Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises, Cowboys & Aliens: Nov 18th Comic Reel

Thu, November 18th, 2010 at 8:17am PST | Updated: November 18th, 2010 at 8:21am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

As we reported earlier this morning at CBR, Dennis Leary is in talks to play Captain George Stacey, father of the Emma Stone character in the "Spider-Man" reboot. Leary has had an interesting road from comedian to MTV spokesman to serious and acclaimed actor. Since Captain Stacey meets an untimely fate in the comics, one wonders if those events will transpire in the film.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Batman-news.com (via Comic Book Movie) has an interesting rumor this morning. "I"ve heard that Tom Hardy is in fact going to play the villain. My source strongly believes that Hardy is going to be playing Hugo Strange," writes Batman-news's Chris. He claims his source told him about the lack of Riddler and the leading lady list before the news broke in mainstream media ... but he didn't post those bit of information at the time. It sounds a little iffy to me, but I'll keep this tacked to my corkboard to see if it comes true.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

COWBOYS & ALIENS

The teaser trailer is here and its filled with some of the goodness we saw at Comic-Con.

I've been pretty excited about this movie since that Comic-Con clip. Now, I think, everyone else can see why.

Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

The fight or Superman continues as Judge Otis D. Wright has lifted the delay on the lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The change allows "the studio to restart its information-gathering and 'proceed with full discovery of [heirs] Joanne Siegel, Laura Siegel Larson, Jean Peavy and Mark Peavy.' THR calls the entire proceeding "cartoonish" and they're not wrong. Warners filed a suit against the Siegels' attorney, who filed motions to have the case dismissed. There's a lot of paper and countermotions flying around on this one. It would put the legal antics on "Law & Order" to shame.

Release date: 2012?

MEN IN BLACK III

Splash and The Daily Mail (via Collider) have the first pictures of Wil Smith and the cast of the film shooting their first day on the project. Here's Smith running:

Release date: May 25th, 2012

YOUNG JUSTICE

ANMTV has a preview for the show in its YouTube account:

Airs: November 26th, 2010

LITTLE GLOOMY

The comic is coming to TV as "Scary Larry." According to the press release, the series "is about a teen werewolf who forms a rock band with his monster friends. The show has been greenlit for 52 13 minute episodes which will air first in France on Canal Plus. No US distribution for the show has been announced yet." Eric Jone says the show will represent much of what a third comic series would have looked and felt like.

Release date: TBA

DOCTOR WHO

Ain't It Cool News reports the Christmas Special -- entitiled "A Christmas Carol" -- will air on Christmas Day in the UK and US. Happy Christmas indeed. In previous years, we've had to wait a long as six months for the show to air. Here's an except from the press release:

Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, commented on the upcoming special: “Oh, we're going for broke with this one. It's all your favorite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon. And ... oh, you'll see. I've honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbors loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I'm fairly sure they did it ironically.”

Returns: Christimas 2010, Series Five DVD/Blu-Ray available now

HUMAN TARGET

Here it at CBR, we have an interview with star Mark Valley. "I think it's always going to be there in any dynamic where you have several people making decisions, and how it really takes shape will depend to a large extent on the writers and how they set it up, and how we shoot it. I think in the future I've been told there's going to be more conflict between Chance and Ilsa - Chance is going to want to do this and do that, and she might say no, or she might want them to do this and that," he says of the new dynamic. We also have a review of the second season's first episode, "Ilsa Pucci." Our Josh Wigler calls it "an explosive hour brimming with gunfire, betrayals and zippy one-liners - in essence, everything that fans have come to love about 'Human Target.'"

Airs: Wednesdays

THE WALKING DEAD

This video from the AMC official blog asks "Who is Andrea?"

Airs: Sundays

SMALLVILLE

Actor Alan Ritchson tells CBR it's sometimes tough to be Aquaman. "There's a lot to love about the character but I think it's such a hard thing to realize on screen, being that it's really a world that takes place underwater. He's basically the Superman of the Seas. It's a cool character and there's a great story to tell, but it's difficult to tell in that kind of media. He really hasn't been afforded the opportunities like the Batmans and the Supermans of the world," he says.

Airs: Fridays

BUSY BEE

I'm lining up some pretty cool stuff in the comic months, but of course, they're all hush-hush for the moment. Even as the town closes up for the holiday, there's still plenty of news out there to cover. That's good for me because I have Christmas shopping to do. 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 Black Friday.

TAGS:  spider-man, the dark night rises, cowboys & aliens, superman, men in black 3, young justice, little gloomy, doctor who, human target, the walking dead, smallville

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