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Breaking News: Marvel Studios President says he’s not worried about too many Marvel movies

Kevin Feige at the World Premiere of MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

While speaking at Comic-Con 2012, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke about Marvel’s very busy movie slate. While there is a worry of overkill and over-saturating the market with too many Marvel movies , Feige says he doesn’t feel like that tipping point has happened yet and as long as they continue making great movies, they’ll be fine. “I have been at Marvel for 12 years and we had that concern going when X-MEN came out and SPIDER-MAN came out in one year,” says Feige. “The trick and formula is to try and make different movies and make them great. …Read On »

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Breaking News: First look at Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD logo

THOR: THE DARK WORLD logo | ©2012 Marvel Studios

Chris Hemsworth will once again reprise his role as the Mighty Thor in THOR 2 and now the film has an official release date, title and new logo which was unveiled at Comic-Con 2012. The film is now called THOR: THE DARK WORLD and will be directed by GAME OF THRONES helmer Alan Taylor. Click on the image below to see the logo at a higher resolution. THOR: THE DARK WORLD opens November 2, 2012 Related: Comic-Con News – The Scoop on IRON MAN 3 Related: First Look at Marvel’s ANT-MAN movie logo Related: First Look at conceptual art and …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Karl Urban says DREDD reboot is completely different from the 1995 film JUDGE DREDD

DREDD movie poster | ©2012 Lionsgate

While the 1995 comic book adaptation of JUDGE DREDD starring Sylvester Stallone didn’t really work, the new reboot DREDD hopes to follow closer to the original comics created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. However, Karl Urban who plays the new Dredd, says he wasn’t really worried about being compared to the original – even though he did re-watch it before he suited up. “[The original] was never a topic of conversation – it was just not relevant because it was so tonally different,” says Urban. “I did rewatch it prior to doing DREDD, but it was more to see …Read On »

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Comic-Con 2012 News: The scoop on the TOTAL RECALL remake and how different it is from the 1990 original

TOTAL RECALL poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

How different is the new TOTAL RECALL remake? Director Len Wiseman spoke to the press at Comic-Con 2012 about his new film which is also based on the Phillip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. “There are things that are definitely drawn from the films as well as the short story,” says Wiseman. “I was intrigued by the way the characters were dealt with in this won. They were familiar characters, but done in a different context.” Colin Farrell is Quaid this time out, with Kate Beckinsale playing his double-crossing wife and Jessica Biel as …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Matt Damon and director Neill Blomkamp talk ELYSIUM

Matt Damon in ELYSIUM | ©2012 Sony Pictures

After making a big splash with his directorial debut DISTRICT 9, writer-director Neill Blomkamp returns with his latest sci-fi epic ELYSIUM hitting theaters next year. At Comic-Con 2012, Blomkamp and star Matt Damon spoke to the press about what to expect from this previously top secret film. “It’s a film about an orbital space station called Elysium,” explains Blomkamp during a press conference. “Earth is diseased and has been left behind and the money and resources have left with it.” In the film Matt Damon plays a character that’s trying to get off earth and head to Elysium. “My character …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL news from actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse

KICK-ASS 2 comic book | ©Icon

Even though the original Matthew Vaughn directed 2010 movie KICK-ASS (based on the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.) didn’t make a mint at the boxoffice, KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL is on its way and co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse is thrilled. “The budget is cheaper,” says Mintz-Plasse talking about the new film while promoting his new animated film PARANORMAN at Comic-Con 2012. “It made money, but not a lot of money so we all took a cut because we wanted to make it.” In KICK-ASS 2, his character Chris D’Amico trades in the Red Mist hero to become a …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gale Anne Hurd talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 – Part 1

Gale Anne Hurd at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Based on Robert Kirkman’s ongoing graphic novel series THE WALKING DEAD, AMC’s series about a small band of survivors trying to survive in a world overrun by zombies is now in production on its third season. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke to ASSIGNMENT X about THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 in this exclusive interview. Hurd is a genre veteran, having produced and co-written the original TERMINATOR and served as a producer on ALIENS, ALIEN NATION, THE ABYSS, THE RELIC, CLOCKSTOPPERS and THE INCREDIBLE HULK, as well as acclaimed non-genre fare like THE WATERDANCE and the documentary CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS. …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: WRECK-IT RALPH star John C. Reilly talks about his new animated film and his favorite arcade game

WRECK IT RALPH movie poster | ©2012 Disney

The new animated Disney film WRECK-IT RALPH focuses on an 8-bit character named Wreck-It Ralph from a fictitious 1980s arcade game who decides he’s tired of being a bad guy and starts to game hop into other worlds. Voicing Ralph is John C. Reilly who spoke to the press at Comic-Con 2012 about being in the new cartoon and getting used to the voiceover medium. “With voice over work, you take the whole experience you normally do with your body and channel it all into your voice,” says Reilly. “I became somewhat good at various sound effects. They had to …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Sam Raimi talks OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and reveals Bruce Campbell has a cameo

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL teaser poster | ©2012 Disney

Even though the current poster for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL looks very much like THE WIZARD OF OZ, director Sam Raimi says it shares the DNA of the L. Frank Baum books, but this is a prequel not a remake or sequel to that beloved 1939 film “We all loved THE WIZARD OF OZ and we were careful not to tread on it and careful to respect it,” admits Raimi. “Ours is a different story that leads up to THE WIZARD OF OZ. It’s how the Wizard came from Kansas to the land of Oz. It’s about a selfish …Read On »

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