Superman, The Crow, Cowboys & Aliens: Nov 24th Comic Reel

Wed, November 24th, 2010 at 8:13am PST | Updated: November 24th, 2010 at 4:11pm

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

According to What's Playing, the film will truly be "Superman Begins," at lease in plot if not title. "A character breakdown issued to casting agencies this week says that the plot involves Clark getting involved in some sort of battle between two tribes in West Africa," they write. The breakdown also mentions this thread for the character, "When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, Clark returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be."

Release date: 2012?

THE CROW (BEGINS)

Mark Wahlberg tells MTV News he's still interested in "The Crow" -- provided the right script comes in:

Previously, the actor told Cinematical that he was not "committed" to the project.

Release date: TBA

COWBOYS & ALIENS

Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman spoke with The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog about the reaction to the trailer. "We decided the title was too much of its own log line and too much of what made us love the property in the first place. We didn’t want to lose it. At the same time, we knew that the title could be misleading. We wanted to make sure that this trailer made it clear that there was a certain tone to this movie that you might not be able to discern from the title. So aside from people liking the trailer, I think we accomplished the goal of demonstrating that this is a real movie," says Orci. Kurtzman mentioned the difficulty in finding the right hat for Harrison Ford. "That was a topic of much discussion early on. Spielberg had quite a lot to say about it. We were all very cautious about it because, obviously, we were putting Harrison Ford in a hat, which is only one of the most iconic images of the past 30 years. We needed to make sure that — no pun intended — we tipped a hat to iconography of Harrison Ford and also presented the audience with a very different version," he explained.

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

THE LONE RANGER

Superhero Hype reports Gore Verbinski has signed on to direct the film for Disney. Verbiniski previously helmed the initial three "Pirates of the Caribean" films. The film will explore the character's origin. The director had been rumored for sometime, but Disney has confirmed it.

Release date: TBA

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Christian Bale tells MTV News this Batman film will be his last ... provided Nolan is done:

Release date: July 20th, 2012

THE THING (BEGINS)

Over at Universal's Twitter account, they've announced the new release date for the film. It was pulled from its April release date to shoot additional scenes.

Release date: October 14th, 2011

FASTER

In case you missed it, the cast and crew of the film told Spinoff Online about the gritty reality of the movie. Thorton was particularly pleased to be on a set that did not rely on computers. "[They] are about vampires in 3D or fantasy movies and war eagles or whatever those things are," he said of many major releases.

Release date: today!

TOWER PREP

Paul Dini and members of his writing staff spoke with CBR News about the series. "It's like playing a video game and expecting to be knocked out on each level. I never dreamed we'd be going all the way through to series, so at the beginning I was just writing to please myself and make sure the pilot was the best it could be," he said of the early stages. "X-Files" vet Glen Morgan and his brother Darin came on to run the show as it went to series. "There was a short list of show runners we wanted, and Glen was the one I wanted the most and also the one who I think impressed Cartoon Network the most. I was thinking all the while we were shooting the pilot in British Columbia 'This should have an 'X-Files' feel to it.' I was very happy to be doing the pilot outside of [Hollywood] especially in that area because that's what I imagined the Tower Prep area to look like the most. Geographically, it was perfect. So when Glen's name came up, I was going, 'Boy, if there's any chance to get him, I'm all for it.'"

Airs: Tuesdays

DOCTOR WHO

With Thanksgiving tomorrow and the 47the anniversary of "Doctor Who" yesterday, here's a teaser image for the Christmas Special (courtesy of Blastr):

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

THE WALKING DEAD

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

Airs: Sundays

TURKEY DAY

Boy, am I looking forward to some turkey and stuffing and the like tomorrow. I'm also looking forward to visiting withe my grandparents later today as they discuss how to brine the turkey. They forget how to do it every year. 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 a food coma.

TAGS:  superman, the crow, cowboys & aliens, the lone ranger, the dark knight rises, the thing, faster, tower prep, doctor who, the walking dead

 
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