Is Frank Miller attached to DC’s upcoming “Justice League” film? A report from Bleeding Cool about undercover Warner Bros. marketing representatives visiting a comic shop seems to indicate he might be. Reportedly, two Warner Bros. marketing reps walked into a comic shop and asked a lot of very specific market-research-type questions concerning DC Comics and superhero films. The most intriguing one was “What would fan reaction be to a Justice League movie with Frank Miller’s name attached?”
File this one under rumor for now and take it with a grain of salt, but considering how involved Miller has been in Hollywood, the association doesn’t necessarily seem out of the question.
THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes video of Danai Gurira as Michonne in anticipation of “The Walking Dead” season three. The video details Gurira’s training regimen with Michonne’s iconic katana and more.
Premieres October 14 on AMC
IRON MAN 3
The folks over at Latino Review have uncovered an image of the “Iron Man 3” crew hat with an intriguing logo — that of the Ten Rings, the terrorist organization from “Iron Man.” Comic fans will recognize the Ten Rings as a nod to Iron Man’s arch-nemesis the Mandarin, and if the hat’s design is any indication, the terrorist organization may return in “Iron Man 3.”
Mandarin’s involvement with the Ten Rings would make sense considering his comic book origins — and “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” director Jon Favreau has noted in interviews that the Mandarin was behind many of the Stark family’s troubles in the past.
Opens May 3, 2013
After weeks of unofficial photos, Fox has finally released the first official still of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in “The Wolverine.” Although its ensconced in shadow, the photo includes Jackman in the foreground and a cool-looking blurred background.
Opens July 26, 2013
MAN OF STEEL
“Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill spoke with Media Geek Network about his role as Superman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” and his impression of the character.
“I don’t think people know the character well enough,” Cavill told Media Geek Network. “He’s a very interesting character. Because he’s always trying to do the right thing, doesn’t necessarily make him boring. He’s conflicted in his own ways and I’m speaking strictly just from source material when it comes from the comic books. What he has to go through is enormously difficult and if people just really think what it would be like, you’d realize that there’s a lot more to him than being a good guy. A lot more. There’s a lot to the man. When people say it’s tough to make him interesting, they just need to read some of the right stuff and they’ll see there’s a lot of very interesting things going on in that guy’s head.”
Opens June 14, 2013
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
According to Deadline, actors Richard Brake and Clive Russell have joined the “Thor: The Dark World” cast as a captain in the Einherjar — an Asgardian warrior team — and Tyr, the Asgardian God of war, respectively.
Opens November 8, 2013
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
Benedict Cumberbatch spoke with The Huffington Post about a myriad of topics — “Sherlock,” misquotes about “Elementary” and his experience in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
“It was an amazing experience,” Cumberbatch told The Huffington Post. “I was bound to say that, but it genuinely was. It was just extraordinary. He’s a wonderful human being to be around, J.J. [Abrams] — on every level, as a dad, as a friend, as a director, as a musician … He’s a polymath, he’s a really talented human being. And he has time for everyone and it’s all done with a really genuine interest in the story. So for all the bangs for your buck that you’re gonna get with the film — which there are going to be aplenty — you have an investment, you care about what’s happening to these characters, so it was really exciting.”
Opens May 17, 2013
“The Avengers” releases on DVD/Blu-ray today and Moviefone has an interview with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige about Marvel Phase Two and how the success of “The Avengers” will drive the studio moving forward.
“We got to that success because of the risks that we took along the way,” Feige told Moviefone. “To announce four movies over how many years, and being in production on ‘The Avengers’ before ‘Thor’ and ‘Cap’ even came out, the whole adventure was risky. It solidifies our viewpoint that if you take creative risks that you believe in, for an end result, then it can work. I don’t think we can say Hey, now we can be riskier. Each of these movies cost a lot of money already. It just solidifies the notion that for Phase 2, play the long game, stick with what you believe in, and when there is a fork in the road and one seems safer and maybe a little boring, and one seems risky and harder, we always go the risky and harder way. That’s what people will see in ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: Dark World,’ ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ and certainly in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which is one of the ones that I’m most excited about because it’s so outside the box and so weird and so different. People like grand experiments and things that haven’t been done before, the unexpected.”
Now on DVD/Blu-ray