The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Chickenhare: July 22nd Comic Reel

Fri, July 22nd, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE WOLVERINE

According to Geek Tyrant, Hugh Jackman confirmed the presence of a certain armored bad guy in the film. "I will be filming Wolverine 2 in October. Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good," says the actor. "I'll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting. Most of the filming will take place in Japan." I suppose that isn't any great surprise, but everyone could've chickened out and made him a generic Yakuza bad guy.

Release date: 2012?

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL

Spinoff Online reports that the film finally has a release date ... six months later than expected. While they note the persistent script problem rumors,

The New York Times reports it is just a scheduling issue. "The problem: those internal ruminations were accidentally made public back in January when it announced the casting of Henry Cavill as Superman. The upshot: Warner had some wiggle room because of "The Hobbit" — it doesn't need two enormous movies in one month — and so the unofficial release plan for 'Man of Steel' was changed and it now gets a prime spot in the lucrative summer season." So, like this year and the next, the summer will be superhero-laden with "Thor 2" and "Iron Man 3" also slated for release.

Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013

CHICKENHARE

According to Variety, Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights to the Dark Horse comic about a half rabbit/half chicken who battles monsters. SPA president Michelle Raimo-Kouyate told the industry paper that "Sony Pictures Animation is always looking for original characters, and Chickenhare is a true original ... This story has everything we want in an animated film -- broad comedy, heartfelt emotion, universal themes and a one-of-a-kind hero that audiences will love."

Release date: TBA

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

First Showing has a nice high-quality photo of the movie's teaser poster:

I haven't mentioned the logo yet, which I think is quite solid. I just hope Sony doesn't use it to brand any of its forthcoming electronic devices.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

MEN IN BLACK III

According to IGN, a video shown during make-up effects guru Rick Baker's panel revealed some retro looking aliens for the film. "The guys in shiny, tin-foil-ish spacesuits were a highlight," they write. "Colorful chicken men were also spotted, as were tentacle-sporting, Cyclops-eyed critters and more." Baker said the retro designs were an an agreement between him and director Barry Sonnenfeld for the 1960s portion of the movie.

Release date: May 25th, 2012

DREDD

Box Office Mojo reports that the film now has a Fall 2012 release.

Release date: September 21st, 2012

SHRAPNEL

Hilary Swank will produce and star in an adaptation of the Radical title, according to Spinoff. The story is set "set in the year 2250, where Sam, a former Solar Alliance Marine, organizes a revolt on Venus against the government that she once fought for and lead the colonists to freedom." In a statement, Swank said the character of Sam "offer[s] me the opportunity to dive into an exciting role with many layers and depth that are rarely found in this genre." I suppose the colonial marine sub-genre can be a little light, but she should never repeat that statement around Mandalorian or Clone Trooper fans.

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Comingsoon.net has your first look at Cap's post-thawed costume:

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

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES

AOL TV has a clip from the upcoming show:

Airdate: 2012

THE WALKING DEAD

Spinoff Online has a series of new photos from the upcoming new season, including this one that has me asking, "What happened to Andrea?"

Meanwhile, the official AMC blog has this look at the Comic-Con booth with the greatest prop ever: a life-size recreation of Michael Rooker:

Airs: Fall 2011

COMIC-CON DAY TWO

Day One went swimmingly. Soon, you'll see my reports from such panels as the "Awake" pilot screening and "Penn & Teller Tell Lie." Sadly, I pretty much crashed after dinner with the makers of the excellent Zombie Ranch webcomic. Sometimes, Comic-Con is like that. As for today, except some words from me about "Tintin." 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 weekend ahead.

TAGS:  the wolverine, man of steel, chickenhare, the amazing spider-man, men in black iii, dredd, shrapnel, the avengers, green lantern the animated series, the walking dead

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