Dark Knight Rises, Dredd, The Avengers: October 10th Comic Reel

Mon, October 10th, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The lads at Comic Book Movie rounded up several set videos, but here's one of the Batwing flying a cables instead of a car-rig:

Release date: July 20th, 2012

DREDD

According to The Los Angeles Times 24 Frames blog, trouble is brewing behind the scenes of "Dredd" as post-production continues. "Although he completed shooting the picture earlier this year, [Director Pete] Travis has not been involved in the current editing phase of the movie, after creative disagreements with producers and executives in charge of the film reached a boiling point," write Steve Zeitchik and Ben Fritz of the Times. "Instead, the editing room is now being run by a writer-producer on the film, the screenwriter Alex Garland." Apparently, Garland's efforts may be enough for him to seek a co-director credit on the finished film. These sorts of dramas could mean bad things for the project when it's released next year.

Release date: September 21st, 2012

THE AVENGERS

Superhero Hype reports that Entertainment Tonight will air a segment of their set visit during tonight's episode:

Check your local listings for airtimes and keep plenty of salt handy. ET set visits can often be a frustrating affair.

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

I, FRANKENSTEIN

Spinoff Online reports that Aaron Eckhart will play the lead role of "Adam Frankenstein." According to them, the plot revolves around the character surviving through the ages and getting "caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans." It even has a release date!

Release date: February 22nd 2013

ROBOCOP (BEGINS)

Director Jose Padilha gives Crave Online a little insight into the new film, which will feature the Alex Murphy character from the original series. "Alex Murphy is Alex Murphy, man. You can't call Batman some other name," says Padilha. "Bruce Wayne is Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent is Clark Kent, Alex Murphy is Alex Murphy." He also says the the film, like the original "Robocop," will reflect some of our current political and economic concerns. Just remember that "Robocop" is satire, Mr. Padilha and you'll do fine.

Release date: TBA

X-MEN: SECOND CLASS

Michael Fassbinder tells MTV News that he hopes to come back for a sequel:

Release date: TBA

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN

Superhero Hype points to another international trailer:

I suppose it makes sense to have a trailer like this to put in front of kid's movies, but I liked the much more straight-forward action/adventure tone of the one from earlier last week.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, release date: December 21, 2011

THE NETFLIX SHUFFLE

Netflix has stepped back from its "bold" plan to spin off its DVD-by-mail service. "We are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster," writes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. He remains committed to the price hike for customers using both the mail and internet services, but I think most users are already comfortable with that. Me? I kind of like the Blockbuster service and the convenience of using the in-store program. While Netflix got the message, I may switch my disc queue over to the competition in the end. 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 Netflix's next mistake.

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, dredd, the avengers, i frankenstein, robocop, x-men, tintin

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