The Dark Knight Rises, Dead@17, Superman: Dec 2nd Comic Reel

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 at 8:16am PST | Updated: December 2nd, 2010 at 8:17am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

As we reported yesterday, director Christopher Nolan confirmed the film will be the last "Batman" film he makes. There is already speculation that Warner Bros will continue the tone of the cycle or deviate entirely an resurrect the "Superman/Batman" concept. Only time will tell. Meanwhile, Indiewire's Anne Thompson reports Nolan confirmed Tom Hardy's place in the film, but not who he will play. "[He has] key role, not saying good or bad," said the director. Nolan, along with the stars of "Inception," appeared at an industry function promoting the home video release of that film.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

DEAD@17

Creator Joshua Howard posted to his Twitter page the following Monday night: "It's been a long road, and still more to go, but negotiations have officially begun." Negotiations, of course, for the feature film version of his comic book series.

Release date: TBA

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

At the same industry function where Christopher Nolan talked about "Dark Knight Rises," he wife and producer Emma Thomas tells Hit Fix the Superman project belongs entirely to Zack Snyder and his team now. "With Zack Snyder now on board as director, Nolan will be busy making 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'we are handing it off to him.' So, take note anyone out there thinking this will be a strange Nolan/Snyder partnership. Thomas reiterated that they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it's now Snyder's picture," writes Hit Fix's Gregoy Ellwoood. Meanwhile, Ain't It Cool News confirms long time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer will score Snyder's picutre.

Release date: 2012?

THE HOBBIT

Speaking with Spinoff Online, actor Ron Perlman discussed his place in the flim when it was to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. "I was gonna do it when he was gonna do it, but that's all changed so I'm no longer involved. I think he had written [the character of] Beorn, the bear-man, for me. But I think it's going to somebody else now. It’s all right," he explained. I always thought his voice would've been perfect for Smaug. The actor also discusses working with del Toro and other projects.

Release date: 2012

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

Still stumping for the beleaguered musical, Bono tells MTV News calls it a thought-out production worth the price of admission:

Opens: 2011

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD

Here at CBR, we also have a few clips from this Friday's new episode, "Darkseid Descending," in which Batman assembles an unlikely group of heroes to thwart the New God's invasion of Earth:

Airs: Fridays

HUMAN TARGET

Target419 has a number of stills from next week's episode, "Dead Head," including this photo of the gang inspecting some currency:

Airs: Wednesdays

THE WALKING DEAD

The AMC official blog follows actor Steven Yuen around the camp:

Finale airs: Sundays

SMALLVILLE

Back at CBR, we have clips from Friday's episode and a second trailer.

Airs: Fridays

DECEMBER ALREADY!?

I was so busy with projects and "Epic Mickey" that I did not notice it's already December. The Year We Make Contact is about to end. While I, personally, made contact, there is no manned mission to Jupiter or messages from alien life. Or is there? 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 curious black monolith in my bedroom.

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, dead@17, superman, the hobbit, spider-man turn off the dark, batman: the brave and the bold, human target, the walking dead, smallville

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