Star Wars, Thor: The Dark World, Arrow: January 4th Comic Reel

Fri, January 4th, 2013 at 8:52am PST | Updated: January 5th, 2013 at 5:50pm

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STAR WARS EPISODE VII

/Film has posted a round-up of a few rumors about the upcoming "Star Wars Episode VII," including a tidbit that the lead of the film may be female.

/Film's Twitter account, maintained by Peter Sciretta, was cited in the round-up, stating that Sciretta was unable to say more than the Tweet, which read: "Who said the lead character in Star Wars Episode VII is going to be a male star?"

Certainly one for the rumor mill.

Opens 2015

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Kat Dennings spoke with Metro very briefly about her experience on "Thor: The Dark World," where she reprises her role as Jane Foster's assistant, Darcy.

"I can’t tell you a lot. I don’t know exactly what they’re releasing, so I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say," Dennings told Metro. "And if I say the wrong thing, I’m going to probably be assassinated. The experience has been fantastic. I think the atmosphere of this movie is going to feel a lot more authentic for fans. I think that will be really cool."

Opens November 8, 2013

ARROW

Examiner has posted a gallery of eleven new photos from the upcoming "Arrow" episode, "Burned," including a first look at the villainous Firefly played by Andrew Dunbar. The episode airs January 16.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Empire Online has posted excerpts from the magazine's interview with "Star Trek Into Darkness" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve, who spoke about their experience joining the "Star Trek" world.

"I see fan bases as a gift, really. A wonderful thing to be able to engage with, because as actors you want to show your work," Eve told Empire. "Hopefully they like it, of course, but you definitely can’t please everyone all of the time."

"That way madness lies… I think that’s the thing, isn’t it? If you have an over preoccupation with perception and trying to please people’s expectations, then you can go mad," Cumberbatch added. "We’ve got J.J. Abrams, and he’s already beautifully cracked that nut in the first film, and I think it pleased a lot of the varying camps: people who were coming to the franchise for the first time, the J.J. Abrams fans and the Star Trek fans, so that was a big comfort to me.

"It’s always a compact between me and the writers and the directors – the people who are hiring me to do the job – and if I’m making them happy, I can trust that it’ll make fans happy as well... You know, 'Sherlockies' – as they’re probably known now, after Trekkies – have a long history. Jeremy Brett and Basil Rathbone are huge icons, playing a character that’s been taken on by different people over 70 times – you know, it’s the most played fictional character of all time – so having done two series of that and being reasonably confident we’re doing all right with it, and I’m doing all right with him, I’m not… overly confident about this, but I’m just saying it’s something you don’t let preoccupy yourself. Basically, what she said, but in a 1000 words."

The official Facebook page has also revealed some new photos from the film. Check out the one below and click through for the full gallery.

Opens May 17, 2013

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

Check out this new clip of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Part 2" animated feature.

Releases on DVD/Blu-ray January 29

EVIL DEAD

Finally, here's the red band trailer for the upcoming remake of "Evil Dead." It's very not safe for work and contains a lot of disturbing imagery. You've been warned.

Opens April 12, 2013

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TAGS:  star wars, star wars episode vii, thor the dark world, arrow, star trek into darkness, batman the dark knight returns part 2, evil dead

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