The Dark Knight Rises, X-Men: First Class, Oblivion: May 23rd Comic Reel

Mon, May 23rd, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

As we reported here at CBR last Friday, the first official image of Bane was released via the film's new viral game:

Over at Ain't It Cool News, Harry Knowles believes he may have reached the second step in the game and found a photo of Catwoman:

It'd be nice if they used the modern and simple costume, but I'm not sure this picture is legit. Meanwhile, Variety reports that actor Matthew Modine has joined the cast as a character named "Nixon." They also report actor Tom Conti and young actress Joey King have signed on to the production. Their parts are unknown at this time. Lastly, Comic Book Movie hears word that a teaser for the film may be attached to "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Part 2." Of course, they first spotted this rumor on the IMDB message boards, so they advise caution in believing this one.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Jennifer Lawrence talks with MTV News about taking over the role of Mystique:

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

OBLIVION

We also reported on Friday that actor Tom Cruise signed on to play the lead in Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." While the director has been developing the idea for sometime, it will first appear as a graphic novel from Radical before the film arrives in theaters. Cruise will star as Jak, an "ex-soldier who works as a drone repairman on this barren planet. He fixes the drones that patrol the surface looking to destroy what's left of the Scavengers, a savage alien race."

Release date: TBA

GREEN LANTERN

Yahoo! Movies has a new trailer that introduces the Corps in all their glory:

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

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

The lads at Comic Book Movie spotted this video of Stan Lee talking about his cameo at the Dallas Comic Con:

Release date: May 28th, 2012

THE HOBBIT

According to the BBC, star Martin Freeman let it be known that his "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch has a part in the "Lord of the Rings" prequels. "I might not actually go back to a job - they might have just sacked me," joked Freeman. We don't know who Cumberbatch will be playing, but I'll just note that Beorn and Bard of Laketown still lack announced actors.

Release date: 2012

WONDER WOMAN

Warner Bros TV CEO Peter Roth tells The Hollywood Reporter that no decision has been made in regards to finding the show a new home on another network. "I'm just not sure yet; we haven't given it a lot of thought," he said. Meanwhile, Bleeding Cool found this image of star Adrianne Palicki in the "final" costume:

Release date: TBA

RIDING DOWN BROADWAY

It's been awhile since I did the video game thing, but I picked up "L.A. Noire" last week and boy, is it a lot of fun. Living in the LA, it's pretty nifty to drive down streets I know and get a feel for how it looked in the late 1940s. Also, the story is rock-solid so far with the cases feeling appropriately mysterious and compelling. Hell, even working the traffic desk came with plenty of action. 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 losing a night to a new game.

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, x-men: first class, oblivion, green lantern, the amazing spider-man, the hobbit, wonder woman

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