Friday Link-A-Mania

• The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has new images from Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine [via Coming Soon]

• Legendary Pictures is near to closing a deal with Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki pairing Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg to direct supernatural thriller Spectral. The script, written by Ian Fried, follows a special ops force that has trained in hunting the supernatural. They come up against ghosts that have taken over Manhattan. [via Deadline]

EW.com has even more photos from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, plus news that three characters from the novel – Bonnie, Twill and Darius – won’t be appearing in the film. “It’s as agonising for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan,” says producer Nina Jacobson. “I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”

Deadline reckons that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is being considered for a lead role in Gareth (Monsters) Edwards’ US reboot of Godzilla.

• Guillermo del Toro gave MTV an update on his proposed Hulk TV show… and it’s not sounding promising: “I met with (Marvel exec) Jeph Loeb after Avengers, but after that meeting, there’s been complete radio silence on the show. It’s very frustrating for me and for the fans that we don’t know. I haven’t heard anything in months about the show, but obviously Avengers is a game-changer for Marvel. It’s their property, and if I don’t make it, at least I’ll watch it.”

• John Noble has spoken to TVLine about the last few episodes of Fringe: “The way that [Walter's] relationship with Peter plays out in the next two episodes, and particularly in the finale, is really quite remarkable. I know that the fans love the relationship between Peter and Walter so much, and we certainly paid homage to that and brought it home, I believe, really strongly.” The actor says he has “beautiful moments” with Olivia and Astrid, as well, adding, ““f you had asked me in season one where I thought Walter should finish up, it would have been exactly where he does. That’s the remarkable thing — it’s the perfect arc for Walter.”