Dark Knight Rises, Arrow, Skyfall: May 18th Comic Reel

Fri, May 18th, 2012 at 8:59am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DARK KNIGHT RISES

The Official "Dark Knight Rises" Community Facebook Page has posted this scan from "Rolling Stone" of Bane with director Christopher Nolan's comments both on the character and his costuming. Check it out below.

Additionally, the NBA Playoffs TV Spot featuring footage from "The Dark Knight Rises" has hit the web. Not really much of anything new here, but worth a look.

Opens July 20

SKYFALL

Yahoo! Movies UK has revealed a first look at the "Skyfall" poster featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond walking through the classic gun barrel of the traditional opening sequence.

Opens November 9

THE AVENGERS

Interestingly enough, "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin wrote a brief review of "The Avengers" over on his LiveJournal. Martin spoke briefly about what he liked and a bit of what he didn't.

"Lots of lots of great stuff in 'The Avengers,' which most of the world has commented on, so I won't," Martin said. "The action scenes were spectacular, and overall I thought they did very well with Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Nick Fury. All great characters, all handled well, their interactions were one of the best part of the films.

However, I think they wasted the Black Widow and Hawkeye. Hawkeye is actually one of my favorite Avengers, so that saddened me. I missed the dynamic from the comics, where it's Hawkeye who is the cynical smartass (not Iron Man), always in conflict with the super straight guy Captain America. I guess, having capitalized on the undeniable talents of Robert Downey Junior to create a terrific character in Movie Iron Man, they did not feel there was room for a second wise-cracking iconoclast. Fine, but it left Hawkeye without a personality. Or much to do."

In theaters now

ARROW

The first image of "Arrow" hit the other day and now the CW has released the first real trailer for the upcoming Green Arrow drama. The clip comes courtesy of French website DealingTV.com.

Airs this fall on the CW

DREDD

A new image from Comic Book Movie of the Cannes Film Festival's issue of The Hollywood Reporter featuring a "Dredd" cover.

In fact, Deadline has a round-up of all the initial reactions for the major films screened at Cannes, including "Dredd."

"The reaction was great," said IM Global's Stuart Ford. "It was as packed as any screening I've seen in Cannes. There were people sitting on the floor in the front and the back of the room."

Opens September 21

BLADE RUNNER 2

According to Deadline, "Blade Runner" screenwriter Hampton Fancher is currently in talks to join director Ridley Scott for a sequel to the 1982 science fiction classic film. While having the original screenwriter come back for the sequel with the original director is news in and of itself, even more was revealed in the past 24 hours.

Spinoff Online reports director Ridley Scott as saying the film will feature a female lead.

"Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the 'Blade Runner' sequel last week," the director told The Daily Beast. "We have a very good take on it. And we'll definitely be featuring a female protagonist."

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Spinoff Online reports Dimension Films has announced "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" will open October 2013. The "Sin City" follow-up was announced earlier this year with Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson confirmed to reprise their roles from the first film.

Opens October 4, 2013

ENDER'S GAME

"Ender's Game" author Orson Scott Card visited the set of the upcoming film adaptation and wrote about it in his column for the Greensboro Rhino Times with a recount of performances by Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.

"I sat, off-camera, reading my sole line, which comes in the middle of a scene between Harrison Ford as Col. Graff and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin," Card said in his column. "The scene does not come from the book – very few of the scenes in this movie do – so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader. This is writer-director Gavin Hood's movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene. So what I was concentrating on was how Ford and Butterfield worked with the lines, with the director, with the camera and with each other.

If you don't understand what you're seeing, it could look as if they were doing nothing at all. Their line readings were flat (by stage standards) and barely audible (boom mikes picked up sounds that were barely audible 10 feet away). They had almost no facial expressions. And they were superb. Film acting, especially in closeup, is not about facial expressions. It's about what's going on behind the actors' eyes. And it's about timing."

Opens November 1, 2013

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TAGS:  the dark knight rises, skyfall, arrow, the avengers, dredd, blade runner 2, sin city a dame to kill for, enders game

 
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