CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported, Entertainment Tonight unveiled its "First Look" at the trailer last night:
Meanwhile, if you check out CBR's roundup of Marvel's solicitations for June, you'll see this image accompanying the information for the "First Vengeance" series:
Finally, io9 reports that the infamous 1990 "Captain America" -- which saw Cap fighting an Italian Red Skull -- will get a director's cut Blu-Ray release in May.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Cosmic Book News has a new look at Abin Sur from the pages of freshly released "Green Lantern" #64:
He actually looks more like the comic book character in this shot than he has in previous photos.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
According to Multichannel.com (via Comic Book Movie), the Steve Niles graphic novel is set to become an original movie for the cable channel Chiller. The story "follows the two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies."
Release date: TBA
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Comicus.it has an interview with actor Edi Gathegi, who plays the multi-talented mutant Darwin. "I was a major 'X-Men' fan as a youth. I'd wake up every Saturday morning with my bowl of cereal glued to the tv screen enjoying my favorite comic brought to life as a cartoon," he says. "So you can imagine my sense of joy when I was asked to be apart of the live action version. Really it's just living out a childhood dream. Not to mention it's a super cool movie."
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Extra has Kevin Costner's first comments on record about the film:
Well, his first non-answer about the film, anyway.
Release date: 2012?
Reeler Liam sent me this curious image that Sky Movies has been using in connection with the film:
It looks like a custom composite job. All the characters appear to be from movie posters or other official images, but who it that person in front of Nick Fury and Thor? Is that Ashley Greene in a Wasp costume? Wishful thinking on the part of whoever put this together, you think? The image of Hawkeye probably isn't official, either.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
With the film coming out on Friday, the last press push begins. Spinoff Online spoke with a few of the ladies from the film and director Zack Snyder. "I'm hoping this could kind of start a trend maybe, hopefully, of just - not just, you know, 'girls with guns,' but smart, cool, interesting, layered characters - with guns," says star Emily Browning. Meanwhile, Collider has a video interview with Carla Gugino and Oscar Issac:
Also, Cinema Blend has a third animated short inspired by the film:
Release date: March 25th, 2011
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
The New York Times reports that actress T.V. Carpio, who plays Arachne in the show, was injured during a preview performance on March 16th. Yeah, I know, surprise. While the production has not disclosed the specific injury, an anonymous source tells the Times that she "appeared to have a neck injury." Will this show ever be safe for the people in it?
Opens: March 15th, 2011 ... maybe
Michael Ausiello at TVLine notes that rumors about the show are drying up as the production goes into a lock-down mode to protect plot details of its series finale. He does offer this little tidbit about Laura Vandervoort's final appearance as Kara Zor-El: "All of her scenes are with one character." I'll bet on Lex.
THE SPICE MUST FLOW
After a few directors and countless writers, Paramount is walking about from "Dune," according to Latino Review. I don't know if the studios can ever get that project right. At its heart, "Dune" is not an action movie. It's very slow and very cerebral; things that are poison in a tentpole release. It's also a costly production no matter how thinly you slice the plot. I'm one of those people that thinks David Lynch more or less got it right in his 1984 version. Go take a look if you've never seen it, but be prepared for an unusual big budget film. 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 fourth "Narnia" picture.