The Dark Knight Rises, Green Hornet, Akira: Nov 12th Comic Reel


As we reported yesteday at CBR, director Christopher Nolan is reportedly seeking out two actresses for prominent roles in the film; one a love interest and the other a villain. I took a look at the comments and it seems an overwhelming number of people believe Catwoman will be the villain. I suppose that could happen, but I agree with a lot of people who think Talia could appear and bring back the League of Shadows. I've always been fascinated by Liam Neeson's line in the first film, "You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea." Perhaps the leader of the League is always Ra's Al Ghul, even if he (or she) wears a different face. Meanwhile, Collider hears word that the film may be shot entirely in IMAX, the film format used for select scenes, like the Joker's bank heist, in "The Dark Knight." According to their source, "I've heard that IMAX has been quietly developing a smaller, less intrusive camera that will be able to handle dialogue scenes. If the camera is finished in time, expect Nolan to use it."

Release date: July 20th, 2012


The Los Angeles Times reports the film may be looking at a brighter future. Momentum on the film has been sluggish with a teaser trailer late to appear and a studio that appeared to have little confidence in the project. That may change as a recent test screening went well. "The studio had a test screening Tuesday night in Long Beach that went better than anyone could have hoped for. According to one of my spies who was on hand, after the ratings cards were tabulated, the movie had scored a 93 rating in what is known as the top two boxes (the percentage of people saying the film was either excellent or very good) with 83% of the moviegoers saying they would "definitely recommend" the film to their friends," writes the LA Times's Patrick Goldstein. These number are reportedly so good, Sony is even whispering sequel. Of course, time will tell if those test numbers translate to box office gold. They still have to find a way to convey their movie to a skeptical public.

Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011


Gossip Cop (via Ain't It Cool News) poopoos the recent Zac Efron rumor. "Though the story was picked up all over, a rep for the Hughes Brothers, who are directing the live action film, tells Gossip Cop that rumors about Efron starring in Akira are 'not true,'" they write. Efron was rumored to be up for the part of Kaneda. I wonder if he couldn't shout "TETSUO!" correctly.

Release date: TBA


Those brave British scoopers at Comic Book Movie are back with even closer shots of the HYDRA tanks:

Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011


Todd MacFarlane tells MTV News the revived animated "Spawn" will continue to be an adults-only show:

Release date: TBA


Here at CBR, we have a few clips from upcoming episodes, including this vision of the future:

Airs: Fridays


Comicus.it has a interview with Steven Yuen, who plays Glenn on the show. Asked if he identified with the character, he responded, "Glenn was me about 5 years ago. Chip on his shoulder, coming into his own, and trying to make a stamp on this world. I think he is someone who really wants to be the man and he is figuring out how to do it. I, definitely, was like that growing up."

Airs: Sundays


Kryptonsite has the official description for December 3rd's episode, "Luthor," which features the return of John Glover, a box from Krypton, and maybe Earth-11. I'll keep the full synopsis behind the link to minimize spoilers. Meanwhile, here at CBR, we have a gallery of images from "Patriot," including our first look at Michael Hogan as Deathstroke:

Airs: Fridays


Get me a rum drink and cue up a New Order track -- It's the weekend! While they're may be some bowling in my future, I'm also going to sit down and explore "Fable III." It gets busy again next week, so I'll also try to take it easy. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take cit, 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 friendly gestures.

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