DARK KNIGHT RISES
Actress Marion Cotillard spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her robust career, including her mystery role as Miranda Tate in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Cotillard tells THR that Tate is an ecologically-minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.”
The actress also denied her character is indeed Talia Al Ghul and described the role of Miranda Tate as “very small.” I guess we’ll have to wait until July to know for sure.
Opens July 20
Ever wonder what Oscorp’s website would look like? A new viral website for “The Amazing Spider-Man” reveals it would be a corporate logo over a black background. How about that?
Also, SuperHero Hype has posted a quick 30-second preview of the upcoming film’s 4-minute super preview airing in conjunction with the season premiere of “America’s Got Talent.”
Opens July 3
Spinoff Online has posted an article about who was responsible for the decision to [SPOILERS]kill Agent Coulson[/SPOILERS] and as it turns out, it wasn’t who you’d expect.
[SPOILERS]“In our first meeting [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige said, this is what we’re gonna do and I said, ‘Oh, but you have to go out there and tell everybody that it was your idea because this is going to get me so much shit. Because they are all going to be like, ‘Oh, he did it again!'” Whedon said. “It was stipulated from the beginning, and I completely agree that it was the right thing to do, and so did Clark, who said in the early days, when I was busy apologizing for it, ‘In a movie like this, with what’s going on if there isn’t some toll, it’s just irresponsible story telling.'”[/SPOILERS]
Now in theaters
THIEF OF THIEVES
Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer’s Image comic “Thief of Thieves” hit issue #4 this week and Kirkman spoke with MTV News about the television adaptation of the book.
“With ‘Thief of Thieves,’ I was developing it concurrently as a comic book as well as a show. I’ve been talking with AMC about this for a while,” Kirkman told MTV. “Because of the success of ‘The Walking Dead’ and my relationships with the people over at AMC, the conversation eventually comes up: ‘What else are you working on? Is there anything else you have on the horizon that might be interesting to us?’ I was able to talk to them about what I was doing with ‘Thief of Thieves’ while I was developing it as a comic book series, so the show and the comic are more or less developing concurrently.”
According to MTV, no casting decisions have yet been made.
Yahoo! Movies has posted a new “Prometheus” behind-the-scenes featurette entitled “Origins.”
Opens June 8
While speaking with MTV Splash Page, Will Smith revealed there are not currently any plans for a sequel, although the actor noted he would be interested in reprising his role as the title character.
“There are so many outlets now that need to be filled, so I think that producers are always discussing those things,” Smith told MTV. “It’s something I would be interested in, but it’s not actually in the works as of yet.”
MEN IN BLACK 3
Speaking of Will Smith, here’s a brand new teaser from Sony Pictures’ UK YouTube channel.
Opens May 25
STAR TREK 2
According to Spinoff Online, “Star Trek 2” has wrapped filming. Stars Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg took to Twitter in order to announce the wrapped project. After a lengthy editing and post-production period, fans can expect to see “Star Trek 2” in theaters in May 2013.
Opens May 17, 2013
Comic Book Movie reports “Arrow” and “Supernatural” actress Katie Cassidy is slated to star in a low-budget adaptation of Image Comics’ “The Scribbler” alongside “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alumni Eliza Dushku and Michelle Trachtenberg and others. John Suits is slated to direct with a screenplay written by Daniel Schaffer.
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
IMP Awards has posted a new French poster for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” featuring a nice separation between the Joes and Cobras.
Also, the semi-viral marketing Cobra Special Forces Facebook page has posted a new image of Firefly from the film.
Opens June 29
THE AVENGERS GO OPERATIC
Two pieces of wrap-up today — first up, a teaser for this Sunday’s season finale of “The Simpsons” featuring none other than Lady Gaga.
Also, novelist Max Gladstone has posted an article deconstructing Marvel’s “The Avengers” film as an opera, noting the structure of the film, the character traits and the possible voice part characters would fill. It’s a really interesting read for “Avengers” fans, especially if you’re also into classical opera.