The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises: April 25th Comic Reel

Wed, April 25th, 2012 at 9:00am PDT | Updated: April 25th, 2012 at 9:05am

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THE AVENGERS

According to the Official Avengers Twitter, the IMAX Facebook page revealed the IMAX poster for "The Avengers" once the post got 1201 likes in honor of the 12:01 AM showing. Here it is:

The MSN TV Buzz blog reports "The Avengers" makes an appearance in daytime drama "General Hospital" when Spinelli finds his way into an early screening of Earth's Mightiest Movie.

Here's something from Comic Book Movie that's so spoiler-riffic, I'm not even going to embed the video. The website has posted a very low-quality clip of "The Avengers" mid-credits scene. Full of spoilers, watch at your own risk.

Here's a new TV spot for "The Avengers" featuring Iron Man that has some awesome new footage from the film of both Tony Stark and Iron Man.

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Spinoff Online has a great recap of "The Dark Knight Rises" coverage at CinemaCon 2012, including very brief comments from director Christopher Nolan who called the film "such a unique opportunity to craft a conclusion."

An enterprising fan on the SuperHeroHype Forums has posted four new promotional images for "The Dark Knight Rises." Check them out below.




Opens July 20

IRON MAN 3

Rumors continue to run rampant about The Mandarin's inclusion in "Iron Man 3" and according to a recent report on Neonpunch, the rumors are true -- kind of. In its report on Andy Lau continuing talks to be cast in the film, Neonpunch reports Lau's character would use China's armored heroes to help defeat "The Mandarin," a terrorist against both the United States and China. The article goes on to imply that Sir Ben Kingsley may not be playing The Mandarin, but the leader of a group known as "The Mandarin."

Director Shane Black spoke briefly to ComingSoon.net at CinemaCon 2012 about his work on "Iron Man 3" during a brief video presentation. The director teased the film would be a "technological thriller," "a crisis movie" set in the world of "international war, arms and terror" and the sequel will "put Tony Stark through the wringer." Further, the director teased the villain will "frighten in today's world."

In an interview with ScreenRant focusing on "The Avengers," Scarlet Johansson revealed the Black Widow will not be in the "Iron Man" sequel.

Opens May 3, 2013

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

The "Amazing Spider-Man" viral code has been cracked! After viral marketing website MarkoftheSpider-Man.com updated with new pages from Peter Parker's notebook with a mysterious spider-cypher, SuperHeroHype cracked the code, which reads somewhat like a high school literary magazine poem.

SOMETIMES THE FACE IN THE
MIRROR DOES NOT EVEN LOOK LIKE ME
ONE MINUTE I AM ACING MY MIDTERMS
THE NEXT I AM IN FISTFIGHTS
I HAVE MADE EVERY MISTAKE A
TEENAGER COULD MAKE BELIEVE ME I
WISH I COULD TAKE BACK MY WORST
DECISIONS BUT I CANNOT LIVE IN THE
PAST INSTEAD I MUST BECOME THE BEST
VERSION OF MYSELF I WILL SUCCEED

SuperHeroHype further revealed a new viral website, ParkersPOV.com has launched. The website is the photoblog of Peter Parker, which includes this lovely shot of the debate team featuring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. She's the second from the right in the second row.

This would normally get its own entry, but since the first film hasn't even released yet, it's going here. Sony has hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to write the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel. Nothing further was even remotely revealed.

The image-laden website StarkIndustries.ru has posted a few new images of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in Marc Webb's upcoming reboot.


Opens July 3

THE LONE RANGER

In a press release, Walt Disney Studios released a short new synopsis of the upcoming film adaptation of "The Lone Ranger" starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp.

"The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger, is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The Lone Ranger is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and hits theaters May 31, 2013."

Opens May 31, 2013

FIRE AND ICE

Robert Rodriguez, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter mentioned "Fire and Ice," an animated feature based on the work of comics great Frank Frazetta, will go into production after "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."

"That's in the works to go right into after Sin City, Frank Frazetta's 'Fire and Ice,'" Rodriguez told THR. "We're almost done with the script; we've got it pretty much 70 percent there. I'm really excited about that one."

DREDD

While it's not huge news for the film reboot of the Judge Dredd franchise, Box Office Mojo has revealed an "R" rating from the MPAA for "strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content."

Opens September 21

AXE COP

Fox is planning to premiere an "Axe Cop" cartoon in 2013! The current plan is for the network to order six 15-minute installments for its Saturday night Animation Domination HD companion block to air in the first quarter of 2013.

Airs on Fox in 2013

THE DARK KNIGHT RISING

So, Conan O'Brien showed a "clip" of "The Dark Knight Rising." Yes. You read that correctly. Not "The Dark Knight Rises." It's slightly NSFW, but incredibly hilarious.

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