Y: THE LAST MAN
DJ Caruso tells Latino Review he’s off the project. “I think the biggest problem for me was I saw it as a trilogy. I didn’t think that you could take Yorick’s story and put it in to a two-hour movie and do it justice. That was sort of the difference. I think that New Line, working with Warner Bros. in their new relationship, just felt reluctant thinking that we can’t leave this thing open,” he says. “It was like you had to convince the studio that this movie could stand alone on its own. But at the same time there would be unresolved issues ultimately with what happens to Yorick and how it all ties together. It’s really tough.”
Release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Collider considers the rumors that the film may be based on the comic story, “Prey,” which features Hugo Strange as the principle bad guy. “[Strange] uses his influence on the mayor to form a task force to capture the vigilante Batman, the object of Strange’s obsession. Heading this task force is the newly promoted Commissioner Gordon, who must weigh his responsibilities to Gotham against his loyalties to Batman. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange deduces Batman’s true identity and plays mind games with him, finally attempting to kill the Dark Knight in order to become him,” they write of the series. It does sound like a good fit for the movie. Make Strange a member of the League of Shadows for a stronger motivation and it’s a pretty good fit. Oh, Collider also mentions Catwoman appears in “Prey.” Meanwhile, Chrisitian Bale talks with MTV News about the film without going into a rage:
Release date: July 20th, 2012
Using this audition video, Comic Book Movie deduces the Lizard will appear in the film:
Release date: May 28th, 2012
COWBOYS & ALIENS
Director Jon Favreau offers a commentary track for the trailer to MTV News:
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Our pals at Spinoff Online report the project has found a home at Warner Bros … without Joss Whedon. “The studio optioned the rights from Buffy director Fran Rubel Kuzui, her husband Kaz Kuzui and Sandollar Productions at the urging of Atlas Entertainment, which will produce the reboot. Whit Anderson, an actress turned screenwriter, penned the adaptation,” they write. Whedon later sent a statement to E! in which he says, “I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating.”
Release date: TBA
Spinoff also points to an item on Movienewz which suggests Matthew Goode is the top contender for the man of steel. You may remember Goode as Ozymandias in “Watchmen.” They write, “According to our sources, Snyder wants Goode to play mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and has plans to rely heavily on CGI for The Man of Steel. Essentially this means Superman could be a CG enhanced character, similar to what Warner Bros. is doing with the Green Lantern costume. This would certainly eliminate the need to cast based on the physical stature of Superman.” Of course, their sources could be Mr. Mxyzptlk. In other casting rumors, Feature Film Auditions (via Comic Book Movie) suggests Anne Hathaway as “mentioned” for the part of Lois Lane. Since the site is a legitamate source of information for actors, it also contact info for the castng department of the film.
Release date: 2012?
Mark Wahlberg tells Cinematical that “The Crow” isn’t happening … at least, not with him. “They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he’s no longer doing it. We just thought about it – ‘is there something cool to be done there?’ But we’re not committed to making the movie,” he explained.
Release date: TBA
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
The Official Facebook Page has a behind the scenes video about the musical. Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow embedding. It’s rather brief, but offers you a look at the sets and stuntwork.
CBR‘s Executive Producer Jonah Weiland spoke with creator Thomas Wheeler during Comic-Con about the series:
Airdate: January 9th, 2011
LOCKE & KEY
According to Spinoff Online, director Mark Romanek will helm the pilot for the series. Romanek directed “One Hour Photo” and that Fiona Apple video where she takes her clothes off. Also, Mirando Otto, Eowyn from “The Lord of the Rings,” has been cast in the lead part. Presumably she will not be taking her clothes off as the show will be on network television.
THE WALKING DEAD
Andrew Lincoln talks with MTV News about Jeffrey DeMunn, who plays Dale on the series.
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