Man of Steel, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy: June 11th Comic Reel

Tue, June 11th, 2013 at 9:06am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

MAN OF STEEL

With "Man of Steel" hitting theaters this Friday, CBR's Erik Amaya has posted a full review of the Superman reboot. Check it out for first impressions.

MTV has posted a clip from "Man of Steel" featuring Michael Shannon as General Zod going after Martha Kent.

Deadline reports director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer will reprise their positions for a sequel that Warner Bros. is already fast-tracking. The publication further states that Goyer is a part of "a huge 3-picture deal" that includes "Man of Steel," "Man of Steel 2" and the "Justice League" movie.

Finally, MTV interviewed Amy Adams about her take on intrepid reporter Lois Lane.

"I think that I definitely was at the right time to try something new," Adams told MTV. "I think had I done it in the past I would have been trying to emulate something I saw or one of the comics as opposed to creating something new."

Opens June 14

ARCHIE

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer of the upcoming "Archie" film, spoke with The L.A. Times about the rumor that the film is based on his "Afterlife with Archie" comic series with artist Francesco Francavilla. Spoiler: it's not.

"The movie and this series are completely separate entities," Aguirre-Sacasa told the L.A. Times. "Jon [Goldwater] and I have been talking about the movie for a while now -- in fact, now that I’m remembering that breakfast where we first discussed 'Afterlife With Archie,' it was at a breakfast meeting for the 'Archie' movie, which is going to be a straight-up teen movie. It’s Archie’s coming-of-age story. Hopefully, it will be the 'Archie' movie people have been anticipating for 70-plus years. And here’s a tidbit: Expect to see fan-favorites Cheryl Blossom and Kevin Keller in it, in very prominent ways."

STAR WARS

Here comes a huge rumor for "Star Wars Episode VII" courtesy SchmoesKnow.com. According to the website, a source saw the basic storyline overview of the film that includes two of the main characters. It's included in full below.

Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side.

Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker

Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.

Definitely a rumor for now, but expanded universe fans may be excited to see Jaina and Jacen's name in the mix for possible characters, as both have played prominent roles in the "Star Wars" expanded universe novels.

Opens 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Continuing the rumor mill with things to be taken with a huge grain of salt, a forum denizen on Neogaf has posted a newspaper clipping that seemingly confirms Karen Gillan's role in "Guardians of the Galaxy" as Angela, the Neil Gaiman character that Marvel plans to introduce at the end of "Age of Ultron."

Considering the newspaper is unidentified and publications have gotten details like this wrong in the past, approach this one with caution.

Opens August 1, 2014

TRANSFORMERS 4

Remember yesterday, when the rumor started that Megan Fox might make a return to the "Transformers" franchise? It's been debunked already. While speaking with E! Online Bay said a simple "No" to queries as to whether Fox's character would make an appearance.

"Because it's a totally different story," Bay told E! Online by way of explanation. "It's with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter."

Opens June 27, 2014

TEEN TITANS GO!

According to TV Guide, Cartoon Network has already renewed "Teen Titans Go!" for a second season due to its strong ratings. The show averages 1.7 million viewers during its Tuesday timeslot and is number one for the night among kids and boys.

Airs Tuesdays on Cartoon Network

POLL: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

We've put together this poll to see which less-well-known character you would most like to see show up in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Take a look at the list, make your vote, and check back periodically to see who's in the lead.

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

TAGS:  man of steel, archie, star wars, star wars episode vii, guardians of the galaxy, transformers age of extinction, teen titans go, agents of shield

 
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