In an interview with Screenrant, director Zack Snyder offers his thoughts on the look of the film. "It's kind of fun that the most realistic movie I probably will make is a movie called "Superman." Which shows how crazy my other movies are," he says. "He gets more credible by the reality that you can bring to him, you know emotionally, and visually, I think." I guess that means less blue-screen? Once again, Superman must hit things. With his fists. Oh, looks like Collider asked Snyder about the possibility of the Man of Steel punching someone in the face:
Release date: 2012?
Robert Pattinson tells MTV News that he was surprised by rumors connecting him to the film. "I don't know where that one came from at all," he said. "Get David Slade to play him," he joked, referring to his "Eclipse" director. "Oh no, he should play, who's the bald guy? Bullseye!" Speaking of Slade, the director offered a few details about the film on his Twitter account. "So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock," he posted. Shortly after, he followed with "It will bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way. We are at early planning stages and have not yet discussed any cast." I'm sure many fans are breathing sighs of relief that it will not resembled the earlier film. Of course, it could be based on the character's infamous appearance on "The Incredible Hulk." He also mentioned that "Deadpool" is in search of "comedy directors" and that he has had no discussions with Fox about taking over "The Wolverine."
Directed by David Slade, release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported, Joseph Gordon-Levitt closed his deal to appear in the film with Variety reporting that he will play Alberto Falcone in the film. I know, that doesn't sound as exciting as The Riddler, Hugo Strange, or Dick Grayson. It's not official, so they could be off, but there's always room for another mobster, right? That Variety article also mentions British actress Juno Temple is being courted for a role as a "street-smart Gotham girl." Ain't It Cool News suggests it could be one of the female Robins.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE
According to Collider, co-director Brian Taylor appeared on the Think Hero's "For Your Consideration" podcast and offered a few thoughts on setting Nic Cage's head on fire. "We basically said, we want to do it, [would] absolutely love to do it, but it's gotta be 100% different from the first movie, everything, except for Nic. We want the character to look different, feel different, sound different," he said. "The backstory of the character's different, the origin of the story is expanded upon in ways that the first movie didn't hint at, at all. The location's different, the whole cast is different; the only thing that's the same is Nic...It's pretty much a reboot, only with the same actor, which makes it: a requel. Or a seboot, I can't decide which one I like better." Here's the full video:
Release date: February 17th, 2012
As we reported here at CBR, star Chris Hemsworth took the spotlight during a panel at the Chicago Comics And Entertainment Expo over the weekend. "When Thor comes into this world, he's this entitled prince of the realm...and he tries to pull that with Natalie Portman and Cat Denning, and it doesn't quite work out. There's some great 'fish out of water' moments," he said of his character in the Earth-bound portion of the film.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Crave Online (via Superhero Hype) hears word that reshoots are in the works. "While attending a press event that included several props from Marvel Studios productions, including Captain America's iconic shield, we asked if this was the same prop that had been shown at the Marvel booth at last year's Comic Con," they write. "We were informed by a staffer that the this shield was not previously shown at SDCC, and it was different from the one seen at SDCC. The staffer also said that this particular shield was used in the film, and was actually going to be sent back to the UK in two weeks to be used in reshoots." I'm betting it's a last minute cameo by the Sub-Mariner.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
And since we're talking "Avengers," Mark Ruffalo tells Total Film about what to expect after the epic fllm. "There will probably be a couple more 'Avengers' movies, which would be fun to do. I don't know if they will ever do another 'Hulk.' How old is The Hulk meant to be? Six years from now I will be in my 50s!" he says. I'd would watch him in "The Further Adventures of Old Hulk," how about you?
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
After numerous delays, the loss of Guillermo del Toro, fire, industrial actions, hospitalization and plenty of James McAvoy casting rumors, filming has finally begun on "The Hobbit," according to Deadline. Here's a photo of director Peter Jackson returning to Bad End to prove it:
Release date: 2012
THE WALKING DEAD
As we reported here at CBR, actress Laurie Holden told the crowd at C2E2 an interesting rumor she heard. "Stephen King's going to write [an episode]," she said. The actress also mentioned the wandering survivors will find there way to Herschel's farm in the upcoming season, but doubts that they'll make it to the prison before season three.
Just in case you haven't seen it, we have the first photo of star Adrianne Palicki in her new costume:
Um ... yeah. It's very shiny. Reaction to it has been decidedly mixed and I suspect this will be one of the things re-tooled in the further episodes of the show. In fact, Diana getting her look right would be a great on-going storyline for the first season.
Busy day today, but the Reel will keep on spinning. I just had the horrible vision of a Reel-inspired filk version of "Proud Mary." I won't share it with you. Instead, I suggest you get caught up on your "Starman" Omnibus and "Fables" trades. I know I need to do the same. 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 spring cleaning.