THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Director Marc Webb discusses with MTV News the possibility that Peter's parents might be CIA agents and mentions building long-game threads for subsequent films:
Release date: May 28th, 2012
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Photographer Frank Laraia added the following picture of Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder to the Man of Steel Facebook page:
Meanwhile, The Examiner reports the film will come to Edwards Air Force Base. "[John Haire, the Chief of Media Division at Edwards Air Force Base] shares the base is to be utilized 'towards the tail end, but not the very end, of shooting,'" they write.
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013
According to Heat Vision, actress Stephanie Szostakis in negotiations to play Ryan Reynolds's wife in the film. Reportedly, the character can "sense that he is still around and to whom he is trying to communicate with in regards to his murder."
Release date: June 28th, 2013
Spinoff Online reports that the film will be featured during a presentation of Disney's upcoming releases during the D23 Expo on August 20th. The session will include appearances by the stars of several films and "unnamed cast members from 'The Avengers.'" Meanwhile, WEWS in Cleavland (via Comic Book Movie) reports on the dressing of city streets for filming:
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Anne Hathaway tells Moviefone about her favorite Catwoman comic book story. "There is a later one where it's the origin story of Selina [Kyle] and she's [the] Cat. She follows this guy into a museum because she wants to steal this piece, and she touches it and this guy is like, 'You've defiled it with your female hands' ... [It also includes] her training to become a fighter and she has to battle the guy who was a jerk to her in the beginning, and you get to meet her master who believed in her and who gave her a shot." Any idea what version of the character's origin she's referring to? She also mentions reading Selina's first appearance in "Batman #1" which also includes the infamous line, "Quiet or papa spank!"
Release date: July 20th, 2012
G.I. JOE 2: RETALIATION
Heat Vision reports that Bruce Willis is in talks to appear as the original Joe, General Joe Colton, in the film. I imagine part of the talks include how often the writers can use the phrase "Kung-Fu Grip."
Release date: June 29th, 2012
SEQUEL OF THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
I haven't seen the movie yet, but Bleeding Cool spoke with the director about sequel possibilities. One he mentioned is a "Full Metal Jacket with Apes" concept featuring a new generation of primate characters marching off to war. That's certainly interesting. I suppose it would be called "War of the Planet of the Apes" or perhaps "At Play in the Fields of the Planet of the Apes." 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 the eventual "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" remake.