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News Shotgun 10/29

If you’re a fan of movie title news than this is your week.

  • Batman 3 title revealed: The third Christopher Nolan Batman movie is going to be called “The Dark Knight Rises” and it was also revealed that The Riddler is NOT the villain.
  • MI4 Title revealed: The title for the fourth movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise is going to be Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol.
  • Release Date for Super 8: The mysterious JJ Abrams movie Super 8 has gotten a release date and it’s June 10, 2011.  It’s a week before Green Lantern and a week after X-Men: First Class.
  • Wesley Snipes signed on for martial arts comedy Master Daddy: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Wesley Snipes but he signed on for the martial arts/comedy film Master Daddy.  Going The Expendables route, it’s supposed to have cameos from tons of martial arts action stars like Rampage Jackson, Tony Jaa, Anderson Silva and, drumroll, Chuck Norris!
  • ABC developing a Charlie’s Angels reboot: Continuing to refuse to think of new ideas, ABC is supposedly working on a reboot of Charlie’s Angels.  Did they learn nothing from Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle?

News Shotgun 10/15

  • ABC bringing Incredible Hulk back to TV: The Hulk has had some ups and downs in recent years but along with his return to the big screen in The Avengers, there’s also going to be a new TV series on ABC sometime in the near future.  Nothing is really set yet but the Hulk worked great as a TV show before and I’d love to see a new show that features actual Hulk villains like Absorbing Man, Leader and Abomination.
  • Zoolander 2 Script almost done: It’s been a long time coming but screenwriter Justin Theroux says the script fro Zoolander 2 is just about finished.  The plot supposedly finds Derek and Hansel trying to claw their way back onto the top of the fashion world and the villainous Mugatu is back as well, possibly teamed with another villain played by Jonah Hill.  I appreciate the first Zoolander more each time I watch it and I would probably be down for more.
  • Top Gun 2 coming?: Paramount is supposedly trying to work with Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott to get a sequel to the 80’s classic off the ground.  Word is that it would focus on a new group of fighter pilots with a small part for Maverick.
  • Tom Hardy is the villain for Batman 3: The third Christopher Nolan Batman movie began or is begining to film sometime soon and it was revealed this week that the villain will be played by Tom Hardy.  Hardy was awesome in this year’s Nolan movie, Inception, and would be a good fit for any number of Batman villains.  It’s assumed The Riddler will be the villain but there’s also the Killer Croc rumors so we’ll have to wait and see.
  • Rhys Ifans is Reptile in the Spider-Man reboot: I feel really bad for Dylan Baker, the fantastic character actor who played Curt Connors in all 3 Raimi Spider Mans, because the reboot will finally feature the Lizard but British actor Rhys Ifans will be in the part.  I’ll always know Ifans as the kicker from The Replacements but he’s been in a bunch of other movies as well.
  • Danny Boyle will direct another 28….Later movie: Danny Boyle recently said during an interview that he’ll be directing another sequel to his fantastic zombie movie 28 Days Later.  28 Weeks Later was the first sequel and was generally well recieved but it will be nice to have the guy who originated it back at the helm.
  • Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly: The 25th Anniversary Blu Ray collection of Back to the Future is out in a couple weeks and a segment from the documentary included was released this week which features scenes that were filmed with actor Eric Stoltz, who was replaced by Michael J. Fox five weeks into production.  Check out the weirdness below:

Fall TV 2010

So the big news over the last week was the big upfront presentations by the major networks where they debut their new shows and their fall schedules.  Due to cancellations and series endings, there’s a bit of a power vacuum in the drama genre and there seems to be a renewed focus on comedies as well.  Here’s some of the shows we think sound interesting or are excited for.

NBC:

  • Undercovers- A new J.J. Abrams created show about a married couple who are former CIA spies who are called back into action to investigate the disappearnce of their friend and fellow spy during a major mission.
  • The Event- Trying to run with the ball dropped by Flash Forward, The Event follows a mass disappearance of people that may be due to aliens, of which the President and others actually be.
  • The Cape- NBC replaces one superhero show with another, this one has to be better than Heroes though.  A good cop has to go on the run when his corrupt squad frames him for murder.  He decides to become a vigilante called The Cape, based on his son’s favorite comic.
  • Of course we’re looking forward to the returns of Community, The Office and Parks and Rec as well.

Fox

  • Terra Nova- Probably the show with the most hype this fall, Terra Nova is being produced by Steven Spielberg and it’s about a family from the year 2149 who travels back to prehistoric times to save humanity from an environmentl catastrophe.
  • Running Wilde- From Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, Running Wilde finds Will Arnett as a rich jackass who falls for a charitable and caring woman played by Keri Russell.
  • Bob’s Burgers- From the creators of Home Movies comes Fox’s newest animated show about a family that owns a hamburger stand. H. Jon Benjamin, of Archer and Home Movies, will lead the voice cast.
  • The Good Guys- I still need to watch the preview/pilot but this looks like it could be a fun show where Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks are a pair of buddy cops getting into all kinds of crazy situations.
  • Human Target and Fringe will be back.

ABC

  • Detroit 1-8-7: Ever wonder what The Office’s documentary style would be like applied to a cop procedural?  Well this is your answer.  The cast, led by Michael Imperioli, are homicide detectives will talk to the camera during the show.
  • No Ordinary Family- Being billed as a live action Incredibles, Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz are a married couple who take their kids on vacation and get into a plane crash.  Upon being rescued and returning home, the family starts developing super powers.

CBS

  • Hawaii Five-O: A remake of the classic 1970’s detective show produced by Kurtzman and Orci and starring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Jean Smart.
  • Shit My Dad Says: William Shatner is the crazy Twitter based dad.