EMPIRE's MAN OF STEEL Cover The new issue of Empire Magazine is out this week, and features Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel on the cover. Here's a look. AMAZON Still Alive at CW Amazon, the Allan Heinberg-written Wonder Woman project, might still make it onto The CW as a series — at some point. Deadline reported Monday that though The CW Amazon was not one of the eight pilots picked up by the network, it's been rolled over to next season, or could possibly be ordered as an off-cycle pilot. Over at The Hollywood Reporter, things sound a little more positive, with word that The CW is "holding a slot open" for Amazon, and that they're happy with the script and awaiting a final version from Heinberg. THR says that Amazon could still be in contention for the fall 2013, midseason, or 2014-2015. IRON MAN 3, Now with More Rhodey An interview with EW.com running this week promises to have news on Iron Man 3 straight from Tony Stark, Robert Downey, Jr. While part one of five doesn't have a ton about Stark, he does get into Don Cheadle's role in the film, saying "Rhodey is much more in the dead center of things…There’s a lot of fun to be had with Don because he’s really good with hardware and he’s a martial artist, so it’s been really fun exploiting this possibility of Tony having moments like the one in Avengers, like the one with Cap where he decides, 'Oh screw it, he probably knows what he’s doing.'" More from the interview is promised, including cameo news for Iron Man 3. 3D STAR WARS Prequels Postponed The 3D-converted versions of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith won't be hitting theaters this fall as originally planned. StarWars.com says that Lucasfilm is "postponing" the releases to focus on Star Wars: Episode VII, while Deadline casts serious doubt that they'll ever be seen. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’s RHINO Casting; DR. STRANGE Movie News
It’s been a very busy day in comic book movie news. In case you missed it, check out these stories on who is in talks to play The Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2, and how Dr. Strange and Ant-Man play into Marvel’s future movie plans, straight from Kevin Feige himself.MARIA HILL Signs Up For S.H.I.E.L.D.? Though a ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother looks likely for the 2013-2014 TV season, Cobie Smulders isn't ruling out appearing as Agent Maria Hill on the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series if it gets picked up by ABC. "The commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don't affect it," Smulders told iamrogue.com, a movie news site run by the film studio Relativity Media. "And I can't really say but there are definite talks about it." Smulders also discussed her role in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier with the site, saying that the script is still shrouded in secrecy. "I've seen parts of it, but yeah I don't know much," Smulders said. "This is Marvel! They don't let you know anything." The S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot is currently in production, directed by Avengers' Joss Whedon, and featuring Clark Gregg returning as Agent Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker and Brett Dalton. Whedon co-wrote the pilot with his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen (Jed's wife), who he collaborated with on Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (which starred Smulder's HIMYM co-star Neil Patrick Harris). Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!