X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Priest: May 12th Comic Reel

Thu, May 12th, 2011 at 8:06am PDT | Updated: May 12th, 2011 at 8:10am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer


Yahoo! Movies (via Spinoff Online) has the first clip from the film:

Now that's a pretty good scene. Meanwhile, one of the lads at Comic Book Movie spotted this YouTube video of British boy band Take That's contribution to the film. Listen at your own peril:

Actually, it's not too bad. I'd still love to hear the theme from the 90s cartoon make its way into the features, though.

Release date: June 3rd, 2011


Spinoff Online has the latest "Green Lantern" poster which features Hector Hammond and the power of fear:

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


MTV News asks Lily Collins about vampires. She explains how they're not the romantic blood-suckers of recent years:

And if you'd like to see the lovely Ms Collins answering more questions, Collider can provide you with video of just that (along with co-star Cam Gigandet):

Release date: May 13th, 2011


Chris Hemsworth talks with The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex about his upcoming days on the "Avengers" set. "I really feel like a fan in all of this because I've seen all these individual characters come to life. Now to throw them together, you feel like a kid in a way, there's really a giddy feeling," he says. "I'm looking forward to being in a room with not just those actors but those characters, these larger-than-life characters, and seeing how that turns out. I want to see how Captain America and Thor and Iron Man react to one another."

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


An Ain't It Cool News reader sent the site the following picture from Cannes:

I imagine the "Tintin" movie is a bigger deal in other parts of the world, but I'd like to see it get some sort of profile here in the States. How is "Steven Spielberg directs an animated film" not a bigger story?

Directed by Steven Spielberg, release date: December 23, 2011


Talking with Box Office Magazine (via Comic Book Movie), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains how stand-alone movies will work in the tapestry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. Oddly enough, he uses "Doctor Strange" as an example. "How much we go out of our way to play with that or suggest that depends on what the character is. Doctor Strange, which is only in long-lead development and has been for many years, has got one of the best origin stories of any of our characters, and like Thor taps into the cosmic world, he taps into this magic world," he says. "So between introducing Stephen Strange and making him the Sorcerer Supreme, exploring this sort of unabashedly magic side of the universe, I don't know how there would be room for Tony Stark to show up and wave, or have the Hulk come barreling down the street. I don't think there's the need." Feige certainly likes talking about the character these days, doesn't he? Hmmm ...

Release date: TBA


According to Deadline, it looks like NBC picking up the series is "doubtful."

Release date: TBA


Actor Norman Reedus gives MTV News a hint or two about the upcoming season:

Airs: Fall 2011


Here at CBR, executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders talk about the series finale and tease cameos by John Schneider, Allison Mack, and Michael Rosenbaum. They also sum up the whole show as an exploration of the belief in heroes. "That's why [the fans] watch. Not because we have the biggest visual special effects you'll see on a screen or because of anything else. I think they want to believe in the heroes," says Souders. Meanwhile, over at the CW's YouTube account, star Tom Welling discusses working with Rosenbaum again:

Airs: Friday


"Doctor Who" head writer Stephen Moffat is tired of spoilers. According to the BBC, he recently let off some steam about a fan who attended a press screening of the Season 6 opening two-parter and revealed the entire plot on a fan message board. "I just hope that guy never watched my show again, because that's a horrific thing to do," said Moffat. He goes on to equate the spoiler phenomenon with "vandalism." Ouch. On Twitter, the writer subsequently joked about his tirade. "What a boring, inflection free voice! It's like been told off by the shipping forecast," he wrote. His initial point is a good one, though, which is why I strive to put the more juicy plot details behind links, short-codes, and the like. No one really likes to be spoiled on a story. 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 Moffat's next rant.

TAGS:  x-men: first class, green lantern, priest, the avengers, the adventures of tintin: the secret of the unicorn, doctor strange, wonder woman, the walking dead, smallville

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