THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
The lads at Comic Book Movie spotted an IMDB post from a user claiming to have seen the prologue that will appear ahead of IMAX prints of the next "Mission Impossible" movie. Click though for more spoilers, but I'll share this one softball element from the report: the prologue supposedly takes place moments after "The Dark Knight" ends. As always, IMDB posts are dubious sources, and this one refers to itself as "Llortamaisey" or "Yes I am a troll" spelled backwards. Make sure you bring your salt with you if you choose to read.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
Kenneth Branagh tells Moviefone that his departure from the series came down to the schedule. "I'd love to do another movie for Marvel, and it was just timing. The requirement for me was just to get back in the saddle so swiftly that it wasn't really feasible, but it was a decision [Marvel] understood." I think that breakneck pace would give me pause, as well.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: Novemeber 13th, 2013
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Michael Shannon sets the record straight with GQ in regards to his Zod costume. "When I go to red carpets people have this mockup photo of what they think I'm going to look like in the movie. But the point is it's totally inaccurate!" he explains. "[On the mockups], I have a Fu-Man Chu and some kind of SS uniform. I just want to tell everybody out there, that's not the way it is." I'm still sad he won't be wearing the general's disco-tastic uniform as seen in "Superman 2."
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013
Andy Serkis, part-time second unit director and part-time Gollum in the film, tells IGN a rather interesting thing about a potential teaser trailer. "There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe," says the man who made you care about a digital ape. I can believe a trailer could appear in a month or so. If only Peter Jackson had a movie coming out around that time ...
Release date: December 14th, 2012 & December 13th, 2013
DOCTOR WHO (BEGINS)
Setting the Internet ablaze, frequent "Harry Potter" director Peter Yates announced his intention to make a film version of the show. As quoted in this BBC article, Yates claims that he'll need "two or three years" to get it right. The director believes the premise needs "quite a radical transformation" before coming to the big screen. I know I should quibble, but Yates directed the BBC version of "State of Play," one of the finest six-hour dramas ever produced. Also, if you get Michael Sheen into the TARDIS (provided it looks like the TARDIS) all can be forgiven.
Release date: two or three years from now?
The fine fellows at Comic Book Movie spotted this promo for the upcoming "DC Nation" block on Cartoon Network:
THE WALKING DEAD
Creator Robert Kirkman plays the "I can't really say" game with Zap2it. "[I]t is a bigger episode and there are some loose ends tied up, but I wouldn't want to say what just yet," he says of the upcoming mid-season finale. "There's definitely a slew of new characters that are going to be introduced after the hiatus," adds Kirkman. "I wouldn't want to say who they are. They may be original to the show. They may be from the comic. I can't really say, but there are going to be some new faces coming up." Asked about Michonne, the sword-wielding character from the comics, Kirkman offers a rare "will say" in his response: "I will say that she's definitely going to be in the show eventually."
THE DARK KNIGHT WRAPS
Principal Photograghy on "The Dark Knight Rises" has concluded, according to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. While there could always been additional production blocks, I'd just like to thank all the intrepid fans who took photos and video through the 179 days of filming, offering us interesting glimpses into the film, its characters, and the Batwing. 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 world without the Batman.