Spider-Man, Cowboys & Aliens, The Green Hornet: Jan 11th Comic Reel

Tue, January 11th, 2011 at 7:58am PST | Updated: January 11th, 2011 at 8:03am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

According to Entertainment Weekly, C. Thomas Howell will play "Ray," confirming his place in the film. Of course, they're at a loss as to who "Ray" might be. It reminds me of those movies in the 70s where a member of the cast is billed in the part they're playing, but the name was always unremarkable. "And James Naughton as Carl" was a typical billing in the era. In any event, Howell joins a movie jammed pack with stars from several eras, so I'm guessing his part could be relatively small.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

COWBOYS & ALIENS

Sam Rockwell talks with the Shortlist about a number of things, including the movie. "Let me tell you, this is going to be a fun movie. I think we pulled it off; it's a mix of genres. I think because of the title people think it's a comedy, and it's not -- it's like 'Unforgiven' meets 'Close Encounters.'" says the actor. "It's like that, in that you have a very formulaic western and then all of a sudden there are monsters. It's played very real."

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

THE GREEN HORNET

Collider talks with Jay Chou about singing, acting, languages, and Kato:

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

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Shortly after that Cosmic Cube made the rounds yesterday, this Red Skull concept art appeared:

According to Ain't It Cool News, MundoHype is the apparent source of the image, but several sites seemed to have it all at once. While it looks incredibly faithful to the comics, one wonders how it will translate onto Hugo Weaving's face.

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

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Mark Cassidy over at Comic Book Movie notes this picture of Tom Hardy:

"Tom Hardy there. Even though he is wearing a cap we can see he is sporting a shaved head as well as some burgeoning facial hair," writes Cassidy. "Coincidence or could he be gearing up to portray Dr Hugo Strange? There are other characters he could be prepping for of course." Or he could he even be psyching out the press by letting a little beard grow in. Time will tell, as always, if this snapshot of the actor reveals a film secret.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

THE GOON

Talking with Collider, Paul Giamatti mentions the project. "I believe they now have a script for that and so probably at some point it will happen. But you know, they did this sort of teaser thing. And you know, these things take a while to do. And I think it generated enough interest that they then really worked on the script and now there is a script," he says. There's also full video of the interview:

Release date: TBA

THE HOBBIT

At last, it's official! Our pals at Spinoff Online report Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are now locked into reprising their roles as Gandalf the Grey and Gollum in the prequel films. I can't imagine the prequel duology without these actors, so it's a good thing everyone came to agreeable terms. According to McKellan's own blog, his concern was time and, with everything squared away, he begins filming on February 21st. Now, confirm Hugo Weaving as Elrond, please. While there's still no word on him, Deadline reports Christopher Lee is in talk to reprise his role as Saruman the White and even Ian Holm is said to be reprising his role as the older Bilbo. I'm most interested to see Lee play an uncorrupted (more or less) version of Saurman who aides Gandalf and the rest of the White Council as the lay seige to the fortress of Dol Guldur, Sauron's hiding place during the timeframe of Bilbo's adventures.

Release date: 2012

THE INCREDIBLE HULK

In a brief release pulled from the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog reports ABC Entertainment Chief Paul Lee is thrilled to have Marvel characters, particularly the Hulk in development. Of course, giving Lee added excitement is the involvement of Guillermo del Toro as a producer on the proposed series.

Airdate: TBA

FOOD COMA

I was not preapred for the food in Austin, but my days were spent eating and then planning the next meal. From barbecue in a trailer, to Torchy's Tacos, to Gordough's Donuts, it was an amazing treat for my taste buds. Now I have to pay for it with salad for the next month. 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 master cleanse.

TAGS:  spider-man, cowboys & aliens, the green hornet, captain america, the dark knight rises, the goon, the hobbit, the incredible hulk

 
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