Iron Man 3, Arrow, The Wolverine: January 24th Comic Reel

Thu, January 24th, 2013 at 8:57am PST | Updated: January 24th, 2013 at 8:57am

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IRON MAN 3

MTV continues its week-long interviews with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige on "Iron Man 3," this time covering "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau's character, Happy Hogan.

"This is by far the biggest part that Happy has had in any of the films," Feige told MTV. "He's just great in this. When you put Jon in front of the camera, he tends to steal every scene he's in, just by reading the scripted lines, but also by going off-book and ad-libbing with the best of them. He's got some amazing scenes that he steals. But there's a deeper storyline for Happy in this one, and more of a connection with Tony. The movie goes into why they've been friends for all these years."

Opens May 3

ARROW

Ready to see some of the first footage of Seth Gabel as the Count on "Arrow?" The CW aired an extended trailer of next week's episode, "Vertigo" in which Gabel seems to be channeling the Joker for his Count Vertigo-inspired villain.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE WOLVERINE

James Mangold spoke with MTV about "The Wolverine" and his intent to shift the tone of the character while staying true to other films in the X-Men franchise.

"We've given Logan a new haircut, a shorter haircut that I think is a more handsome haircut," Mangold told MTV. "The wonderful opportunity for me with this film is that 90 percent of it takes place in Japan, and even though other elements remain constant from the other pictures, namely Hugh Jackman, we kind of got our chance to reboot the tone and go a little darker and a little deeper than they've gone before with this character. That was exciting for me."

Opens July 26

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Latino Review is grinding at the rumor mill again, this time for "Justice League." The website cites unnamed sources as stating the core group for the Warner Bros. film will consist of core members Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash with possible minor cameos from Martian Manhunter, Aquaman and Hawkman.

It's currently only a rumor and the film is still in early stages of development, so even if it's true, it may not be set in stone.

G.I. JOE RETALIATION

After a lengthy delay, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is finally coming to theaters this year and director Jon M. Chu spoke with Collider to explain the reasoning for the delay.

"I didn’t want to answer any of the crazy rumors that were happening, at that time, but the reality was the 3D," Chu told Collider. "We were told they wanted it turned into 3D, and luckily we had the time to do that. It just so happens that the March date was a date that they could do it in, and that gave us enough time to focus on it. We didn’t reshoot anything. We didn’t go in and [add] Channing. I’m not going to say what happens to Channing in the movie. You have to watch the movie. But, there wasn’t any of all that crazy stuff, so we just ignored it. It’s funny, when the new trailer came out, everyone was like, 'Oh, Channing is in it way more!' I just didn’t want to say anything, but it was very interesting. There were rumors that we shot more things, but we literally didn’t shoot anything. We had done some reshoots a couple days before all that, in January, that were just some pick-up things, but that’s pretty much it."

Opens March 29

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Check out this new clip from "Ultimate Spider-Man" featuring the Rhino.

Airs Sundays on Disney XD

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

January Jones spoke with Collider about whether she would return to the role of Emma Frost for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The prognosis is currently unknown, even to the actress.

I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one. Well they haven’t told me if I am. [Laughs]. I wouldn’t put it past them though, I got the script for the first one on the airplane on the way there," Jones told Collider. "It’s called 'Days of Future Past' I think, and I think it’s more about James [McAvoy] and Michael [Fassbender] and then Patrick [Stewart] and Ian [McKellan], and I think it’s gonna go back and forth with those so I don’t think Emma’s in those bits. I don’t know, I really don’t know."

Opens July 18, 2014

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