Man of Steel, R.I.P.D., The Goon: September 14th Comic Reel

Wed, September 14th, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL

io9 spotted the Daily Planet Globe sitting in the Chicago Board of Trade building:

The building, which also doubled for Wayne Tower in "Batman Begins," will play the great Metropolitan newspaper's home in the film.

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

R.I.P.D.

So yesterday, we got our first look at Ryan Reynolds on set, and now Celebuzz gives us the Dude in his guise as an R.I.P.D. officer:

Okay, now we know it isn't "Green Lantern 2." Although, the Dude would make an interesting Alan Scott ...

Release date: June 28th, 2013

THE GOON

Ain't It Cool News reports the animated adaptation of Eric Powell's comic series still lacks funding.

Cough.

But the fine folks at Blur Studios (via Eric Powel's YouTube account) have made a little PSA featuring the voice of Clancy Brown as the Goon:

Release date: TBA

X-MEN 4

Producer Lauren Schuler Donner tells Popcorn Biz (via Comic Book Movie) that another sequel to the original "X-Men" may happen in the distant future, but her current focus is on spinoff properties like "Wolverine." As she explains, "There's no reason to saturate the market. So I would say no – I'm happy with what I'm doing right now." I can understand that, because if there's one thing the "X-Men" are allergic to, it's over-exposure.

Release date: TBA

THOR

Actor Tom Hiddleston tells MTV News about his favorite scene in the film. "Just because it was a great day at work and will go down into my top ten days of work in my whole acting life, was the scene with [Anthony] Hopkins in the vault, when I find out that I’m Laufey's son," says the actor. "It was Tony’s first day at work and he was excited and thrilled to be working with Kenneth [Branagh], and Ken was excited and thrilled to be working with Tony."

Starring Chris Hemsworth, on DVD/Blu-ray: now!

THE WALKING DEAD

Creator Robert Kirkman tells TV Line that fans will learn a little bit more about what makes zombies so hungry. "We never really got into all the nutritional components of a zombie's diet or what a walker eats on a regular basis," he says. "We're going to learn a little bit more from scientific point-of-view about their nutritional composition. It's an all-encompassing exploration of the digestive system of a zombie." Didn't we already see walker intestines in the second episode? Meanwhile, Spinoff Online spotted the poster for the new season:

Hershel's Farm!

Premieres: October 16th, 2011

DEFLECTORS AT FULL

If The Vulture is to be believed, J.J. Abrams is ready to direct the "Star Trek" sequel. I think that's a good thing. He delivered a surprisingly solid movie that reignited my love for the original series and "The Next Generation." A pretty remarkable feat when you consider that movie was made during a writer's strike, leaving Abrams to shoot a half-finished script without altering a line. So what will the plot entail? Who knows? I just hope there's room for Nick Frost to play Harry Mudd. Maybe they can coax Michael Fassbender into playing a Romulan. 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 eventual recasting of Captain Picard.

TAGS:  man of steel, ripd, the goon, x-men 4, thor, the walking dead

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