Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor: Jan 17th Comic Reel

Mon, January 17th, 2011 at 11:37am PST | Updated: January 17th, 2011 at 11:44am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

It seems Spidey's webshooters are mechanical this time. Emma Stone tells MTV News the secret of the gloves seen in the early promo image:

And it seems she may have said too much.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Our pals at Spinoff Online have a new image of Captain America in action:

Talking to family over the weekend, I mentioned it's the best possible realization of Cap's costume one could devise for a film. I think it works. As it happens, we have a nice high resolution image of the earlier Cap in costume picture:

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

THOR

Meanwhile, we also have a nice high-res image of Cap's future Avenger co-hort Thor as played by Chris Hemsworth:

Grrrr.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011

THE AVENGERS

During rehearsal for the Golden Globe Awards event, Hemsworth told the Golden Globes behind the scenes video crew that there will be battle between the characters.

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

UNTITLED ARONOFSKY PROJECT

Director Darren Aronofsky tells Clothes on Film (via Bleeding Cool) he's looking to turn a script into a comic book to then turn around and make into a film. "It hasn't really been announced, I don't know if I should give you the scoop! But we're getting there. We're doing a comic book of a script that's really hard to make and we're going to do a comic version first and see what happens…It seems like if you come up with an original script, in Hollywood it’s not as effective as a comic book." He goes onto call "Kick-Ass" and "Scott Pilgrim" both "fringe" comics, but his point is true as comic not even yet published often find an easier time getting into development than an original screenplay. Previously, Aronofsky released "The Fountain" as a comic when his first attempt to film the script failed.

Release date: TBA

G.I. JOE 2

Actor Lee Byung-hun, who played Storm Shadow in "The Rise of Cobra," will reprise his role in the sequel, according to Heat Vision.

Release date: TBA

THE HOBBIT

Heat Vision also reports Elijah Wood says his days on the reunion portion of the film begin in February.

Release date: 2012

YOUNG JUSTICE

MTV News spoke with producers Greg Weissman and Brandon Vietti about the new series. "I think, when you decide to go more realistic with your tone, it can feel heavier. Danger feels more real when it happens. The dramatic consequences of dangerous situations impact your characters psychologically, and we play that as well as we can. I think there's more gravity, certainly. That's not to say that we're a completely dark show. We've put a lot of focus on bringing our teenagers to life with moments of levity," says Vietti. "In this day and age, comics going dark seems to be their go-to mode. If anything, we tried to think in terms of grounding the series instead of going light or dark. This is a world where you have a strange visitor from another world flying around Metropolis, you've got a guy in a cape swinging around Gotham City, and you've got magic, science-fiction, and all sorts of staples of the superhero genre — which, of course, is a bastard genre," adds Weissman.

Airs: Fridays

THE CAPE

CBR's own executive producer Jonah Weiland spoke with creator Thomas Wheeler about the show. "I had never tackled superheroes, even though I had spent my whole life reading about them and going to the comic book store on Wednesdays. It has always been my hobby, so I took it very seriously. I didn't go into developing 'The Cape' lightly," he says. "It had to be special. It would have to work. It would have to accomplish a number of things, in my mind, to make it worth doing. I had the idea for a while, and I thought that I would do it as a feature, which was this father and son story where the father, for whatever reason, [would have] to take on the mantle of his son's favorite superhero. The idea of 'The Cape' came along after, because finding the hero was the trick for me. Finding the character and the look and what was going to be special about this hero and what we could do practically. There was something about 'The Cape' that felt both simple and had depth to it, that was elegant and yet accomplished a lot of things for me that I was surprised hadn't been out there before."

Airs: Mondays

SMALLVILLE

TVLine has a few nebulous remarks from producer Kelly Souders about the series finale. "The beauty is that the last two episodes go hand-in-hand," she says, "so no matter what happens, it will be an event." She also mentions the finale is still without a title, but "with the amount of stuff we have to lock down for that episode, the title is the least of our problems."

Airs: January 29th, 2011

THE H IN NICOLAS

A Reeler let me know I habitually place a H in actor Nicolas Cage's name. I vow from this day forward to spell his name correctly as he is one of my favorite personalities and my white whale for interviews. 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 days ahead.

TAGS:  spider-man, captain america, thor, the avengers, darren aronofsky, gi joe retaliation, the hobbit, young justice, the cape, smallville

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