The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Thor: The Dark World: January 15th Comic Reel

Tue, January 15th, 2013 at 8:46am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE WALKING DEAD

Following the news of "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara after the conclusion of the show's third season, AMC has announced current executive producer Scott Gimple will step in as showrunner. Gimple joined the AMC drama as Mazzara's No. 2 after Frank Darabont left the show. The "Life" and "FlashForward" veteran will be the show's third showrunner.

Returns February 10 on AMC

STAR WARS

Yesterday saw an ongoing, complicated saga involving director Zack Snyder and a report that he was developing a film based on Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" in the "Star Wars" universe. While the rumor was quashed later that day, it seems as though (much like "Star Wars") the saga is still ongoing.

Vulture, the outlet that originally posted the rumor, stands by the accuracy of its original report, citing a "source very familiar with the situation" as stating Snyder recently met with Lucasfilm executives about the project.

The report was corroborated by Variety's Jeff Sneider on Twitter.

"No clue how REAL the Zack Snyder - Star Wars offshoot rumors are," Sneider said via Twitter, "but I GUARANTEE he met with Kathy Kennedy to pitch her that Seven Jedi idea."

With varying reports as the accuracy of Snyder's involvement in a "Star Wars" offshoot film, expect this rumor to get more confusing before it becomes clearer.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

"Lost" and "Oz" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje spoke with MTV about his role as Algrim and Kurse in "Thor: The Dark World" and his hope to continue as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"As we speak, we're talking about that," the actor told MTV. "Obviously Marvel is a great family that I'm happy to be working with. We had a great time on ['Thor'], so I'd love to continue that relationship."

Opens November 8

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Sebastian Stan spoke briefly with Broadway.com about his return to the role of Bucky Barnes in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and his excitement at the opportunity to reprise the character.

"I’m completely excited to venture down that path. This is why January 1, 2013, was a glorious day to wake up to," Stan told Broadway.com "I’m very grateful and very lucky for what’s going on right now. I think you have to allow yourself to be excited about the magnitude of something like ['Captain America']."

Opens April 4, 2014

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2

Warner Bros. has released a second clip for the upcoming "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2" animated film.

Available on DVD/Blu-ray January 29

AXE COP

Fox's Animation Domination programming block has released a brand new "Ask Axe Cop" short in anticipation of the full animated series. This time, Nick Offerman as Axe Cop details what he would do were he to become President.

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TAGS:  the walking dead, star wars, thor the dark world, captain america the winter soldier, batman the dark knight returns part 2, axe cop

 
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