The Rocketeer, Thor: The Dark World, Arrow: August 22nd Comic Reel

Wed, August 22nd, 2012 at 9:01am PDT | Updated: August 22nd, 2012 at 11:00am

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THE ROCKETEER

Yes, that's correct. According to Vulture, Disney may be gearing up for a reboot of the 1991 film "The Rocketeer," based on the comic of the same name. Vulture characterizes the move by Disney as curious, considering the hero's similarities to Marvel's Iron Man. However, with IDW bringing the character back to the comics world in a number of different critically acclaimed series, there's got to be a pitch out there that would give the character a second shot at the silver screen.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Deadline reports Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis in "Thor: The Dark World." There weren't many details on the exact role Dennings' character would play in the sequel, but Deadline notes it has expanded from the comic relief role she played in "Thor." No surprise considering her sitcom, "2 Broke Girls" was one of the highest rated new series for the 2011-2012 season.

Opens November 8, 2013

ARROW

A few new "Arrow" tidbits and rumors hit the web in the past 24 hours -- including that the "Green Arrow" television adaptation has cast Jessica De Gouw as The Huntress, a potential love interest for Oliver Queen. EW reports the full character description as "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father's organized crime empire. But Helena's blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow."

The Huntress is set to appear around episode six, but don't expect the Bronze Age Helena Wayne Huntress here -- it's the modern-era Helena Bertinelli all the way.

Premieres October 10 on the CW

THE WALKING DEAD

EW reports a new original character is slated to debut in "The Walking Dead" season three. Played by Dallas Roberts, new character Milton is one of the residents of Woodbury who works for the Governor.

"Milton is the details guy," Robert Kirkman told EW. "He's the guy that works with the Governor, who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that they're living in. He's not exactly a scientist, but he's a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave. Watching him do his little experiments is going to be a lot of fun."

"We were examining, 'How do people survive in this apocalyptic world, and what can people contribute?'" showrunner Glenn Mazzara said. "And we didn't think it was plausible that every single character we meet is an efficient zombie killer. We just didn't buy that everyone we know would be active and deft enough to kill every walker. We wanted to show how other people survive, and Dallas has come in and helped us establish that character. He just adds a lot of heart and humanity to Woodbury, which further complicates what that is. That is a real town with real people and real survivors. It's not necessarily a group of bad guys."

EW also debuted this month's "The Walking Dead"-themed magazine covers. Check them out below.

Premieres October 14 on AMC

KICK-ASS 2

It seems like there are new details on the "Kick-Ass" sequel nearly every day and today is no exception. The Hollywood Reporter revealed actress Lindy Booth is currently in talks to portray Night Bitch in "Kick-Ass 2." Booth has had a number of recurring or one-shot roles in television shows including Marvel Studios' short-lived series "Mutant X."

FINDING NEMO 2

The Hollywood Reporter reveals Ellen DeGeneres is currently in negotiations to reprise her role as Dory in "Finding Nemo 2." Pixar has a great track record of getting the original voice talent to return for sequels, and considering the multiple times DeGeneres has called for a "Finding Nemo" sequel, it seems likely negotiations will go through. Not only was the original 2003 film critically acclaimed, it's still the second highest-grossing Pixar film to date.

Opens 2016

300: BATTLE FOR ARTEMISIA

It looks like King Leonidas won't be coming back for a second film. In an interview with MTV, actor Gerard Butler said he was not a part of the follow-up to "300."

"Oh, yeah, I'm not doing it," Butler told MTV. "They're filming [the '300' sequel] right now. I wish them the best, but it didn't [work out]. It wasn't really my thing."

Opens 2013

DREDD

First Showing revealed a new viral website for "Dredd" called DreddReport.com, a Judge Dredd-themed parody of the popular Drudge Report website. One of the viral materials included on the website is a faux PSA about the dangers of the fictitious drug "Slo-Mo."

Opens September 21

RED 2

Cine1 has revealed a new teaser poster for the upcoming "Red" sequel. Not much to go on, but it looks cool.

Opens 2013

HOW "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" SHOULD HAVE ENDED

"How It Should Have Ended" takes on Christopher Nolan's final installment in his Batman trilogy. Just watch.

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