R.I.P.D., Green Lantern, Thor: Apr 29th Comic Reel

Fri, April 29th, 2011 at 8:07am PDT | Updated: April 29th, 2011 at 8:13am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

R.I.P.D.

According to Deadline, actor Jeff Bridges is in talks to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the film. Zack Galifianakis was originally cast as Reynolds's partner in the film about an undead police squad, but left the production due to scheduling concerns. While I like the comedian turned actor, I think Bridges gives the film a certain classiness. When The Dude signs on to your movie, you know you have something special.

Release date: TBA

GREEN LANTERN

MTV News offers this banner featuring the Corps as part of its Summer Movie Preview:

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

THOR

Superhero Hype found this Japanese trailer that manages to make the film look even more epic:

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

HERCULES

The Vulture reports that Brett Ratner is nearing a deal to direct a "Hercules" film based on Radical Studios' comic book treatment of the Greek legend. "The script, we're told, comes from Ryan Condal, who most recently wrote the script to Alex Proyas's adaptation of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' at Legendary Pictures," they write. As someone who appreciates sword and sandal movies, I say bring it on, Ratner.

Release date: TBA

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

According to the Times of India (via Comic Book Movie), Nolan and company will bring one actor with them to shoot in Jodhpur ... Christian Bale. "The main crew will start arriving from May 1. Christian Bale is expected to arrive in India on May 4 or May 5," they write. "Though permissions have been sought for shooting the film for the whole of May, the unit will shoot in India for only two days – May 6 and May 7." A source tells the paper that "they are coming with a very small unit of around 15 people and will be shooting here for two days. There are no Bollywood actors being cast in the movie. But, local actors and crew members might be roped in. The unit wants to use the beautiful fort as the background for the movie. However, nothing is known yet whether Jodhpur will feature as an Indian city in the movie or not." Since the production has successfully thwarted every attempt to guess the plot, I'll cast wide and say Batman travels to Nanda Parbat where he wrestles Killer Croc and Anarky. He also learns a new philosophy from Richard Dragon while staying there. What? That's as fair a guess as anything else at this point.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

The Hollywood Reporter continues its coverage of the screenwriting credit struggle over the film. Jamie Moss, one of the original writers on the project, has appealed the Writer's Guild decision that left him and co-writer Josh Schwartz off the credits. THR write that Moss is "said to be upset that [Sheldon] Turner -- who penned a script for a scrapped 'Magneto' spinoff, elements of which were incorporated into 'First Class' -- is receiving a story credit while Moss's work on an early version of 'First Class' is not being recognized." A decision is expected sometime today.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

COWBOYS & ALIENS

Roberto Orci tells MTV News that the story's originality sets it apart from the summer's other big releases. "It's not a superhero movie and it's not a sequel or a prequel or whatever," he says. "I also think it's going to have a broader appeal. It's a great ensemble cast, so there's a representative of everyone in the audience up there on screen going through this. We're all a little jaded by how much we've seen as moviegoers, so the idea of people in the 18th century who don't even have electricity yet seeing lights in the sky and aliens and how they process that ... It gives it a fresh feeling and a kind of newness that I think is going to translate."

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

GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE

Moviehole reports that the production is looking for voice actors fluent in Romanian. If only I'd chosen that as my second language in college ... Hell, it'd be as rusty as my Spanish at this point.

Release date: February 17th, 2012

MEN IN BLACK III

The Brooklyn Paper (via Superhero Hype) snapped a few pictures from the set, where these characters biked into the scene:

Release date: May 25th, 2012

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

Star Jason Momoa talks with MTV News about playing the character and when he'll watch the Schwarzenegger version:

Release date: August 19th, 2011

DOCTOR WHO

Tomorrow is "Doctor Who" day and BBC One has a nice trailer for "The Day of the Moon," which concludes the story that began in last week's episode.

Airs: Saturdays

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has a few more stills from the upcoming episode "Prophecy," including this one of Kara:

Airs: Fridays

FIGHT WEEKEND

Cue a Lucky Soul track and get me a White Russian -- it's the weekend! In addition to "Doctor Who," Saturday will see me heading over to a friend's house to watch the UFC match. I've been watching the fights for a little over a year now and I find that I enjoy them a little bit more each time. 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 week to come.

TAGS:  ripd, green lantern, thor, hercules, the dark knight rises, x-men: first class, cowboys & aliens, ghost rider spirit of vengeance, men in black iii, conan the barbarian, doctor who, smallville

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