Dark Knight Rises, The Walking Dead, Amazing Spider-Man: June 3rd Comic Reel

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 at 7:09am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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DARK KNIGHT RISES

The British Board of Film Classification has posted an update to "The Dark Knight Rises" running time -- it's 164 minutes, 27 seconds, or approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes. So be sure to get really comfortable when you go see Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment.

Watertower Music has posted more previews of the "The Dark Knight Rises" soundtrack. Definitely good listening if you're looking to stalk criminals in the dark of night.

Finally, Nokia has posted a new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" with a lot of quick cuts and snippets of new footage. Joseph Gordon-Levitt features pretty highly in this one, as does Bane. Surprisingly, there's very little actual footage of Batman -- but there is a great Catwoman moment at the end.

Opens July 20

THE WALKING DEAD

EW.com has posted new photos of the prison from "The Walking Dead" season three featuring Rick, Glenn and others prepping to fight the zombie hordes and another with Maggie about to deliver a killing blow with a machete.

“I’m incredibly proud of the prison,” showrunner Glen Mazzara told EW. “I think our crew has done a great job. It’s a huge sense of scale and magnitude I haven’t seen on any other show as far as construction. What’s important to us is, the prison itself is now a character in the show. It’s a haunted house, it’s scary, it’s frightening, and there are parts of the prison that are always terrifying, that are always inaccessible to our group. It’s not necessarily the blessing that the prison in the comic book turned out to be.”

Season three premieres this fall on AMC

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Not much news has come from the set of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," but EW.com has ten new stills of the upcoming film to share. Check out this one of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins below and click through for the full gallery.

Opens December 14

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

"The Amazing Spider-Man" opens today, but that doesn't mean the news blitz for Marc Webb's reboot is over -- in fact, the producers are already teasing the sequel. Producer Matt Tolmach told MTV that the next film won't have that large of a time jump.

"The next movie will take place in relative proximity to this one," Tolmach told MTV. "We have more business to do here [and now] with the character. … The story, there's a lot more to be told in this story, and this quest that he's on. So there won't be a huge time jump."

"Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb spoke with Comic Book Movie about the challenges he faced taking on the web-slinger's reboot.

Now in theaters

GHOSTBUSTERS 3

Not a large update, but WIVB.com spoke briefly to Dan Aykroyd about the status of "Ghostbusters 3" during his stop in Amherst, New York for an event promoting his Crystal Head Vodka.

"We've got a new writing staff working on it now," Aykroyd said. "It's got to be prefect. That's the whole thing. There's no point in doing it unless it's perfect. So that's what we're up to now."

DOCTOR WHO

According to Spinoff Online, Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling are set to appear together in an episode of "Doctor Who" written by Mark Gatiss.

Ain't It Cool News has posted a brief clip of "Doctor Who" actress Alex Kingston during her appearance at Florida Supercon where she speaks about her hopes for a possible expanded role for River Song.

BIZARRO CLASSIC

Animator Rob Pratt has posted this incredible Superman fan short called "Bizarro Classic." It's short, but there's a lot of really cool behind-the-scenes stuff at the end of the video, so stick around after the credits. The actual short is about a minute and a half.

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