Amazing Spider-Man, The Walking Dead, Dark Knight Rises: February 7th Comic Reel

Tue, February 7th, 2012 at 8:56am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

In case your Spider Sense missed the incredible "Amazing Spider-Man" trailer, here it is for your viewing pleasure -- this has it all, from trademark Spidey humor to mechanical web shooters.

CBR's Katie Calautti was the "Amazing Spider-Man" sneak peek event in New York yesterday with a full report on the footage shown and a surprise appearance by Andrew Garfield.

Bleeding Cool also cited Garfield as telling the crowd he wanted the role to be played next by a half-Hispanic, half-African American actor -- the same as "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" star Miles Morales.

Finally, Comic Book Movie has posted quotes from Stan Lee at the London Super Comic Con, where he once again expressed his opinion of Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker. "Everybody was worried about Garfield," Lee said. "How could he replace Maguire? But he brings a whole new feeling to it, the way Parker ought to be but with a different take on it. From what I have seen, the public will love it."

Opens July 3

THE WALKING DEAD

Spoiler TV grabbed a post from "The Walking Dead" forum, Roamers and Lurkers, which may spoil the fate of Shane by the end of the second season. The poster claims to be part of the "The Walking Dead" production team, but this rumor is completely unconfirmed.

According to the post, Shane does not make it through the second season and dies by Rick's hand. After Shane comes back to life as a zombie, Carl shoots him.

"All this causes Rick to slowly change into a Shane if you will," the post said. "Believe me the show is going somewhere so crazy that Shane's death will not even be a burden, he served his purpose by helping Rick's character transform."

Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane, has been in talks to join Frank Darabont's new TNT pilot "L.A. Noir." Even if the rumor of Shane's death isn't entirely accurate, Bernthal's departure from "The Walking Dead" would make sense should he leave the show for zombie-less pastures.

New episodes premiere February 12 on AMC.

THE AVENGERS

Special thanks to Rich Drees for the tip off on this tidbit. The folks over at Film Buff Online have dissected "The Avengers" Super Bowl trailer, with a close-up image of one of the ships flying through the exploding streets of New York City. A close-up shot reveals the pilot may actually be Loki -- the image is blurry, but recognizable as human with the God of Mischief's trademark helmet.

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

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Are you disappointed about the lack of "Dark Knight Rises" news? In a recent interview with The Mirror, actor Michael Caine shed some light as to why the news about Nolan's final "Batman" film has dried up in the past few weeks.

"On Batman you get shot if you speak about [the film]," Caine told The Mirror. “When you do one of the films it’s like signing the Official Secrets Act. The director Chris Nolan is the most secretive guy. The first time he came to me for Batman he came to my house in the country on a Sunday morning. I opened the door and he was standing there with a script. He said, 'Do you want to play the Butler?' He stayed while I read it and took the script away. He wouldn’t trust me with it! But this one will definitely be the best ever."

Opens July 20

THE SECRET SERVICE

Back in January, Mark Millar spoke with CBR about one of his new comics in the works -- "The Secret Service". Yesterday, Millar took to Twitter and mentioned Hamill will have a role in the film adaptation of the comic with the involvement of Matthew Vaughn. Nothing more is known about the film at this time, but Millar seemed very excited about Hamill's involvement.

"I still can't believe I phoned Mark Hamill last night," Millar said via Twitter. "I was drawing this dude when I was seven. Still slightly stunned this morning."

BLADE RUNNER 2

Alcon Entertainment, the producer working with Ridley Scott for a return to the "Blade Runner" universe, contacted Deadline yesterday to deny Harrison Ford is in any kind of discussion to star in the project.

"It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in 'Blade Runner'," Alcon's Andrew Kosove told Deadline. "To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment."

While Kosove denied the rumor, he also told Deadline the possibility of casting Ford wasn't out of the question, but characterized the casting as "quite unlikely" considering the direction Alcon and Scott would be taking the film.

JUDGE DREDD

Spinoff Online has posted some killer new "Judge Dredd" stills. Check out Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and be sure to click through for the whole gallery.

Opens September 21.

THE OSCARS ARE NOT A HAPPY SONG

At this year's Oscars, life won't be a happy song for the Best Original Song category. Deadline reports there will be no performances of the nominees ("Real in Rio" from "Rio" and "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets") for Best Original Song in this year's telecast, despite a formal protest from Fox and Disney. Hopefully, the Academy Awards will make up for it by finally letting The Muppets present an award this year.

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TAGS:  amazing spider-man, the avengers, the walking dead, the dark knight rises, the secret service, blade runner 2, judge dredd

 
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