The Walking Dead, Dark Universe, Arrow: April 1st Comic Reel

Mon, April 1st, 2013 at 8:01am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has posted a behind the scenes look at last night's season finale of "The Walking Dead," but beware before proceeding as there are spoilers.

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd stopped by the CBR Tiki Room at WonderCon 2013 to discuss all things related to "The Walking Dead."

Airs Sundays on AMC

DARK UNIVERSE

At WonderCon, "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro not only showed new footage for his giant robots versus giant monsters film but also gave a brief update on the status of his "Justice League Dark" film, titled "Dark Universe."

"[John Constantine] is basically trying to recruit these guys," del Toro told the audience. "On Etrigan, I'm using Jason Blood in the time of Merlin. We find out at the top that they each have a mystery to solve. Swamp Thing is at peace with who he is, but Deadman needs to figure out who shot him. It's all woven in. Growing up, my two favorite characters were Etrigan and Swamp Thing, so I'm in heaven."

ARROW

"Arrow" also made an appearance at WonderCon, and Spoiler TV has posted the sizzle reel used as the show's panel.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

KICK-ASS 2

Paramount has released a new poster for "Kick-Ass 2," this time featuring a close-up for Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass.

Opens August 16

G.I. JOE 3

Following the box office success of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Variety writer Andrew Stewart has teased via Twitter that a sequel is already in the works.

DC ANIMATION

Legendary DC Animation head Bruce Timm stepped down from his role as Supervising Producer for Warner Bros. Animation to develop his own projects. Comic Book Movie, citing a source inside the Burbank offices, has begun the rumor that Timm is creating a new "Justice League" animated series set in the DC Animated Universe.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Not really movie-related news, but IDW announced a movie epilogue comic series and CBR spoke with "Star Trek After Darkness" writer Mike Johnson about what's to come following the film.

"The comic story picks up a few days after the movie ends, then jumps ahead about a week," Johnson told CBR. "The storyline address the fallout from both the film and the prequel miniseries 'Countdown to Darkness.' The hope is that the prequel, the movie and the ongoing series tell one big epic story that continues into the months to come."

TRON: LEGACY 2

I know, "Tron: Legacy" is itself a sequel, but nobody's quite sure what Joseph Kosinski's follow-up will be named. In any case, he was at a press roundtable at WonderCon and Latino Review got an update about the status of the "Tron" sequel film.

"We’ve been working on the story for four years now," Kosinski told reporters. "The first draft, [in which] Jesse Wigutow is writing it, is supposed to come in the next couple of weeks so the idea we have is really exciting. It has to be pretty exciting enough to get everyone back together. Those are pretty hard movies to make. Legacy was almost three years. We got a really exciting idea for it. As long as the script can kind of deliver on that -- the interest is there on the studio side. It’s going to have enough creative juices to have in order to dive back in. We got some exciting ideas -- so we’ll see."

DOCTOR WHO

Guess who's back for the "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Special? The Tenth Doctor and Rose! BBC announced over the weekend that David Tennant and Billie Piper would return for the 50th Anniversary Special back in their iconic roles as The Doctor and his companion. The release by the BBC also announced John Hurt would feature in the episode.

Airs Saturdays on BBC America

2 GUNS

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for "2 Guns," based on the BOOM! Studios series of the same name.

Opens August 2

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TAGS:  the walking dead, dark universe, arrow, kick-ass 2, gi joe 3, dc animation, star trek into darkness, tron legacy 2, doctor who, 2 guns

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