With the Licensing International Expo under way in Las Vegas, various sites (including Superhero Hype) are pulling images from the Twitter feed of the mysterious ESQ who is there and posting pictures like this one:
Shouldn’t Hawkeye have a mask? I guess since he’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the movies, it’s not necessary. I also have to admit that I wish someone was there as Hank Pym.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Spinoff Online reports that actor Josh Stewart of “The Collector” fame is joining the film in an unknown role. When I first read the headline, I thought it said John Stewart and wondered if Bane was going to hijack “The Daily Show.”
Release date: July 20th, 2012
BEASTS OF BURDEN
Heat Vision reports that Andrew Adamson, director of first two “Chronicles of Narnia” films, is taking the Dark Horse comic into the world of animated features. The story concerns “a community called Burden Hill where a series of supernatural events occur, causing a gang of dogs (and one cat) to team up in order to keep their owners and the town’s residents safe.” Adamson, who also directed the first “Shrek,” serves as a producer on the project.
Release date: TBA
COWBOYS & ALIENS
According to The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex, the film will have its world premiere at Comic-Con. “Not only are we going to premiere it there,” says director Jon Favreau. “We’re going to find a way to include as many of the fans as possible. I feel like they’ve come out for me, they’ve supported me.” The event will happen at the 2,967-seat San Diego Civic Theatre on July 23rd. Ticketing information is forthcoming.
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
Spinoff Online reports that the HBO adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel is planned as a six-year series. “Each (season) with 10 to 12 hour-long episodes, with a budget of $30 million to $40 million per season. By comparison, the epic fantasy ‘Game of Thrones’ has an estimated budget of $50 million to $60 million,” they write. Gaiman adds via Twitter that he’ll need to generate new material to meet that six-year plan. If only we all had such problems.
THE WALKING DEAD
Hey, I didn’t know Gary Busey was a featured zombie this season!
Airs: Fall 2011
THE BOY FALLS FROM THE SKY
If nothing goes wrong, today is the official opening night of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and I can think of no better way to celebrate than a “Sesame Street” parody of infamous production:
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