Screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas offer Coming Soon an update on the project. “We’re hoping that it’s going to be Timur directing. I think Michael and I are going to strong-arm him into Universal and make him do it. We’re writing and basically picking Wesley up a few years after the events of the first movie and throwing him back into that world,” says Haas. Brandt adds, “You write it with Timur’s sensibility and try to give him the most leeway to do what he does really well.”
Release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Release date: July 20th, 2012
“I was just really intrigued by the script and the project and the boldness of making a really personal Wolverine movie,” director James Mangold tells MTV News. “It’s also more of a journey for the character in a completely foreign land and more of a mystery and an adventure than it kind of is another save the world ‘X-Men’ film.” While intrigued by the more emotional aspects of the character, the director also promises plenty of action.
Release date: 2013
300: THE BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA
Producer Mark Canton tells Collider that the film will not be “a sequel or a prequel,” but “another story in the ‘300’ universe, and it’s pretty great.” I suppose if Canton and Miller want to tell the entire Greco-Persian conflict in the “300” style, that’s their prerogative.
Release date: TBA
IRON MAN 3
Here at CBR, director Shane Black talks about “the monkey bars approach” to locking down his script and allowing room for the actors to improvise. “If you’ve ever been to a jungle gym, it looks on the outside very rigid and structured because there’s all these bars that are locked in place and elaborately structured. But if you go inside the monkey bars, there’s room to play around. So as long as the monkey bars framework exists, you can still play,” he explains. “What I wouldn’t want to do is just play and that’s it. Get the script first, get the script nailed down — we’re working very hard to ensure we’re not writing the script as we approach production, that we actually know what we’re doing so we can make production the process of enhancing and enriching and fulfilling the potential of our preexisting script instead of trying to make it up as we go along.”
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Star Henry Cavill chats with io9 about being the latest British actor to take over an iconic American character. “Superman is a universal image, and what he stands for is very universal. He was certainly raised in America, but he in himself is not necessarily American, because he comes from somewhere very far away and very different, and he is very different. And therefore all the more beautiful when he tries to do so much for all of us who are so different from him,” he says.
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Rhys Ifans continues his talk with MTV News about the Lizard and the Spider-Man mythos:
Release date: May 28th, 2012
Quint of Ain’t It Cool News made his way to Hobbiton, the lucky bastard. Here’s a photo of Elijah Wood on set as Frodo and what might be Ian McKellan as Gandalf:
According to Quint, the scenes being shot happen around the opening events of “The Lord of the Rings.”
Release date: December 14th, 2012 & December 13th, 2013
There’s still candy about the house and the remnants of a costume, but I’m glad to see the other side of Halloween for another year. It was fun, but lets get the meat of the Fall festivities: Thanksgiving and turkey with all the trimmings. 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 fresh cranberry sauce.
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