Red 2, The Wolverine, The Avengers: Jan 18th Comic Reel

Tue, January 18th, 2011 at 8:02am PST

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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RED 2

While it wasn't the biggest film of last year, "Red" may enough money for Summit Entertainment to secure the talents of Erich and Jon Hoeber to write a sequel to the film, as our pals at Spinoff Online reported. The Hoebers adapted the Warren Ellis/Cully Hammer comics as an action comedy that's pretty satisfying. So far, they are the only announced members of the team returning. Spinoff also promises an interview with the writers later this week.

Release date: TBA

THE WOLVERINE

Director Darren Aronofsky does not tell MTV News whether or not he will shoot the film in 3D:

Release date: 2012?

THE AVENGERS

Chris Hemsworth tells HollyscoopTV that he's read an early draft of the script, calling it "mindblowing."

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

GREEN LANTERN

Bad tidings for the film? Josh Wilding at Comic Book Movie points out this excerpt from a Vulture article about co-star Blake Lively:

And both are also quick to say that should the forthcoming Green Lantern flop (and it's been a troubled production), it won't hurt Lively much. Says the manager, "Whatever the mistakes were with Green Lantern, she needs to not react to them and do an indie movie just because a big superhero movie didn't work. It's always about the role and the director. The hotter the person, the easier it is, and she's very hot right now." The agent adds, "Even though Green Lantern is supposed to be terrible, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to do extremely well and enhance her foreign value. Clash of the Titans was horrendous, but it didn’t slow down Sam Worthington any."

Hu-wah!? As Wilding points out, despite some grumblings within fan circles, response has been positive and there has never been any talk of a trouble on set. There were some reshoots recently, but that's par for the course on big budget, effects laden productions. Of course, the agent could know something we don't ... or could just be talking of his (or her) ass. Time will, of course, tell.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011

DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT

Here's a new Italian poster for the film, thanks to everyeye.it (via Badtaste.it):

Release date: TBA

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Is this the face of the Red Skull?

Josh Wilding and another scooper at CBM spotted Halloween costumes related to the film, including the Red Skull in a full Hydra clothes:

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

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

Actor Jon Hamm tells MTV News he has "aged out" of the role and can therefore not play Superman:

That doesn't preculde him from playing Captain Marvel, though.

Release date: 2012?

THE GREEN HORNET

Director Michel Gondry tells The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog that he was something of a hired gun on the movie, with Seth Rogen being the more important asset to the studio. "I felt, 'Well, it's not really my movie.' I accepted that. But I realized there was still tons I could infiltrate or infuse my personality through discussion all the time," he says. The director did not have final cut and both he and Rogen discuss how the "Gangsta's Paradise" moment in the film was not the director's choice.

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

ALIEN (BEGINS)

According to Deadline, the "Alien" prequel plan has evolved into something new -- "Prometheus." Director Ridley Scott explains, "While 'Alien' was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of 'Alien’s' DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative." The film will star Noomi Rapace as scientist Elizabeth Shaw and -- wait, didn't Doctor Who have an assistant named Elizabeth Shaw? Didn't she happen to be a scientist? Hmmmm. Anyway, Fox has announced a release date and with this item, I can retire another "Begins" tag.

Release date: March 9th, 2012

THE WALKING DEAD

TV Line reports some chatter from the Golden Globes about the second season. "We've already set a benchmark, which is to shock people and enthrall people. I hope we can keep adding to that and growing," says star Andrew Lincoln. "We all have a lot to atone for and that's gonna keep brewing," adds co-star Sarah Wayne Callies.

Airs: 2011

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

I finally sat down to watch "The Social Network" and was pleasantly surprised. As some of you may know, my faith in director David Fincher was shattered with the release of "Benjamin Button," a slow, passionless, shameless award-grab. Before that time, I believed Fincher could do no wrong. Then he did. While my faith is still gone, I can at least trust him because the story of Facebook's creation is told with that cold passion I expect from the director of "Zodiac" and "Fight Club." Despite being a film of nothing but people talking it moves at breakneck pace and jumps around in time with giddy abandon. It is a truly good film. 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 Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" remake.

TAGS:  red 2, the wolverine, the avengers, green lantern, dylan dog: dead of night, captain america, superman, the green hornet, prometheus, the walking dead

 
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