Iron Man 3, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Arrow: February 28th Comic Reel

Thu, February 28th, 2013 at 9:00am PST

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IRON MAN 3

MTV spoke with Rebecca Hall, who portrays Maya Hansen in Shane Black's "Iron Man 3," and the actress spoke about her experience working with Robert Downey, Jr. on the film.

"He's a really brilliant improvisationalist," Hall told MTV. "He's incredibly quick-witted. Everything he brings to Tony Stark is him. Of course there's all of the tradition from the comic books, the movie, and also the writing is brilliant, but there's also a heavy dose of that character is Robert Downey Jr. He's inspiring to work with and watch. He's a force."

Opens May 3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" continues to ramp up Spidey's rogues gallery with the casting of Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. Cooper joins the villain roster of Jamie Foxx's Electro and Paul Giamatti's rumored Rhino to bring the current villain count up to three.

Cooper's no stranger to playing greedy and semi-evil industrialists -- he played the oil mogul Tex Richman in "The Muppets."

Opens May 2, 2014

ARROW

Here's the CW's newest promo for next week's episode of "Arrow," "The Huntress Returns." The name of the episode really says it all.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Following the Super Bowl earlier this month, a rumor began circulating about Marvel Studios' intent to adapt Greg Pak's "Planet Hulk" storyline into a movie. Ain't It Cool News cites an "extremely well-connected source" that characterizes the rumor as "1000% inaccurate" as long as Marvel has Mark Ruffalo signed to a six picture deal as Bruce Banner. The main problem with "Planet Hulk" is that it heavily features the Hulk and not Bruce Banner, and AICN cites Ruffalo's performance as Banner as being very important to Marvel.

PROMETHEUS 2

The Playlist spoke with "Prometheus" star Noomi Rapace, who gave an update on "Prometheus 2."

"They're working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago," Rapace told The Playlist. "I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It's just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will."

DC NATION

New set of clips from this weekend's DC Nation programming block including "Green Lantern: The Animated Series," "Young Justice" and "Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld."

Airs Saturdays on Cartoon Network

OBLIVION

EW has posted a couple new posters from "Oblivion" featuring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

Opens April 12

GHOSTBUSTERS 3

Yes, it's another "Ghostbusters 3" rumor, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, which reports that the long-awaited sequel could actually be an animated film, with the website characterizing the move as "Plan Z." There is actually precedence for the actors returning to reprise their roles in an animated environment -- Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson all lent their voices to the 2009 video game.

2 GUNS

"2 Guns" creator Steven Grant spoke with CBR about the upcoming film adaptation of his comic starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

"It's very exciting, but there's a strong sense of dislocation as well," Grant told CBR. "It's mine, but it isn't mine. Obviously I'm very aware none of it would have happened had I not tipped over that first domino, but watching all those other dominos tipping as a result, even beyond the film itself, with some strange, unintended consequences -- that's been just fascinating."

Opens August 16

THE MUPPETS…AGAIN!

Ricky Gervais has posted a hilarious video of himself and Pepe the King Prawn from the set of "The Muppets…Again!"

Opens March 24, 2014

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