Tuesday Link-A-Mania

Brand new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises

The latest trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has been released, reminding us that superhero movies aren’t all going to be shiny and bright this year. It’s a fine bit of work though, with ominous music, Anne Hathaway delivering her lines in slyly feline style, and a real sense of dread emnating from Bane. It also throws up a couple of questions: with so much footage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake, could he be more than just a cop? And of course, there’s the big question – will Bane break Batman’s back? There are several hints to it: Bane holding a broken Bat faceplate, the line “Faith is broken”, and Bane telling Batman that his punishment must be more severe than death…

Spoiler bombardment for Trek fans

TrekMovie have reported three big spoilers (look away now if you don’t want to know more) for the Star Trek sequel, including confirmation of the fact that Leonard Nimoy is returning. In stately robes, no less… On top of this, they’re claiming that Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed playing Khan, the role originally offered to Benecio del Toro. Lastly, they reckon that Klingons, cut from the 2009 film, will be appearing this time around.

Apparently we do like him when he’s angry

Those moneyheads at Forbes have taken a look at Marvel’s strategy for The Avengers, as a brand and as individual heroes, and have revealed we can expect a new Hulk movie if his popularity continues to soar. Marvel’s Paul Gitter suggests there could be a TV spin-off next year (rumoured to be masterminded by none other than Guillermo del Toro), followed by a big-budget franchise flick in 2015. Mark Ruffalo looks set to encore as Ol’ Greenskin – he’s already signed a Gamma-powered six movie deal. Read the full thing at Forbes.

 

 

 

New cartoon Tron: Uprising gets a trailer

There’s a new trailer for Tron: Uprising, the upcoming Disney XD cartoon, and it certainly looks the part. As good-looking and cool-sounding as the 2010 film, and probably with more storyline, the series starts 7 June. The trailer shows a program (voiced by Elijah Wood) determined to inspire a revolution of The Grid against the oppressive Lord Clu, by resurrecting the name of Tron. Like Zorro, but with light-cycles.

Pics of the webslinger… and Looper

Total Film has stills from The Amazing Spider-Man and Looper. Andrew Garfield looks worried, Spider-Man looks arrested, Emily Blunt looks angry with a shotgun, Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks slightly odd as a young Bruce Willis, while Bruce Willis looks like himself – complete with white T-shirt and gun. Yippee-ki-yay…

Neil Ramsden