SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
They also report that Kevin Costner has been spotted on the Chicago set, which raises some suspicions that Martha will be the parent Clark loses. Maybe Jonathan shipped her off to a mental institution in order to control her inheritance.
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Marion Cotillard tells MTV News that her character is an original creation:
A.) That smile melts my heart. B.) That smile is a total tell. She’s been instructed to keep up the facade. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles production unit continues filming while trying to keep fans from uploading videos like this to YouTube:
Release date: July 20th, 2012
As we reported here at CBR, writer Jonathan Ross appeared at the Waterstones in London to sign copies of his collected comic book series. The talk turned to a film adaptation. “Although the collected release has renewed interest in the property, Ross said he and [artist Tommy Lee] Edwards were biding their time and that while they want to do it with [‘Kick-Ass’ director Matthew] Vaughn, he probably wouldn’t direct,” writes James Hunt. “Ross also said [wife Jane] Goldman definitely wouldn’t be writing the adaptation, jokingly describing the idea as ‘unhealthy’ for them both.” I suppose it’s a very polite way of saying “nobody wants to make my comic into a film, the jerks.”
Release date: not soon
While promoting the home video release of “X-Men: First Class,” producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Total Film that the character will get a new spin in his solo outing. “Yes he was treated totally wrong in the ‘Wolverine’ film and yes we will redeem him,” she says. “But I’m pretty excited. We have a good script and a good director.” At least she admits the character was mishandled in “Wolverine.”
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
Deadline reports that Frank Darabont will keep his executive producer credit on the second season of the series. “Just what that will mean in terms of his creative input remains uncertain. Negotiations are ongoing, and it’s ‘in the hands of the lawyers’ representing Darabont and AMC,” they write. I imagine creative input will be limited to “smiling for the cameras at the premiere.” Meanwhile, show runner Glen Mazzara tells The Hollywood Reporter that his choice to take over after Darabont’s departure was not reached lightly. “I did not want to be disloyal in any way to Frank; I didn’t want to be seen as being disloyal. I realized that there was some chatter that this was somehow my coup,” he explains. “I turned down a number of showrunning gigs to be Frank’s No. 2, and I was very happy with that. I was writing for an Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter and we were having fun. I owed it to Frank to be respectful that I was not going to pull and Al Haig and run on stage and say, ‘I’m in charge.’ I tried to be very respectful of that.” He snuck in a reference to the attempted assassination of Ronald Regan. Do you feel comfortable about him running the show yet?
Premieres: October 12th, 2011
Get me some water and then get me some more of it — it’s the weekend! I’m suppose to go on a hike, which means I’ll probably be quite winded at the end. 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 dehydration.