The Avengers, Catching Fire, Man of Steel: April 20th Comic Reel

Fri, April 20th, 2012 at 8:46am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

First off, reader Guillermo Nuñez from Santiago, Chile sent in this awesome picture of an enormous "Avengers" billboard in a popular corner of the city. Thanks, Guillermo!

Remember that little scene Robert Downey Jr. said the cast was going back to film after a recent press conference? According to a Blogomatic3000 interview with Marvel Studios Producer Kevin Feige, it wasn't nearly as big a deal as people assumed.

“I will tell you this: It was not a scene," Feige told Blogomatic3000. "It was not a scene. There's little things. It's been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they're true sometimes they're not.”

Digital Spy has posted a 25 minute video of the London press conference for "Avengers Assemble." The video features minor spoilers, so watch with caution!

The official Hot Toys Facebook Page has posted photos of its Captain America figure. There are quite a few action shots, but one of them is particularly revealing, depicting Cap with an alien blaster.

Finally, Clark Gregg speaks with Comic Book Movie about his role as Agent Phil Coulson but beware, there are spoilers in the interview so watch at your own risk.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

CATCHING FIRE

Although Gary Ross has left the "Hunger Games" franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Lionsgate has already found its new director. Francis Lawrence, director of "I Am Legend" and "Water For Elephants" THR further reports Lawrence was identified as front-runner for the job due to his open schedule.

Opens November 22, 2013

MAN OF STEEL

Actress Ayelet Zurer, who plays Lara Lor-Van in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," spoke with ShockYa about her role in the film and the challenges of playing Superman's mother.

"I think it’s going to be an awesome movie, really. I loved Zack (Snyder)," Zurer told ShockYa. "I think he’s a very cool and creative director, and I think the executive producers who developed the project are really on top of it because it’s a major movie and they’ve invested so much in it -- not just money, but time. So I think the edginess of the direction that Zack took is something that’s really going to pay off. I have some scenes with Russell Crowe. And I love the costumes. I would steal one if I could. I don’t know if I’d have anywhere to go in it, but they’re nice, and overall it was such nice, nice work."

Opens June 14, 2013

THE BOURNE LEGACY

Here's a new international trailer for "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner!

Opens August 3

THE WOLVERINE

According to Spinoff Online, it looks like "The Wolverine" is headed to Hugh Jackman's native Sydney, Australia to film the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" follow-up. No other info about the film was revealed.

Opens July 26, 2013

MEN IN BLACK 3

While speaking with MTV, "Men in Black 3" director Barry Sonnenfeld promised a "surprising ending" to the film.

"The fantastic thing about 'Men in Black 3' is that it totally closes out the trilogy, it answers questions that you didn't even know you should be asking, it leaves you emotionally warm and sad and happy, and it could also reboot the franchise," Sonnenfeld told MTV. "But I can't even begin to tell you how to interpret all of that. [Laughs] But I would say this: If your interpretation is that 'Men in Black 4' will only star the worm guys and Frank the pug, you are wrong."

Opens May 25

STAR TREK

In an interview with EW.com, "Pushing Daises" creator Bryan Fuller mentioned the possibility of rebooting the "Star Trek" television franchise. Unfortunately, the consensus between Fuller and Bryan Singer has been there is unlikely to be a new television show while J.J. Abrams' current movie franchise is undergoing production.

"Bryan and I are big fans of 'Trek' and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it," Fuller told EW. "I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams' purview of what happens. He's the guardian of Trek right now."

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TAGS:  the avengers, catching fire, man of steel, the bourne legacy, the wolverine, men in black 3, star trek

 
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