THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
According to Scene Magazine (via Latino Review), the film will shoot in the UK, Los Angeles and a third city. Ravi Mehta, Senior Vice President of Production at Warner Bros tells them that third city could be somewhere in Louisiana. “Why not, right? You’ve guys have got great incentives and [we’ve had] positive experiences in Louisiana,” says Mehta.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Here’s a rumor that begins at the John Williams Fan Network forum and bounces from forum to forum until picked up by the lads at Comic Book Movie. According to this game of Internet Telephone, composer Michael Giacchino is in the running to score the film. The source: the original poster’s brother. “My brother’s roommate works for Marvel, and he got tasked with the job of delivering the script to Giacchino’s house. Upon delivery, he jokingly prodded and asked if he was going to do it. Giacchino said there’s a good possibility, and that it might be done with Bruce Broughton along side,” writes the OP. In an update, he says Broughton also received the script. Grain of salt? Sure, but it’s nice to have one wildly sourced rumor to close out the year.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Both Bleeding Cool and Collider have confirmed the film will not be presented in 3D, despite publicity materials in England stating it would happen. “Shame they didn’t scrap the marketing materials at the same time, eh?” jokes Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly.
Release date: March 25th, 2011
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported, Paul Dini says the upcoming Spider-Man show will rival another animated series the writer/producer worked on. “It’s going to take people by surprise as much as the Batman show in the early ’90s took comic fans by surprise. And yet at the same time it feels very right and it looks very right,” says Dini. He is, of course, referring to “Batman: the Animated Series.” It’ll be interesting to see the final product.
THE YEAR WE MADE CONTACT
Wow. And with that, we close out 2010. It’s actually quiet on the rumor front and thinking back on my favorite rumors of the year, it has to be how quickly Darren Aronofsky taking the reigns of the “Wolverine” sequel became an open secret. There was something like a month between star Hugh Jackman spilling the beans and an official announcement. I’m having trouble remembering if the “Miley Cyrus auditions for Batman 3” rumor was this year or last. Pretty much anytime an unusual young star is touted for the film, it just turns out wrong. Of course, the best on-going saga is “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” From the moment I started on the Reel, I’ve been covering its ups and down and 2010 was supposed to be its year! Instead, it was pushed back, injured folks, and has lost three principle actors thanks to what some still call “wrinkles” to be ironed out. So, I’m forgoing any huge parties tonight. Instead, I’m staying in, entertaining a few friends and maybe ending the year with the movie I started it with; the sequel to “2001: A Space Odyssey.” 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 2011.