IRON MAN 3
So here's an odd story to send you into the New Year. The New York Post is reporting that, according to US Weekly, star Robert Downey Jr.'s stylist is requesting three inch lifts in the actor's shoes used on the film. "They're working on a special pair just for him," a source tells the magazine. "The lift insole needs to be concealed in a high top shoe or boot. The highest that's offered the general public is 2 inches." I'm going to call this one the work of Mysterio. If the man was so sensitive about his height, why wait until his fourth appearance as Tony Stark to do anything about it?
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
Simon Pegg tells MTV News that he might be too old to play Wee Hughie:
Release date: TBA
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
I've said before that using movie toy tie-in items for spoilers is like reading tea leaves. So, let's engage in some divination with the following stories. First, the lads at Comic Book Movie spotted this photo of game controller feature the face of the Lizard:
Well, the Lizard or Killer Croc. I can't really tell from the low image quality. Our second story comes from an anonymous Reeler who reaffirms earlier reports that the Lizard would try to convert scores of people to his scaly visage. Superhero Hype offers a little bit more evidence of this plot point via this upcoming Mega Blocks toy:
Maybe the scores will turn out to be a handful of police officers. Again, using these toy items to confirm story threads is dubious to the extreme ... but it's the last Reel of the year, so we can afford to be a little dubious.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
And speaking of year end wrap-ups, TheOneRing.net links to this video of actor Christopher Lee talking about his year and filming his scenes in "The Hobbit." They suggest skipping to the six-minute mark.
Release date: December 14th, 2012
SO LONG, 2011
Get me a rum drink and a copy of "Jaws: The Revenge" -- it's the New Year Weekend. I'm playing fast and loose with my New Year's Eve plans. We have plenty of invitations, but might just stay in. 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 year to come.