The Avengers, The Goon, 300 Sequel: December 19th Comic Reel

Mon, December 19th, 2011 at 7:58am PST

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE AVENGERS

Scarlett Johansson tells MTV News that the Black Widow has plenty to do in the movie:

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

THE GOON

Producer David Fincher offers Superhero Hype an update on the animated take on Eric Powell's comic series. "People continue to work on it and refine stuff ... but the attempt is to in January really go out and try and figure out a price that makes sense," he says. "I don't know why you can spend $200 million on 'The incredibles' but you can't spend $50 million on 'The Goon,' or $130 million on 'Kung Fu Panda' and $50 million on 'The Goon." In that same article, he also mentions the make-up FX challenge in bringing Charles Burns' "Black Hole" to the screen.

Release date: TBA

300: THE BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA

According to Heat Vision, former Bond lady Eva Green is in talks to play the goddess Artemisa in the "300" sequel. Word has it she will convince Xerxes to amass his armies and set out to conquer Greece.

Release date: TBA

TINTIN 2

Producer Kathleen Kennedy tells The Playlist that they have switched around the order of the next two films. Originally, the sequel was to be based on the "Prisoners of the Sun" story, but that will now be the third film (if at all) with "The Calculus Affair" probably taking its place. "Now what we're thinking [for the second film] is what new characters do we want to introduce? Well, we'll probably introduce Calculus and bring him into the fold," says Kennedy.

Release date: TBA

CHRONICLE

Collider spotted another poster for the film:

That's kind of brilliant, actually.

Release date: TBA

THE LONE RANGER

Heat Vision reports that actor James Frain of "True Blood" fame (though, I loved his weird weasly assistant character in "Tron Legacy") will be joining the film as a rail foreman who answers to main baddy Tom Wilkinson. I guess that's a step up from bizarre boot-lick, right?

Release date: May 31st, 2013

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Martin Freeman talks with Total Film about his long, expected journey into Middle-earth. "The hardest thing is staying 'up' and peppy when you’re covered in snot or mud, day after day… I'm sure there's more to come," he says. "So far, what we've filmed has been more comic than heavy. I keep asking Pete [Jackson], 'When are we going heavy?' He assures me it's coming!" Meanwhile, the lads at Comic Book Movie hear the trailer will be released online tomorrow.

Release date: December 14th, 2012

THE LUCKY MINIFIG

Spinoff Online reported on Friday that Lego and Warner Bros have struck a deal to produce "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" themed sets. That's really quite thrilling as I've always wanted to build the tower of Orthanc. A Bag End scene would be nice, too. 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 paying the premium price for Middle-earth Lego bricks.

TAGS:  the avengers, the goon, 300 rise of an empire, tintin, chronicle, the lone ranger, the hobbit

 
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