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Silver Surfer

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: A Silver Surfer movie has been rumored for years, even predating the recent Fantastic Four films. With Surfer now established in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, 20th Century Fox have indicated they would like to go forward with a spinoff a la X-Men Origins: Wolverine. For a while, it appeared that the Surfer movie would take precedence over a third FF film. J. Michael Straczynski was brought in to write a script, and Doug Jones' contract allowed for two more appearances as Silver Surfer.

However, it was more recently announced that 20th Century Fox hope to reboot the FF franchise. Will the company still be interested in a Silver Surfer spinoff at the same time? According to a recent interview with screenwriter and author of Silver Surfer: Requiem JMS, it looks like the Surfer's been put in mothballs, thanks to the under-performance (read: crapfest) of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Currently, it seems that the only high-profile Marvel properties that are priorities for Fox are: Wolverine 2, the FF reboot under Akiva Goldsman's lead and X-Men: First Class. Unless Xavier's school can make room for a Surfer cameo, fans of the character may have to wait a long time for his standalone movie to arrive.





The Amazing Spider-Man

Release Dates: July 3, 2012
Development Status: Wow. Just wow. That best describes our reaction to the news that Sony has scrapped plans for a Spidey 4 with Sam Raimi at the helm and Tobey Maguire in the mask, and instead rebooting the franchise altogether. In 3D, no less. Maybe they can call it The Amazing Spider-Man Jumps on the Bandwagon? (Zing!)

Luckily, the filmmakers have found their new Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) is replacing Maguire and donning the signature red-and-blue tights. At 27 years old, hopefully Garfield can portray a convincing high schooler, unless of course the rumor about this reboot's Pete starting off at college becomes true.

This new Peter Parker will be joined by Gwen Stacy rather than Mary Jane Watson this time. Emma Stone (Easy A) will play the role of Gwen, though her current red-dyed hair naturally led fans to first assume she would play MJ. In truth, MJ won't appear in this reboot, and apparently was never intended to.

Meanwhile, Rhys Ifans has signed to play the villain, The Lizard. In addition, there's a new rumor out there that Sony suits want to reboot (re: crowbar) Venom into the new Spidey reboot. Also from the Rumor Mill: Mad Men's John Slattery might be up for the role of J. Jonah Jameson. Slattery is no stranger to the Marvel U, having played Tony Stark's dad in Iron Man 2. Sam Elliot is also under consideration for the role, which is proving to be a tough one to cast according to reports.

More casting news? About villains? You bet! Heat Vision is reporting that Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) will be playing a villain named Van Atter in the soon-to-be-shooting Spider-Man film. Rhys Ifans, of course, has already been cast as the Lizard, with the Lizard being the film's main villain. Expect to see Spidey vs. Lizard atop the Manhattan Bridge, as the plot centers on the city not sure what to make of the Webcrawler - Friend or not-so-friend.

Finally, Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Sally Field (Forrest Gump) have been cast as Uncle Ben and Aunt May, respectively. These are interesting casting choices, as both are surprisingly high-profile actors for what are presumably limited roles. Sheen and Field's ages suggest the filmmakers are striving for the sort of younger, hipper portrayals seen in Ultimate Spider-Man.

Finally finally? C. Thomas Howell will play a construction worker named Ray, whose son is saved by Spidey during the Lizard fight. Ray will play a key role toward the end of the film, to pay Spidey back for saving Ray's son. (Phew.)

There is life before, and life after, this news.

Garfield recently spoke about the early stages of filming during a press junket for The Social Network's DVD release. "The first week was full of stunts, and I've never felt happier in my whole life," he said. "I'm all bruised and scratched up, and it feels really good. It's just me throwing myself up against walls, which is incredibly fun and painful and testing my manhood."

Sony recently released the first official shot of Garfield in the new suit, which you can see below:

- Columbia Pictures


Clearly some modifications were made to the familiar design. Eagle-eyed fans can also spot twin mechanical webshooters attached to Peter's wrists, suggesting that the reboot will be more faithful to the comics in at least one respect.

So why didn't it work out with Team Raimi? The director said he couldn't make the original May 2011 release date and apparently once he said "I can't make your date. I can't go forward creatively," Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and Columbia Pictures' Matt Tolmach decided to reboot the franchise from the top down - no Maguire, no Dunst - not one member of the original team that brought billions to Sony Pictures.

So wait a tick - the movie is coming out Summer 2012. One year after the release date Sony wanted Raimi to stick to? Is this basically an "eff you" to the director who gave us a franchise worth caring about to begin with? If Sony is going to wait until 2012, then why can't they keep Raimi onboard?

If the reasoning is just so financial quotas can be met by keeping a release date, then that doesn't bode well for Spidey 4 being creatively better than the third installment.




The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Oh Hollywood, and your-greenlighting-a-sequel-to-a-movie-before-said-movie-is-released ways…

James Vanderbilt, the writer of Marc Webb's upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, has been tapped to pen the sequel.

"Vanderbilt had a meeting with the Spider-Man filmmakers and studio execs outlining his take, getting a thumbs up, and will now begin writing," says Heat Vision. He worked on the Spider-Man 4 script (for the Sam Raimi Scenario) before that project collapsed, at which point he segued into the reboot for Sony. Originally, the writer of Zodiac and Basic was chosen for his character-driven approach to the story rather than a focus on special effects and worked on an outline for a trio of films. It remains to be seen how much from his outline will segue into his sequel script.

Amazing Spidey Part I hits theaters July 3, 2012, so expect a sequel to debut around 2014 or 2015.



Thor 2

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: We know Iron Man 3 will be one of Marvel Studios' first priorities after The Avengers hits in 2012, and work has already begun on a Captain America sequel, so why not Thor as well?

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed a sequel is being considered, at least. "We've got 600 plus issues, we've got a thousand years of mythology, we have other stories we'd like to tell," said Feige. "The audience will tell us whether they want to see those other stories, but we have to be prepared for that if that - if we should get the call." Feige also indicated that screenwriter Don Payne is plotting ideas and that discussions will begin soon with director Kenneth Branagh.

While scripting likely won't begin until late this year, CinemaBlend reports that The Enchantress and Skurge the Executioner are being considered as the villains. In the comics, the Enchantress is a sorceress of Asguard who uses her seductive powers to woo Thor. Skurge is her right hand man and a warrior fierce enough to rival Asgard's best. If Loki returns, it's a safe bet he'll be using his trickery to manipulate the duo against Thor.

Both Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) will be appearing in Avengers next summer, and both are contracted for future Marvel films beyond that. Bringing the Thor cast back together shouldn't be much of a problem, so the only real question is whether or not Branagh will commit to a sequel. And whether Branagh will have the wisdom to bring Beta Ray Bill into the picture.




War Machine

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: Marvel Studios' post-Avengers plans are still a bit murky. Right now, it's looking as if a War Machine spinoff might be in the cards alongside the inevitable Iron Man 3. War Machine won't be appearing in Avengers itself, so this could be Marvel's way of appeasing fans of James "Rhodey" Rhodes.

The only evidence of this project's existence so far is a rumor report from Pajiba. According to the rumor, screenwriters are being sought and no other cast or crew have been confirmed. But if the project is under development, we imagine Don Cheadle will be ready to suit up and lay waste to his enemies again.




X-Men: First Class

Release Date: June 3, 2011
Development Status: Wolverine will not appaear in Matthew Vaughn's First Class, according to the director himself. And judging by the two new trailers that hit recently, a Logan-less X-Men movie looks pretty awesome.

And here is the film's official synopsis: "First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men."

From this, we also know (thanks to leaked spy photos from the set) that the X-Jet (or Blackbird) crashes on an island during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (Shot down by a submarine, according to gossip.) And thanks to more leakage from Johnny OnSet-Spy, we know that each character's costume will be signature to the mutant and their ability. We also know that Mystique plays for Professor X's team during the film, sporting one of these blue and yellow outfits, before going full villain. Beast takes a significant departure from the last time we saw him on the big-screen, and he also has a fight scene with Mystique and the main villain.

Oliver Platt's Men In Black character also plays a key role in teaming Xavier with Magneto. From all of these story points, we also have director Matthew Vaughn's soundbites regarding how the story for First Class will play out, and it sounds like it's kinda sorta inspired by the path taken by the recent Star Trek reboot.

"It's very clever when you see how he has integrated the characters into the time period where the film is set. I'll put it that way. I just don't want to give it away... It's a very clever way of getting these characters involved in recent history, in recent world events."

The story was conceived by former X-Men director Bryan Singer, who recently shared with AICN a very detailed account of what fans can expect.

According to Singer, First Class will be set during the 1960's, when John F. Kennedy was president and the Civil Rights Movement was raging. Both Xavier and Magneto will be in their 20s. This explains, among other things, why so many familiar X-Men are missing from the cast. Singer, in an interview with The LA Times, expressed desire to helm another X-Men movie in the "near future", with the implication being a First Class sequel.

We know that Jennifer Lawrence will play Mystique, but we didn't know how much time the actress will play the character in blue-skin form, until now. According to an interview the actress gave with Jeff Wells, Lawrence implies that the blue scales used in the previous X-Men movies will make a return here, albeit a brief one.

Only 10% of her screentime will be in full-on Mystique mode, according to the interview. "It takes X-Men makeup artists about six hours to transform her into Mystique with the blue skins and the scales," Lawrence added. We'd guess that official photos of her in the Darkholme skin have been taken, but the actress says that the plan is to keep Mystique's look a secret until closer to the movie's release. (Good luck with that one, Fox. Remember when the character designs for Singer's first X-Men movie leaked onto AICN?)

It also appears as if Havok will fill the lead role in place of his brother Cyclops. Only in the movie's continuity, Havok will not be Cyclops' brother, according to Singer. Producer Singer also promised that more new character additions will be revealed down the road. First Class is meant to be "a new beginning" for the franchise, but it appears at this point that it can still function as a prequel to the previous four films with only relatively minor continuity quirks.

And the movie has quite the roster of actors. Damages' Rose Byrne is in talks to play Dr. Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and love interest of Professor X, and actor Jason Fleming will play the teleporting Azazel, Nightcrawler's father. (Whether Azazel will be on Xavier's side or Magneto's has yet to be determined.) 2012 fans rejoice! Oliver Platt has enlisted for First Class duty, playing The Man in Black. No idea who or what that character is, but stay tuned...

About A Boy's Nicholas Hoult will play Beast. And Caleb Landry Jones has been confirmed to play the mutant Banshee. Oh, and mutant Riptide has joined the film as well, played by Alex Gonzalez.The mutant Darwin will also join the cast.

On the plus side, James "Wanted" McAvoy will play the younger version of Professor X in the film, which is all sorts of awesome. Michael Fassbender will play Magneto. Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) is set to play Mystique, and Mad Men's January Jones will play Emma Frost. Pics of her in Emma Frost attire hit the interwebs, and she is rocking the 1960s vibe. Mutant Willow may also make her appearance in the film.

Jones recently spoke to <="" a=""> about her role as Frost. "The costumes are insane," Jones said. "It's a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she's barely dressed. She's got quite the bod, which is very intimidating." Jones also indicated that Frost's diamond form will again appear in the film, and that Frost will be participating in numerous fight scenes.

Kevin Bacon will play mutant Sebastian Shaw. Son of Rambow star Bill Milner will play young Magneto, 2012's Morgan Lily has been cast as the Young Mystique, and Zoe Kravitz will play X-Men mutant Tempest.

Vaughn re-teams with Jane Goldman, his co-writer on Kick-Ass, to work on the screenplay. The movie is scheduled for release June 3, 2011. Oh and they are still shooting the movie as of press time. Yeah, good luck with that...




X-Men: First Class 2

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: We've known Fox and producer Bryan Singer had plans for more than just one First Class film. The upcoming film is meant to serve as the start of a potential trilogy. We haven't heard much about what that trilogy might entail yet, but apparently the door is being kept open for the possible return of Wolverine.

In an exclusive interview with IGN, Singer said, "I think there would definitely be room. I think it would be a very exciting thing. This universe has to establish itself before, but that would be a very interesting and fun thing."

Presumably, much of the main cast would return alongside Wolverine, including James McAvoy's Professor Xavier and Michael Fassbender's Magneto. But will Matthew Vaughn direct again? We don't expect to hear much else about First Class 2 until the first film hits theaters and Fox can judge whether a follow-up is worth pursuing.




The Wolverine

Release Date: 2011
Development Status: Pre-production.

A lot of people saw Wolverine, but not many of them talked about how good it was. Too many mutant cameos distracted from focusing on the titular character, which is something the filmmakers plan to remedy. Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie, who scripted The Usual Suspects and did work on the first X-Men movie, will help tell of Logan's journey to Japan, where he fell in love and learned the ways of the samurai. (The script is based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's story arc in the comics.)

Director Darren Aronofsky left the project, for family reasons, leaving Fox with a release date to meet but no director to meet it with. Fox is gunning for Source Code's Duncan Jones or Twiight Eclipse and Daredevil reboot director David Slade for the job. (Pass on Slade. Go for Jones!)

The project will still be a "one-off" or standalone project, and not a direct sequel to Origins. The story centers on Wolverine's romance with a Japanese woman who's hand in marriage is promised to another man. Wolverine refuses to let her go, and the only thing standing in his way are the woman's father and the samurai under his employ.

Sabretooth himself, Liev Schrieber, revealed that he had dinner with Hugh Jackman, where they discussed the script and the potential for a Sabretooth/Wolverine reunion tour. (Since Creed is not a part of the original Japan storyline, we hope the powers-at-be do not shoehorn the character into the narrative.)

No news yet on who the villain will be, but word 'round the campfire suggests that the demon swordsmith Muramasa will appear, and that Omega Red or Silver Fox are potential candidates. The Japan storyline could work out to be as good as X2, if not better. As long as it doesn't have memory-wiping bullets or a boxing match with Blob, it's already better than the first Wolverine movie.




X-Men 4

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: X4 is officially a project on our geekdar, and it seems that the director responsible for the first two installments in the mutant franchise is angling for some involvement on the fourth film.

In a recent interview with The LA Times, director Bryan Singer and producer Lauren Shuler-Donner shed light on the project, with the implication being that Singer wants to direct the film. The director is quoted as telling Shuler-Donner to "hold that one off for just a little, I'm fixated on [X-Men: First Class]right now," to which she responds, ""I will, I will ... I'm holding it open with high hopes. It's totally different [from First Class] and it will be so interesting for you."

So what do we make of this, X-Men fans? Looks like the powers-at-be are going the Anti-Ratner route as they plan to launch the next phase of Wolverine and Co.'s live-action plan. And they have the right man for the job. (That sound you hear is the director of Money Talks getting pwned.)

Ultimate Comic Book Movie Guide We catch the early scoop on the Thor and X-Men sequels.

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Gambit

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: Not much is known about a potential Gambit spinoff movie other than the fact that both 20th Century Fox and actor Taylor Kitsch have expressed an interest. Before his appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Gambit had been planned for small roles in both X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Given that Gambit's origin story was alluded to in Wolverine, it seems likely that a spinoff film would shift focus to the character's later years. Kitsch has voiced his desire for the film to be darker in tone than its predecessor and to explore Gambit's back story.




Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Release Date: February 17, 2012
Development Status: Post-production.

Ghost Rider didn't necessarily have Marvel fans clamoring for a sequel when it hit theaters several years ago. That isn't stopping Sony from giving ol' Flamehead another shot at success.

Contrary to some early rumors, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will not be a reboot, and Nicholas Cage will star as Johnny Blaze once again. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the duo who wrote and directed the Crank movies, will write and direct this sequel. And because two dimensions weren't enough to contain Cage's hairdo last time, this sequel will filmed in 3D.

Several actors have been signed on to join Cage in Spirit of Vengeance, and HBO fans should recognize their names. Ciarin Hinds (Rome) will play the Devil. Idris Elba (The Wire) will follow up an appearance in next year's Thor with a role in Ghost Rider as "an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider." Meanwhile, Highlander's Christopher Lambert makes his long overdue comic book debut in this project. According to Coming Soon, there is no word on which character Lambert will play, but he has been in sword training for the past several months.

Filming recently wrapped on Spirit of Vengeance and post-production has begun, giing the filmmakers plenty of time to meet that early 2012 release date.

The real question is whether Sony can turn the franchise around and make Ghost Rider stand out in an increasingly crowded comic book movie market. A little Christopher Lambert never hurt any project, so we'll see come 2012.



Hawkeye

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: The big question regarding Marvel Studios' movie slate is which heroes will be focused upon after The Avengers. From recent comments by Kevin Feige, it sounds as though the various members of S.H.I.E.L.D. are high up on the list. That includes Hawkeye, a hero who will be introduced in Thor and take on a larger role in The Avengers.

Feige told Playlist, "There's no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be… Internally we've also started thinking what a 'Hawkeye' movie could be, how we could continue to explore the organization [which Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury leads] S.H.I.E.L.D, which has a pretty big part in 'Thor,' smaller parts in the two 'Iron Man' films and has a giant part in 'The Avengers.' [So it's like], what would a stand-alone "S.H.I.E.L.D." be like? It all goes back to the comics. Sometimes the answer is—when looking at a certain run of issues— 'no way' and sometimes the answer is 'maybe, let's continue to explore it' and certainly with Hawkeye and Black Widow those are two that we're exploring."

Presumably, Jeremy Renner's contract allows for a spinoff or two, so we assume the actor will be ready to reprise his role. As for a director or screenwriter, those questions will have to wait until closer to the release of The Avengers.



The Incredible Hulk 2

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: Marvel Studios' attempt at reintroducing Hulk to movie audiences proved marginally more successful with fans and critics, but in the end the box office returns were underwhelming. Incredible Hulk was certainly no Iron Man, that much was clear. The modest grosses of Incredible Hulk have cast doubt on an immediate sequel.

And should that sequel get made, it won't happen before The Avengers - so says Marvel overlord Kevin Feige.

More and more, it appears as if Hulk's next appearance will be in the Avengers ensemble movie rather than another solo venture. Director Louis Leterrier seemed to suggest as much in a recent video interview. Edward Norton also recently ruled out the possibility of either an Incredible Hulk sequel or cameos in the upcoming Thor and Captain America movies.

And with Norton out and Ruffalo in as Hulk, we're not sure where this project is other than on the distant back burner.




Iron Fist

Release Date: TBD
Development Status: Has the time finally come for some superhero-themed martial arts mayhem on the big screen?

An Iron Fist movie has been rumored in Hollywood for much of the past decade. The film rights were previously held by Artisan Entertainment, with Ray Park (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace) expected to don the flamboyantly colorful tights of Danny Rand. Now that Iron Fist is under the control of Marvel Studios, it seems the movie is finally being pulled out of development hell. A very talented writer, according to Kevin Feige, is currently working on a script, which is based on Bendis' and Matt Fraction's run with the character.

It's believed that Iron Fist is part of a concerted effort by Marvel Studios to produce smaller, relatively low budget superhero films to accompany the likes of the Iron Man and Avengers franchises.

No director or producers have been announced for Iron Fist yet. There is also no word as to whether Park might still be in the running for the lead role. Wilkes' involvement in xXx doesn't exactly fill us with confidence, but hopefully Iron Fist's recent critical success in the comic book realm can translate to the screenplay.



Iron Man 3

Release Date: May 3, 2013
Development Status: To the surprise of absolutely no one, a second sequel to Iron Man is being put on the fast track and will be one of Marvel Studios' first films to follow The Avengers. And no, director Jon Favreau will not direct the film.

Shane Black will direct the threequel and co-write it with Runaways scribe Drew Pearce. Black, who previously worked with star Robert Downey, Jr. on Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, promises that the story will not another "Iron Man fights a guy in an Iron Suit" installment. The story will be more like a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villians. (Does that mean the Mandarin will finally get his due?)

Iron Man 3 will be made after The Avengers and will not feature any other heroes from the Marvel Universe. Marvel is only doing crossover characters to lead up to The Avengers, and once that film is released, the plan is to go back to self-contained, single-character stories.

So why did Favreau leave the franchise? The official reason isn't known, but it's suspected that Favreau was frustrated with the studio's mandate to include Iron Man's fellow Avengers and other outside characters in the film.

Vulture says that one of their sources familiar with "Marvel's playbook" theorizes that the company, "had been pushing a confusing and packed vision of the third film as a tactic to provoke Favreau into leaving the project." But why the sneaky tactics? It's believed that Favreau had simply grown too expensive for the notoriously frugal Disney to retain.

It's probably safe to assume the rest of the principal cast will return, including Don Cheadle as Rhodey and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. Other than that, we know only the release date for Iron Man 3 – May 3, 2013. Disney will handle distribution of Iron Man 3 as part of their recently announced arrangement with former distributor Paramount.




Magneto

Release Date: On Hold
Development Status: Yeah, so that young Magneto movie that David Goyer was supposedly working on? It's dead.

Not that this news comes as any great surprise to anyone who has even sorta been following the development of Fox's X-Men franchise lately.

Aside from the complete and utter lack of forward momentum on the project in recent months, word came that Bryan Singer was returning to the franchise he started to direct X-Men: First Class, an origin/prequel tale about Marvel's band of merry mutants. The thing is, part of that story is to involve the young Magneto and his relationship with the young Professor Xavier. That seemed to be the nail in the Magneto solo-film coffin, and now Singer has pretty much confirmed as much.

"This story would probably utilize some of the Magneto story because it deals with a young Magneto, so it might supersede that because this would explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust," the director tells The Hollywood Reporter.

X-Men: First Class producer Laura Shulen Donner reiterated these points when she recently spoke about Magneto. She indicated many of the plans for the film have been rolled into First Class, and that despite some internal discussion the project is essentially dead.

So never say never for a solo adveture starring the Master of Magnetism, but it's not likely to happen anytime soon.




Punisher Sequel

Release Date: Unknown
Development Status: Frank Castle has suffered through a pretty lackluster Hollywood career. None of the past three Punisher movies seemed to find large audiences or capture the true essence of the comics. That isn't stopping Marvel from giving it a fourth try.

At SDCC 10, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige confirmed that Punsiher will return to live action at some point. He didn't indicate when exactly that might be, or even whether that return would occur in the form of a movie or TV series. Feige did reiterate that the Punisher franchise is back under direct Marvel Studios control. That didn't do much to help Punisher: War Zone, but hopefully the studio has learned a few useful lessons for their next attempt.



Runaways

Release Date: 2012
Development Status: Stalled.

It looks like Marvel has pumped the brakes on the adaptation of BKV's graphic novel. Casting had already been underway, but now the film's director, Peter Sollett, has been freed to go work on another movie before returning to helm Runaways... at some vague point down the line.

"Word in agency circles is that the project was flat-lining because it's similar in age demo to Kick-Ass, but insiders tell me that isn't true. Marvel simply has too much going on at the moment and will take its time on the live action adaptation of the comic hatched by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan," according to Deadline.

Marvel's troubled teen heroes were expected to be the next big franchise to hit the screen, after the Avengers movie in 2012. Now it looks like the dense story, turned into a script by British TV scribe Drew Pearce, will get put back on a shelf.

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Black Panther
Status: In development.

Many moons ago, Wesley Snipes was once linked to playing Black Panther in a live-action movie. (Simon Phoenix will now have to settle for headlining Black Panther fan-fic in prison). Instead, Snipes played Blade and Black Panther took up a corner office on the bottom floor of Development Hell. Now, Marvel is resurrecting the project and priming yet another character in their catalog for potential big-screen stardom.

Marvel has hired a writer named Mark Bailey to pen the script for the project. Who? Bailey "hails from the documentary film world," according to the site. But, hey, as long as he knows his Black Panther, that's all we need, right? Outside of a recent direct-to-DVD animated film, thing have been quiet on the BP front. Snipes' Panther project was originally set up at Sony/Columbia Pictures in the 1990s, and then at Artisan (remember them?), but the rights to the character reverted to Marvel in 2005. The movie has not been officially greenlit yet, but the fact that it is being scripted puts it on the path to one day, maybe, hitting a theater near you.





Black Widow
Status: In development, but on the back burner.

When Marvel cast ScarJo as SHIELD operative Black Widow in Iron Man 2, we thought the only way they could top that is if they give Mrs. Ryan Reynolds her own movie. And it looks like that's gonna happen.

SuperheroHype.com attended a press conference for Iron Man 2's Blu-ray and DVD release, where Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed a solo Black Widow movie is in the works.

"We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts," said Feige. "But The Avengers comes first." With Avengers currently getting ready to hit theatres Summer 2012, the soonest we can ideally ever expect to this movie first-hand is sometime late 2013 or 2014.

Feige reiterated this stance to Playlist right before Thor hit theaters. "There's no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be." Widow's fellow SHIELD operative Hawkeye was also named as a potential focal point after Avengers.

No word yet on who is writing the movie – if anyone – at this stage. We assume the movie will be a different take than the one screenwriter and voice of Solid Snake, David Hayter, worked on years ago. In short: Hollywood plans to keep Cleavage Johansson fighting crime and wearing only tight things for quite some time. It's good to be a geek.



Blade Reboot

Release Date: TBD
Development Status: The best thing about Blade: Trinity is that you can't do much worse than that, making the Daywalker's return to better fare that much easier. While nothing is official from Marvel's camp regarding Blade's return, one can expect that reboot fever will soon touch one of Marvel's earliest success stories.

That return may come in the form of a Deacon Frost prequel, however. In July 2009, IGN reported that director Stephen Norrington is working on a prequel trilogy based in the same universe, and centered around Blade's main villain, played in the first film by Stephen Dorff. No word yet on how exactly the idea, which Dorff came up with, will dovetail into the first three films or what Blade's roll will be, if any.

Also, Norrington is not officially attached to this project, at least not on Marvel's dance card. So at this point, it sounds like some dumb muthaf@#!er's trying to ice skate uphill… whatever that means. This is rumor at best and direct-to-DVD at worst. The last story headlining Blade can't be that which Spike TV canceled after one season. So dust off the sunglasses, Wesley.



Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: July 22, 2011
Development Status: Post-production.

Check out an official look at Cap's costume, thanks to EW's geek squad. We dig the battle-damaged shield and Ultimates-inspired look. Click over here for a pair of official movies stills. Oh oh, and take a look at Cap's new poster - arguably the best one yet from Marvel's recent crop of superhero movies. And not to be outdone, check this first detailed image of an unmasked Red Skull.

Also signing up to be made into an eventual action figure is Stanley Tucci. The Oscar-nominated actor. Yep. He'll play Cap's dad. Fans of Star Trek: First Contact will be glad to see the ill-fated Lt. Hawk getting some work in the Marvel U. Actor Neal McDonough will play Dum Dum Dugan in the very crowded Captain America movie, opposite Evans.

McDonough's casting news comes on the heels of Tommy Lee Jones joining the cast as General Chest Phillips, the hard-nosed commander who oversees Steve Rogers' training and early missions as Captain America during Operation Reborn.

We also have an actor set to play Bucky: Sebastian Stan. And Hugo Weaving is Red Skull, which so far is the best casting news surrounding this project. In more casting news, Howard Stark, the father of Tony, will be front and center in the movie as well, albeit a much younger version than the one we saw in Iron Man 2. Actor Dominic Cooper will play Iron Man's dad during the WWII-centric film.

And actress Hayley Atwell, recently seen in The Prisoner on AMC, will play Cap's love interest Peggy Carter. Rounding out the main cast so far is Toby Jones (Infamous) as robotic zombie villain Arnim Zola.

Nick Fury and Cap recently shot a end-credits scene for the film in NYC, a scene picturing Fury presenting Cap with a deal to, most likely, join the Avengers.

The last major Marvel movie prior to the ensemble Avengers film will feature the first Avenger himself. First Avenger: Captain America will focus on the early days of Steve Rogers and his transformation into Captain America. The movie will take place mostly in WWII, with present-day bookends. The movie will also show us how Cap's costume and shield will evolve. Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige recently chatted up the movie at an Iron Man 2 press event, and revealed that Chris Evans' costume tests "are pretty amazing."

Director Joe Johnston also recently talked about when the story will take place.

"[It will begin] in 1942, 1943... The stuff in the '60s and '70s [comic books] we're sort of avoiding," the director said. "We're going back to the '40s, and then forward to what they're doing with Captain America now."

Oh, and The Howling Commandos will make an appearance. Also rumored to make an appearance is former Harvey Dent, Tommy Lee Jones. UGO claims that Jones is up for an unspecified role in the Marvel movie, which is set primarily during World War II. IGN contacted Jones' camp at CAA, who said they'd never heard the rumor before and thus had no comment on it.

Johnston recently hinted as to story connections between Captain America and other Marvel Studios films, saying fans should expect elements of the Cap movie to pay off down the road. "We have several subtle references to certain elements in Thor, but since Captain America is a period picture taking place in the '40s, there are fewer opportunities for contemporary links to the rest of the Marvel universe. We can, however, create events in our story that will be paid off in Avengers and other Marvel pictures."

The Captain America cast and crew were at SDCC 2010, and even showed off some early footage to the audience. The footage was culled from the first eight days of shooting and included a brief glimpse of Evans in costume. You can click here to read our impressions of the footage.

Scoring the film will be Alan Silvestri, who did the music for such films as Back to the Future, Contact and Cast Away.



Captain America 2
Development Status: Pre-production.

Captain America: The First Avenger doesn't open until July 22, and Marvel has locked down writers for its sequel.

LatinoReview.com reports that First Avenger's scribes, Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus, have been hired to write a sequel. The writing duo scripted the first film and Joss Whedon was brought in to do a polish on their draft.

Chris Evans will reprise his role in the film, as he is signed for six movies. The story, according to Marvel's Kevin Feige, will be set in modern time.

We know that First Avenger is bookended with scenes set in present day, with the end of the movie rumored to involve Cap being frozen in ice. It's possible a sequel could pick up from this point and unfold in present day, the same time period as Whedon's Avengers movie.




Daredevil Reboot

Release Date: TBD
Development Status: Those of you still dealing with the semi-bitter taste of Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil movie - you know, the one with the meh CG battle on organ pipes starring da bomb from Phantoms - will be happy to know that Fox is fast-tracking a Matt Murdock reboot.

And Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade will helm the movie. The untitled reunion tour with Matt Murdock will be a continuation of the superhero pic, and will not contain material from the Ben Affleck-toplined version released by Fox in 2003. (Which is confusing. Basically, expect Fox to do with Daredevil what Universal did with Ed Norton's Incredible Hulk.)

What's the story? According to reports, Slade's pitch is "said to be a 'close cousin' of some of the other superhero movies out there in the market place (We believe he's referring to films like Thor and Captain America which are bright, boisterous blockbuster types that skip on the gloom and go straight to the boom!) – which shouldn't surprise anyone. 'It's a bit Batman Begins. The bad guy will learn who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him – but not via the usual methods.'"

And just to stir the fanboy pot even more, the site claims there's "some kind of talk" about Slade's Twilight: Eclipse leading man, Robert Pattinson, being up for the title role.

No word if writer David Scarpa is still onboard.




Deadpool

Release Date: 2011
Development Status: Robert Rodriguez is, sigh, not directing the Deadpool movie. Who is? A VFX artist by the name of Tim Miller. (Cue groans)

Rodriguez's commitment to directing *shakes head* Spy Kids 4 may have factored into him not being able to take the gig. Little-known Swedish music director Adam Berg was also a name circling the project. The the writers of Zombieland wrote the script, which is beyond packed with action and signature Deadpool banter. Actor Ryan Renyolds is very happy with their work, according to a recent interview.

"Tonally, they got it," said Reynolds in a recent interview. "They just [understood Deadpool] right off the bat. They're fans of the character and they were so excited. We couldn't have done any better [than Reese and Wernick]."

Reynolds later elaborated on the tone of the script in an interview with Hero Complex. "It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes," he said. "It's a nasty piece of work. It's just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It's like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral… It's so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that."

Reynolds will sport Hal Jordan's ring before he will reprise his role as Deadpool in this X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off. Recently, long-time X-Men producer Lauren Shuler-Donner revealed that the character's depiction in Wolverine will get – all together now – the reboot treatment, seeing as how the last time we saw Deadpool his head was spiraling away from his body in free fall, while firing Cyclops' optic blasts. But, the solo movie will somehow address Deadpool-as-Weapon-11 in the story. (Could be wrong, but that sounds like a threat to us.)

20th Century Fox, home to the X-Men movies, will release the movie, and put one of Xavier's mutants in it. The rumor is that Colossus will have a role (reportedly more than a cameo) in the new movie. Also joining Deadpool are: Wade Wilson's love interest Vanessa Carlysle (said to be a major plot element), his pal Blind Al, contact Patch, and Weapon X teammates Sluggo, Wyre, Ajax and Garrison Kane.

Also, expect that mouth of his to get a serious workout, with the character breaking the fourth wall on occasion. And yes, we will learn how he got those scars.




Doctor Strange

This movie has been in development almost as long as we have been breathing, and it looks like Marvel is putting it a bit farther along in its development queue.

The movie will likely be Marvel Studios' first film under their new parent company, Disney, once Marvel's obligations to Paramount expire after the release of Iron Man 3. And just who will be responsible for adapting Dr. Stephen Strange's live-action exploits? Writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. They previously worked on, ahem, Sahara (*open palm slap to forehead*) and A Sound of Thunder (*explodes*).

Let's hope their work on Sony's adaptation of videogame Uncharted was good enough to warrant this Marvel mainstay being put in their hands. He's been looking for a movie for quite some time, it would be a shame that when he finally gets one it's Sahara'd.

One old rumor gaining traction again is that Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is lobbying Marvel for the right to don the Cloak of Levitation. Will fans accept this romantic comedy regular as a magical superhero?

Fantastic Four Reboot

Release Date: Summer 2012 (rumored)
Development Status: The new adventures of ol' Reed Richards was rumored to be titled F4: Reborn, but now according to ScreenRant.com, that title is out and actors Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are rumored for the role of Mr. Fantastic. And former Emma Frost candidate, Alive Eve, is rumored to be up for the role of Sue Storm in the reboot.

The Human Torch and Doctor Doom also have rumored contenders in the running for those respective roles. True Blood's Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton on the HBO series, is up for the role of Latverian despot Victor Von Doom. The site claims an "offer is currently out" to the actor, and that "Doom will be showcased as the ruler of Latveria and a master of the mystic arts" in the film. Model-turned-90210 actor Kevin Pennington is the front runner to play Johnny Storm.

Bruce Willis and Kiefer Sutherland are rumored to be on the short-list to voice the all-CG version of The Thing.

Who does Fox want to direct the film? At the top of their wish list are: Joe Carnahan, Harry Potter's David Yates and James McTeigue. This F4 movie is the first salvo to come in the wake of Disney-Marvel came from 20th Century Fox, as the studio confirmed rumors from earlier this year that Marvel's First Family will get exposed to hopefully beneficial reboot rays. Who will spearhead the project? Oscar-winning scribe and Fringe writer and executive producer Akiva Goldsman. You might remember him from such nipplefests as Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

Variety reports that Fox has also set Heroes and Green Lantern scribe Michael Green to pen the screenplay.
 

Ultimate Comic Book Movie Guide We catch the early scoop on the Thor and X-Men sequels.

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Ant-Man

Release Date: 2012
Development Status: Ant-Man and his sometimes wife The Wasp are two of the original five Avengers, and Marvel Studios have been trying for years to get an Ant-Man film off the ground. Currently, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright is attached to direct the film, which he says will be an action-oriented movie with some humorous elements.

During interviews for Wright's Scott Pilgrim, Wright revealed the following about where the movie's story may potentially go: "It's essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power." Hank Pym, by way of Mission: Impossible, from the director of Shaun of the Dead? We're in.

Pixar has expressed an interest in distributing Ant-Man, leading many to wonder if the film will now be computer-animated instead of live-action. A second draft of the script by Wright and Joe Cornish has been turned in and Feige says it is the best one yet. They may be ready to shoot this soon.

It's not yet clear whether Ant-Man will be Wright's next directorial effort, but hopefully the film will see the light of day at some point in the wake of The Avengers.





The Avengers

Release Date: May 4, 2012
Development Status: Avengers Assemble! Norton's Hulk is out, and Mark Ruffalo is in as the new Bruce Banner in director Joss Whedon's Avengers. Also on the Hulk front, Ruffalo revealed that Hulk will go Smash! in 3D, with the help of motion capture - like they did on Avatar.

So, the official Avengers movie line-up includes: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, Cap, Hulk, Hawkeye and SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson. Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye, and Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother will play Fury's assistant at SHIELD, Maria Hill. And despite outright telling the press he wasn't in the movie, Tom Hiddleston will indeed reprise his Thor role as Loki in the film. Also Stellan Skarsgard, who plays Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor, will appear in Avengers as well.

Marvel overlord Kevin Feige revealed that The Avengers is a launching pad for Marvel's "new era" on the feature film front. "It will also renew each of these characters and launch them into their own franchises, starting with the second film to be released by Disney, Iron Man 3."

But what is it about? Loki's involvement gives credence to the rumors regarding the character using the Cosmic Cube to summon the Skrulls to invade Earth, an invasion which prompts Nick Fury to assemble his team of superheroes. Here is the film's official synopsis: "When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster."

According to Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, we will see the heroes fight each other in some capacity before teaming up to fight this "unexpected enemy."

Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner, recently revealed that his character's costume will be less purple, more "reality-based", taking a cue from Black Widow's outfit. (Spy his cameo in Thor.) Also, Renner said that Hawkeye and Black Widow will have some sort of relationship in the film. Speaking of costumes, Kevin Feige revealed that Iron Man will sport new armor in Whedon's movie, consistent with "the evolution" we saw Stark's armor take in IM 2. But what we want to know is, what is in store for Nick Fury?

Samuel L. Jackson's character seems poised to take point in the movie: "The Avengers is my own starring vehicle, pretty much," Jackson declared. The actor also revealed that he won't be in Thor, but will sport the eye-patch in Captain America.

So what's the story? Whedon dropped a few hints: "It will be a new story that has many things from different arcs of the comics in it." The writer-director implied that aspects of the plot will be taken from The Ultimates and the original comics. Whedon's script is believed to emphasize the family unit aspect of a group of heroes who really have no business teaming up, but, there they are... (According to Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, we will see the heroes fight each other in some capacity before teaming up to fight a greater threat.)

- Marvel.com
The Avengers assemble - but will Norton's Bruce Banner return?

Speaking of the story, production was recently halted when a copy of Jackson's script was stolen from the set and apparently shopped around by the thieves to various movie news websites. A handful of photocopied script pages have turned up online. On the plus side, the leaked script pages confirm that the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier will be in the movie.

The Avengers will now be the first Marvel Studios film to be distributed by Disney. As we recently learned, Disney acquired distribution rights to both The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount, who must not be happy campers at the moment.

But we are very happy, and eager, to see this movie on the big screen.

Ultimate Comic Book Movie Guide We catch the early scoop on the Thor and X-Men sequels.

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Superhero movies are big business these days. Major releases like Iron Man and X-Men Origins: Wolverine regularly rake in hundreds of millions of dollars for their respective studios. The Dark Knight alone made Warner Bros. richer than Scrooge McDuck in 2008. So it goes without saying that Hollywood will continue to turn out comic book movies as fast as it can produce them.

The upcoming crop of adaptations is looking more and more interesting all the time. In order to keep you up to date on the numerous comic book movies in development, we've decided to combine our handy Marvel and DC Movie Slates into one feature.

In this article, we list all the movies that have been announced in alphabetical order, provide a tentative release date, summarize recent announcements and fire off casting choices. The feature is split into Marvel, DC and indie comic sections, and we'll be expanding it even further in the coming days. So be sure to check back regularly!

Our most recent updates include: Hints about the villains of Thor 2 and what's in store for an X-Men: First Class sequel.

Want your latest news ASAP? Then click on any of the below comic logos. You want info on Zack Snyder's Superman reboot? Click on that "S" shield. The Dark Knight Rises? Yep, clickety the Bat logo. Now go forth and be nerds!

Do You Want Boobs in American Pie 4?

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An open casting call has gone out for the fourth (theatrical) American Pie movie, called American Reunion, and the good news is the film will apparently be something of a return to the R-rated raunchiness of the original picture.

"We are seeking an actress to play 18-20 for the co-starring role of 'Kara' in the new Universal Pictures film American Reunion," reads the call. "Kara is the sweet girl next door you used to babysit... now she's a senior in high school and a full blown hottie. We are looking for someone funny, smart and beautiful to be a part of this next installment of the American Pie franchise. This film will be shot in Atlanta, GA and have a theatrical release. Please note upper frontal nudity is required."

The underlining is Universal's, not ours. Click over to americanreunioncasting.com to find out how to get yourself, or someone you dearly love, in on this. Or just wait for the movie to come out so you can watch.


Don't look for Shannon Elizabeth's boobs in American Pie 4.

Road to E3 2011: Assassin's Creed Revelations

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I'll let you know what to expect and what we hope to learn about these games at this year's show. Will we see Gears of War 3's single player? What will Ubisoft reveal about Assassin's Creed Revelations? We'll answer as best we can amidst publishers' E3 secret planning.


What We Know
Well, Ubisoft has spilled some of the beans about Assassin's Creed Revelations already. It's set primarily in Instanbul and continues the story of Ezio, now in 50s. Ezio is in Masyaf seeking out relics that belonged to Assassin's Creed protagonist Altair, so that he can relive his ancestor's memories and find the location of a powerful artifact.


Find the glyphs in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood to help unlock the mysteries of Revelations.
As revealed in the most recent issue of Game Informer, Ezio is suffering a bit from a midlife crisis as he questions his decades long search for revenge and answers. Meanwhile, he's also got a new toy in the form of the curved blade, which can be used to zipline around the city, flip people over, and otherwise mobilize. Ezio also has the ability to make more than 300 (!) different kinds of bombs this time around.
Assassin's Creed Revelations also features a renewed focus on the multiplayer introduced with Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. This time, Ubisoft is adding a heavier story element to the multiplayer mode, which involves climbing through the ranks of Abstergo. Players can also now create guilds and their own coats of arms as they learn the ins and outs of the Templars.

What We Expect at E3
We expect that Ubisoft will demonstrate a fairly lengthy story section from Assassin's Creed Revelations campaign, if preview years' E3s are any indication. It's also a safe bet that multiplayer will be available for industry folks on the show floor, like last year. But other than that, it's anyone's guess, and we have lots of questions. How is Ezio leaping into Altair's memories? Who's the chief big bad of Assassin's Creed Revelations? And what's happened to Lucy and the rest of Desmond's team after Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's shocker of an ending?

First Footage from Abrams and Nolan's Person of Interest

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Upfronts week continued today with CBS giving their presentation on their lineup for 2011-2012. And while the usual focus at the Upfronts are on new series, it's safe to say that a ton of attention was being paid to a show that's been on for years – Two and a Half Men. Joked CBS's president, Nina Tassler, "It's been an educational year for all of us," referencing the situation with Charlie Sheen, who was never directly brought up. Ashton Kutcher than took to the stage with Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones to mark the beginning of the new era for Two and a Half Men. Kutcher, who is said to be getting a huge salary to join the series, said he felt like he'd won the lottery and added, "And I kind of did," before going on to heap praise on his new coworkers on the show.


- CBS
Meanwhile, CBS continues to be a victim of its own success when it comes to launching new series – as in, they just don't need many. But at their Upfront today, they did present trailers for five new series debuting this fall, including the one we've been most interested in at IGN, which also happens to be the one they're giving the biggest launch to: Person of Interest. Executive Produced by J.J. Abrams, Person of Interest is created by Jonathan Nolan, the co-writer of The Dark Knight. Pretty cool pedigree huh? CBS is giving the show an important timeslot, Thursdays at 9:00pm, where it will take over for CSI, after that megahit has been there for a decade (CSI is not cancelled, but moving to Wednesdays).

Right now, CBS has not publically released the full trailers they had at their Upfront, but rather behind-the-scenes videos that mix in some of the footage we saw from the shows today with interviews with the cast and creators. I'll post these videos below with a few comments on what I felt about the trailers and the shows in general.
Person of Interest
Here's the thing: In a perfect world, would I want the awesome pairing of J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan to be on… a procedural? No. But look, this will probably be an especially awesome procedural. It's got two strong lead actors (Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel) and a compelling hook – where the two main characters have a list of social security numbers that lead them to someone who will be involved in a crime. But they don't know anything beyond that, including whether this person will be the victim or the perpetrator.

That's a pretty tantalizing idea, as each episode will involve them tracking and meeting someone whose true nature isn't clear at first. On top of that, there's some very cool action involving Caviezel's character, who gets to kick quite a bit of ass. Again, I'm a guy all about serialized TV, but I'm definitely going to be giving Person of Interest a close look as the next TV season begins.



It's a new era when a CBS sitcom features Kat Dennings saying the line, "I think this is the sound that dries up my vagina," isn't it? The fetching Dennings certainly seems to be appropriately cast as a feisty, snarky waitress who befriends a spoiled heiress (Beth Behrs). I should also add that the full trailer had some funny bits missing from this behind-the-scenes reel and the trailer played great to the packed room of advertisers. On top of that, CBS said 2 Broke Girls was their highest testing pilot EVER. Airing in-between How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men, this looks poised to be a hit.





CBS loves their procedurals, but they also love to throw in ones about people with a special talent or ability – think The Mentalist or Ghost Whisperer. Here's another of that kind, with Poppy Montgomery as a woman with a sort of super version of a photographic memory, who can recall any fact or anything she ever saw immediately. These sort of shows are not my cup of tea, but I will say this looks well made. On top of that, there is actually a bit more of a backstory and hints at a mythology than you're going to get on most CBS series – you won't see it mentioned in this clip package, but Montgomery's character's sister was killed years ago, and the events of that day are the only thing she can't remember. It's a cool little extra hook that might add a bit of appeal for those of us who prefer serialized stories.



I got some Doctor Strange flashbacks watching the trailer for this series starring Patrick Wilson as a brilliant surgeon, Dr. Michael Holt, who is also arrogant and dismissive to those around him, until something extraordinary happens - causing him to change his outlook and begin to be a better man, helping the greater good. But in this case, that something is his ex-wife, Anna, beginning to visit him and speak to him from beyond the grave. Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) of all people, it certainly has some notable talent behind it. It's a potentially compelling idea, but it's one of those concepts that seems like a more natural fit for a movie or a miniseries than a TV show that could run for years. By Season 4, would we still want to see Michael chatting with his dead wife, as he performs surgeries and has other relationships? Hmm…



This looks like a very middle of the road sitcom, with the kind of "two guys with very different personalities bouncing off each other" vibe already covered on CBS by Two and a Half Men (hey, it's not like they're going to have Ashton Kutcher's character be just like Jon Cryer's!). It's also a bit tired to see Kevin Dillon playing a lot of the same beats he already covered on Entourage. On the other hand, Dave Foley looks to be pretty fun as the main character, Andrew's, boss.

Good morning, guys tomorrow Pirates of the Caribbean!

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