THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
As we reported here at CBR yesterday, "The Descendents" actress Shailene Woodley is the top choice to play Mary Jane Watson in the "Spider-Man" sequel. Some reports claim she's already been offered the role. If that wasn't enough, there also reports that Sony is looking for actors to play Harry Osborn and Electro. If that later is true, I think Electro is an inspired choice for the next villain. He was the first Spidey-foe I ever encountered, so I could be biased.
Release date: May 2nd, 2014
I have a copy of "Chronicle" on my "to watch" pile, and I should probably get around to it as this report from The Wrap claims screenwriter Max Landis has some special plans for part 2 ... provided Fox will ever let it happen. The site spoke with writer's father, director John Landis, who said, "[Max] wrote a sequel, and it's amazing, and the studio read it and said, 'We want 'Chronicle' again!' And he said, 'No, this is the sequel, it's the evolution, and they said 'No, we want that movie again!' So it's difficult, we're dealing with a difficult business." Isn't that always the way? Hopefully a satisfying agreement can be made and I get around to seeing the first film quickly.
Release date: TBA
Meanwhile, the lads at Comic Book Movie found this curious piece of headgear:
I didn't know the Shredder was in this!
Release date: July 26th, 2013
Comic Book Movie also rounded up some pictures from the set of the "Red" sequel. I chose this NewsCom photo only for the expressions of actors Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich:
Release date: TBA
According to Heat Vision, "Trollhunter" director Andre Ovredal and producer Adrian Askarieh have found a new project in the form of Tim Daniel's and Mehdi Cheggour's comic "Enormous," a book about "how humanity is plunged down the food chain when an ecological event creates gargantuan beasts that decimate civilization." The adaptation plans include a web series, a TV show and a feature. There are a few obvious puns I could do here, but I think I'll show some restraint.
Release date: TBA
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Out of curiosity, how many of you have used the "Second Screen" features on your Blu-rays? (Feel free to comment on the Facebook) I don't have an iPad, so I've yet to sync my Blu-ray to the unique features. MTV News has a preview of some of that content from the upcoming "Amazing Spider-man" release. In this clip, Emma Stone discusses the attraction Peter Parker:
Any extra Emma Stone is a great special feature, right?
Release date: November 9th, 2012
ED BRUBAKER TV
As Spinoff Online reported, "Fatale" writer Ed Brubaker has two (2) TV projects in the works. First is "Rising Suns" for Fox, a Yakuza-themed crime drama. The second is an untitled espionage drama for NBC. According to Spinoff, Brubaker teased the projects in an issue of "Fatale," saying "I'll be writing two TV pilots, and one pitch is completely original while the other is based on this comic idea I've got. It's an odd situation, but I'm still trying to learn how to navigate these waters more than anything. It's a learning experience."
THE WALKING DEAD
Actor David Morrissey talks with CBR TV about his roll as The Governor. Creator Robert Kirkman, producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, showrunner Glen Mazzara and stars Andrew Lincoln and Laurie Holden also discuss the upcoming season:
Premieres: October 14th, 2012
Speakeasy has a round-up of reviews including one from the Los Angeles Times, which calls the show "Smooth without being slick, textured but not self-indulgent." I'm pretty sure that's positive. Meanwhile, producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Hero Complex that more DC Comics-inspired casting is on the way. "You'll see with the Royal Flush Gang, that the dynamic of the family, and the iconography of the playing cards are going to be there," he says. Actor Currie Graham will play the King in the sixth episode of the season.
THE DISAPPOINTING FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Hey, Reelers! Erik Amaya with you again for a few days while Steve's in New York for that Comic-Con thing they've got going on. As always, I hope to make your morning slice o' the Reel enjoyable and informative. In the meantime, I just have to admit my dismay about this:
It's RoboCop, at least as he is re-imagined for the 21st Century. I honestly thought the original design was iconic and baked into any attempt to make further stories of the machine that was once Alex Murphy. I guess I was wrong. On the other hand, that initial Iron Man armor looked goofy in photos. Maybe this thing will make more sense in motion and properly lit. Well, a man can hope can't he?