Green Lantern, Thor, Walking Dead: Jan 26th Comic Reel

Tue, January 26th, 2010 at 7:58am PST

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

GREEN LANTERN

With director Martin Campbell's new film "Edge of Darkness" coming out on Friday, there's been plenty of opportunity to ask him about "Green Lantern." Today, MTV News asks about the ratio of space scenes to Earth-based scenes. Campbell says, "There'll be enough [of each] to satisfy everybody."

Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011

THOR

MTV News also has the chance to ask Samuel L. Jackson about his appearance as Nick Fury in the film. Unfortunately, Jackson was surprised to see him name in the cast list.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date May 6th, 2011

THE WALKING DEAD

Coming Attractions got its hands on the pilot for the Frank Darabont produced adaptation. Without offering spoilers, Coming Attractions says the elements to be a good on-going drama. They write, "The director's script covers the broad range of the zombie horror emotional spectrum, such as giving us moments of extreme gore (hey, any zombie TV show wouldn't be a zombie show if it didn't have folks being munched on!), moments of shock value (hey, you didn't think that there was a zombie hiding behind that car, did you?) and the moments that I believe are the best indicator that 'The Walking Dead' TV series has what it takes to transcend the boundaries of being simply labelled a horror show, the psychological horror scenes. Those scenes are the hammers that you're going to remember and the ones that are going to propel this show to be viewed as something more important than just a scary show."

Release date: TBA

SMALLVILLE

According to TV Guide, actress Odessa Rae has been cast as the Silver Banshee. "The Banshee is a vengeful spirit of a fallen Gaelic heroine. She's accidentally released from the underworld, and takes out her vengeance at an unassuming country bed and breakfast," they write. The character will appear an episode called "Escape."

New episode: Janurary 29th, 2010

DEAD OF NIGHT

While discussing various topics (including his appearences on "Chuck" and in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") in an interview with IESB, actor Brandon Routh talks a little bit about his role as Dylan Dog in the film. "I certainly tried to do as much as I could within the scope of the script, and the fact that we were filming in New Orleans and not able to film in London, where the comic actually takes place. I think we have a really similar tone. Dylan is, at heart, a hero. Some people would call him a womanizer, but it's not that. Dylan falls in love in every episode of the comics. He's not willy nilly, sleeping with women. He falls in love and then something tragic happens to the woman, in almost every episode." While there is still no release date, Routh said, "I believe we're shooting for around Halloween of this year."

Release date: 2010

TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN

MTV News caught up with producer Anthony Bergman, who recently signed a first look deal with Top Shelf. Previously, he had optioned the Alex Robinson graphic novel. "What really feels unique about it is that it's very surprising where the story goes. It takes a genre that we're familiar with — the whole 'I fall asleep and then I wake up and I'm in high school again' thing — and it gives it such an incredible, emotional bang for that experience. It's something you've never really seen in those '17 Again'-type movies. And that's what we're shooting for. It has a lot in common with another film I did, "Eternal Sunshine," where it took another high-concept mechanism and squeezes a much more complicated and emotional story out of it," the producer says. There's no firm time table yet for production.

Release date: TBA

HEROES

Here at CBR, we spoke with actor James Kyson Lee about the evolving part of Ando on the series and the hopes for a fifth season. Despite declining ratings, Lee says the way people watch the show extends beyond traditional airtimes. "I'm not worried about it all, because I think that it's very misperceived. We have a larger audience than ever, but they're completely scattered in so many different platforms. People are watching "Heroes" not only on television but mostly on the computer and on their iPods and phones. They're doing NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, NBC, DVDs, you name it. It's amazing how fast technology has evolved even in the past four years. The way people are watching media has changed completely," he says.

Airs: Mondays

SUPERMAN 2

For once, a Superman story not shrouded in mist and conjecture. As we mentioned over at Robot 6 earlier this morning, if you've ever wanted General Zod's disco-tastic costume from the first two Superman films, now is your chance. One complete set is currently up for auction at ebay for a mere $15,000. For that price, you get the full suit, boots, and even a hair-piece used by Terrence Stamp in the film. While there have been no bids on the costume as of my post time, I'm sure there will be fierce snipping in the last three minutes of the auction.

Release date: On DVD now

MIST-FREE DAY

It's nice to have a day of clear information and stories free of conjecture. The closest we get to a Mysterio appearance is Sam Jackson's surprise to learn he's going to be in "Thor." The Rainwater Martini Project -- which sounds like a progressive Bay Area band from the late '70s -- goes apace, but I think we won't have the right recipe until Friday. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird, or spot Mysterio up to his usual hi-jinks, 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 mist.

TAGS:  green lantern, thor, the walking dead, smallville, dead of night

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