The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Arrow: March 6th Comic Reel

Tue, March 6th, 2012 at 8:56am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

Want to own a piece of Earth's Mightiest Movie? Now's your chance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel will be auctioning off key props from "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Iron Man" and "Thor" at this year's C2E2. Items up for bid include the full Captain America uniform, Thor's hammer and the Iron Man Mark II "autopsy" suit. Other items include a Red Skull mask, the Cosmic Cube and a working Hydra tank. Check out the full catalog of items courtesy of Bleeding Cool.

SFX Magazine has posted a small preview of an interview with director Joss Whedon slated to appear in "SFX Magazine" #220. In the interview, Whedon speaks to getting the Hulk right in films the third time around.

When asked, "What did you need to get right [about the Hulk]?" Whedon replied, "So much. A Bruce Banner who's not obsessed with his own problems. A Hulk who not only feels flesh and blood, but is clearly an extension of Banner himself and not just a CGI thing that roars. A Hulk who feels dangerous, who might actually hurt someone we care about, who belongs in a classic horror film. And much more. He’s the hardest character by far, and ended up being the most fun."

Finally, Vulture spoke with actress Emily Blunt, who was originally offered the role of Black Widow in "Iron Man 2" and then Peggy Carter in "Captain America: The First Avenger" as to why she turned down the roles.

Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She's the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world," Blunt told Vulture. "I didn't do the other ones because the part wasn't very good or the timing wasn't right, but I'm open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way. I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the bejesus out of me. Maybe I need to be James Bond! I just did 'Looper,' because it's so original and breathtakingly cool. The time-travel aspect is just a backdrop to visit this heightened world, where you're atoning for something and attempting to be more than you've been."

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

DARK KNIGHT RISES

It's been a while since we've had a "Dark Knight Rises" update and while this info is new, it isn't very revelatory. "White Heat" star David Gyasi spoke with DIY spoke to his minor role in the Christopher Nolan film, describing the process by which he was cast and his experience on set.

"I can tell you a little bit about my experience," Gyasi told DIY. "I didn't get a script, so basically I had the audition in my head. I arrived on set, and Christopher Nolan was giving me the lines I had to say. He would literally say, this is what just happened, and this is what you're reacting to. I know absolutely nothing! I know that sounds like a cop-out, but I was there, and I worked with Tom Conti and a little bit with Christian Bale, but I was there on a need to know basis. I'm hoping that I'm still in the film, as I'm a fan of the films, so I'll be watching with vested interest!"

ARROW

IMDB user Rhoswen7 has posted potential new character descriptions for the CW's "Arrow" starring Stephen Amell. According to the posting, characters include Walter Steele, Moira Queen's second husband; Joanna, Laurel Lance's friend and co-worker; Detective Quentin Lance, Laurel's father and determined city detective; and Robert Queen, Oliver's missing father.

Adding credence to the rumors is Deadline's report of actor Paul Blackthorn cast as Detective Quentin Lance and Jamey Sheridan cast as Robert Queen.

HERCULES

Variety confirms Dwayne Johnson will be playing Hercules in MGM's upcoming adaptation of the Radical Comic, "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" written by Steve Moore. Producers include MGM's Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman alongside Film 44's Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey and Radical Pictures' Barry Levine. Radical's Jesse Berger will executive produce.

OLDBOY

Actress Elizabeth Olsen spoke to MTV about her role in the Spike Lee remake of the Japanese manga of the same name.

"He's one of the most talented directors today, and I think he is a genius," Olsen said of Lee. "'25th Hour,' for some reason my brother made me watch that when I was in elementary school, and that was one of my favorite movies that Ed Norton's ever done."

SPOILER ALERT: Minor "Oldboy" spoilers in the video below.

ROBOCOP

Spinoff Online reports MGM has cast "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman as the future of law enforcement himself, Robocop. The upcoming remake will star Kinnaman and is directed by Jose Padilha.

JOHN CARTER

Here's a new one minute "John Carter" clip courtesy of MSN UK.

<a href="http://movies.uk.msn.com/?videoId=0929aa00-28b2-432c-8420-afb244d07917&from=&src=FLPl:embed::uuids" target="_new" title="John Carter - airborne escape clip">Video: John Carter - airborne escape clip</a>

Spinoff Online has posted an interview with "John Carter" star Lynn Collins about her character Dejah Thoris, highlighting a scene where two versions of the character fight and speak simultaneously.

"That Dejah/Dejah fight I had to learn both sides and do both sides, and the day we shot it I just couldn’t get it," Collins told Spinoff. "I could do the fights but I couldn’t get the words out of my mouth and I was so discouraged."

Opens March 9

MEN IN BLACK 3

Comic Book Movie has posted ten new images from "Men in Black 3." Check out Josh Brolin rocking the neuralizer below and be sure to click through for the full gallery.

Opens May 25

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TAGS:  the avengers, the dark knight rises, arrow, oldboy, men in black 3, john carter, robocop, hercules

 
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