"The Avengers" are here! Well, kind of — they're here in print form, at least!
The cover for the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Earth's Mightiest Heroes in all of their glory, has debuted online today alongside some brand new quotes from director Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner.
"Immortals" Mondays launched here on MTV Movies earlier in the week, but your next clash with the titans and gods of Tarsem Singh's fantasy epic won't have to wait until next week.
Today, we have an exclusive first look at a full chapter from "Immortals: Gods and Heroes," the original graphic novel from Archaia Press. Featuring ten different stories from some of the best minds the industry has to offer, this exclusive "Immortals" chapter — titled "The Pride of Prometheus" — comes courtesy of Ben McCool ("Pigs," "Memoir") and Trevor Hairsine ("Captain America," "Judge Dredd").
Check out the full chapter past the jump!
"Thor 2" doesn't officially have a director yet, but by all accounts, it looks like the job belongs to Patty Jenkins if she wants it — and one of those accounts is from Jenkins herself.
In an interview with New York Magazine, the "Monster" director was asked whether or not she would be directing the "Thor" sequel as her next film. Her none too cagey response?
"I can't say, but yes," she laughed. "I can't say anything definitive, but it's exciting to be in talks with them about it."
"Man of Steel" actor Michael Shannon has already told us that the main draw for him to play General Zod is the Kryptonian villain's status as a military man.
"Being a general," he said. "To me, that's a fascinating, iconoclastic character. I can't imagine being a sergeant, let alone a general. He's in charge of the entire military of Krypton. That's going to take every little shred of imagination that I have. It's a good challenge because it's a big distance to have to go."
But Shannon's fascination with playing a general wouldn't be enough to rope him into starring in the Superman reboot on its own. Speaking with Black Book, the "Boardwalk Empire" actor revealed that deciding on suiting up for "Man of Steel" came down to believing that the script can fly.
Just as we were starting to move on, all of the sudden we're "Wanted" again.
A sequel to the 2008 action thriller from director Timur Bekmambetov is once again gearing up after several years of fits and starts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original "Wanted" writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt have been targeted to bring a sequel to life at Universal.
Haas and Brandt, who shared screenwriting credits with Chris Morgan on "Wanted," will reportedly shape the sequel based on work already accomplished by screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos, who was hired for "Wanted 2" in 2009.
We're still some weeks away until "The Walking Dead" springs back to life on television, but you only have to wait until next Monday for your first shot at new "Dead."
"Walking Dead" co-executive producer and special FX mastermind Greg Nicotero has long been toiling away at a series of webisodes based on AMC's survival horror show, and now we've got a premiere date for the online zombie apocalypse. Nicotero's "Walking Dead" webisodes will debut on amctv.com at 2PM EST on Monday, October 3, so mark your calendars — you won't want to miss the blood, guts and gore.
For the most part, we already know who's going to be assembling in "The Avengers." But one face not quite yet familiar to moviegoers is Maria Hill, the prickly S.H.I.E.L.D. agent played by "How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders.
But even if you're not up to date on all things Maria Hill just yet, you've got plenty of time to learn. Smulders recently appeared on the How I Met Your Mother podcast (via Comic Book Movie) and revealed that she's signed on for multiple Marvel pictures beyond "The Avengers."
"Plus this one, seven more I think," she said of her Marvel contract. "This doesn't mean I'm doing seven films - just means if they like me, then they'll have me on more."
Superman already has enough parental abandonment issues as it is, so what's one more notch on that list?
Julia Ormond, previously cast in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" as Superman's Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, has reportedly dropped out of the production. Deadline's report offers no reason as to why Ormond is off the currently shooting Superman reboot, but never fear: a new mother is here!
Indeed, the part has already been recast, as Deadline reports that Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer has been tapped to replace Ormond as Lara Lor-Van. Not only is she filling out the new role for the outgoing actress, but Zurer is already starting filming this week.
It's still not confirmed whether or not Patty Jenkins will step behind the camera for "Thor 2," but even with the director's chair vacant for now, we're still getting plot details about the upcoming Marvel sequel.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the next "Thor" and revealed that this time, Chris Hemsworth's Asgardian warrior, his father Odin and his human love interest Jane Foster will be traveling "literally to other worlds."
“['Thor 2' will] primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds,” said Feige.
Captain America next throws his mighty shield at audiences in "Marvel's The Avengers," but after that, Steve Rogers might be on ice again for a little while.
Speaking with The Playlist, actor Chris Evans revealed that he likely won't star in another "Captain America" movie until 2014 — news that potentially puts an end to the mystery surrounding the identity of one of two films Marvel Studios has on their calendar for that year.
"They may wait until 2014 until they release the next Cap," said Evans. "Marvel has a lot of balls in the air, they aren’t going to cannibalize their films.”