Friday-Link-A-Mania

• Composer Brian Tyler has announced on his website that he is providing the score for Iron Man 3. The first Iron Man films featured music by Ramin Djawadi and the second film by John Debney. Tyler’s previous work includes Terra Nova, The Expendables 2, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Fast And Furious, Fast Five, The Expendables and Battle: Los Angeles. [Film Music Reporter via Coming Soon]

• Paramount Pictures has again delayed the release of their upcoming Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, though only by a few days this time. Previously it had been shunted from 2 March 2012 to 11 January 2013. Now it will be released on 25 January 2013. [via Coming Soon]

• NBC has confirmed that the pilot for The Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane will air as a one-off special on 26 October, so at least we’ll get to see Eddie Izzard as a vampire once. [NBC]

• Will Jackson (Colton Haynes) be back for season three of Teen Wolf? No, says E! Online, citing a breakdown in contract negotiations. Yes, says MTV, which issued a statement saying, “Absolutely no truth that Colton is being pushed out or that he, or any cast member, is being replaced. We love Colton and look forward to his returning with the entire cast for season three of Teen Wolf.” So who’s telling the truth? Certainly Haynes thinks he’s on the way out, Tweeting, “I’m sad that this chapter has ended, but excited for a new one to begin. Thx for the love.” But E! Online seems sure about one thing: he won’t be in the first five episodes at least. Maybe he’ll be back for a guest appearance to wrap up his storyline, which, when we last saw him, involved him evolving from a reptile into a werewolf.

• A few weeks back we told you about how the New Zealand post office was issuing a set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stamps. Well, they haven’t stopped there. Now New Zealand Post has announced it’s releasing a set of The Hobbit coins as well, featuring Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, Thorin Oakenshield and others. The rim of each coin is inscribed in both English and Dwarvish with the words “Middle-earth – New Zealand”. The most expensive of the coins is made from one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of pure gold and selling for $3,695 NZ (£1,888 – precious indeed). The cheapest coins in the series have a $1 face value, but will retail for $29.90 NZ (£15.29) each. All of the coins will be legal tender in New Zealand and they will be available in New Zealand from 1 November.  [nzpost]

• According to various sources (Comic Book Movie, IGN) yesterday marked the day when the right to Daredevil reverted to Marvel, because Fox didn’t get a film into production by the deadline. So, who’s for Daredevil joining The Avengers? (We’ve always reckoned Daredevil would make a better TV series than a film, to be honest – superhero/legal drama crosssover? Has to be a winner!)

• Former Lost exec producer Carlton Cuse, as if he weren’t busy enough already working with Guillermo del Toro on his TV adaptation of The Strain and on the Psycho spin-off TV series Bates Motel, is now helping to develop a western-themed fantasy series for based on the Eisner Award-nominated Oni Press comic book series The Sixth Gun, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oni’s official site describes the story as follows: “During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.”

TVLine has a video an interviewed-packed preview video for The Walking Dead series three (which starts in the UK on FX on Friday 19 October at 10pm) which contains a rather exciting little snippet from showrunner Glenn Mazzara  who talks about the possibility of a prequel movie to the series. What would it be about? Where would it take place? Play to find out: