According to The Daily Blam!, reshoots are happening in Los Angeles. “At first glance, this may appear to be a knee jerk reflex to the mixed reactions garnered from the film’s first trailer and subsequent debate of tone and style by fans,” they write. “Not so, apparently. After speaking to several sources at the studio, we can report that the current filming taking place in LA is simply standard procedure in an effort to give the filmmakers broader options to include in the movie’s theatrical release.” There was a time when reshoots meant the film was in trouble, but it seems big budget, CGI-laden tentpole releases rely more and more on filming additional material after the film has wrapped.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Just Jared has photos of the new Gwen Stacy, Emma Stone, taking a coffee break during filming:
Release date: May 28th, 2012
THE GREEN HORNET
Comics Continuum has a clip of co-star Jay Chou talking about Kato and Seth Rogen:
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Time for another possible script leak. This time, it’s brought to you by Scriptflags (via Comic Book Movie). According to their write up, the leaked script they’ve received features elements of the “Prey” storyline, a composite character that fills the Hugo Strange role, and a villain not mentioned with too much seriousness previously. It is dated 2010 and they say it is an early draft at best. I’m leaving some details behind the link in case it turns out to be the real deal.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE
Various sites, including Supehero Hype, are pointing to this UK Press Association interview with Nicholas Cage. The actor, while praising new directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, suggests a soft reboot of the franchise. “(It’s going to be) very different. A completely new experience and that’s how the directors choose to see it. I mean there’s even a new origin sequence.” While we’re talking Nic Cage interviews, I’m utterly jealous that Adam Rosenberg over at Spinoff Online had a chance to do a roundtable interview with him for his just released “Season of the Witch.” Cage is my white whale of interviews. Perhaps when “Ghost Rider 2” comes out, I’ll finally talk to the man.
Release date: February 17th, 2012
Heat Vision reports Warner Bros has picked up worldwide distribution of the film. This means the get extra funds that will offset their investment in making the movies as MGM is not exactly rolling in dough. Why is MGM involved at all you might ask? It seems they have long had the rights to the book and can only pull off making the films in a co-production scheme with Warner Bros and New Line Pictures. The later being a part of the Warner family. Meanwhile, The One Ring.net reports an unexpected actor is returning to Middle-Earth. Click on the link if you dare be spoiled.
Release date: 2012
MAD MAX 4: FURY ROAD
A Reeler sent me this link, a What’s Playing interview with actor Hugh Keys Byrne, who will appear in the fourth “Mad Max” film when it gets made. “I understand we start again in a year, gods willing and the wind right!” he says. He also talks about his brief time as Martian Manhunter in the aborted “Justice League” film.
Release date: TBA
JOHN CARPENTER’S THE WARD
We had a half trailer earlier in the week, now here’s a full trailer thanks to Heat Vision:
Release date: TBA
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog spoke with executive producer Gail Berman about the appeal and perils of bringing a new superhero to the screen. “The hero here doesn’t have superpowers, just heightened skills, living in a world that feels very unfair and totally out of his control. I believe a lot of viewers will be able to connect with that,” she says. Meanwhile, Ain’t It Cool News reports the first hour of the series is available for free on the iPad. Wait, the iPad? According to the press release, “In a special promotion, DC Comics will offer viewers the chance to view the one-hour pilot episode of ‘The Cape’ via their free comic book iPad application during the week preceding the show’s premiere on NBC – January 5 through January 8. This is the first time DC Comics has offered long form video through their iPad application (which is also available for the iPhone) and Digital Comics Store.” Interesting. I guess it works on the iPhone, too.
Airdate: January 9th, 2011
THE WALKING DEAD
Creator Robert Kirkman tells USA Today a couple of character from later in the comic’s run may appear on the television version sooner rather than later. “Frank has already hinted at the fact we’ll be seeing Michonne as early as Season 2. The Governor is probably a little ways off from Season 2 — maybe Season 3 or beyond.”
Cue up “Grindhouse” and get me some barbecue — it’s the weekend! This time, I’ll be in Austin, Texas for a friend’s wedding. I guess that means some fun and such. 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 a hangover.