The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Green Arrow: January 13th Comic Reel

Fri, January 13th, 2012 at 8:30am PST | Updated: January 13th, 2012 at 8:40am

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

In an interview with GQ, Chris Evans gave a quick analysis of Captain America in the upcoming film.

"I don't think he's the coolest guy -- he's far from it," Evans told GQ. "He's a straight- shooter. He's probably pretty boring as far as a character goes, but I feel like he grounds things. When you have these giant personalities and egos, there needs to be someone who brings them back down and reminds that this is a team, not the individual show."

Director Joss Whedon spoke to EW in its 2012 Preview Issue about the challenges of bringing the Marvel franchises together and making Captain America the entry point for the audience.

"I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie," Whedon said. "So that's what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers' perspective, since he's the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it."

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4.

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Comic Book Movie has a great recap of the "Dark Knight Rises" portion of EW's 2012 Preview. Christopher Nolan describes the Batcave, Christian Bale relates his feelings after suiting up for the last time and Nolan expounds on never having any intention to film protestors of Occupy Wall Street for the movie.

"The truth is, we wanted to shoot on Wall Street for the same iconic reasons that the Occupy movement chose that location: It is a symbol of American wealth and capitalism," Nolan told EW. "In trying to tell as story of a self-made hero who is a multibillionaire, it raises certain issues that I do think are important in the world today, about the use and abuse of wat is Bruce Wayne's only superpower" extraordinary wealth."

The 2012 Preview also included two new images.

Opens July 20.

GREEN ARROW

As reported earlier today, Green Arrow is set for a pilot on the CW. "Green Lantern" screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and "Fringe" writer Andrew Kreisberg are attached to pen the pilot, while "Smallville" pilot director David Nutter will direct. Justin Hartley, who played Green Arrow on "Smallville," is currently not associated with the upcoming pilot.

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE

Here's a new French poster featuring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze.

Opens February 17.

STAR TREK 2

In the comments of Trek Movie's report of "Star Trek 2" starting to shoot, Roberto Orci sounded off on one notable change to the set.

"I’ll tell you this," Orci commented, "there are some cool improvements to engine room!"

Opens May 17, 2013.

PROMETHEUS

Here's a new image of Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green from EW's 2012 Preview via Comic Book Movie, where director Ridley Scott cryptically teased whether the film is indeed a prequel to "Alien."

"Fans of the original 'Alien' will notice some things, especially toward the end," Scott told EW. "But I really can't say any more than that."

Opens June 8.

TINTIN 2

While speaking with Collider, director Stephen Spielberg teased the classic "Tintin" stories included in the sequel.

“I’m not going to say which stories have been chosen for Peter Jackson’s sequel because Peter and I agreed that we weren’t going to let that information out yet," Spielberg told Collider. "The script is now being written. It’s more than one book, but it’s not three books, so that means it’s two books. It’s two and a half books that we’re combining with 'The Secret of the Unicorn.' And Peter will start working on the film this year. When he’s done shooting 'The Hobbit,' he’ll begin his performance capture work with the actors later in 2012, which I’m very excited about. And of course, I’m hoping I’ll be able to direct the third one. I’d love to do the third one because I had so much fun on the first one.”

EXPENDABLES 2

Two new images have surfaced on Comic Book Movie of Sylvester Stallone and actress Yu Nan as a new character named Maggie.

Opens August 17.

BLADE ANIME

MTV Splash Page spoke with "Lost" alum Harold Perrineau about his work on the upcoming Marvel Anime series with a new clip of the show.

"The animation is just beautiful to watch," the actor told MTV. "The artwork is really amazing. They've pieced together a really amazing story, too. Blade going off to all these different islands trying to find this one character, and they've used the mythology of vampires in that section of the world. So when we go to Vietnam or Indonesia, they all have their own vampire mythologies. It's cool to see all the new vampires he has to go up against. It's really interesting. If you love anime, it's so beautiful, and actually quite touching. I was really moved by the end of the entire story. It's really engaging."

Premieres Friday, January 13 on G4.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Yet another EW 2012 Preview image via Comic Book Movie and reported by Spinoff Online, this time featuring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger himself.

Opens July 3

THE REAL LIFE HANGOVER 3

If you're still waiting for another sequel to "The Hangover," you can live vicariously by reading about a real-life version that destroyed the career of Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris. Whatever you do this weekend, make sure it isn't this.

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TAGS:  avengers, the dark knight rises, green arrow, star trek 2, prometheus, tintin 2, expendables 2, blade anime

 
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