The Avengers, Doctor Who, Dark Knight Rises: March 26th Comic Reel

Mon, March 26th, 2012 at 9:01am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

Marvel has once again teamed up with security software company Norton by Symantec for some cool promotional material, including this three minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

In an interview with SciFi Now Magazine (via Comic Book Movie), Chris Hemsworth spoke to the Thunder God's new look in "The Avengers" and his evolution since "Thor."

"At the end of 'Thor' he's matured somewhat. He's been humbled and he's earned his powers now, but then what do you do? Put it into action," Hemsworth told SciFi Now. "It's one thing to say you've learned a lesson, but now it's like, 'Show us that you're not still a cocky petualant kid!' He's tested with that, his ego is put to the test. All of theirs are. Everything I'm hearing...I'll get in trouble for saying anything else, but the truth is that everything I've heard is that it's going to be [frick]ing awesome."

Tom Hiddleston spoke with Red Carpet News TV after his win of Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards, where he briefly spoke to "The Avengers."

"'Avengers' is the first of its kind because it's a film about not one superhero, but seven or eight, all of whom are beloved already because of their first outings," Hiddleston told Red Carpet News. "I've seen it once and it was a very rough cut, but it's absolutely thrilling. It grips you on the edge of your seat from the get-go. It takes itself extremely seriously one moment and doesn't take itself seriously at all in the next moment. It has a huge sense of humor but also real heart and action. It's more fun than should be allowed."

Finally, Spinoff Online has posted ten new stills featuring new looks at the core cast of Earth's Mightiest Movie.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Superhero Hype has posted new images of cardboard standees for "Dark Knight Rises" featuring full body shots of Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.



Opens July 20

MAN OF STEEL

According to IMDB, "Battlestar Galactica" and "Dollhouse" alum Tamoh Penikett may have been cast in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" as a character named "Emerson." The casting has not yet been confirmed by Warner Bros.

Opens June 14, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD

Comic Book Movie spoke with "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd about the close of season two and plans for season three.

"I think it’s going to have, in terms of pacing, more along the lines of the second half of season 2," Hurd said of season three. "As we’ve already announced, we’ve introduce Michonne, who [appears] in the season finale, being played by Danai Gurira and then we’ll be introducing The Governor, played by David Morrissey. It’s going to be pretty intense."

Airs Sundays on AMC

GAME OF THRONES

With "Game of Thrones" season two less than a week away, there are a number of new promotional images hitting the web. SFX has posted ten new promotional images including a look at Ygritte, played by Rose Leslie, a beautiful Wilding woman Jon Snow meets beyond the wall.

The official HBO YouTube Channel has posted a 22-minute behind-the-scenes look at season two. Lots of cool moments and teases for those who don't mind very minor spoiler footage.

Season premiere airs April 1 on HBO.

DOCTOR WHO

Things are ramping up for season seven of the Doctor's adventures through time and space and with WhoCon in Cardiff this weekend, it's no wonder new details are available. First, via the BBC America Tumblr, here's a photo of new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman in a truly horrendous sweater.

The new trailer for season seven is also live, courtesy of the BBC America YouTube channel.

SKYFALL

James Bond's house is on fire! In "Skyfall," Bond's Skyfall Lodge domicile is set ablaze during the picture. Flynet Pictures has posted a video of the process.

IRON MAN 3

SFX reports Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Black Widow in "Iron Man 3," judging from a recent report from Feature Film Casting. Johansson will be joined by fellow "Iron Man" alums Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

KICK ASS 2

In a Q&A with Ask Men UK, "Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar spoke to the concept behind the film sequel and what fans can expect from Kick Ass' second outing on the silver screen.

"The sequel is more like 'A Clockwork Orange,' about a bunch of little shits who are like 'Oh my God there’s these superheroes out there, let’s go and fuck them up.' They dress up as super-villains to try and find them and go about doing robberies and rapes dressed as supervillains," Millar told Ask Men UK. "'Kick-Ass' felt like what a real superhero would be like and 'Kick-Ass 2' is about what a supervillain would be like, and how would the superhero stop them. There are two major new characters in the next movie. One's called Mother Russia, who’s pumped up on steroids -- she's the ultimate killing machine. Then there's an older superhero, a retired guy who's fed up with the little shits in the neighborhood and forms a team of superheroes. I had Johnny Depp in mind when I was writing, but I said that in an interview, then the next day it went on like 500 websites.'

PROMETHEUS

A new TV spot for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" has hit, posted courtesy of The Movie Box.

Opens June 8

OBLIVION

Deadline reports Melissa Leo has joined the cast of "Oblivion," the Joseph Kosinski-directed film of his Radical Comic. Leo joins cast members Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko on the futuristic-dystopia picture set for a 2013 release.

Opens April 26, 2013

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TAGS:  the avengers, the dark knight rises, man of steel, the walking dead, game of thrones, doctor who, skyfall, iron man 3, kick-ass 2, prometheus, oblivion

 
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