Amazing Spider-Man 2, Transformers 4, Star Trek Into Darkness: December 18th Comic Reel

Tue, December 18th, 2012 at 8:45am PST

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

MTV spoke with Jack Huston about his screen test to play Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy." Huston, along with Lee Pace, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne and Joel Edgerton, is on the short list to play the character in Marvel's newest franchise film.

"I would love to do it," Huston told MTV. "I tell you, these bones are strong. If you need a guardian to look after this galaxy, look no further."

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ARROW

Here's a promo for the next new episode of "Arrow," "Burned," featuring the CW's drama's version of the villainous Firefly.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

While speaking with MTV about "Django Unchained," lead actor Jamie Foxx also spoke briefly about his role as Electro in the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel.

"You'll see that in his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company. He's a nobody," Foxx told MTV. "At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, 'You're my guy. You're my eyes and ears on the street. And he says his name — no one has ever said [Max] Dillon's name."

Foxx also emphasized that movie Electro's costume won't be the traditional green and yellow from the comics.

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TRANSFORMERS 4

Yesterday, a rumor was going around that a script for "Transformers 4" had been leaked. As it turns out, the rumor wasn't true. Michael Bay debunked the rumor on his personal website, stating the script wasn't for the upcoming "Transformers" sequel.

"I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false," Bay said on his website. "The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!"

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THE MUPPETS 2

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ricky Gervais is currently in talks to star in "The Muppets 2," taking on a lead role in the same spirit of Jason Segel's character in "The Muppets." Nothing else is known so far about the character Gervais would play in the film since the script is being kept under metaphorical lock and key. James Bobin will return to direct.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

A new "Star Trek Into Darkness" viral website has launched called Are You The 1701. 1701 is the ship number of the U.S.S. Enterprise, but nothing else is known about the viral campaign yet.

Meanwhile, a new teaser trailer has premiered for the film, with things looking bleak for the main crew of the Enterprise.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES 3

Collider spoke with "Sherlock Holmes" producer Dan Lin, who gave a brief production update on the threequel.

"It’s still in development," Lin told Collider. "Drew Pearce is working on the script and Downey, as you know, is still finishing 'Iron Man 3' so we’re waiting for Downey to finish that movie and to get a script from Drew. … It is a high priority for the studio and all for the filmmakers involved… We want to make the right movie. We got a great response to the second movie and frankly the Moriarty character sets such a high bar that we want to make sure we’re telling the right story for the third movie."

TARANTINO AND LUKE CAGE

In one of the most interesting tidbits of the last 24 hours, MTV revealed that he once wanted to do a "Luke Cage, Hero For Hire" film.

"After 'Reservoir Dogs,' I had considered doing a 'Luke Cage, Hero for Hire' movie," Tarantino told MTV. "[Producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it," he told us. "I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing 'Pulp Fiction.'"

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