Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Arrow: December 28th Comic Reel

Fri, December 28th, 2012 at 7:01am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

MAN OF STEEL

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with "Man of Steel" producer and "The Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan about the difficulty Zack Snyder faces in bringing Superman back to the silver screen.

"Zack was the perfect man to take this on," Nolan told THR. "He is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world -- whether it's a very stylized world, like '300, or something that's more challenging, more varied, like he did with 'Watchmen.' In my honest appraisal, taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight. He has a lot of finishing to do on the movie -- it has a very long postproduction schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies. I actually feel guilty talking about it because I'm sitting here having nothing to do to it. I try to be as supportive as I can, and I'm just amazed by what he is doing. It's not something I would know how to do."

Opens June 14, 2013

PACIFIC RIM

The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide has posted a new still of Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" featuring Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi.

Opens July 12, 2013

ARROW

Seth Gabel, best known for playing Lincoln Lee on "Fringe," spoke with Collider about his guest spot on "Arrow" as The Count, a villain based on the comic book villain Count Vertigo.

"I play The Count, who’s based on Count Vertigo of the comic book series," Gabel told Collider. "Instead of having superpowers, the powers are manifested in a drug called Vertigo, that I sell on the street. I’m essentially this street thug/drug kingpin, taking over the streets of Starling City. The way I justified being a super-villain, if you will, is that the character cares so much about money and power that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to acquire those things. In being totally consumed by money and power, I can completely ignore any questionable ethics, along that process, and just completely throw myself into doing whatever acts will achieve the acquisition of those things, whether it’s evil, wrong or whatever."

The actor also noted that it's possible he'd make future appearances on the show and would love to return.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

DREDD

IGN has posted a featurette from "Dredd's" upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release on building the world of the 2000 AD antihero.

Releases on DVD/Blu-ray January 8

WARM BODIES

Fandango has posted the first four minutes of "Warm Bodies," the zombie love story starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovitch and Rob Corddry.

Opens February 1, 2013

HONG KONG PHOOEY AND MARVIN THE MARTIAN

Director Alex Zamm has posted test footage for two CGI-animated films: "Hong Kong Phooey" and "Marvin the Martian." Bleeding Cool has taken the footage and placed it into a single video, below.

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TAGS:  man of steel, pacific rim, arrow, dredd, warm bodies

 
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