The Avengers, R.I.P.D., Dark Knight Rises: September 21st Comic Reel


MTV News and various other sites are reporting that the Avengers will assemble at New York Comic-Con with new footage to show. According to the press release, the October 15th panel will feature "never-before-seen footage and appearances by special surprise guests." So, if not the whole group, maybe Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans, as they're the chattiest actors Marvel has under contract. Meanwhile, Bleeding Cool spotted this promo for the "Captain America" Blu-ray release, which features a new look at the upcoming superhero team-up:

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012


Heat Vision reports that "Prison Break" baddie Robert Knepper has joined the film as a "deado" -- one of the spirits inhabit the world of the film.

Release date: June 28th, 2013


Latino Review notes a Twitter post from one Frederick Roche, a sound recordist and boom operator on films. The post concerns a rumor about the end of the film -- more precisely, how it will be achieved on screen. "The ending sequence is soo secret that only 5 (Includ Nolan) know it and will be done completely in vfx," he writes. I guess that means it really will end with the "red skies" from DC's various "Crisis" events.

Release date: July 20th, 2012


Film1.nl (translation courtesy of Comic Book Movie) spoke with director Jose Padilha about his plans for the remake. "I will not repeat what [director Paul] Verhoeven has done so clearly and strongly. Instead I try to make a film that will address topics that Verhoeven untreated," he says. "If you are a man changes into a robot, how do you do that? What is the difference between humans and robots developed? What is free will? What does it mean to lose your free will? Those are the issues that I think." A serious take, I guess ... cause that worked so well for the live action TV series.

Release date: TBA


Spinoff Online has your first look at Catwoman as she'll appear in the animated short that comes with "Batman: Year One."

Our pals also report that the short will premiere at NYCC on October 14th.

Release date: October 14th, 2011


According to Entertainment Weekly, actor Michael Zegen has joined the cast as Randall, new fodder -- I mean, a new character not from the comics. They report that his role of a "skinny Southern kid who finds himself in a rather unique set of post-apocalypse circumstances" will be recurring ... so I wonder how long he'll last.

Premieres: October 16th, 2011


So, my trial of Blockbuster's service continues as my first two rentals -- classic "Doctor Who" titles Netflix lists as "unknown" availability -- should arrive today. Speed is essential in this game, so let's see how well they 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 searching out more local video stores.

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