Director Joss Whedon tell MTV News about his affection for actor Clark Gregg and the effect the project has on his dreams:
Meanwhile, the Plain Dealer reports on the changes happening on Cleavland’s Ninth Street as they prepare for the arrival of the main cast and a climatic scene. “We have to keep people back a bit for safety reasons — there will be explosions — but they will be able to see the actors and their favorite Avengers on the street during the filming,” says Patty Whitcher, an executive producer on the film. The street itself is already being dressed to double as New York’s 42nd Street.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Anne Hathaway offers MTV News her take on the Catwoman costume uproar:
While you’re chewing on that, TMZ offers a funny (but not embeddable) video of Catwoman (played by a stunt double) and the Batpod shattering an IMAX camera.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
SIN CITY 2
According to We Got This Covered (via Comic Book Movie), director Robert Rodriguez has the financing for the “Sin City” sequel squared away, but there’s another hurdle to over come. “We’re just finishing the script for that,” he explains. “We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages.” Reportedly, the sequel will be based on Frank Miller’s second “Sin City” book, “A Dame to Kill For.”
Release date: TBA
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
In this MTV News video, star Jason Momoa credits his “Game of Thrones” role with preparing the audience for his turn as Conan:
Release date: August 19th, 2011
MYSTERY MARVEL MOVIES
Disney has set release dates for two unnamed Marvel movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The first untitled Marvel movie has been dated for May 16, 2014, followed two weeks later by an untitled Disney/Pixar title. The second Marvel pic opens June 27, 2014,” they write. Since speculation is wide open, I’ll make some wild guesses with “Marvel Boy” and “The Infinity Gauntlet.”
Release dates: 2014
TV Line reports that FX President John Landgraf hopes to offer a show more in line with their previous series, “The Shield,” should “Powers” go to series. “It’s a really gritty, edgy, very real, very dark cop show that also happens to have superhero elements in it – but they’re not front-and-center. They’re around the margins, in the back of it,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour over the weekend. “Everything television has ever done in [the superhero] genre is the equivalent of an 8 or a 9 o’clock show — light, breezy, special effects-oriented. I’m not saying that ‘Powers’ isn’t fun, but it aspires to be a serious drama, and it’s fascinating to me to try to reshape and reinvent familiar genres.”
“IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM …”
It seems some of the “original recipe” cast of “Law & Order” are filtering their way into the new “SVU” paradigm. TV Line reports that actor Linus Roache will reprise his role as Michael Cutter in the new season. The ADA has been promoted to Bureau Chief, a familiar position on “SVU,” but unseen in many years. I wonder if that means we’ll see District Attorney Jack McCoy anytime soon. 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 other surprise “Law & Order” returns.