Hugh Jackman reveals the villain of The Wolverine! Plus Jon Favreau talks Cowboys & Aliens!

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Man of Steel will take flight a little later than expected. Peter Dinklage explains what's next for Tyrion on Game of Thrones. Joss Whedon's long-delayed horror movie is finally getting released. And Hilary Swank is headed to Venus.

Spoilers from here on out!

Top image from the Total Recall reboot.

Man of Steel

The release date has been pushed back from December 2012 to June 14, 2013, probably due to some combination of the busy winter 2012 release schedule and the need to work on some of the rumored third act script problems. Or the whole December 2012 thing might have always just been an error - the studio says that was always just a tentative date and that info was accidentally released when Henry Cavill's casting was announced. Draw your own conclusions, I guess. [The New York Times]


The Amazing Spider-Man

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Here's a teaser poster. [SpoilerTV]

The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has confirmed that the movie's villain will be Kenuichio Harada, alias Silver Samurai, a Japanese mutant who has oscillated between good and evil in the comics and has the ability to project an energy field onto anything. []


Cowboys & Aliens

Here's an interview with director Jon Favreau.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Here's a Comic-Con sizzle reel.


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Here's a poster to tie in with the viral video campaign. [/Film]


Total Recall Reboot

Here are some Comic-Con photos, giving us a clearer look at the previously seen futuristic police force. []


In Time

Here's an interview with stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

And here are some posters.

The Hobbit

The studio released a ton of high-res images from this film — most of which we've already seen, but now they're giant and all in one place. Plus one group shot of all the dwarves that appears to be new.



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Here's a poster for the Steven Soderbergh viral outbreak movie. []

Cabin in the Woods

At long last, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's horror movie starring Chris Hemsworth - who wasn't even Kirk's dad when the film was shot, let alone Thor - is getting a release date: April 13, 2012. []


Escape from New York

As for things that will probably never get made, let alone released, it appears that a remake of John Carptenter's classic is off the table, at least for the foreseeable future. New Line and Warner Bros. have reportedly let their option lapse on the remake rights, perhaps finally acknowledging that this was a pretty terrible idea, even by the standards of pointless remakes. [Film School Rejects]


Evil Dead Reboot

Switching subjects completely from "pointless remakes", Bruce Campbell has now clarified that the new Evil Dead film is a reboot and not a sequel, although he said he probably will be in it, which squares with director Federico Alvarez's recent statement that Campbell would cameo in the movie. Of course, if it really is a straight-up remake, that would mean Campbell wouldn't be back as Ash...and an Evil Dead universe without Ashley J. Williams scarcely bears thinking about. That said, I suspect if Campbell is back at all, it will be as then it's not really a remake as much as a continuation? I'm going to stop before I completely confuse myself. [Film School Rejects]



Hilary Swank is set to produce and star in an adaptation of the Radical Publishing comic about "a former military officer who organizes a revolt on the planet Venus." []


Afro Samurai

Samuel L. Jackson is producing a live-action adaptation of the animated series for which he provides the title voice. You can read the full press release at the link, which leaves it unclear whether Jackson is actually considering playing the role himself...which I would guess means they'll probably go with someone else, but that's just speculation. []



Here are two new photos. []

Underworld Awakening


Here's a poster spotted at Comic-Con. [ShockTillYouDrop]

Rust: Visitor in the Field

Fox has bought the rights to the graphic novel by Royden Lepp, and The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna is reportedly on board to adapt. Here's a description of the book:

The graphic novel takes place on a family's farm in the American heartland, where Jet Jones crashes into the barn, pursued by a giant decommissioned war robot. The heartland has been devastated by a world war and the family tries to decide if the kid with the jet pack is the key to their survival.



A Discovery of Witches

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Deborah Harkness's novel, which is about "a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch and a mysterious manuscript that draws them together." Denise Di Novi and Allison Greenspan will produce. [Deadline]


Doctor Who

Caroline Skinner, who produced the recent BBC serial Five Days and was script editor on the Billie Piper and Matt Smith-starring Philip Pullman adaptation Ruby in the Smoke, has joined Steven Moffat as executive producer on the show, replacing the recently departed Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. [Doctor Who News Page]


Torchwood: Miracle Day

Here's a trailer for tonight's episode, "Dead of Night."

And here are some dialogue teasers:

"It's the perfect drug for the new world order."
"They're everywhere, they know everything..."
"That account's been gathering interest since 1906."
"Wanna come up with a plan or is that just the American thing to do?"
"Bigger on the inside than the outside..."


There are more at the link. [Cultbox]

Here's a synopsis for episode five, "The Categories of Life":

Torchwood goes undercover and discovers the terrible truth behind the "miracle"; but the enemy is closing in, and death is about to make a shocking return.


[Blogtor Who]


According to IMDB, the second episode will be called "Bad Machines." [Fringe Television]


Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage teases what's ahead for Tyrion in season two:

"As you know at end of the first season he becomes appointed Hand of the King. It's really fun to see what Tyrion's version of Hand of the King looks like. It's vastly different than Ned Stark. It's fun to turn that on its head. He rattles the cage a bit. But in my opinion he's great at it."



Oliver Ford Davies, best known for playing Naboo politician Sio Bibble in The Phantom Menace, has reportedly been cast as Maester Cressen. [MTV Movies Blog]


True Blood

Here are three clips from episode five, "Me & the Devil."

The Walking Dead

Here are some season two promo photos. [SpoilerTV and Hero Complex]


Michael Giacchino will be scoring the pilot for J.J. Abrams's new show. [SpoilerTV]


Terra Nova

Here are some set photos. [The Daily]


Here's a season seven promo that debuted at Comic-Con.

The season seven premiere will reportedly be called "Meet the New Boss." [SpoilerTV]


American Horror Story

FX has released the description for Glee and Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy's new show, which is set to have a 13-episode run:

American Horror Story revolves around The Harmons, a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The All Star cast features Dylan McDermott (The Practice) as "Ben Harmon," a psychiatrist; Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) as "Vivien Harmon," Ben's wife; Taissa Farmiga as "Violet," the Harmon's teenage daughter; Jessica Lange (Tootsie, Blue Sky, Grey Gardens) in her first-ever regular series TV role as "Constance," the Harmon's neighbor; Evan Peters (One Tree Hill) as "Tate Langdon," one of Ben's patients; and Denis O'Hare (The Good Wife) as "Larry Harvey." Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) and Alexandra Breckenridge (Dirt) as the Harmon's housekeepers; and Jamie Brewer as Constance's daughter.



Secret Circle

Here's a trailer, sneak peek, and promo for CW's upcoming teen witch series:

Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson, Charlie Jane Anders, and Jonathan Wilkins.


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John Hazard

I think an Escape from New York remake is a great idea, and what's worse, I think Michael Bay may be the guy to direct it.

The only thing a remake could add to the gritty funny coolness of the original is big budget disaster spectacle.