The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Booster Gold: April 23rd Comic Reel

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 at 9:00am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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THE AVENGERS

E! Online has posted a brand new featurette featuring Scarlett Johansson describing her experience playing the Black Widow in "The Avengers."

Meanwhile over at Digital Spy, Stellan Skarsgard spoke about reprising his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in "The Avengers" and "Thor 2" later next year.

"I haven't seen the film yet but it's the same character as in the first Thor film, although something happens in 'The Avengers' which changes him and which gave me the pleasure of playing something different," Skarsgard teased about the film.

Since Disney has released a full cast list for Earth's Mightiest Movie, Comic Book Movie has posted a full rundown of the notable cast additions, which include Whedon mainstay Alexis Denisof ("Angel") and Enver Gjokaj ("Dollhouse"). There are also a few supporting characters who comic book fans might be aware of. Click through, but be wary of spoilers.

Finally, CBM spoke with Tom Hiddletson, who revealed some minor spoilers about "The Avengers" in a video interview.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

DARK KNIGHT RISES

According to Deadline, Batman may be joining "The Avengers" -- but not in the way you think. Deadline cites an unnamed Warner Bros. executive as saying a new "Dark Knight Rises" trailer will premiere attached to Marvel's "The Avengers."

"Yes, our 3rd trailer will be out with The Avengers," the exec told Deadline. "We see this placement as a good strategic decision. We always want our trailers to be seen with films that people want to see -- and a lot of people will be going to The Avengers!"

Furthermore, Comic Book Movie has posted a round-up of spoiler-riffic material discerned from a call sheet for "Dark Knight Rises." Originally posted on Aliens Archive, the call sheet reveals a number of scene descriptions and a new cast member and role. Click through if you'd like to see the spoilers.

Opens July 20

GAME OF THRONES

Here's a brand new teaser for next week's episode of "Game of Thrones," "The Ghost of Harrenhal."

Airs Sundays on HBO.

BOOSTER GOLD

Here's an intriguing tidbit picked up by the IMDB newscrawler. A Canadian website called SneakPeek.ca reports that "Fringe's" Andrew Kreisberg has turned in a one-hour pilot script for a drama based on DC Comics' Booster Gold to be produced by Greg Berlanti. Some may recognize Berlanti's name not only for his involvement in 2011's "Green Lantern" as a producer, but also as an executive producer for the upcoming "Arrow" drama for the CW. The rumor is so far completely unconfirmed -- although, a "Booster Gold" drama on SyFy would be pretty cool.

LOBO

Speaking of DC Comics characters adapted into other media, Warner Bros. has tapped Brad Peyton to write and direct the live action "Lobo" film. While no other information was revealed about the live action adaptation of the interspace Bounty Hunter, Peyton will rewrite the most recent script turned in by Don Payne.

THE LONE RANGER

While speaking with EW.com, Johnny Depp spoke about his experience playing Tonto and the character's new look for the film.

"There's this very wise quarter, a very tortured and hurt section, an angry and rageful section, and a very understanding and unique side," Depp told EW. "I saw these parts, almost like dissecting a brain, these slivers of the individual. That makeup inspired me. It just so happened Sattler had painted a bird flying directly behind the warrior’s head. It looked to me like it was sitting on top. I thought: Tonto's got a bird on his head. It's his spirit guide in a way. It's dead to others, but it's not dead to him. It’s very much alive."

Opens May 31, 2013

MEN IN BLACK 3

The official Men in Black 3 YouTube account has posted a brand new 30-second TV spot featuring a whole host of new footage.

Opens May 25

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