The Walking Dead, Bloodshot, The Avengers: March 30th Comic Reel

Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: March 30th, 2010 at 8:17am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THE WALKING DEAD

As we reported yesterday here at CBR, cable channel AMC has already committed to a six-episode run of the series. It is currently scheduled to air during October's Fearfest. This comes just a few days after the first official casting announcement. Speaking of casting, Bloody Disgusting has learned Johnny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) could very well end up playing the lead part, Frank Grimes.

Airdate: October

BLOODSHOT

According to Latino Review's colorful source, Matthew Vaughn may be signing up for an adaption of the pale Valiant Comics character. "Vaughn is writing along with Jane Goldman who wrote 'Stardust' and 'Kick-Ass' for him.  Vaughn is fully financing and intends to cast the film late summer," says their source. Keep in mind this is still a rumor. Grain of salt warning here.  Adding to the salt pile, Mark Millar: "I remember Vaughn being offered this months back, but he turned it down along with a number of other projects he was offered and is starting work on the screenplay for the Leinil project in the next couple of weeks. We talked about it on the phone this morning."

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Chris Hemsworth tells MTV News he thinks Captain America Chris Evans is "a bloke." My auto-translator tells me that's a good thing. Here's the video:

Release date: May 4th, 2012

GREEN LANTERN

Comic Book Movie's dedicated coverage of the film notes this article from examiner.com about movie shoots coming to New Orleans. The article writer mentions he was a stand-in for actor Jay O. Sanders, "who is playing the role of Carl Ferris, owner of Ferris Air where Hal, Ryan Reynolds character and Blake Lively's character, Carol Ferris are test pilots." That's one more character slotted.

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

KICK-ASS

Has the marketing of "Kick-Ass" cooled off? Not if this photo an old friend has is to be believed:

Or this TV Spot CHUD has.

Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010

GODZILLA (BEGINS)

Heat Vision reports the King of the Monsters is returning to US shores. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros will bring him to the big screen this time. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop culturally relevant for as long as it has," says Legendary's CEO Thomas Tull. A previous US version of "Godzilla" from director Roland Emmerich failed to spawn a franchise. It might have had something to do with Godzilla not appearing in that film. Toho, the Japanese studio that owns the characters, later branded the Emmerich creature "Zilla" and had the original green guy stomp his ass in "Godzilla Final Wars." Hopefully, the original monster will appear in this version.

Release date: TBA

CLASH OF THE TITANS

Speaking of stomping, Sam Worthington tells MTV News the remake does not trample on the original:

I watched the original over the weekend and found it to be much slower than my memories. That said, the Kraken is still awesome.

Starring Sam Worthington, release date: April 2nd, 2010

THE LOSERS

Warner Bros sent over this great banner-sized poster for the film:

Starring Jeffey Dean Morgan, release date: April 23rd, 2010

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

Here at CBR, we have the second trailer for the film, which stars Nicholas Cage. As long-time readers of the Comic Reel know, we love Nicholas Cage.

Release date: July 16th, 2010

TRON LEGACY

Hero Complex has a write-up on the latest ARG game promotion for the film. It features badges, Group 7 access (I have Group 6, heh) and it all leads back to Encom's planned announcement in San Francisco on Friday.

Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010

TO WONDERCON

I got a partybus together and I'll be at WonderCon. Sadly, the bus can't leave until Friday afternoon. I'll probably be on route 152 during the Encom announcment. 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 Casa de Fruta.

TAGS:  the walking dead, bloodshot, the avengers, green lantern, kick-ass

 
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