According to HitFix, director Darren Aronofsky will not be directing “X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2.” That title has been scrapped entirely as the director offers a new title to the sequel. “The film that he’s directing is officially called ‘The Wolverine,’ and there won’t be a number attached to it. In our interview, he referred to the movie as a ‘one-off,’ and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense,” writes HitFix’s Drew McWeeney. I guess it isn’t a sequel either. It’s still set in Japan and is based on the initial “Wolverine” miniseries.
Release date: 2012?
Director Brett Ratner tells MTV News the script for the film is still happening:
Release date: TBA
Various sites, including Spinoff Online have linked to this Entertainment Tonight video previewing the trailer for the film, which they will air on Tuesday.
MTV News has a brief analysis of the footage so far, including a still of Killowog. ET will show more on Tuesday, with high quality versions of the trailer appearing online soon after.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
While we’re talking trailers, Superhero Hype hears that the “Thor” trailer may appear in front of “Tron Legacy.” While Disney now owns Marvel, Paramount still controls the marketing of “Thor.” I wonder if both studios are working together that closely.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
According to The Wrap, the film will not be totally shot in IMAX. While talking with “Inception” and “Dark Knight” cinematographer Wally Pfister, they discusses the technical details. “They won’t shoot the entire film for IMAX, he said, citing cost and the inability to capture sound as just two of the impediments,” writes The Wrap.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
THE THING (BEGINS)
According to The Los Angeles Times, the film has lost its release date. “The studio has decided to remove “The Thing,” its prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter science-fiction picture, from its scheduled April 29, 2011, opening,” they write. In its place will be “Fast Five,” the fifth edition of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. According to a Universal spokeswoman, “The Thing” prequel is “not yet ready.”
Release date: TBA
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
USA Today ran this Anne Leibovitz photo of some of the costumes from the production:
Carnage? in 2011? Really?
Release date: 2011?
THE WALKING DEAD
The official AMC blog has a quick Q&A with actress Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays Lori Grimes on the show. Asked about the make-up to make her look sunbeaten, she says, “It’s dirty out there. It’s hot. Most of the make-up revolves around sunscreen. They paint dark circles under my eyes. This is not a show that is particularly amenable to vanity.”
Here at CBR, we have an interview with Janet Montgomery, who joins the cast as Ames, a master thief. “If you could see Chance and Guerrero when they were younger, she’s like them,” she says of the character. “Even if she fucks everything up, if she does something wrong, her heart is always in the right place.”
Returns: November 17th
Though I’m not headed down there, the funeral for producer Dino De Laurentiis is in Los Angeles today. The family has requested that people wear red. No, really. According to a statement reprinted by The Hollywood Reporter, they write, “Dino De Laurentiis did not want to be met with a sea of black at his funeral. Please honor Dino by wearing something red — the color from which he drew power.” Luckily, most of my red clothes are clean. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take cit, 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 the week to come.