THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Just in case you didn't get out to the theaters over the weekend to see it, here at CBR, we have the teaser trailer for the final film in the "Begins" cycle -- though the trailer itself calls it the "Dark Knight Legend."
Release date: July 20th, 2012
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Chris Evans appears on MTV News's "Yes/No Show." Yes, there is video:
Meanwhile, Spinoff Online has details regarding the Comic-Con screenings of the film at the UA Theater in Horton Plaza. According to the press release, "To help kick-off the day, Paramount and Marvel will host an exclusive free fan screening at 10 A.M. with the movie's star Chris Evans on-hand to introduce the screening." Subsequent showtimes will happen throughout the day and tickets are available on Fandago. As San Diego locals and CCI veterans know, Horton Plaza is actually a warp-fold experiment, so get into line early and watch as people get lost in the complex sixteen-dimensional shopping center.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
I understand the initiation ritual at the beginning of this clip will be introduced into school systems nationwide next year.
Release date: August 19th, 2011
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Moviehole reports the script is getting another tweek from Zack Snyder's "300" collaborator Kurt Johnstad. "Now that Goyer's is off 'The Man of Steel' and on to 'Godzilla,' Snyder got Kurt Johnstad (whose his regular, go-to writer, including '300,' that 'Last Photograph' project that Bale's attached to now originating from Snyder's noggin and that '300' spin-off) to take over for rewrites," a source tells them. "Jonah Nolan took a pass on it too." I imagine Snyder needed to insert Clark into a fantasy reality where he fights giant polar bears to the tune of C+C Music Company's "Gonna Make You Sweat. (Everybody Dance Now)."
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: 2012
Heat Vision reports an "Avengers" teaser will appear with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and that the savvy Internet user can already find it in the dark places online. "Marvel has practically patented these 'buttons' that appear at the end of their movies as teasers for the next film. The recent series that began with 'Iron Man' will culminate with 'The Avengers' next summer," they write. "This, however, was more than just one scene. Clearly it was a curtain-raiser for the movie itself."
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
COWBOYS & ALIENS
Superhero Hype has a few new clips from the film, including this one:
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
In anticipation of the film's Comic-Con presentation, director Mark Webb spoke with The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex about the daunting task of taking over the franchise and returning to the character's high school origins. "If you look back to the early Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comics, he's a nerd with big glasses. The idea of what a nerd is has changed in 40 or 50 years. Nerds are running the world. Andrew Garfield made a movie [called 'The Social Network'] about it. Nerds are no longer pariahs and knowing how to write computer code is longer a [mocked] quality," he says. "What was important in those early comics was this notion that Peter Parker is an outsider and how we define that in a contemporary context. That, I think, was one of the challenges for us — getting Peter Parker's outsider status to be current." The director also has a few words about Hall H: "I'm really excited to connect with the fans. I feel like we've been a little bit under the radar in terms of our communication. I think it's a great way to announce the new qualities that we're putting out there and just connect with the audience in a way that we haven't before."
Release date: May 28th, 2012
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Crave Online reports that the film will be on home video in September with your choice of "Charles" or "Erik" themed covers. If you pre-order quickly, you can also get a themed shirt like this one:
I think I might need one of these.
On DVD/Blu-Ray: September 9th, 2011
Spinoff Online reports that actor Titus Welliver has joined the cast as Triphammer, an "Iron Man-like inventor of the power drainer — as the name suggests, it temporarily neutralizes superhuman abilities." The part will be on-going if the pilot gets picked up.
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
Entertainment Weekly has your first look at the "Walking Dead" Comic-Con poster:
Airs: Fall 2011
ONE DAY TO COMIC-CON
Well, my train tickets are arranged, hotel is confirmed, and at some point, I might get a few winks in before the show starts. Tomorrow is Day Zero and that means there's still plenty to do. 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 a long travel day.