Man of Steel, Fantastic Four, Arrow: May 22nd Comic Reel

Wed, May 22nd, 2013 at 7:31am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

MAN OF STEEL

A new look at Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" has hit, focusing on Michael Shannon's General Zod as he expands his message to Earth with a huge uptick in action scenes and better looks at Kryptonian technology.

With this, the fourth full look at "Man of Steel," CBR wants to know whether you plan to see the newest take on Superman when it hits theaters next month.

Opens June 14

FANTASTIC FOUR

Empire Online spoke with actor Michael B. Jordan at Cannes Film Festival about the rumors of being under consideration for the role of the Human Torch in Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot.

"There's nothing in writing, nothing's official, but me and Josh are very good friends," Jordan told Empire. "He's a very talented guy. Fox is a family of mine. If it were to happen, I would embrace it and go all the way in, but I can't really talk about that."

It's the first time Jordan has spoken about the rumor on camera and his reaction is worth watching.

Opens March 6, 2015

ARROW

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke with TV Guide about what to expect from the second season villain-wise -- and it looks like there will likely be two main villains Oliver has to contend with next season.

"We made no secret of the fact that we subscribe to the Whedonesque model of having a big bad, and in Season 2, we'll actually have two big bads," Guggenheim told TV Guide. "They'll both be very recognizable names to fans of the comic book. We're really excited about both of them. … With Malcolm and the Dark Archer, we sort of had two big bads in one person. In Season 2, we're going to split them up essentially, and there will be a Malcolm-esque big bad and a Dark Archer-esque big bad."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

ENDER'S GAME

SuperHeroHype has posted a new promotional image of "Ender's Game," featuring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield. Check it out below.

Opens November 1

PACIFIC RIM

IGN has posted a featurette for Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim," called "Drift Space."

Opens July 12

THE STRAIN

Speaking of Guillermo Del Toro, his "The Strain" pilot for FX has picked up two more actors in Jonathan Hyde and Richard Sammel. According to Hyde is set to play series regular Eldritch Palmer, the third-richest man in the world who's been an invalid since childhood with a drive to attain immortality. Sammel has been cast as Thomas Eichorst, a figure from the past of the yet-to-be-cast Dr. Abraham Setrakian.

THE WOLVERINE

The official "The Wolverine" website has included new artwork in its page transitions, and Comic Book Movie has pulled the images, which are pretty cool looking.

Opens July 26

WORLD WAR Z

A new trailer has dropped for "World War Z" starring Brad Pitt. It's pretty similar in both tone and footage to previous trailers, but worth watching.

Opens June 21, 2013

SMALLVILLE

Warner Bros. Television and "Smallville" co-creators have settled a multimillion dollar dispute concerning profits from the CW Superman origin drama. While no details of the settlement have been made public, show co-creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough were seeking more than $100 million in damages from the suit. Reportedly, no paperwork has yet been signed.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

The first episode of "Avengers Assemble" is available for free until May 25 on iTunes, and you can check out a preview of the show in the trailer below.

Premieres May 26 on Disney XD

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TAGS:  man of steel, fantastic four, arrow, enders game, pacific rim, the strain, the wolverine, world war z, smallville, avengers assemble

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