Cowboys & Aliens, The Wolverine, Priest: Apr 7th Comic Reel

Thu, April 7th, 2011 at 8:07am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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COWBOYS & ALIENS

In a hallway at WonderCon, Director Jon Favreau discusses the alien with MTV News:

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

THE WOLVERINE

According to Deadline, Hugh Jackman and Fox have begun looking for a new director. "I've heard names like Duncan Jones, director of the well-reviewed 'Source Code,' and David Slade, the 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' helmer who was in the mix before Aronofsky got hired," writes Deadline's Mike Fleming in an article that suggests Jackman may take a role in "Snow White and the Huntsman" while all the hurdles on "Wolverine" get crossed.

Release date: 2012?

PRIEST

Shock Till You Drop has an interview with director Scott Stewart. He talks about orchestrating a whole reality on a tight budget. "You just try to put as much good stuff in front of your camera as you can. Then it's all just about telling the story, so you can build out the entire world, but if you're not going to photograph the entire world, you're wasting money that you can put other places," he says. "So you just have to plan it really, really well. You say, "I'm going to try to make this look as rich and as textured and as comprehensive as it can possibly be. Because this is a scene and this is a scene and this is a scene and that's what we're going to show. We're going to put every single thing we can into what we're going to see. Then we're going to try and reference things that are happening in the world and give it a sense that, off in the distance, there's still more detail there to be seen." Meanwhile, Superhero Hype reports the Genndy Tartakovsky prologue to the film is now available for download on mobile phones using this Microsoft Tag:

Release date: May 13th, 2011

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Catching up with the official Facebook page, actors Edi Gathegi (Darwin) and Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee) answered some fan questions. "I think everyone in the cast has a certain responsibility to maintain the integrity of the characters they are portraying as seen in the comics," Gathegi said. "[But] we are actors, human beings, portraying these characters, so inevitably we have to make the characters our own. Bring them to life in our own unique way. Hopefully we strike a happy medium of what's expected, and a surprise unique personal take to really make our characters come to life on the screen as live action." Meanwhile, Jones revealed, "[Banshee] learns to use most of his powers. This entails flight."

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

GREEN LANTERN

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a man claiming to be a special effects worker on the film filed a law suit against Warner Bros citing "negligence, peculiar risk, ultrahazardous activity and loss of consortium." While the suit does not include the specifics of the accident, John Franco claims that working on the film last summer caused him "numerous internal and external injuries, severe fright, shock, pain, discomfort and anxiety."

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

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Stan Lee proudly announced on Twitter that "Marvel Studios has upgraded my cameo for the Captain America movie! They’ve given me one more word of dialogue than originally planned!" A round of applause for The Man!

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

THE AVENGERS

Mark Ruffalo tells HollyscoopTV that the film will be fun:

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

THE HOBBIT

Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and reprises the role in upcoming Hobbit, will also serve as a second unit director on the prequel films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As is well documented in the supplemental features on the "LOTR" DVD sets, director Peter Jackson enlisted much of his writing and producing staff to helm second unit and another other additional filming while he directed key scenes of that trilogy.

Release date: 2012

DOCTOR WHO

Our pals at Spinoff Online have a gaggle of new promo images for the upcoming season, including this one of star Matt Smith and actress Alex Kingston waiting to be called onto set:

Returns: April 23rd, 2011

SMALLVILLE

TV Guide talked with stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance, as well as producers Brian Petersen and Kelly Souders (and original producer Al Gough) about the conclusion of the series. "This show, to me, has always been about Clark Kent — it hasn't been about Superman," says Welling, who also serves as a producer on the show. "And it was very important at the end that we make sure that we wrap up the Clark Kent story." But does it wrap up in a cape? Souders says, "There is a very, very special moment that we love, and everyone who is looking for that moment won't be disappointed." That how this show stayed on so long, everyone involved with it became a master of the tease.

Airs: Fridays

RISE

Slashfilm confirms the upcoming "Rise of the Apes" has been retitled to ... get this, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." I know I mentioned a million years ago that the title would eventually include the entire "Planet of the Apes" branding. That day has finally come. 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 being right again.

TAGS:  cowboys & aliens, the wolverine, priest, x-men: first class, green lantern, captain america, the avengers, the hobbit, doctor who, smallville

 
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