Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Wolverine: March 21st Comic Reel

Wed, March 21st, 2012 at 8:30am PDT | Updated: March 21st, 2012 at 9:10am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DARK KNIGHT RISES

MTV reports "Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan screened a rough cut of the final installment to his Batman saga for Warner Bros. execs that clocked in at a four hour running time. While no reaction to the rough cut has been posted, four hours is a really long time. Whatever gets left on the cutting room floor, it's going to be one Bat-tastic DVD release.

UPDATE: MTV has since updated the original article with an editor's note clarifying the rough cut is not four hours long and was, in fact, a joke by the columnist.

"A previous mention of a 'four-hour rough cut' of 'The Dark Knight Rises' was intended as a humorous exaggeration; our columnist did not have any information on the actual length of the director's rough cut."

Opens July 20

THE AVENGERS

In a video posted by YouTube user boosterzz, Clark Gregg spoke out to seeing the upcoming film and his excitement for fans to finally view Earth's Mightiest Movie.

Stan Lee spoke to Collider about his various cameos in upcoming Marvel films including "Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Avengers."

"The Avengers cameo that you will see, when that movie opens up, is possibly one of my best," Lee told Collider. "And you know good mine have been, but it is so funny. I can’t tell you what it is ‘cause they’d kill me, but it is funny. So is the Spider-Man one, by the way. They’re deciding to make my cameos a little funnier. They know that’s what brings the audiences in, of course, so they’ve gotta play them up."

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

THE WOLVERINE

Screen Rant has posted a photo of a potential poster for Marvel's "The Wolverine" supposedly taken in director James Mangold's offices and posted via Instagram. The Instagram posting has since been deleted. Fox has yet to verify the validity of the image.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME

iO9 has posted a trailer for the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel, "Blood and Chrome," which follows a young William Adama escorting a young woman who may know some vital Cylon secrets. No release date has been set for the miniseries.

SIN CITY 2

While speaking with MTV in a press junket for "Intruders," Clive Owen spoke to the potential sequel, but doesn't currently know where development is at.

"Listen, I had a fantastic time with [Robbie Rodriguez] on that movie," Owen told MTV. "I thought the movie was seriously groundbreaking. I'm a big fan of it as a movie. So yeah, of course I would be interested in doing it -- but I really don't know what the state of it is."

DOCTOR WHO

It's finally official: Amy Pond and Rory Williams are getting replaced as companions. Spinoff Online reports "Captain America: The First Avenger" actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will step in as the Doctor's new companion later next season.

"It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt [Smith] and Jenna together we knew we had our girl," Executive Producer Steven Moffat told BBC America. "She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS. It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl."

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