Akira, Kick-Ass 2, The Hobbit: November 23rd Comic Reel

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 at 7:58am PST

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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AKIRA

According to Twitch, Ken Watanabe has been offered the role of The Colonel in the westernized adaptation of the classic manga series in case Gary Oldman officially passes on the part. Shame there aren't more Japanese actors Hollywood feels comfortable about casting in films.

Release date: TBA

KICK-ASS 2

It seems Chloe Moretz has changed her tune. While she previously expected some to share new details about the sequel, she now tells MTV News that it's all up to Matthew Vaughn:

Wait, is she really just teasing Josh Horowitz?

Release date: TBA

THE HOBBIT

Viggo Mortenson tells Movies.com that he has not yet been called to New Zealand to shoot scenes as Aragorn. "I'm not in it unless it there is some last-minute plan they have, but I thought I would have heard of it by now," he says. "Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett shot something, but they're elves and don't change as rapidly. As you know, Aragorn is half elf and also lives a couple hundred years or more and he could be in a bridge, but I have to assume it isn't going to happen." I can't recall if Aragorn is at the siege of Dul Guldur, a event everyone assumes will be dramatized in the two films, but I imagine there's room enough for the King.

Release date: December 14th, 2012 and December 13th, 2013

BOOSTER GOLD

As we reported here at CBR, Booster Gold is headed to Syfy in his own TV show. According to the article, the pilot from "Fringe" writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions will return the character to his roots as a "washed-up athlete from the future who travels back in time to become the world's greatest superhero." Let's all hope that Ted Kord is in the pilot. I can get behind this if the show ends up being about their friendship.

Airdate: TBA

THE WALKING DEAD

TVLine reports that a member of the cast wanted to walk after the departure of executive producer Frank Darabont, but now wants to stay. "[Our] sources don’t know for sure at this point whether the character is going to be written off, although one insider insists he/she ultimately got their wish," they write. I wonder who it could possibly be ... In other "Walking Dead" news, Laurie Holden -- who plays Andrea on the show -- spoke with the official AMC blog about the change in her character this season. "I really love what they've done with my character. Last year was awful! All I did as Andrea was cry the whole summer. She was such a sobbing, bereft, suicidal person and now she's a warrior," says the actress. "I am a tomboy and I love being with the boys and shooting guns and stuff. There was more acting required to be, like, scared of zombies -- it's more natural for me on the show now."

Airs: Sundays

"I'LL TAKE TURKEY WITH ALL THE TRRRRRIMINGS!"

Well, tomorrow anyway. Today, it's all green vegetables in preparation for the Thanksgiving feast. Have a safe and happy dinner yourselves, dear Reelers. 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 l tryptophan coma.

TAGS:  akira, kick-ass 2, the hobbit, booster gold, the walking dead

 
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