Dredd, The Avengers, Darkchylde: Nov 3rd Comic Reel

Wed, November 3rd, 2010 at 8:04am PDT | Updated: November 3rd, 2010 at 11:26am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

DREDD

Variety reports Lionsgate has picked up the film for distribution in the US. Lionsgate's previous comic book movies included "The Spirit", "Punisher: War Zone", and "Kick-Ass."

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Before MTV News loses control of this video, Robert Downey Jr. declares the script is fanstastic:

Release date: May 4th, 2012

DARKCHYLDE

Ain't It Cool News has test footage from the film courtesy of WETA:

Directed by John Carpenter, release date: TBA

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Looks like Hugh Jackman's trip to Jekyll Island may have been for his own amusement as The Conventry Telegraph (via Bleeding Cool) hears the denial straight from Bryan Singer. "He's not in the movie, he's in the Wolverine movies," says the producer. Of course, he could be referring to the actor doing more than a quick scene. A Fox representative also told the Telegraph that the film is not yet filming in Georgia. I'll venture that the secrecy of Jackman's appearance has been blown entirely.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The Comic Book Movie scooper page offers a possible leading lady and a role for her in the third "Begins" film. "Charlize Theron, who is a client, has been approached to play a Detective Named Sarah Essen--a love interest for Jim Gordon," they write. I'd be surprised if the film really went in this direction, giving Gordon a bigger role than he's ever had on screen. The scoop continues. "Actresses Kacie Thomas and Vera Farmiga have auditioned for the character role of Julie Madison. A love interest for Bruce Wayne." The Madison character briefly appeared in "Batman and Robin." With all the plates still in the air from "The Dark Knight," I wonder if their will really be time for a love interest.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

NEMESIS

Director Tony Scott tells MTV News why he chose the book to adapt into a feature film:

Release date: TBA

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

The "Spider-Man Musical" is once again in the papers as an injured actor has prompted an inspection of the show's flying rigs. According to The New York Times (via The Hollywood Reporter), "Under state law, shows like 'Spider-Man' are not legally allowed to hold public performances until state inspectors review and approve special effects such as flying, said Leo Rosales, a department spokesman, on Tuesday. The inspectors usually issue findings a few days after their visit; they can seek or demand changes to promote safety, which producers usually accept rather than risk a delay in performances, Mr. Rosales said."

Release date: May 28th, 2012

HEAT WAVE

Though it stayed pretty cool inside yesterday, our November heat wave is on. With temperatures expected to hit 96 degrees, I'm staying in doors and pretending it's cold and windy. 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 a hot, dry, Thanksgiving.

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