The Walking Dead, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolverine: December 24th Comic Reel

Mon, December 24th, 2012 at 8:48am PST | Updated: December 24th, 2012 at 9:11am

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE WALKING DEAD

Hooray! Deadline reports "The Walking Dead" has been renewed for a fourth season! Not so great is that Glen Mazzara will step down as showrunner. In a joint statements, Mazzara and AMC described the split as amicable and cited a "difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward" as the reason.

"My time as showrunner on 'The Walking Dead' has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season 3, it’s time to move on," Mazzara said in a statement. "I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey."

Airs Sundays on AMC

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

TrekMovie has posted an interview with "Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams about the plot and concept of the upcoming film, along with tidbits about the movie's villain, John Harrison.

"So this movie doesn’t require you have seen the first movie," Abrams told TrekMovie. "The characters are a group of people who have recently come together and find themselves up against this incredibly terrifying force. His name is John Harrison and he is sort of an average – that is what makes him so scary – he is just an average guy who works in an organization called Starfleet, and he turns against the group because he has got this back-story and this kind of amazing secret agenda. After two very violent attacks, one in London and one in the US, our characters have to go after this guy and apprehend him. And it is a far more complicated and difficult thing then they ever anticipated. 'Into Darkness' is very much about how intense it gets and really what they are up against."

The website also posted quotes from Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Harrison in the film, in the most recent issue of Empire Magazine.

"He’s sort of superhuman, pretty much unbeatable," Cumberbatch told Empire. "Brainy and brawny. He manipulates situations. He’s incarcerated when Kirk is talking to him and yet he still gets Kirk to do his work for him. He pushes him into a corner where the only route to salvation is cooperation. There is a real Hannibal Lecter quality to him."

Opens May 17, 2013

THE WOLVERINE

While speaking with Parade, "The Wolverine" lead actor Hugh Jackman spoke briefly about the timing of the film and teased a special appearance.

"The movie takes place after 'X-Men: The Last Stand,'" Jackman told Parade. "My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it."

No details on who the past X-Man is, but past rumors would indicate it's Jean Grey, played by returning actress Famke Janssen.

Opens July 26, 2013

DJANGO UNCHAINED

The New York Times has posted commentary from director Quentin Tarantino on a scene from "Django Unchained."

Yahoo! Movies has posted the final trailer for the film before its December 25 release.

Opens December 25

DOCTOR WHO

In anticipation of tomorrow's "Doctor Who" Christmas Special, the BBC has released a video of Sontaran Christmas carols. Take a look and be amazed at how awesome Christmas is for Sontarans.

Christmas Special airs December 25 on BBC America

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