The Avengers, Ghost Rider 2, The Green Hornet: Dec 14th Comic Reel

Tue, December 14th, 2010 at 8:34am PST | Updated: December 14th, 2010 at 8:37am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE AVENGERS

Gwyneth Paltrow tells Collider that Pepper Potts will not have a place in the film:

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012

GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE

One of the lads at Comic Book Movie picked up on this bizarre scene first reported at Romanian site Cinemagia.ro. Apparently, Nic Cage had an outburst either at a nightclub or as he lost his cool about working conditions on set. Either way, it's some pretty intense video:

Release date: February 17th, 2012

THE GREEN HORNET

Ain't It Cool News's Nordling has this to say about the film, which was screened at AICN's annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon movie marathon:

"I can't review GREEN HORNET in any real detail. I'd like to. In fact, if I were to write it up with any real specificity this would be the longest of these reviews. But I feel i must say this. Although this is being released in January, traditionally a dump-month for the studios, I must insist that this isn't a dump kind of film. I have no idea what kind of box office this will make. But this was for me the most pleasant surprise of all the premieres at BNAT. I really, really loved THE GREEN HORNET, and all I can say to you is that I urge you to see it with an open mind and and prepare to have a metric fuck-ton of fun with it. I'm not bullshitting saying this, not trying to get into anyone's good graces. An honest assessment of THE GREEN HORNET - it's really fucking good."

The film has been getting positive responses in early screenings.

Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011

SUCKER PUNCH

Time for another taste of the film, thanks to this featurette making its way around the Internet:

Release date: March 25th, 2011

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

The Daily Blam! reports British actor Andy Callaghan as joined the cast as a member of the Hellfire Club. Fittingly, they do not know which member of that august chapter Callaghan will be portraying. The Club is headed by Kevin Bacon's Sebastian Shaw.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

TRON LEGACY

Heat Vision as a Q&A with the film's director, Joe Kosinski. "I've been talking about this for three years, either pitching it to the studio or talking to press about it," says the director. "So it's nice to be able to let the movie go out there and speak for itself and I can go out there and hide."

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

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES

Producer Bruce Timm offers MTV News a few details about the series and its place with other "Green Lantern" products. "[The animated series] doesn't follow the direct continuity of the [live-action] movie or 'First Flight' or anything that we've done before, but it doesn't contradict them either," says Timm. The series will also not retell the origin with the live action film and the previous "Green Lantern: First Flight" direct-to-video release covering that material. While the first season will see the Red Lanterns as the principle enemy, Timm says it may be some time before the show delves into Blackest Night. "Hopefully the show is a big hit and will go on for six or seven years, and we'll do the Black Lanterns somewhere down the line, but for now we don't have any plans to go down that route," he explained.

Airdate: 2011

THE WALKING DEAD

As we reported earlier this morning, the show as nominated for a Golden Globe in the "Best Television Series: Drama" category, which also includes such stalwart shows as "Dexter" and "Mad Men." Meanwhile, Comicus.it has an interview with costume designer Peggy Stamper. "I did look at all the comic book series and took cues from all the illustrations of both the survivors and the zombies. Some of the aspects of the clothing in the comic series were more important to Frank than other aspects," she says of adapting some of the established designs from the book. "We agreed on a compressed color palette for the entire look of the show, which brings the show which is shot in color, closer in value to the black and white color palette of the comic. Everyone loved Sheriff Rick Grimes' uniform and I tried to duplicate that as close as possible to what you see in the comic. I also duplicated the "science bear claw" graphic t-shirt for Rick and Lori's son, Carl."

Airs: 2011

THE GOLDEN GLOBES

Taking a look at the other nominations, a few comic book related items also received recognition. "Red" was nominated for "Best Picture: Comedy or Musical" and "Batman" director Christopher Nolan received nominations for "Best Director" and "Best Screenplay" for last summer's "Inception." The films was also nominated for "Best Picture: Drama."

Airs: 2011

HUMAN TARGET

Fox has released a preview for the upcoming episode, "Dead Head"

Airs: Wednesdays

TORCHWOOD

Deadline reports that actor Mekhi Phifer has been cast as Rex Matheson, the CIA agent that seeks out the help of the Torchwood team in the upcoming third series, "The New World." The series is a co-production of the BBC and Starz, with the show going international for the first time.

Airdate: 2011

SMALLVILLE

It wouldn't be Tuesday without a preview of "Smallville." While the show is on its winter break, the CW released a trailer for the January 28th's "Collateral."

Airs: Fridays

BROTHERHOOD

So I picked up "Assassin's Creed" Brotherhood and find it to be an worthy successor to ACII. I enjoy the continuation of Ezio's story and getting to use Desmond as a playing character for the first time is quite nice ... even if I haven't found anything useful in the 2012 segments. That said, I just start recruiting new Assassins while my Rome is 67% rebuilt. Truly, a fun game 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 the next pseudo-historical conspiracy action game.

TAGS:  the avengers, ghost rider 2, the green hornet, sucker punch, x-men: first class, tron legacy, green lantern the animated series, the walking dead, red, human target, torchwood, smallville

 
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