KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL
Christopher Mintz-Plasse talks with NextMovie (via MTV News) about the sequel. "I've read the script. You know, that's the thing with me. I never wanna get my hopes up with just reading the script. Like, I know how incredible it is, but I don't want to say the movie's gonna be great, because I have no idea," he says. "I have faith that it's gonna be awesome."
Release date: TBA
Following up on Joe Carnahan's Twitter post, Deadline suggests Fox is ready to give up the Man Without Fear to Marvel and parent-company Disney. They also think Carnahan's pitch may find a home there. "It is certainly possible that Carnahan, who's coming off 'The Grey,' will get the chance to make his gritty blind lawyer-turned crime fighter Matt Murdock/Daredevil at Disney," they write. "But it will be Kevin Feige's decision. As for Fox, the studio will focus on the forward moving Marvel projects 'Fantastic Four,' which is being rebooted, and 'X-Men: First Class' and 'The Wolverine,' both of which are being sequelized." Meanwhile, as we reported earlier this morning, Carnahan is so convinced that it won't happen that he released this sizzle real detailing the direction he would've taken the property:
Hopefully, once Marvel takes control of the character, they'll give Carnahan a call and maybe they can discuss this over some coffee or Disneyland peanut brittle.
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
"The Walking Dead: The Motion Picture?" That's what a post at Bloody Disgusting claims. "I have some friends working closely with 'The Walking Dead' crew and AMC who confirm with me rumblings of a feature film," writes the site's Mr. Disgusting. "But before you get your panties in a bunch, we're only in the third season of the popular zombie show - adapted from Robert Kirkman's astounding comic book - and when I say rumblings, I strongly suggest the idea has been passed off in non-business conversations." I suppose it could happen at some point, but considering how tough it is to make money in features these days, isn't even worth the effort?
IRON MAN 3
Ain't It Cool News has a possible description of the first trailer. As always, I leave it to you to click through and enjoy the spoiler contained therein, but AICN's scooper does mention, "scenes of him arguing with Pepper Potts in the armory (cool shots of alternative Iron Man suits including the red white and blue one we've seen on your site already), press conferences, Tony looking solemn, Tony talking with someone who looks like a psychiatrist, and a short shot of Don Cheadle in military uniform."
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, Neil Gaiman offered this intriguing Twitter post: "Some years ago, I had to pitch/explain SANDMAN to Warners. @thejillthompson illustrated the pitch. That art's for sale." Clicking though reveals the gorgeous art Jill Thomspon provided. I really wish I had the cash for some of these pieces, particularly this one of Rose and the Corinthian:
Release date: Sometime in a dream...
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige offers Moviehole a few details about the upcoming home video release. "There are a number of deleted scenes and a few storylines that fell by the wayside during the editing process for the big-screen release. However, we are very proud of these scenes and ['Marvel's The Avengers' director] Joss Whedon is very proud of them, too. That's why we're excited that fans will be able to see them on Blu-ray", he explains. A few of the scenes will feature more of Agent Maria Hill, as played by Cobie Smulders and "some slightly different versions of Maria Hill and Nick Fury's interaction with the World Security Council, which are great to watch - but there are a number of other fun scenes, too."
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, On DVD/Blu-ray: September 25th, 2012
Sometime in the next month -- the BBC is being cagey about this -- Season 7 of the show will premiere. While the first airdate has not been revealed, Bleeding Cool notes several promo images have appeared on BBC America's Tumblr blog, including this poster mock-up from the first episode, "Asylum of the Daleks":
Airdate: Any day now!
As if Statham heard my pleas for a "Crank 3," he updates Collider on the situation while talking about "The Expendables 2":
Okay, so there's no script, but it's still an update.