Matt Price and Kyle Roberts discuss the trailer to “The Lone Ranger,” the second season for the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon, and actress rumors for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
- TOPIC 1: LONE RANGER TRAILER
The first trailer for “The Lone Ranger,” starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, has been released at Apple.com. This follows the release earlier this week of the poster and several new images from the film.
The film, from Disney, is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
The action Western film is set for a July 3, 2013 release.
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- TOPIC 2: TMNT returning for second season
The Los Angeles Times reports that Nickelodeon has picked up “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for a second season. The show, starring animated versions of mutated turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello has been the No. 1 program for kids on basic cable, with 3.9 million viewers.
TOPIC 3: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 MAY GET ALISON BRIE
According to Deadline, Alison Brie is among actresses reading for a role as a love interest for Chris Evans in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger.” (The report didn’t state whether this would be Sharon Carter, who appeared in the Ed Brubaker comic storyline “The Winter Soldier,” or another character.)
Deadline also reports Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow from The Avengers may appear in the film as well.
Other actresses potentially up for the love interest role include Emilia Clarke, Jessica Brown Findlay, Teresa Palmer and Imogen Gay Poots. Anthony and Joe Russo from “Community” are directing the film; “Community,” of course, is the sitcom on which Brie stars. The film is slated to start filming in early 2013 for an April 4, 2014 release.
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AVENGERS VS X-MEN 12: Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert
A Phoenix-powered Cyclops takes on the combined might of the X-Men and the Avengers in the finale of Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster. It’s an epic spectacle that sets up what Marvel is doing with its Marvel NOW! Relaunches.
The Cyclops character completes in some ways the journey he’s been on for the past several years. While this might not be a home run of an issue – the Nova pieces, especially, felt forced – it does what it is supposed to do on a story level, and puts pieces in play for Marvel’s big relaunches going forward. And there are some nice moments that do make this a wrapup of sorts to the Marvel events going back to House of M.
- Daredevil End of Days 1(5 SLIDES) – Bendis, Mack, Janson
Brian Michael Bendis wrote an acclaimed run on “Daredevil,” and in this miniseries, Marvel skips forward to the future, as Bendis tells a possible last days of Daredevil story.
Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz are the art team for the first issue, and do a dynamic job as the story begins with a mystery. Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich is writing about what appears to be the death of Daredevil, and recounts what’s happened to the character in the past several years, both events in Bendis’ run and events that haven’t happened as of yet in mainline Marvel continuity. Where has Daredevil been, why did he return, and what does his cryptic last word mean? There’s a lot to chew on in a first issue that gets off the ground in a gritty yet compelling manner.
It looks as if this series will provide an excellent ending point to Bendis’ take on the character, well worth a read for old and new fans alike.
- Doctor Who Vol 3 #1 (5 Slides) : Andy Diggle, Mark Buckingham
IDW starts a new ongoing series starring Doctor Who, based on the Matt Smith version of the Doctor. He’s with companions Rory and Amy as he travels back in time to 1851 and meets up with a telepathic young woman who convinces her customers that she can talk to ghosts. The woman, Emily Fairfax, and her husband Charles, have created an interdimensional gateway that’s causing concern for the Doctor.
Diggle does a good job with the voices of the characters, and Buckingham is a talented artist. It may not win anyone over not yet familiar with the Doctor, but it looks to be a well-done ancillary product for those who are.