• Guy Pearce is set to join the cast of Iron Man 3 as geneticist Aldrich Killian, inventor of the Extremis Serum. In Marvel Comic Iron Man: Extremis Tony Stark uses the serum drastically increasing his physical and mental abilities but has the side effect of making him more aggressive.
Bryan Fuller and Star Trek cameo star Bryan Singer
• Bryan Fuller, the man behind Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me has stated that there will be no Star Trek TV show in the foreseeable future. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, former DS9 and Voyager writer Fuller said that he had discussed collaborating on a TV series with Bryan Singer but nothing official would happen until after the next movie, and that any potential project would need to remain the under control of J.J Abrams.
• Speaking of Star Trek, a new trailer for the videogame, set to bridge the story between JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, and Star Trek 2, has been released featuring, er, very little by way of story, but a lot of phaser action. Videogame tie-ins aren’t usually a safe bet, but given Digital Extreme’s last game, The Darkness II is one of our favourites of the year so far, we have extremely high hopes.
• A new trailer for upcoming Batbuster The Dark Knight Rises will show to audiences at American screenings of The Avengers. Though the two franchises are owned by long time rivals DC and Marvel respectively, the placement is seen as a good strategic decision by Warner Brothers because it offers the best possible exposure for TDKR. Two official trailers have already been released, one a teaser and the other focusing on Bane (Tom Hardy). What’s betting Catwoman’s in the spotlight for this one?
Speaking of The Dark Knight RisesThe Wall Street Journal are reporting that it will contain just over an hours worth of footage in ginormo IMAX format, up from The Dark Knight’s 40 minutes. So long as it’s not 3D we’re happy.
• Jane Jensen of indie game studio Pinkerton Roadhas announced Moebius, spiritual successor to famed adventure game Gabriel Knight. Voted for by supporters of the studio in what Jensen has dubbed “Community Supported Gaming”. Moebius follows an antiques dealer with the ability to sense the “soul” of an object hired to investigate a series of strange events.
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