budget possibly surpassed the original $250 million mark, it may be running days or possibly weeks behind its shooting schedule. However, a Disney spokesperson says the $250 million budget number is actually inaccurate.
Regardless, it certainly wouldn’t bode well for future adaptations of pulp heroes if “The Lone Ranger” underperforms considering the unfortunate theatrical run of “John Carter.”
Opens July 3, 2013
Here’s something that looks pretty cool. The Hollywood Reporter reports Disney’s getting back to its roots with a new CG tale, “Frozen.”
According to Disney’s synopsis, “Frozen” is about “a prophecy trapping a kingdom in eternal winter.” Anna, played by Kristen Bell, teams up with a mountain man named Kristoff to find the Snow Queen, played by Idina Menzel, and lift the curse.
I’ll watch anything with Kristen Bell involved, but letting Menzel finally sing in a Disney film is pure gold. Remember when she was in “Enchanted” and didn’t get to sing at all? It’ll also be a huge opportunity for Menzel to bust out her Broadway chops as “Avenue Q” and “Book of Mormon” co-writer Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez are behind the music. Chris Buck is attached to direct while Peter Del Vecho will produce.
Opens November 2013