X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, Veronica Mars: March 13th Comic Reel

Wed, March 13th, 2013 at 9:21am PDT

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

X-MenFilms.com has debunked yesterday's rumor that Alan Cumming will return as Nightcrawler for "Days of Future Past," citing a SirusXM interview with Cumming himself.

“No, they haven’t [asked me to return]," Cumming told SiriusXM. "Someone asked me that the other day and I said no. I know the one that’s coming up shoots this Spring, but I wouldn’t be available anyways. I dont think they have. I was gonna meet my manager for dinner later, I was gonna ask him, but no, I’m sure they would’ve told me, had they approached.”

Halle Berry was on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, and spoke very briefly about returning to the role of Storm.

James McAvoy spoke with ShortList, characterizing the inbetweequel as a darker turn for the franchise.

"I think it’s going to be quite a dark journey compared to the caddish, almost playboy character that we turned him into in the first movie," McAvoy told ShortList. "I think it will be going through a darker place to ultimately get a sorted Professor X that we’re used to seeing come the third movie. This movie might be a little bit more of a passing through the crucible for him."

Opens July 18, 2014

IRON MAN 3

ComicBook.com combed through the production notes on Marvel's official "Iron Man 3" website and discovered the identity of Stephanie Szostak's character: Ellen Brandt. A character of the same name exists in Marvel continuity. She was married to a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Ted Sallis, who eventually became Man-Thing.

Opens May 3

STAR WARS

Not really an official update, but it's just too cool not to share. Comic artist Phil Noto posted a piece on his Tumblr of what Mark Hamill would look like as a wise and aged Jedi Master in the upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy. Really cool.

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ARROW

Red Carpet Report has uploaded a whole mess of "Arrow"-related videos from PaleyFest, including one with Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg, who speaks briefly on the direction of the series and the development of Roy Harper in the "Arrow"-verse.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

VERONICA MARS

What follows is the most exciting sentence I've had the pleasure to write in a Comic Reel: the "Veronica Mars" movie might actually happen. Creator Rob Thomas and stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Ryan Hanson shot this video in October for a Kickstarter project that launched today with the whopping (but unsurprising) goal of $2 million. Should the project succeed, Thomas has assured backers that they have the support of Warner Bros. and will try to get as much of the cast back as possible.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Damon Lindelof spoke with The L.A. Times about "Star Trek Into Darkness" and how it stacks up with the first "Star Trek" movie.

“If the first movie was about meeting and introductions, this movie is about becoming a family,” Lindelof told the L.A. Times. “The title of the movie is not just about the mission that the Enterprise is going on but what happens when you get to know each other a little better and the hurdles you must jump over in order to truly become family.”

Opens May 17

SHERLOCK

In an interview with Radio Times, Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed that "Sherlock" season four is already in the cards.

"We've agreed to two more [series] but I could get into trouble for saying that," Cumberbatch told Radio Times. "All I know at the moment is we're doing these three [episodes of the upcoming series] and another three. I just don't know what there is beyond that."

YOUNG JUSTICE

The possible series finale of "Young Justice" is this Saturday and Worlds Finest spoke with showrunner Greg Weisman about the second season as a whole and what to expect from the finale.

"I like to think Season Two showed them all growing up. Physically, obviously, for all but Superboy," Weisman told Worlds Finest. "But also it showed them maturing. Taking on more responsibility. Making decisions - some right, some wrong, some debatable - that are more adult in nature. It seemed extremely important to [Producer Brandon Vietti] and myself, that in a show about coming of age that we got to see a few of the characters do just that."

Season finale airs Saturday on Cartoon Network

THE VENTURE BROS.

Here's a new trailer for the upcoming season of "The Venture Bros." on Adult Swim, returning after a long hiatus.

Season Premieres May 19 at midnight on Adult Swim

THE SIXTH GUN

Deadline reports "Treme's" Michiel Huisman has been cast as the male lead for NBC's adaptation of the Oni Press series "The Sixth Gun" by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Huisman will play Drake Sinclair and star opposite Laura Ramsey as Becky Montcrief.

MARVEL GOES TO THE CIRCUS

Here's an odd tidbit: Billboard reports Marvel has formed a partnership with Feld Entertainment (which produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as Disney on Ice) to produce a live arena show based on Marvel characters.

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TAGS:  x-men days of future past, iron man 3, star wars, veronica mars, arrow, star trek into darkness, sherlock, young justice, the venture bros, the sixth gun

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