Geek Watch: 'Tintin', 'The Avengers', 'Iron Man 3', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Ironette Dancers

Geek Watch: 'Tintin', 'The Avengers', 'Iron Man 3', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Ironette Dancers

Jul 06, 2011

-- A new image from The Adventures of Tintin has arrived online, featuring Tintin and his trusty dog Snowy. The 3D, mo-cap film (a first for Steven Spielberg, who directed) hits Europe on October 26th, and then the US on December 23rd. Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Andy Serkis are among those who lent their voices to this adaptation of the popular youth detective series. [Animatie]

-- Speaking to Film Journal about the upcoming Marvel movies, Marvel chief Kevin Feige plugged in a status update on The Avengers (which is about five weeks into production), as well as elaborated more on how Iron Man 3 will fit into the Marvel continuity world, post-Avengers. Two key quotes below ...

On The Avengers: "We’re in the fifth week of production on The Avengers and all of the actors have been very impressed with him. They all carry their own movies and I think everyone was worried about who would get the short end of the stick. But no one does because they’re all there servicing this larger story. The stuff we’ve shot is cutting together spectacularly and it’s just the character interactions that we’ve done so far—we haven’t shot much of the action sequences yet. I think the end result is going to feel very, very satisfying.”

On Iron Man 3: "Audiences will see that Tony Stark is going back into his own world. There will be acknowledgements to the events of The Avengers and the character journey he took there, but he’s not going to be having tea with Thor and calling Nick Fury every five minutes.” [Film Journal]

-- Guess who may be appearing in a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises? According to internet rumors (which should always be taken with a large grain of salt), former Batman Adam West will make some sort of cameo in Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, as folks have spotted him on the Nottingham set of the film. Guess we'll see. [Geek Tyrant]

-- Finally, think again if you thought Iron Man 2 was the last of the Ironette dancers. Apparently the girls are currently making the rounds at various fan conventions, and were caught on camera performing at the Japan Expo 2011 in Paris. Watch them do their thing below ... [via Geekologie]

JE 2011 - Comic Con - Iron Man from cooladn on Vimeo.

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