• Marvel legend Stan Lee is impressed with the big screen versions of the characters he helped to create:
Stan Lee Praises IRON MAN 3 by AllThats_Bueno
• Heroes could be making a comeback, but on TV as we know it. According to TVLine, MSN is looking into reviving Heroes exclusively for Xbox. Negotiations are in the very early stages but the new versions of Heroes would feature “new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast.”
• Sound like if TRON 3 happens, it might be set less in the virtual world… or maybe a more realistic virtual world. Talking to Coming Soon about his new release Oblivion, director Joseph Kosinski reveals that he is, “working on the script for the next TRON. I think it’s pretty clear my love of working in the real world and real locations from this film [Oblivion]. If we were to take that into the universe of TRON, I think people can put that together what that means for that franchise. So it’s a pretty exciting idea we have for it, and we’re in the early stages, but I think it could be very cool.”
• And while we’re talking about Joseph Kosinski, US broadcaster AMC has announce that he and Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham are teaming up to create a new series for them. Ballistic City is about “a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational spaceship destined for an unknown world.” The show’s inspirations are said to come from Chinatown and Blade Runner. the pilot will be written by Beacham with Kosinski signed on to direct.
• Alcon Television Group has bought the TV rights Terry Moore’s comic book Rachel Rising, about a woman (guess her name?) who wakes up dead in a shallow grave. She begins to unravel the mystery of her death while crossing paths with not only friends but also a mysterious blonde woman who is tracking her and a horrific little girl named Zoe, out on a killing spree. Alcon is currently looking for a showrunner to take point on the project. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
• According to Deadline, Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time) has joined the Brett Ratner-directed, Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules movie. Ritchie will play Iolaus, “the legendary strongman’s nephew and biggest booster who eagerly promotes the achievements and adventures of Hercules. A poet, Iolaus is forced in the film to also become a warrior alongside his uncle.” The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt and is set for a US release on 25 July 2014.
• Coming Soon has a bunch of pics of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York’s Union Square, just like the one below…
• After a brief dip in its US ratings for the second episode of Game Of Thrones season three, episode three last weekend bounced back to score the highest audience figure the show has ever achieved: 4.72 million. Bet HBO is happy. [via Winter Is Coming]