The Wolverine, Deadpool, The Shadow: Dec 3rd Comic Reel

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 at 1:00pm PST | Updated: December 4th, 2010 at 7:17am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THE WOLVERINE

Director Darren Aronofsky tells MTV News he'll begin working on the film in three weeks, once the he's done promoting his current film, "Black Swan."

Release date: 2012?

DEADPOOL

Cinemablend points out Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld as gone on Twitter in order to inspire 20th Century Fox to make the movie. In one post, he said, "Also FOX, find your balls and film the script from Rheese[sic] and Wernick. You will make loads of money and thank yourself later."

Release date: TBA

THE SHADOW

Quentin Tarantino debunks any rumors of his involvement with the project. "That's totally made up," he tells MTV News. It seems no one wants to take on the character, who last appeared in theaters in the form of Alec Baldwin, who wore a nose that made him look like his brother William.

Release date: TBA

BLACK PANTHER

Actor Djimon Hounsou, who voiced the character in the animated series, tells io9 he'd love to play the part in live action. In fact, he says the animated series was part of a long term plan to bring the character to the screen. "That was the idea: using it as a leverage to tell a feature story," he says. "It's just a matter of time for that to be realized."

Release date: TBA

TRON LEGACY

Collider has a one-on-one interview with Jeff Bridges, who reprises his role as Kevin Flynn from 1982's "Tron." He notes a similarity between Flynn and his most beloved role in fan circles. I'm taking about the Dude. "You know there is a little bit of a connection between Flynn and Lebowski, The Dude," he says. "They're of the same generation so I think they would get along, those guys. Maybe not, maybe The Dude would say 'Relax! Just take it easy Flynn.'"

Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010

THE WARRIOR'S WAY

Over at Spinoff Online, I have a couple of articles concerning the Western/Martial Arts CGI mash-up. In one, the filmmakers previewed the film and discussed it's making. The other is an interview with star Dong-Gun Jang, who the foreign journalists tell me is "the Korean Brad Pitt," director Sngmoo Lee, and producer Barry Osborne of "Lord of the Rings" fame. "The first time I thought about this story was when I studied in New York," said the director. "Most of the laundry franchises were run by Korean men. They're just 'Mr. Lee, the laundry guy,' but they also happen to be somebody’s professor, somebody's philosopher, somebody's former minister. But for [most people], he's just 'Mr. Lee.' So, what do you know about this guy? I think that was the beginning: What if that laundry man was the deadliest assassin?" We should have a couple more stories about the film up later today.

Release date: TBA

THE WALKING DEAD

Also, as reported at Spinoff, creator Robert Kirkman calls the reporting of the writing staff's firing, "unfortunate." Talking with TV Guide, he says, "That's not the case. It makes Frank look bad. I don't think Frank wants it out there that he's just firing people off of a successful show seemingly for no reason." He also says the departure of including executive producer Charles Eglee was a mutual decision as Frank Darabont decided to stay on as showrunner. He was expected to leave with Eglee taking his place.

Airs: Sundays

WEEKEND RESPITE

Cue up that Loverboy track and get me a rum drink -- It's the weekend! We're trimming the tree tomorrow and having a few friends over for freshly made eggnog ice cream. It's the Christmas season and we're embracing it this 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 picking up the tree.

TAGS:  the wolverine, deadpool, the shadow, black panther, tron legacy, the warrior's way, the walking dead

 
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