Walking Dead kills! Plus: Another peek at the Thor video game. Dark Knight rolling in May? Zimmer not scoring Superman. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.12.7!
Director Jon Favreau told MTV Splash Page that the expected Iron Man 3 movie will have to serve as a sequel to all the films the title character appears in, including Marvel's various shared-universe movies.
"In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and The Avengers," he told MTV. "This whole world... I have no idea what it is. I don't think they do either, from conversations I've had with those guys."
The director said he's only chatted with Kenneth Branagh and the cast of Thor and had some "passing" conversations with Joss Whedon about The Avengers. However, he knows very little about either movie. At the end of the day, making a Marvel Universe movie is not like making a stand-alone movie and it requires him to be flexible as a storyteller.
"The script is one thing, but when you actually see what you land on at the editing room — especially with Marvel where they film, cut, film some more and shape the film — you really learn as you go," the director said.
Iron Man 3 is tentatively slated for a May 13, 2013 debut.
Last week there was a report from the PopCornBiz blog in San Diego that suggested composer Hans Zimmer was going to score Zack Snyder's Superman movie. The story seemed plausible as Zimmer is a frequent collaborator of Superman producer Christopher Nolan and the story seemed to be supported by quotes from Zimmer himself.
But now the musician tells Heat Vision that the story is bogus and he's involved with the movie.
"You know, it’s like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let’s just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder. I think I need to give him a ring," Zimmer said. He also added that the matter has been complicated by the tragic murder of his publicist Ronni Chasen, who would be normally squashing such rumors.
But would he take the job if offered. Zimmer seems reluctant.
"John Williams, the greatest living composer -- full stop. And that happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no," Zimmer told Heat Vision. "And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no. I have never spoken with Zack Snyder."
So then how did PopCornBiz's report get so roundly misconstrued by most everyone, including your's truly? Well, the source article has undergone a subtle rewording to indicate that Zimmer's comments were in response to a purely hypothetical question of what he would do if he were given the job of scoring Superman. Silly internet!
You've been anticipating the movie for years. You can't wait to play the video game based on the movie. You're dying to see the trailer for the video game based on the movie. Now, we're pleased to present, the trailer for the trailer for the video game based on the Thor movie.
The actual trailer drops on Saturday during Spike TV's Video Game Awards:
Just as suddenly as it shambled to life, season one of The Walking Dead has run its course, climaxing in a blockbuster finale last Sunday.
AMC Network is declaring a ratings grand slam. The show became the most-watched drama series in the history of basic cable for the Adult 18-49 year-old demographic. The finale was the most-watched episode drawing in over 4 million viewers in that group.
The network provides these ratings bullets for the finale:
Setting ratings records is quite a feat on a network that already boasts critical and ratings darlings like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Of course, the show has already been greenlit for the second season, which will have twice as many episodes.
The show is also a favorite among deadbeats on the internet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is the most pirated TV show.
And, of course, you can read Mania's review of the finale and discuss your reactions to it right here.
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