DK Rises, Captain America, First Class: Jan 10th, Comic Reel

Mon, January 10th, 2011 at 7:58am PST

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Talking with Deadline, director Christopher Nolan explains why he will not shoot the film in 3D. "In the case of Batman, I view those as iconic, operatic movies, dealing with larger-than-life characters. The intimacy that the 3D parallax illusion imposes isn't really compatible with that," he says. "We are finishing our story on the next Batman, and we want to be consistent to the look of the previous films." One images the Batman films that follow "Dark Knight Rises" will be in 3D, no matter who is at the helm.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Once again, the Superhero Hype Forums offers an interesting bit of info. Instead of a leak or telephone rumor, this one is cold hard truth as a poster uploaded a picture of the Cosmic Cube as it will appear in the film:

As seen in the Comic-Con clip, pre-Red Skull Johann Schmidt, as played by Hugo Weaving, is in search of the item.

Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

The Daily Blam! has info on the first trailer for the film. I'll leave it behind the link to preserve the spoiler barrier, but one detail I will share is that it apparently opens with voice over from Partick Stewart and Ian McKellan as Professor X and Magento respectively.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

Badtaste.it reports C. Thomas Howel has joined the cast, but offers no other information. "Just I signed the contract for the new Spider-Man. We begin January 25th," says the actor. Meanwhile, Stan Lee revealed via Twitter (as Bleeding Cool rounded up) that his cameo in the film is guaranteed. "Avi told me my cameo is all set for Spidey 4, and when he described it, I realized it’s the best, most unusual one yet!" says Lee.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

THE HOBBIT

Heat Vision confirms Elijah Wood is in talks to reprise his role in the prequel films. "Negotiations ramped up again this week just as Warner Bros. and MGM, emerging from bankruptcy, inked a deal in regards to financing and distribution." Though studio reps declined to tell them how Frodo will fit into the films, the article cites The One Ring.net's bookend rumor.

Release date: 2012

WONDER WOMAN

As our pals at Spinoff Online reporter, the "Wonder Woman" TV show to be produced by David E. Kelley has evaporated into the air. Kelley did write a draft that was apparently too expensives and all the available networks declines to pick it up. Oh well.

Release date: TBA

THE CAPE

Comics Continuum has a video interview with creator Thomas Wheeler:

Airs: Mondays

WEEKEND RETURN

I'll soon be on a plain back to Los Angeles and the full tilt pace of the Reel. Over the week, I'll tell you a bit about what I ate and what I saw in Austin. 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 Denver layover.

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, captain america, x-men: first class, spider-man, the hobbit, wonder woman, the cape

 
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