THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Director Christopher Nolan tells The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex about the choice of Bane as the principle antagonist in the film. “[Writer] David Goyer got me a bunch of stuff on him and we looked into him. I only knew him by name, I wasn’t familiar with his back story. He’s a very cool character. And getting an actor like Tom [Hardy] to take it on, you know you’re going to get something very special. Tom is somebody who really knows how to put character into every gesture, every aspect of his physicality in the way that great actors can.” He also adds, “Bane, to me, is something we haven’t dealt with in the films. We wanted to do something very different in this film. He’s a primarily physical villain, he’s a classic movie monster in a way – but with a terrific brain. I think he’s a fascinating character. I think people are going to get a kick out of what we’ve done with him.”
Release date: July 20th, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
On the heels of the stark teaser poster from yesterday, the lads at Comic Book Movie have unearthed more colorful banners that hew closer to the traditional marketing of Spidey:
Though CBM claims the image above is for the film itself, I can’t help but wonder if it’s really for ancillary material like coloring books and food tie-ins.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
G.I. JOE 2: RETALIATION
Spinoff Online links to the trailer and it’s well worth your time:
Release date: June 29th, 2012
GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE
Ropes of Silicon has a new poster for the film:
Looks a lot like that standee from last week. Not that I’m complaining, mind.
Release date: February 17th, 2012
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
According to Superhero Hype, the next DC Universe Original Movie drops in February. Special features include a documentary on the late Dwayne McDuffie, writer of “Doom” and many other tales.
Release date: February 28th, 2012
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY
Director Stephen Daldry uses Collider to send a message to HBO: “Yeah I wanna do ‘Kavalier & Clay’ on HBO as an eight-parter.” The book, a novel about two Golden Age comics creators in the mold of Siegel and Shuster, has been in development hell for years. “It’ll be so much better as a series, honestly,” he says. Since he specifically mention an eight-part structure, I’d really love to see it as I think shorter episode runs is the next revolution in serialized television. Well, it’d be revolutionary here in the States anyway. Other countries have always produced shows with shorter runs.
Release date: TBA
George Takei makes his opinion known in the ongoing Internet war between “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher and “Star Trek” main man William Shatner:
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