Amazing Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises, Monsters University: June 20th Comic Reel

Wed, June 20th, 2012 at 9:05am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

As always, Gwensday leads off with a "The Amazing Spider-Man" Gwen Stacy tidbit with actress Emma Stone. IGN interviewed Stone, who gave her thoughts on the unfortunate fate of Gwen Stacy in the comics.

"I think that's a hugely important part of her story and of this incarnation of Spider-Man," Stone told IGN. "I think that was very important to everybody. … There's a certain expectation and a certain awareness of mortality that Gwen has already, so I think it was important to -- just because her father is in the face of death every day and so is Peter, I think death kind of always surrounds her. I think it's a really important element of her character."

Spinoff Online has posted a new extended clip of the Spider-Man versus the carjacker scene that's popped up online. It really demonstrates how Andrew Garfield has the Spidey-quips down.

Opens July 3

DARK KNIGHT RISES

"The Dark Knight Rises" free-to-play browser game, "The Fire Rises" has launched. Players login to their Facebook accounts to track progress as a member of Bane's gang on a looting and mayhem free-for-all across Gotham City. Good stuff.

Anne Hathaway spoke with Allure Magazine (via the New York Daily News) about her role as Catwoman, specifically the trials she had to endure wearing the Catwoman outfit.

"The Catwoman suit. It was a psychological terrorist," the actress told Allure. "The suit, thoughts of my suit, changing my life so I would fit into that suit ... it dominated my year."

Hathaway further described that in preparation for the role in Nolan's third "Batman" film, she had to undergo "crazy weight stuff." The actress was also prepping for the role of the starving Fantine in "Les Miserables."

Finally, MTV has revealed a new viral campaign for "The Dark Knight Rises." Known as "The Harvey Dent Act," it's a new act for Gotham City passed by mayor Anthony Garcia revealed in a prepared statement.

"Harvey Dent was a hero in the true sense of the word," the mayor said via press release. "His courage in taking on the criminal empires that ruled our streets saved our city. It would be inappropriate for us not to honor his sacrifice.

"Fifteen minutes ago, I signed a Bill, suitably named the Dent Act, that allows us to pick up where Harvey Dent left off. The legislation gives Police Commissioner Jim Gordon the tools needed to deal the final blow to the criminal and the corrupt that remain active within our city."

Considering the lack of information on "The Dark Knight Rises" up to this point, it seems likely that the Dent Act will play a large role in the plot of "The Dark Knight Rises." Only time will tell.

Opens July 20

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

The first trailers for Pixar's "Monsters, Inc" follow-up, "Monsters University" have hit the web! The "Monsters University" Facebook Page has posted four different teaser trailers, each with Mike saying a different line in his sleep. Here's one of them!

Opens Summer 2013

DREDD

Since we now live in a world where there are trailers for trailers, Machinima has posted a first look at the "Dredd" trailer slated to drop tomorrow.

Opens September 21

THOR 2

Comic Book Movie has uncovered a video interview with Kat Dennings that teases her possible return to "Thor 2," reprising her character Darcy Lewis. When asked if she would return for the "Thor" sequel or any other Marvel Studios film, the actress said she had the answer, but couldn't reveal anything -- not even the answer itself.

"I do know the answer to that," she said. "I do not have the clearance to talk...interpret that as you will. … I've asked when I can say things, but apparently I can't yet, so that will come soon"

Opens November 8

THE WALKING DEAD

According to TV Guide, Carl's character will continue to evolve in "The Walking Dead" season three from child in need of protection to soldier.

"We're interested in exploring Carl as a child soldier in this war against the walkers," executive producer Glen Mazzara told TV Guide. "He becomes a very, very effective, strong part of the group. He's no longer the young child who needs to be cared for and who needs to be minded. That Carl is gone."

Season three premieres this fall on AMC

SESAME STREET

There's going to be a "Sesame Street" movie. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the much-beloved PBS educational series is set to become a film under 20th Century Fox with writer Joey Mazzarino tapped to pen the script. The last major film with the "Sesame Street" characters was 1999's "Elmo in Grouchland" and before that, 1985's "Follow That Bird."

THE AVENGERS MEETS FIREFLY

Incredible. Just incredible. Hats off to YouTube user Hud1313

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TAGS:  amazing spider-man, the dark knight rises, monsters university, dredd, thor the dark world, the walking dead, sesame street

 
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