Joss Whedon spoke to Vulture about his work in the Marvel sphere, including the “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series he’s prepping for ABC.
“The important thing to me is that we know what the show is,” Whedon told Vulture. “We love what it is. It came together very organically, so when we went in to pitch [to Marvel], it wasn’t like, We’re trying to find this because you want a TV show, it was, Check this out. And that’s a good way to walk in a room.
“Good support is wonderful, but it’s not a hill of beans, because they may give us all this support and then decide, “Eh. Yeah, it’s Friday.” They might give us all the support and then not do that, but then audiences might go, “Yeahhh … no.” You just can’t be sure. What I do know is that it’s the show it should be, and we’ve got some really dope notions. It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel Universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.”
While “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is the show on many fans’ minds right now, the series premiere for another comic book adaptation series, “Arrow,” is fast approaching. The CW posted a video of series star Stephen Amell speaking about his experience portraying Oliver Queen.
“We just wrapped the second episode and the action in it is more intense and more vengeful and more mean-spirited than the pilot,” Amell said. “The fights are real. They’re functional. It’s not just — essentially, Ballet. It’s a real fight. I’m banged up. My whole body is covered.”
Premieres October 10 on the CW
THE WALKING DEAD
More comic book television news as TV Line posted a new, 10-second trailer for “The Walking Dead” season three.
Meanwhile, EW.com spoke with series star Andrew Lincoln about Rick’s relationship with Lori at the start of season three, and how the two can’t even look at each other.
“I’m not saying that it’s irrevocable, their relationship, but it’s pretty close to that,” Lincoln told EW. “Every time they see one another, they’re reminded of the shame. … We made a choice as actors, certainly for the first few episodes, not to make eye contact. It was an interesting choice because every time that we looked at each other, it burned.”
Premieres October 14 on AMC
As “Dredd” catapults toward release, a number of new clips and tidbits have surfaced online. First, Digital Spy has posted the full soundtrack to listen to in all its glory.
MTV has posted a featurette detailing the upcoming film with quotes from star Karl Urban, director Pete Travis, writer/producer Alex Garland and creator John Wagner.
“If there is a sequel, I’m imagining spending about half the movie in the Cursed Earth, and I would try to come up with some new faces as well as some old ones… I quite like the idea of Satanus,” said Garland. “But much more mutated. But by the way, just so it has been said, I actually think that maybe the best way forward for Dredd is television. American TV has completely rewritten the rule book where filmed drama is concerned. Game Of Thrones/The Wire/Breaking Bad… An equivalent version of Dredd would be fucking great. Imagine the epics…”
Finally, a new clip from the film has surfaced online from user eamane24 entitled “I am the law.”
Opens September 21
Comic Book Movie has posted a round-up of images from “The Wolverine’s” production in Japan. It’s pretty sparse with not a lot of detail on what could be going on, but some news is better than no news.
Opens July 26, 2013
IRON MAN 3
Vulture reports actor Guy Pierce’s role in “Iron Man 3” may be similar in scope to his role in “Prometheus.”
“‘Prometheus’ and ‘Iron Man’ are really kind of cameo stuff, so the experience of shooting them … I mean, on some level, it’s tricky because you feel like a bit of an outsider,” Pierce told Vulture. “You don’t really live the experience that you do when you’re there all day every day with everybody. But at the same time, it can be more fun sometimes because you’re just working in concentrated spurts.”
Opens May 3, 2013
According to Deadline, actress Claudia Lee has landed a co-starring role in “Kick-Ass 2.” However, her role remains a mystery as Deadline gives no other details.
Opens June 28, 2013
Yahoo! Movies has posted the first full clip from the upcoming film, featuring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt talking things over at a diner.
Opens September 28
THE AVENGERS BACK IN THEATERS
“The Avengers” is headed back to theaters for a limited time this Labor Day weekend, so take hold of the opportunity to see it in theaters again! That’s where I’ll be.