TMNT Moved Close to GUARDIANS, THOR: THE DARK WORLD Gets Bigger, More DC Comics in ARROW
TMNT Pushed Back
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' return to the big screen has been delayed by about two months, with concerns of clashing not just with competition in June 2014 like Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur and Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon sequel, but also with Paramount's own Transformers sequel due at the end of that month.
The move, to August 8, 2014, puts it into a new competition though - the new date is just one week after Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, a quirky, sci-fi heavy move into a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means Marvel no longer holds the end of the summer when it comes to big-budget action. Universal's Dracula reboot is also due on August 8.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD Gets Bigger
The sequel that takes Thor back to Asgard is being up-converted to IMAX 3D, Marvel and IMAX announced today. The film will debut internationally in the over-sized format most popular with foreign crowds nine days before its domestic debut, on October 30, 2013. The movie is still due to bow in North America in multiple formats on November 8, 2013.
More DC Comics Characters to ARROW
Sure, The Flash is a huge name coming to the CW's Arrow, with hopes of a spin-off in place, but that's far from the only DC Comics character joining the fold this season. Brother Blood and Bronze Tiger were announced at Comic-Con, and this week two more familiar-to-fans names have been added to the roster.
Jean Loring, the one-time wife of Ray Palmer, the Atom (and central character of the DC Comics mini-series Identity Crisis) will be played by Teryl Rothery, an alum of genre TV with Stargate SG-1 and Smallville. Loring will appear for a "multi-episode arc" according to GreenArrowTV.com, who broke the news of her character.
Meanwhile, the third and fourth episodes of the season will introduce a version of DC's "Sin," played by Bex Taylor-Klaus, according to THR. The character first appeared in May 2006's Birds of Prey #92 (Note: THR erroneously reported that issue came out in 1999), a creation of Gail Simone during her long run on the title. The character, a one-time protege of the same trainees of the villainous Lady Shiva, would go on to become Black Canary's adopted daughter and "little sister," as she was called. Taylor-Klaus, at 19, will play a considerably aged version of the character, who was portrayed in the comics as pre-pubescent.