Nicolas Winding Refn could own 2011 and 2012. The director has been one of our faves for some time thanks to the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, and Valhalla Rising, and his action thriller Drive, with Ryan Gosling, generated great buzz at Cannes and won Mr. Refn the Best Director prize.

Drive recently premiered in LA, and the director was on the red carpet to answer questions from press. In doing so, he talked about another film that he and Ryan Gosling would like to do after their Logan’s Run remake, which he described as a romantic comedy. He also continued to press the idea of directing Wonder Woman, in which he would cast Drive co-star Christina Hendricks. Read More »

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Rubbernecking 2.0: scouring the web for traces of failed projects. Case in point: the interest in even a bit of footage from David E. Kelley‘s rejected NBC pilot for Wonder Woman. Naturally, as soon as the network realized that no one might want to see the show, a great many people consequently want to see it. (There were people who wanted to see the show, period; but I think a good many more are interested simply on the basis of the pilot’s rejection.)

So here is a promo for the show that provides our first and possibly last look at Adrianne Palicki in motion as Wonder Woman. Read More »

We may never see a broadcast of the canned NBC pilot for David E. Kelley‘s Wonder Woman relaunch, starring Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. But copies are floating around, and the show is sure to end up as a fully circulated bootleg. Until it hits YouTube, those curious about the show that will never be will have to rely on info drops like this one. A copy of the pilot fell into the hands of one writer, who has penned a mostly positive review, and pulled a few screencaps that show the classic ‘short pants’ costume and even the show’s version of Wonder Woman’s jet. Read on for some review details, and for a gallery of images.  Read More »

What villains might appear in Thor 2 and when could we possibly see it? Did Robert Rodriguez actually have a connection to Deadpool? Why exactly didn’t Wonder Woman make it to air? And would you like to post yourself doing the Green Lantern oath and see a brand new poster? All the answers will be revealed in the latest Superhero Bits. Read More »

NBC Dumps ‘Wonder Woman’

The script was derided; the costume was scorned; and test audiences frowned at the rough-cut pilot. Now NBC has taken the same line as seemingly everyone else who has had a gander at David E. Kelley‘s new television Wonder Woman. The network passed on the pilot, and so the show won’t go to series. Read More »

Hey, you know that Wonder Woman series we’ve all been worried about? One lucky comic book fan actually got to watch an early cut of the pilot, and from the sounds of it, most of our fears are totally justified. After the jump, highlights from this first, very early review, plus quotes about The Amazing Spider-Man from Martin Sheen (a.k.a. Peter Parker’s dear Uncle Ben) and future plans from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

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We’ve already seen photos of Andrew Garfield as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man and Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy in
Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. Today we have the first looks at Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a. The Lizard, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.

The first photo, snapped by college student J. Anthony Hall, shows Ifans and Garfield filming an outdoor scene. Not much is actually happening in the still, but it’s worth noting that Ifans is clearly wearing a bright green sock or covering over his right hand — presumably so it can be made to look missing or changed in post-production. (In the comics, Connors was a war surgeon who lost his arm in a blast. Upon returning to civilian life, he developed a serum from reptilian DNA and regenerated his arm. Then he became a full-on reptilian monster. Oops.)

The other images, from the Daily Mail, feature Sheen and Garfield standing outside in sunglasses. I’d guess that they aren’t in character in these pictures, but I can’t be sure. Scroll past the jump to see the full images. [Coming Soon via Obsessed with Film]

Also after the jump: possible bad news for Wonder Woman fans, possible good news for Pepper Potts fans, and an image from The Avengers set, and details on The Avengers‘ budget and locations.

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The men who helped to create such popular properties as Lost, The Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica and Heroes are just a few of the people with brand new shows currently awaiting the executioner’s axe. The J.J. Abrams-produced show Alcatraz, Jonah Nolan‘s Person of Interest, Ronald Moore‘s 17th Precinct and Tim Kring‘s Touch are four out of dozens of pilots whose fates will be decided this month as the networks get ready to announce their fall schedules from May 16-19 at New York upfronts. And while it would be easy to assume anything these guys touch would most certainly make it to our television screens, Deadline’s sources say that some might not. Read more about the buzz on all those shows, as well as a ton of other upcoming pilots you have been anticipating (Locke & Key, Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, etc), after the jump. Read More »

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