COMIC REEL: Novak's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Role Revealed; "American Gods" Finds New Developer

Tue, February 4th, 2014 at 8:58am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Marc Webb has revealed B.J. Novak's character in "Amazing Spider-Man 2." "The Office" alum will portray Alistair Smythe in the upcoming sequel. The character was revealed via Twitter as the latest Spider-villain to grace the silver screen -- and considering Smythe's role as the creator of the Spider-Slayers, it could mean that audiences will see the deadly robots sooner rather than later.

Opens May 2

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

StitchKingdom has posted a new photo from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. It's not really anything that new, but it looks like she's on the Helicarrier at a computer terminal.

Opens April 4

AMERICAN GODS

New developments have arisen in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" novel: FremantleMedia North America has acquired the rights to adapt the novel for television. The book was previously on track for an HBO series, but Gaiman revealed late last year that it was no longer in development at the network. No other details about the adaptation were revealed.

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton feature on new international banners for "300: Rise of an Empire" posted by Comic Book Movie.

Opens March 7

ROBOCOP

Yahoo! Movies has posted a new "RoboCop" featurette about the future tech of the film. The clip features director Jose Padilha, star Joel Kinnaman and more discussing how the tech was developed and how it comes into play during the movie.

Opens February 12

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Worried about Jesse Eisenberg's recent casting as Lex Luthor in the "Man of Steel" sequel? CBR contributor Marc Buxton breaks down the reasons Eisenberg will make an excellent (Lexcellent?) Luthor, which includes the possibly different take on the character as well as his experience playing a slightly-evil industrialist in "The Social Network." Be sure to check it out.

Opens May 6, 2016

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