Thanks to the billion dollar success of The Avengers and renewed love affair with The Hulk, the long-simmering TV show produced by Guillermo del Toro might be smashing through your television next year. During today's upfront presentation for ABC, entertainment president Paul Lee said that he would still like to "see some Marvel projects come to television." One of those projects could be the Hulk, which Lee stated, "Hulk is in development. It wasn't going to be ready for this season but we hope it's going to be ready for next season." No word on whether Mark Ruffalo would play the character for the television show, though that seems unlikely. [THR]
Idris Elba has confirmed that he will return as Heimdall in Thor 2. He also expressed some thoughts on the character. "I'd just like to get to know him a bit more. Who is Heimdall? He guards the gate. Okay. Is there anything else? I don't know what is in the script because I haven't read it yet. But, the audience has responded to Asgard and want to know more about who lives there and what it's about. I'm sure, if they do that, Heimdall will be featured more. [Collider]
Following up last night's four minute "super preview," two new posters for The Amazing Spider-Man have debuted. The film opens July 3. Click on the posters for larger versions.
If you're a Tintin fan, then you'll know who Cuthbert Calculus is. If not, you'll just have to wait for the sequel (to be directed by Peter Jackson) to find out. Or click here.
The latest clip from the documentary Mansome asks the question, "What does it mean to be a man?" Will Arnett and Jason Bateman answer the question while wearing facial masks and relaxing in a tub together. Mansome arrives in theaters May 18.
Contagion writer Scott Z. Burns has been brought in to write the sequel to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel. The plans for the sequel find the apes on the path to emerge as society's new ruler. Andy Serkis will be back, but it isn't clear if stars James Franco and Freida Pinto will reprise their roles. [THR]
The U.S. trailer for the Oscar-nominated French animated movie A Cat in Paris has arrived. The film will get a limited release this summer.
The Harry Potter reunion is officially off. Director David Yates has confirmed that he has stepped down from directing the film adaptation to Your Voice in My Head. Emma Watson is set to play the lead character – a journalist who attempts suicide but forms a friendship with her psychiatrist. Yates directed the last four Potter films from Order of the Phoenix to Deathly Hallows: Part II. Stanley Tucci is still being rumored for the psychiatrist role. [Deadline]
Amy Adams is set to star in the thriller Dark Places, based on the book by Gillian Flynn about a woman who witnesses her family being murdered as a teenager and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. Twenty-five years later, she is brought before the secretive Kill Club who want to uncover the truth about what happened. [Deadline]
Following up his Academy Award nominated effort in last year's The Descendants, director Alexander Payne is courting Will Forte and Bruce Dern for his next project, Nebraska. Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd and others had been rumored as potential cast members for the balck-and-white father-son road trip comedy. [Deadline]
A pair of new posters for a couple of upcoming movies were released today. Click on the posters for larger versions of Ted and Jonathan Demme's Neil Young documentary.
Legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard is the latest film icon to adopt 3D technology. The French director famous for '60s New Wave films Breathless and Alphaville says he likes "when new techniques are introduced. Because it doesn't have any rules yet." The film, Goodbye to Language, is due out next year. [TheFilmStage]
Despite an all-star cast, Ironclad failed to make much of a dent in last summer's box office. That hasn't stopped producers from moving forward with a sequel. Ironclad: Battle for Blood has already secured international distribution rights, though we guess it will end up direct-to-DVD in the States. No word on whether the cast from the first film, which included Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, Brain Cox and Jason Flemyng will return. [Variety]
The trailer for Michael Gondry's The We and The I has arrived. Due to some crude content and language, you'll have to use viewer discretion and click here.
Finally, some Avengers humor.
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I agree. Most of the movie should focus on Thor and Sif. There were hints of them possibly exploring a love triangle between Thor > Jane and Sif > Thor, but who knows where that stands now. Heimdall should/probably will remain just a supporting character.
Personally, I think they flushed out Heimdall pretty well. I would imagine their focus will remain primarily on Thor.
Heimdall is Lady Sif's Brother, isnt he? Thats how it is in the comics...
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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