Today’s news round-up is certainly an interesting variety. The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World is finally coming next week, a super new still from Man Of Steel is online, and Will Smith was asked to star in Warner Bros.’ Lobo adaptation.
*After much speculation, it has been confirmed that the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (which apparently runs one minute and 41 seconds) will arrive next week. It’s likely that the trailer will be attached to international screenings of Iron Man 3 beginning that week, before the threequel hits domestic theaters May 3rd. As usual for the build up to a trailer release, expect more news for the highly anticipated sequel to come soon. Thor: The Dark World is set to hit theaters November 8th. [@AgentM]
*In honor of Superman’s 75th birthday yesterday, a new still image from Man Of Steel was released, featuring a full body shot of Henry Cavill as Kal-El. It’s an interesting coincidence (is it one though?) that the film’s marketing reached a new high this same week, with the release of the incredible three minute trailer. Man Of Steel opens June 14th. [Yahoo! Movies]
*Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to play Lobo in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the DC Comics anti-hero, but apparently he wasn’t the first choice to play the intergalactic bounty hunter. Will Smith – who will next be seen in June’s After Earth – was reportedly courted to star in Lobo by WB. Last we heard, Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) was on board as a writer and director, which made Johnson’s taking the role reasonable. But would Will Smith have been a better choice? [The Hollywood Reporter]