News Notes on “Man of Steel,” “Breaking Bad,” Travel Channel and Lots More

by on March 7, 2013

in Entertainment

I’ve been culling the headlines all week for things that interest me… that included news bites about the Justice League movie; Man of Steel; Guardians of the Galaxy; Revolution; Breaking Bad; Men In Black 3; Travel Channel; 90210; THE SWEENEY; & Teen Wolf.

Justice League news

If you had not heard, a bit ago the news was that Warner Bros. scrapped the first (2nd? 3rd?) Justice League movie script.  Which has you wondering what they’re up to… that is, besides trying to be even halfway competitive with the slate of Marvel movies and how well they’ve been done.

Then there’s the old news bits about how Nolan was done with things and Bale would never do another Batman movie.

Now RUMORS on the street is that WB is trying to get Christopher Nolan to develop and produce the Justice League movie and that they’re trying to get Christian Bale on board for being Batman, again.

Personally, I think how the Dark Knight trilogy ended was just fine, and the younger “Robin” could then take over the mantle of the Bat.

But that’s just me.

As real news comes out, we’ll touch on it some.

Speaking of superhero movies, word is that despite more rumors about how The Avengers sequels will be panning out, that Joss Whedon says there won’t be a Planet Hulk story line.

Riiiiight.

What I’m thinking is that the entire premise behind the character of the Hulk is the personality of Bruce Banner.  That’s the key to that character.

But could Bruce Banner have a story line that is like that of Planet Hulk?  He could.  But will he?  Probably not, but the conjecture of where The Avengers story line is going is fun news.

And did you know that if you’re typing way too fast, you could end up with a totally different movie title, like Plant Hulk?  Hmm…

Since I’ve Already Mentioned Christopher Nolan…

Word on the street from an exclusive that JoBlo broke, is that the early test audience screenings of the Nolan produced Man of Steel movie are creating strong, positive emotives from that select, lucky crowd.

As one quote was put, “Imagine a Nolan story with Snyder Effects/action.”  In other words, a Nolan-verse take of or an action flick with substance?  Awesome.

To be honest, I had complete faith that this, yet one more rendition of a Superman movie, would finally have some merit besides that of Warner Bros. trying to retain their character rights by ‘having’ to make another movie. (It was a long, complicated story.)  This time, it’s for real and WB no longer has any rights issues hanging over their heads, so this can be done right.

Man of Steel opens June 14th, 2013, and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, and Diane Lane.

Man of Steel Trailer:

The trailer looks epic…

Rumors That Aren’t?

Rumors are running rampant with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  News is that we’ll be catching a whiff of Iron Man there, as well as the character Nova.

Turns out, as pointed out by AICN, the Guardians of the Galaxy promo production art poster has Nova Corp ships in the background, so more than likely, we’ll be seeing the Nova characters.

As a kid I loved the Nova character.  So I’d be pretty jazzed about seeing Nova come to the big screen.

TV Noise:

Tracy Spiridakos in Revolution - TV's best new show

On TV, Revolution is coming back pretty soon.  But will you watch?  I’ve forgotten what the heck has happened, except for whiny girl’s furrowed forehead and her inability to transmit more than one emotion.

But hey, we’ll see.

And great, so the bad guy as a tiny generator that helps electricity exist within a small square area for his equipment to work. If you think about it, that completely throws out classic pincer-move tactics.  Only one part of the pincer will work while the other flounders to a grinding halt.

Food for Thought:  Historically, when NBC has given a show this HUGE of a break, they’re eyeballing it with the cancel hatchet.  But once again, more promises of more mysteries being solved or explained are all part of the promotional process.

We’ll see.

Breaking Bad Where???

If you get the Sundance Channel and have not noticed yet, they got themselves the rights to Breaking Bad.  You guys are so lucky!!!  Since March 4th, “will air the series from the start, with two back-to-back episodes airing in order, every Monday night at 11pm and midnight ET.

MIB 3 Premiering on Starz

Premiere heads up:  Men In Black 3 will be premiering on Starz on March 16th, 2013.

Travel Channel Notes

Check out these Travel Channel upcoming show dates:

FOODICULOUS:  Premiering Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00PM & 8:30PM (Two Back-to-Back Episodes)

THE DEAD FILES:  Season 4 is premiering Friday, March 8 at 10:00PM

TRIP FLIP:  Premieres Sunday, March 17 at 8:00PM

FEED THE BEAST:  Already premiered Wednesday, March 6

Network Specials:

TRICKED OUT TRAINS:  Premiering Sunday, March 3 at 8:00PM

They’re one of the best-kept secrets in the world of first-class travel. As exclusive as a private jet, and as luxurious as a yacht, these amazing railroad passenger cars – some faithfully restored, others artfully reimagined – now crisscross the country, bringing the romance of the rails into the 21st century. Part first-class hotel, part four-star restaurant, you’ll see how these virtual time machines bring America’s finest sights within arm’s length, and make getting there half the fun. From luxurious lounge cars and panoramic dome cars, to cozy sleepers, and Art Deco-inspired Streamliners, witness how their private owners combine passion, perseverance, and plenty of cash, to turn these historic cars in the plushest, most elegant, most tricked out trains on the rails today.

MAGIC OUTLAWS:  Premiering Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 PM & 9:30 PM (Two Back-to-Back Episodes)

From the streets of the biggest cities to the smallest towns and rural back roads of America’s heartland, people everywhere share a common explosive emotional reaction when confronted with an unbelievable or miraculous feat of magic. Magicians have the uncanny ability to literally ‘freak people out’ up close and in public. In each episode of “Magic Outlaws,” three world-class magicians travel the country, descend on a city or town in their convertible Cadillac, and explore everything that makes each destination great. They give viewers a first-hand look into the people and places of these cities through the eyes of groundbreaking original street magic.

HOT MOVIE SETS:  Premiering Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 PM

Explore famous movie locations worldwide as Hollywood pros reveal the behind the scenes and star secrets of “The Hangover Part II” in Bangkok, “Fast Five” in Puerto Rico, “Cocktail” in Jamaica, “21 Jump Street,” “Ocean’s 11” and other blockbusters.

Cancellation Warning!

Hey gang, if you’re hooked on the CW’s 90210, brace yourselves.  It’s series finale is scheduled for May 13th and that will be it.

No word on what’s replacing the series yet, but expectations are that we’ll find out by May.

DVD/Blu-ray News

THE SWEENEY is coming out on April 2, 2013.

Tearing up the streets of London, THE SWEENEY is a stylish and exhilarating action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal.  Directed by Nick Love and based on the popular 1970s U.K. television show of the same name, the U.K. box office smash

The cast includes Ray Winstone (The Departed, Hugo), Damian Lewis (“Homeland”, Dreamcatcher), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, Cassandra’s Dream)  and Musician Ben Drew (“Ill Manners”, “X Factor”).

Teen Wolf, Season 2 is coming out on DVD May 21st, 2013 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Are there any special features?  There might be one or two:

  • Teen Wolf Season 2 at Paleyfest – celebrate Season 2 of MTV’s critically acclaimed series Teen Wolf with a panel discussion featuring the show’s cast and creative team
  • Teen Wolves: Meet the New Pack – meet new cast members Sinqua Walls (Boyd), Gage Golighlty (Erica) and Daniel Sharman (Isaac) and get their take on their roles in Season 2
  • Alternate, Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Alternate Stiles Takes
  • Teen Wolf CGI Reel
  • Fight Choreography
  • Shirtless Montage 2.0
  • Gag Reel
  • Commentary featuring Jeff Davis and Christian Taylor

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