Captain America, Akira, Fables: July 15th Comic Reel
“Captain America” clip arrives online! “Akira” rises from the ashes with a new director! Is “Harry Potter’s” David Yates headed to Fabletown? Also, new “Spider-Man” images, “Conan” questions answered, and more.
Tags: captain america, akira, fables, the amazing spider-man, conan the barbarian, the hobbit, the thing
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
IGN has a new TV spot for the film:
Meanwhile, MTV News also has a clip:
Yeah, I’m looking foward to this one.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Just when you thought this project was dead, Heat Vision reports “Unknown” director Jaume Collet-Serra will helm the adaptation of the classic Japanese manga series and anime film. Time will tell if he’ll figure out a way to cast Liam Neeson as Kaneda.
Release date: TBA
According to the Vulture, Warner Bros may offer the project to latter “Harry Potter” film director David Yates. This is how they describe the premise: “Set in the Fabletown section of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, it follows its sheriff, the now-reformed Big Bad Wolf, as he investigates the murder of Snow White’s party-girl sister. (The prime suspect: Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk climber. No, really.)” Yates is also connected to a couple of other Warner Bros projects, including a possible adapatation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.”
Release date: TBA
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Yesterday saw the release of a new gallery of images from the film, including this publicity shot that reveals just how much Emma Stone looks like a John Romita drawing:
There are also shots of Uncle Ben and Aunt May, mechanical webshooters, and possibly Peter’s proto-Spidey costume.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Latino Review spotted this video of star Jason Momoa answering fan questions:
Several friends of mine have pointed out that Conan doesn’t have much of an origin story … but sure, why not add one?
Release date: August 19th, 2011
Time Magazine gives us our first look at dwarves Dwalin and Balin.
I wonder if Beorn will get a feature photo of his own.
Release date: December 14th, 2012 & December 13th, 2013
THE THING (BEGINS)
MSN (via Spinoff Online) has a trailer for the prequel of the
John Carpenter classic. A reader reminded me over Facebook the other day that every “Thing” film is based on Joseph W. Campbell’s novella “Who Goes There?”
Release date: October 14th, 2011
THE WEEKEND BEFORE COMIC-CON
This time next week, I’ll be back in San Diego dodging costumes, waiting in lines and bringing you some top notch coverage of the show. Maybe I’ll take an actual vacation afterward as well. As for this weekend, I’m taking it easy, going to a party, and keeping it mellow. I’ll need the rest. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of the week to come.