COWBOYS & ALIENS
IGN has a new featurette about the film’s blending the western and sci-fi genres:
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
As we reported here at CBR last night, the first real deal poster has been revealed:
Crumbling cities … is Batman going three levels deep to save the soul of Marion Cotillard? Will he see Leonardo DiCaprio on his way there?
Release date: July 20th, 2012
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Asked about the potentially charged visual of Captain America’s costume, Chris Evans tells The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex that “I still think Captain America is timeless. He might wear the red, white and blue, but I don’t think this is all about America. It is what America stands for. It could be called ‘Captain Good.'” I’d love to see a “Captain Good” movie, myself.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
GRIFF THE INVISIBLE
Movieline offers a first look at the new independent romantic comedy starring “True Blood” vet Ryan Kwanten as “a mild-mannered and majorly awkward office schlub by day who moonlights as a masked crusader at night to escape his bullies and naysayers — until he meets an equally oddball dream girl and starts coming to terms with living in the real world.” Here’s Griff’s costume:
Release date: August 19th, 2011
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Emma Stone tells Screen Rant about what drew her to the part of Gwen Stacey. “I really liked what happens between Gwen and Peter and so I’m excited about that. That’s pretty much what my involvement is, is with Peter, and I think Andrew is incredible so that was really wonderful for me,” she says. “And then I’m also excited about — and this is kind of weird…Well, I guess it’s not weird, but I think it’s really interesting to be a part of something that so many people hold close to their hearts, that so many people grew up with. To get to like be involved in this world of passionate people.”
Release date: May 28th, 2012
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
The Superman Homepage has a few stills from the new Kent family home in Smallville:
It may not be as stylized as the farmhouses in previous films, but it looks like the sort of place you really see out in the world.
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: 2012
According to IGN, the Blu-Ray edition of “Thor” will feature “a sneak peek into Marvel’s ‘The Avengers.'” Could this be the rumored Agent Coulson short film we’ve heard about?
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
Deadline reports Michael Chiklis will confront Jason Statham in the film based on Donald Westlake’s popular “Parker” series. While Parker has appeared in the comics world via Darwyn Cooke’s excellent adaptation of “The Hunter” (I still need to read “The Outfit”), I think the may point of excitement here is seeing Statham and Chiklis go head to head in a feature film. I would’ve become a director just to make that happen.
Release date: TBA
THE THING (BEGINS)
The fine folks at Universal sent me this new poster for the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1984 classic remake of Howard Hawk’s “The Thing from Another World.”
Release date: October 14th, 2011
THE WALKING DEAD
The official AMC blog spoke with season two premiere director Gwyneth Horder-Payton about her experience on the show thus far. “For this episode, it felt like there was almost no dialogue. There was a lot of creeping around… But, I still had 11 actors who go around as one bunch, so it’s this interesting little pipe tribe,” she says. “It’s like who goes first and then who goes next and why?”
Airs: Fall 2011
THE SHAT AS A BUNCHING BAG
Every so often, members of the original “Star Trek” cast get their digs in at star William Shatner. According to Trek Movie, co-star Walter Koeing refreshed his contentious relationship with Shatner by way of the following quote: “Bill wasn’t Patrick Stewart. We never had the respect for our Captain the way the TNG crew had with theirs.” Ouch. 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 alienating people.