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Will Two-Face Return In The Dark Knight Rises?

Speculation is rampant that recent interviews with Aaron Eckhart may have provided clues about a possible return in The Dark Knight Rises as Two-Face. The actor's stock has never been higher, especially with the $36 million weekend box-office victory of his big-budget sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles. Yet, the attention still manages to come back to Batman. In various interviews over the past year, the actor's language has gone back and forth from a definitive "no" to coy hints of "yes." In an interview with CBS News in which the inevitable Two-Face question was posed, Eckhart replied with a deceptive smile: “I could not possibly say.” However, in another interview afterward with The Playlist, he echoed the old talking point that “Harvey Dent is dead.” Well, fans are still not buying it. Harvey Dent may be dead, but could Two-Face be another story?

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: First Look At New Nickelodeon Show

The revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon is starting to take shape more than ever with a new teaser trailer provided by Entertainment Weekly. With 26 half-hour episodes greenlit for late 2012, the movement to revive the early 90's phenomena that was "Turtlemania" will begin with this sharp new revival. Immediately catching the eyes of those with fond memories of their favorite reptillian Renaissance-named mutated sewer-dwellers, is the stylistic departure from the previous incarnations. It's quite a twist from both the classic cartoon series and its early 2000's revival. Shelling out a reported $60 million to purchase the former juggernaut franchise, Nickelodeon is likely banking on a major resurgence. Check below for the new looks of each Turtle and decide for yourself if that could happen.

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Stan Lee Finally Answers The Ultimate Comic Book Question

Marvel guru Stan Lee may have just answered one of the most pressing and integral questions in the history of comic books, nay the world. Indeed, physicists, philosophers, and mathematicians all over have pondered one baffling quandary, one with which fans of Kevin Smith's magnum Jersey opus Mallrats may be familiar. As Jason Lee's character Brody asked Stan Lee in the film to no substantive response: "The Thing! Is his dork made out of orange rock like the rest of his body?" Well, hold on to your seats, true believers, because in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, creator of The Fantastic Four (among many others,) Stan "The Man" finally provides the answer to the most burning metaphysical query ever laid upon the bundle of nerves and synapses we call the human brain. Find out what he had to say just below!

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The Dark Knight Rises: Gary Oldman See Good Things

Will The Dark Knight Rises actually top the epic that was The Dark Knight? Well, actor Gary Oldman, who's set to reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon seems to believe it will. In an interview with MTV to promote this week's release of fairy tale reinvention Red Riding Hood, Oldman fielded some (inevitable) questions about 2012's upcoming third and final film in director Christopher Nolan's Batman universe. While he obviously wasn't at liberty to disclose any details of substance, he did have a few notable observations and a possible hint about the film. Having already cast Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy as juiced-assassin Bane, with Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also strongly speculated for roles, it's clear that the ante has been upped and Nolan wants to end what's perhaps the most celebrated comic book movie series ever with a mind-blowing (metaphorical) nuclear blast of epic storytelling. Check out what Gary Oldman has to say on that just below.

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Iron Man 3: Shane Black Lays Down Details

Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black already has a vision for his upcoming take on Marvel's crimson clad conqueror, and recently speaking to Ain't It Cool News, he's let it loose. With the crossover buildup consisting of Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers all lined-up on deck, it seems a bit odd to be looking past them. However, for Black, he proceeds with the knowledge that he's taking on not only one of the hottest comic book franchises ever, but a franchise that is now directly tied into the storyline canon of at least four other films. (With the Avengers crossover strategy officially beginning with 2008's The Incredible Hulk.) Once a prominent action film scribe, Iron Man 3 will soon find Black directing what will be only his second feature film. While he will be meeting with star Robert Downey Jr. to flesh out the story, Black's vision will apparently take Iron Man away from the bells and whistles of computer-generated robots and explosions and more into the pathological dramas we've seen in Christopher Nolan's Batman films. So, will Robert Downey have to get emo and practice a gravelly voice?

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Deadpool Movie: Ryan Reynolds Gives An Update

The Deadpool movie is still happening. -- At least as far as star Ryan Reynolds is concerned. Having already appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Wade Wilson, the highly-skilled mutant assassin who would eventually become the disfigured, mask-wearing Merc with a mouth, Reynolds' status with the project still remained uncertain. After news came that he was already locked-in for a Green Lantern sequel, it looked like scheduling was keeping him off the would-be follow-up. (With possibly a third also in the works, depending on this June's performance of the first Lantern film.) Thus, Deadpool has found itself in an unwanted state of inertia, much to the chagrin of fans. However, in an interview with Empire, Reynolds would reiterate his commitment to getting the film made, and assured fans that he definitely wants the gig. He's made similar shows of good faith over the last few years, but do check out what he had to say recently.

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Wonder Woman Will Take On Elizabeth Hurley

NBC's new Wonder Woman TV series appears to have its first villainess. Out of the spotlight for most of the past decade, the English beauty Elizabeth Hurley, best known from Bedazzled, Serving Sara, and the first Austin Powers film, will be making a comeback as the Amazonian hero's comic book rival Veronica Cale in the series pilot. Put opposite Adrianne Palicki's Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Hurley's character will be the head of a powerful pharmaceutical company, whose seething jealousy of the appearance of Wonder Woman is rooted in a number of things ranging from her power and beauty, to her perceived acceptance in what she sees as an unjust patriarchy. In the comics, this causes a rivalry with not only Wonder Woman, but her alter-ego Diana Prince, with whom she also assails in the media with written hit pieces. The 45 year-old Hurley will be undoubtedly bring beauty and sophistication to her performance and is certainly no stranger to the villain's role, having played The Devil herself in 2000's Bedazzled.

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Diane Lane Cast In Superman Reboot

It appears that Diane Lane will be joining the upcoming comic book redux, Superman: Man of Steel. In an announcement from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, the actress has been officially named to play Martha Kent, adopted mother of the Kryptonian, intergalactic foster child that will be Henry Cavill's Superman. The 46 year-old Oscar-nominated actress has held diverse roles over her vast career in such films as The Outsiders, The Cotton Club, The Perfect Storm, last year's Secretariat, and even an odd turn in Sylvester Stallone's attempted comic property, Judge Dredd. However, it was 2002's Unfaithful, the murder drama with salacious displays of white-hot adultery residing between the realms of a poignant, pathos-driven tragedy and a Friday night Skinemax feature, which would earn her an Oscar nod.

What will she bring to the critical role of the woman who shapes the very being of the Man of Steel? (Besides hotness?)

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Nate Corddry from Harry's Law on AOTS Tonight

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Nate Corddry from Harry's Law visits the studio where we'll talk to him about his new legal drama series set in a Cincinnati shoe store on NBC and what it's like working with Kathy Bates. Blair Butler covers the latest on comic books in an all new Fresh Ink where she'll also check out the ultimate iPad app for comic book hoarders. Kevin and Candace review the Boxee box for all your streaming media needs and the AOTS Viewer Army checks out the 2011 Toy Fair. See you at 7PM!

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We were in the presence of wrestling royalty a couple days ago when Y2J himself, Chris Jericho, came to Attack of the Show to talk about his new book, Undisputed. We were able to catch up with him after the show and talk with him about what it's like to be a WWE wrestler, what his legacy might be, and whether or not we'll ever see him in a ring again.

Check out the interview below!

 

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