The Avengers, Skyfall, The Flash: March 29th Comic Reel

Thu, March 29th, 2012 at 8:29am PDT

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THE AVENGERS

Fans attending this year's Tribeca Film Festival are in for a treat -- Joss Whedon's superhero epic is set to close out the festival on April 28, a full week before its U.S. release.

"Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecoming for me, who grew up in Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there," director Joss Whedon said in a statement. "I'm thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece."

Spanish magazine CinePremiere (via Comic Book Movie has posted a first look at its "Avengers" issue covers. While the images have all been seen already, it's always nice to get a closer look at Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

SKYFALL

MSN Video UK has posted a new "Skyfall" featurette starring Bond girl Naomie Harris in weapons training for her role as field agent Eve in the upcoming James Bond film.

<a href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&vid=bb7401ff-8e83-4a70-8ed0-659ce5fa90d6&from=sp%5Een-gb&src=v5:embed::" target="_new" title="007 Skyfall featurette - Naomie Harris video blog">Video: 007 Skyfall featurette - Naomie Harris video blog</a>

Opens November 9

GAME OF THRONES

Comic Book Movie has posted a round-up of all six "Game of Thrones" clips released in anticipation of the season two premiere on Sunday. Check out this clip featuring Daenerys and her dragons below and be sure to click through for the whole gallery.

Season premiere airs April 1 on HBO

THE FLASH

While speaking with screenwriter Dan Mazeau, blastr uncovered some new details about "The Flash" film, which stalled after the disappointing box office performance of "Green Lantern."

"I think Warner Bros. is finalizing their strategy of how they want to roll out their DC superheroes, and obviously they've got Batman in an incredibly great place, and "Green Lantern," I think, performed okay," Mazeau told blastr. "I think they probably would have liked it to have done better, but yeah, there is still a whole lot of excitement for the DC universe, and I know The Flash is very high on the list. It's like anything, though. It has to come together with the right cast. It has to come together with the right director and sort of the right moment, and so they're trying to push the rock up the hill ... hopefully there will be some news soon, but right now I can't really say anything else."

PROMETHEUS

Empire spoke with director Ridley Scott about returning to the "Alien" universe and the film's still undetermined rating.

"The question is, do you go for the PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it's kinda R," Scott told Empire. "It's not just about the blood, it's about ideas that are very stressful. I'm not an idiot, but I'll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can."

Opens June 8

TOTAL RECALL

JoBlo has posted a first look at the motion poster and one-sheet for the upcoming "Total Recall" remake starring Colin Farrell.

Opens August 3

BEWARE THE BATMAN

Spinoff Online has posted a teaser for the DC Nation programming block's newest Batman CG animated series "Beware the Batman," airing later this year.

THE HUMAN TORCH WAS DENIED A BANK LOAN 2

In a surprise appearance on "Conan," San Diego news anchor Ron Burgandy announced there will be an "Anchorman" sequel! Check out Burgandy's amazing jazz flute skills as he makes the historic announcement. You stay classy, Comic Reel!

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