The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel: February 1st Comic Reel

Wed, February 1st, 2012 at 9:01am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

Yesterday's live Twitter Q&A revealed a few tantalizing new tidbits for Joss Whedon's epic film. Perhaps most exciting was the reveal of a ten second teaser for the 30-second Super Bowl ad to air this Sunday. (Yes, we do now live in a world where movie studios release teasers for trailers, but this one is pretty awesome.)

Joss Whedon also debunked the rumor of a Spider-Man cameo in Earth's Mightiest Movie during the Q&A, saying "There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark."

Meanwhile, Comic Book Movie has posted one of the first live action banners featuring Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. Our own Spinoff Online has also posted photos of promotional material for theaters including cups, toppers and popcorn tubs.


If you want an idea of what the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier looks like, IGN has you covered with a preview of Hasbro's Helicarrier toy, set to be officially revealed at this year's Toy Fair.

Finally (and somewhat unsurprisingly), "The Avengers" will be shown in IMAX theaters in 3D.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody (except Spider-Man). Opens May 4.

DARK KNIGHT RISES

The Press Association spoke with Tom Hardy about his role as Bane in "Dark Knight Rises" and the actor revealed speaking in the mask was a challenge.

"Bane's mask is tight, actually," the actor said. "I got used to it, but you get used to anything really, in time."

Comic Book Movie has posted a clear image of the Batman "ice" logo seen in the 6 minute prologue. There's no mention of the role this logo will have in future promotional material, but it's pretty cool looking.

Opens July 20

MAN OF STEEL

Style Weekly reports 11-year-old actor Cooper Timberline will play a young Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." The Richmond, VA native landed the role in June and was unable to divulge any details about the film. Timberline's casting is the most recent in a slew of reveals including Jadin Gould as Lana Lang and Robert Gerdisch as Whitney Fordham. Dylan Sprayberry, rumored to be playing a 13-year-old Clark Kent, has not yet been confirmed in the role.

Opens June 14, 2013

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

Actor Channing Tatum spoke with MTV about the upcoming Joe sequel and spoke to the modernity of "Retaliation" compared to "Rise of Cobra."

"I think that the movie is going to be better than the first one. I think that Jon Chu has a younger, hipper sensibility," Tatum told MTV. "['Rise of Cobra' director] Stephen Sommers is great, I really enjoyed working with him, but I think this movie is going to be a little hipper. A little bit more edgy."

Opens June 29

JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM

Here's a clip courtesy of Big Shiny Robot of the Royal Flush Gang facing off against Batman, Green Lantern and the rest of the Justice League.

Premieres on DVD and Blu-ray February 28.

SKYFALL

Here's the first official snapshot of Daniel Craig as James Bond, courtesy of 007.com.

Opens November 9

ROBOCOP

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Gran Torino" writer Nick Schenk is set to work on the "Robocop" screenplay with Jose Padilha directing. The Schenk and Padilha have previously worked together on the feature film "Tri-Border." While MGM is aiming for a summer start on the "Robocop" reboot, the role of the Future of Law Enforcement remains unfilled.

R.I.P.D.

MTV spoke with Ryan Reynolds about "R.I.P.D.," the film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic.

"It's an incredible film," the actor told MTV. "That was a movie I'd been courting for something like five years now. To see that actually happen—that never happens! It never happens that a movie you've been courting for that long actually ends up being shot and produced. It was a beautiful experience. I know that's going to be an amazing movie."

Reynolds also spoke to his role in the rumored "Deadpool" movie, where the actor expounded on whether he'd still be interested in making the film.

"If it comes together the way it should, which is rated R and a little bit outside of the box, then yeah, for sure."

Opens June 28, 2013

ARROW

The CW has found its Green Arrow. "The Vampire Diaries" actor Stephen Amell will play the Emerald Archer in the upcoming CW drama from screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and "Fringe" co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg -- unfortunate news for "Smallville" fans hoping for Justin Hartley to reprise his role as Oliver Queen.

JOHN CARTER

ItsArtMag.com has posted some cool concept art for Disney's "John Carter." Be sure to click through for the whole gallery of amazing images.

Opens March 9

SET PHASERS TO "BREAK HIS HEART"

Oh, man. Apparently an apartment made into a perfect replica of the U.S.S. Voyager is about to get torn down due to a divorce. How heartbreaking is that? British DJ Tony Alleyne spent 10 years transforming the apartment, spending an estimated $150,000 and now his ex-wife is tearing it down to sell the unit as a conventional property. I feel like keeping the Voyager replica in there means she could charge more for people to rent it. How many apartments these days have teleporters, even if they're non-functional?

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TAGS:  the avengers, the dark knight rises, man of steel, gi joe retaliation, justice league doom, skyfall, robocop, ripd, arrow, john carter

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