THOR: THE DARK WORLD
A tip of the hat to reader Inkgeek for this piece of “Thor: The Dark World” news — a rumor has begun that Doctor Strange may be introduced in the “Thor” sequel. ComicBook.com reports the Twitter Account @RogerWardell has been posting a number of different “Inside News” rumors, one of which involves the implication that Doctor Strange may make an appearance in “Thor: The Dark World.”
Obviously, this should be taken only as a rumor considering the source (the @RogerWardell account began posting in early May), but ComicBook.com notes some of the “Iron Man 3” rumors the account has revealed match up with “things we have also heard from sources close to production.” So stay tuned.
Opens November 8, 2013
MAN OF STEEL
It’s been a while since any “Man of Steel” tidbits hit the web, but MTV spoke with actor Michael Shannon, who plays the villain in “Man of Steel,” at the red carpet premiere of “Boardwalk Empire,” where Shannon praised the performance of star Henry Cavill.
“I always felt like I was in a scene with Superman,” Shannon told MTV. “I never looked at him and thought that’s just somebody trying to be Superman — he felt like the real deal. … I really admire Henry’s work ethic. I really haven’t seen anybody in this business work quite that hard. Obviously it’s a tremendous responsibility, and an intimidating one, to wear that suit. But he had the confidence and the work ethic to accomplish it.”
Opens June 14, 2013
THE WALKING DEAD
As season three of “The Walking Dead” continues to shamble closer, EW.com spoke with the actors on the hit AMC series about some of the negative fan reaction to season two.
“You take it personal in a way because this is something that you’ve worked hard at – and as a group, as a collective, you feel like you put your blood, sweat and tears into this,” Steven Yeun told EW.com. “But at the same time, you realize that the arts are subjective. You accept what they give you, and then subsequently laugh when they say, ‘I can’t wait for the next season.’ And you’re very thrilled and happy about that. We know how this plays out by virtue of us filming this. So for me, it was always just like: Wait for it; wait for it. There’s a plan; we’re all here. There’s a solid checks and balances system of not letting something go too far one way. It’s a beautiful group dynamic, and I think it’s a testament to the cast and crew and writers and producers; everybody has their gear that they work. We get it, we’re not perfect, and obviously, last season wasn’t perfect. But you tweak, you stay consistent as well. You hope that people come back and watch.”
Creator Robert Kirkman also weighed in on the subject, speaking toward pacing criticisms.
“I know that we’re all very proud of season 2, and we’re very happy with how it turned out,” Kirkman told EW. “I think that once you see it all as a whole, you see how the first half — that some people said was slow — kind of built to a cool moment and really facilitated what happened in the later faster paced episodes.”
Premieres October 14 on AMC
Lionsgate has posted a new 30 second TV spot for “Dredd” entitled “Judgment.”
Opens September 21
Comic Book Movie has posted a rumor that the upcoming shared universe “Justice League” film may include Lobo. Understandable, considering a solo “Lobo” film is currently being developed by Warner Bros. However, CBM notes this is still in the brainstorming stage and the inclusion of Lobo is not a done deal.
According to MI6-HQ, Daniel Craig is set to play James Bond in at least five films, including “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and the upcoming “Skyfall,” meaning Craig will be around for two more films as the savvy secret agent following the release of “Skyfall.”
Opens November 9