Dark Knight Rises, Powers, Game of Thrones: April 9th Comic Reel

Mon, April 9th, 2012 at 8:59am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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DARK KNIGHT RISES

Comic Book Movie has confirmed a PG-13 rating for Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises." The rating comes as a result of "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language," which makes for a vague and unsurprising description. No further details about the final installment in Nolan's Batman trilogy have been released.

Opens July 20

GAME OF THRONES

Courtesy of HBO, check out this promo for next week's episode of "Game of Thrones," "What is Dead May Never Die," which introduces Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth.

Airs Sundays on HBO

POWERS

It looks like "Powers" may be starting from scratch. Actor Khary Payton, who played Cutter in the unaired pilot, spoke to CBR about the status of the comic adaptation.

"Unfortunately, we – all of the actors – got released," Payton told CBR. "They're literally starting over. They want to do it again. And fortunately and unfortunately, I'm doing another show, and I still hope beyond hope that I can be a part of 'Powers.' But I'm happy to be working. But things are happening with 'Powers' absolutely. There are scripts being turned out. They just want more material to hear that they're getting it right."

When reached for comment, a representative from FX mentioned the network was still dedicated to moving forward with the show.

"I won’t comment on any of the actors contracts, but I’ll tell you this project is not dead, and it is still to be determined if we’ll move forward with reshoots on the pilot," said the representative. "There is currently no timetable on when to move forward."

TOTAL RECALL

Emileeid.com has posted a new image from the "Total Recall" remake featuring Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel.

Opens August 3

CATCHING FIRE

"The Hunger Games" continues to make grand strides at the box office, passing $460 million at the global box office (according to Deadline.) but the mystery remains as to whether director Gary Ross will return for "Catching Fire." On Friday morning, it seemed all but confirmed Ross had left the franchise but on Saturday, Deadline debunked the rumor, saying that multiple sources had confirmed Ross has not yet formally withdrawn from "The Hunger Games" sequel. As of yet, Ross has not formally commented on whether or not he'll be returning.

Opens November 22, 2013

ELFQUEST

Last week, the Official ElfQuest Facebook Page posted an intriguing message, stating, "For the first time in months, the agents of hope have shown their pretty elfin faces again. Stay tuned!" When reached for comment by Comic Book Movie, an unnamed source clarified the remarks as relates to a status update on the "ElfQuest" film adaptation, which Warner Bros. decided not to green light.

"I think there's all the chance in the world -- but I'll ask for a bit of patience, because now that Warner Bros. has declined to green-light Elfquest, we're exploring a few new paths," the source told CBM. "Soon as we have something to announce, you'll certainly see it here -- and then will be the time bang the drum!"

THE WALKING MAD DEAD MEN

While there have been many ads from AMC promoting "Mad Men" to "The Walking Dead" fanbase, Barely Political has taken the concept to the next level and put together a hilarious video mashing up the two shows for a devastatingly funny combination.

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TAGS:  the dark knight rises, game of thrones, powers, total recall, catching fire, elfquest

 
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