The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Dredd: January 3rd Comic Reel

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 at 7:58am PST

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Collider reports that a new sound mix of the six-minute prologue which augments Bane's voice has been delivered to theaters. "They've cleaned up the dialogue. They've gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane’s dialogue clearer and more understandable," says their source. By dropping the background noise, he claims the dialogue is "40-50%" clearer. Admittedly, I had trouble with Bane's line in the teaser at first, but he was clear to me on a second viewing.

It could've been a tricky way to get people to see the film more than once ... but I think people will be doing that away.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

THE AVENGERS

Now Heat Vision (I've masked the URL because its a massive spouiler) is getting in the toy line prognostication game. Well, in this case, its the HeroClix line and their upcoming film tie-in set which features Loki and a second name villain. Click through if you don't mind the spoiler. I'll say this, though, the character's possible appearance in the film isn't really that surprising.

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

DREDD

Bleeding Cool obtained a storyboard for an action scene early in the film:

Even through boards are like comics, I've always found them hard to read as they're meant to suggst things in motion, but the way they express it is counter to comics grammar.

Release date: September 21st, 2012

BLADE ANIME

G4 has a new trailer for the upcoming anime series inspired by the Daywalker:

Airdate: January 13th, 2012

"AND SO, WE RETURN AND BEGIN AGAIN"

Between "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Avengers", "Prometheus," and "The Hobbit," this could be a big year for major motion pictures. Or it could sputter off into oblivion as we reach the point of infinite novelty. I remember my "Invisibles" -- it's the end of the cycle! 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 of novelty.

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, the avengers, dredd, blade anime

 
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