THE AVENGERS 2
“The Avengers 2” has a release date! Joss Whedon’s upcoming sequel to the blockbuster Marvel film is slated to hit May 1, 2015. The release date comes a mere week after Marvel and Disney announced Whedon would be back to helm the follow-up. However, it’s likely to be a while before the sequel gets into heavy production, as “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are all in store for fans before a return to Whedon’s “The Avengers.”
Opens May 1, 2015
According to Spinoff Online, Paramount has picked up the movie rights to Adam McKay’s adaptation of Dynamite Entertainment’s “The Boys.” McKay, best known for his work on “Anchorman” and co-founding Funny or Die, revealed (then deleted) a comment on Twitter that Paramount nabbed the rights and the production team is “still developing.”
ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL
To kick off its sixth season, stop-motion animation show “Robot Chicken” will air a DC Comics special lampooning the icons in typical “Robot Chicken” fashion. IGN released a trailer previously seen at CCI 2012.
Airs September 9 at midnight on Adult Swim
A new poster for the CW’s “Arrow” has hit showcasing a shirtless and scarred Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell. The tagline “Destiny Leaves Its Mark” is certainly appropriate, considering Oliver sports everything from puncture wounds to claw marks on his skin.
Premieres October 10 on the CW
A new plot synopsis of “The Wolverine” has surface on the film’s Official Facebook Page. According to the synopsis, James Mangold’s upcoming origin pic “finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.”
Opens July 26, 2013
GAME OF THRONES
According to EW.com “Game of Thrones” has cast its newest huge role for its third season. “Rome” actor CiarÃ¡n Hinds has been cast as Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall. Rayder will play a major role in season three as he’s the one who has brought together the clans of the Far North to attack The Wall.
Premieres on HBO this fall
Variety reports actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has been cast in Jose Padilha’s upcoming remake of “Robocop.” Jean-Baptiste will play Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean and joins a star-studded cast of Joel Kinnaman, Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and more.
Opens August 9, 2013
LEGEND OF KORRA
It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment reported by Variety, but it looks like a “Legend of Korra” animated feature film may be in the works. In a report on Paramount’s plans for its animation slate, Variety states Paramount chief Brad Grey is currently looking to tap Nickelodeon to supply some of its IP for the studio’s animation slate including “Legend of Korra.” While it’s far from a confirmation, it’s definitely exciting for “Avatar: The Last Airbender” fans.
The official “Dredd” Facebook page has revealed a new image of Lena Headey as the villainous Ma-Ma behind a giant gun. The photo is accompanied by a quote: “This is Ma-Ma. Somewhere in this block are two Judges… I want ’em dead.”
Opens September 21