X-Men: First Class, R.I.P.D., Wolverine 2: Oct 4 Comic Reel

Mon, October 4th, 2010 at 8:27am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Silas Lesnick over at Superhero Hype has been watching duke of all media Jonathan Ross's Twitter account. A couple of his recent posts are related to the film, including this tantalizing comment: "Also I was there for the filming of a January Jones as Emma Frost scene...in lingerie. Fanboys, start your drooling...." Well, I'd be more surprised if someone played Emma Frost in a full length overcoat and a headwrap, but I guess its nice to know the character will appear in traditional underthings. Meanwhile, the dedicated British scoopers in Oxford has delivered video to Comic Book Movie of a scene being filmed:

Yes, that is the magic of cinema.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

R.I.P.D.

Director Robert Schwentke offered Collider an update on the film's development. "Schwentke told me they're getting a re-write on the script right now and he also confirmed he's aiming for a PG-13 rating," writes Collider's Steven Weintraub. Of interest is the MPAA rating they're shooting for. These days, most film studios want to hit that "PG-13" sweet spot because it is perceived that is how to attack the widest audience. According to that prevailing wisdom, an R rating eliminates a lucrative younger market. So, for those of you how have read "R.I.P.D.", is it full of graphic violence and nudity? That's the stuff that will get cut for a PG-13 rating.

Release date: TBA

WOLVERINE 2

The Daily Blam! took notice of Hugh Jackman's comments to a Uruguayan outlet with regards to the sequel. "Of course... We're coming back next March or April." Hmm ... an April 2011 start date for a 2012 release? I suppose it could happen.

Release date: 2012?

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

As we reported here at CBR this morning, Deadline claims actress Emma Stone will be offered the role of Mary Jane Watson. "It's another good role for Stone," writes Deadline's Mike Fleming. He also notes the following: "That leaves the four other actresses I mentioned yesterday (with the possibility they could widen the search) for the role of Gwen Stacy. " Keep in mind this is not confirmed as of press time and previous reports mentioned all of these ladies, including Stone, were in the running for a new character to the movie franchise and not Mary Jane. That said, it'll make for a more interesting picture if all of the love of Peter Parker are in attendance.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

WONDER WOMAN

As I reported late on Friday at CBR, television producer Davd E. Kelley is set to bring Diana back to the air. While the character has had a hard time getting out of the comics or the Justice League, Kelley might be able to get viewers interested in her adventures. I just hope they bring back the camptastic theme song from the old series:

It's no goofier than the "Ally McBeal" theme song.

Airdate: TBA

THE WALKING DEAD

The Daily Blam!'s Keven Skinner chatted with Addy Miller, the ten year old who appears as a zombie child in the series. "Playing a zombie wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I had actually been a zombie before on another film, but not with the full makeup and the padding for my fall. I wasn't scared of the gun, I knew it was empty because a crew member showed it to me before we did the scene," she says.

Premieres: Halloween

SMALLVILLE

IGN reports Slade Wilson is coming to Smallville in the form of "Battlestar Galactica" veteren Michael Hogan. Let me get a little fanboy here: Colonel Tigh is Deathstroke! While the last season "Galactica" turned me away from the series, Hogan was always one of the highlights of the show. He's a perfect fit for Slade. As IGN's Eric Goldman points out, "While I can't tell you whether Slade will be missing an eye yet when he comes to 'Smallville', it's hard not to be amused about Hogan already having experience playing an eye-patch wearing character." Meanwhile, here's a clip for Friday's episode, featuring the return of Supergirl:

Airs: Fridays

KIPPLE BREEDS AGAIN

The office is a mess again, but I finally finished "Dragon Age: Origins." Well, my first run of it, anyway. I was particularly amused by Sten's assertion that "the cake is a lie." 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, ready for the future threat of what I'll find in the clutter.

TAGS:  x-men: first class, ripd, wolverine 2, spider-man, wonder woman, the walking dead, smallville

 
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