Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, The Hobbit: June 18th Comic Reel

Mon, June 18th, 2012 at 8:58am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DARK KNIGHT RISES

The official "The Dark Knight Rises" Facebook page has posted a new TV spot for the upcoming film with a plethora of new footage. (YouTube upload courtesy of Batman-News.com.)

Additionally, "The Dark Knight Rises" and Chrysler have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to create their own TV Spot from various clips and media from the film over at Imported From Gotham City. The winner gets to produce their spot alongside a professional editor and attend the NYC red carpet premiere. There are quite a few watermarked clips and music stems to check out, so head over and take a look.

Opens July 20

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Comic Book Movie has posted its interview with Emma Stone for "The Amazing Spider-Man" press junket where the actress talks about her casting as Gwen Stacy and how she initially wanted to play Mary Jane Watson.

YouTube user yonythemoony has posted the entirety of "The Amazing Spider-Man" soundtrack by James Horner on YouTube for public consumption. You can check out all the different tracks on the YouTube channel and listen to the main title below.

Hollywood.com spoke to the cast of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in a bevy of video interviews. Check out Andrew Garfield's interview below (where he reveals his pornstar name) and head over to Hollywood.com's YouTube channel for more.

Finally, Comic Book Movie has posted an interview with "The Amazing Spider-Man" VFX supervisor, Jerome Chen, about his work on bringing The Lizard to the big screen.

"He's such an iconic villain from the comic books. And there have been so many variations - our departure point started with a beautiful sculpt done at Legacy," Chen said. "Our Lizard was almost nine feet tall, muscular and powerful, with a sweeping tail. The face is humanoid, which was important to provide us with a connection to the human Dr. Connors, as performed by Rhys Ifans."

Opens July 3

PROMETHEUS

John O'Connor of "Prometheus" effects shop Creatures, Inc. has been posting quite a few pictures to his Facebook page, giving a detailed look at the effects process for the Engineer. According to MTV, there's a spoilerish picture in the album that reveals an unused character from the film. Click here to see the photo.

Now in theaters

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Elijah Wood spoke with Yahoo! Movies about his brief cameo in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as Frodo Baggins.

"It kind of felt like a family reunion," Wood told Yahoo! Movies. "I think I anticipated it feeling more surreal than it ended up feeling. … What struck me is that it just felt like no time had passed, and suddenly we were just doing it again."

Opens December 14

WANTED 2

The Playlist spoke with director Timur Bekmambetov about the possibility of a "Wanted" follow-up film.

"An unbelievable thing happened three weeks ago," Bekmambetov told The Playlist. "Because we stopped, we didn't know what to do for three or four years. Three weeks ago I came up with a great idea and I pitched this idea and everybody fell in love with it. And now I think we're on track. Right now the writer is working on the script, and it will be shocking."

Although no other details were revealed about the film, it will certainly be interesting to see how Bekmambetov gets past the giant massacre at the end of "Wanted" that killed most of the important characters.

MORTAL KOMBAT

Remember the amazing "Mortal Kombat" webseries from filmmaker Kevin Tancheroen? It was announced a while back that Tancheroen is slated to direct a "Mortal Kombat" screenplay from Oren Uziel -- and Bloody Disgusting has an intriguing but strange report about the script. Supposedly, the live-action reboot will follow "a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decided between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is."

That's a far cry from the original premise. As of right now, it's only a rumor, but it will certainly be interesting to see how Tancheroen and Uziel pull off that premise should the rumor prove true.

STAR TREK 2

Chris Pine spoke with Collider about his role as James Kirk in "Star Trek 2" and the pressure involved in coming back for such a highly anticipated sequel.

"Generally speaking, the more money that's involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it's not going to fail," Pine told Collider. "If you're a part of that process of whether it's going to fail or succeed, you're only human and you hope that it does well. But, there's only so much, as an actor, that you can do. People are either going to respond to it or not, and I would drive myself crazy if I tried to control it anymore than that, other than a really fervent desire that people come and watch it and like it. We at least tried to do a really good job. Critics think we try to make bad films. They think we want to spend five months of our lives making something bad. We always go out with the best of intentions, whether it's fluffy comedy or a drama. It's always in the effort of, 'Please come, like it, enjoy it, take something away!'"

Opens May 17, 2013

KICK-ASS 2

During the press rounds for "Savages," Collider spoke with "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson for an update on "Kick-Ass 2." According to the actor, he's gotten the script, which "keeps the standard from the first film."

"I think that’s why Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one, as well," Johnson told Collider. "The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that, right now. I’m excited to get back in the suit."

MARK HAMILL AS THE JOKER

Regrettably, it's not for any film or television product that's coming out anytime soon, but MTV has posted this video of Mark Hamill reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime for "DC Universe Online's" downloadable content pack, "The Last Laugh." Also featuring in the video are Adam Baldwin as Superman and Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn.

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TAGS:  the dark knight rises, amazing spider-man, prometheus, the hobbit an unexpected journey, mortal kombat, kick-ass 2

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