Check out four insane clips from the mythological epic Legend of Hercules. Find out which characters will get their own episodes when The Walking Dead returns. Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to tease a bunch of villains. Plus: a closer look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Spoilers now!
Fantastic Four Versus X-Men
According to a report on investor website Motley Fool, 21st Century Fox is planning to cross over two of its Marvel properties in an Avengers-style plan. A reboot of Fantastic Four is due in 2015 and X-Men: Apocalypse has been scheduled for 2016. Reportedly, Fox is looking to combine the two in a film based on the 1987 comic Fantastic Four Versus X-Men.
Bear in mind, there's no official source for this report — and it may just be a Motley Fool columnist jumping to conclusions.
At the same time, given Sony's recent announcement of Spider-Man spinoff movies and Marvel/Disney's success, it makes sense that Fox would try to build up to some kind of crossover of their own. This also makes a bit of sense, in light of Mark Millar's statements that the two movie franchises share a universe, and a Days of Future Past writer being brought in to work on the Fantastic Four reboot script. [Motley Fool, Sci Fi Now]
Legend of Hercules
Still curious about this mythological epic starring Kellan Lutz as Hercules? Four brand new clips give a pretty good flavor:
Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Daily Bugle tumblr is continuing to put out stories that hint at Spider-Man villains. The first post builds on an earlier one, both "by" Big Man's alter ego Frederick Foswell, and both hinting at organized crime and the Enforcers. It's called "Brighton Beach Nights":
With reports of Russian mob activity at an all-time high in the city, many have wondered who these (mostly) men are and what they are trying to accomplish. New Yorkers are no strangers to organized crime, but this time it seems different.
Gregarious, boastful men fill the Brighton beach night scene — every single one of them with a spectacular guttural baritone voice that makes one wonder if there are any gangster tenors.
Mob activity is the suspected cause of a spike in crime across all five boroughs. Not content with hijacking retails goods, sports betting, or drugs, more crime families have become involved in high-tech crimes such as the theft of microchips, processors, experimental metal alloys, and advanced weaponry.
Fancy Dan Brito said during his arraignment for the recent Brighton Beach shootout, "Everything has a price. Including the head of so-called superheroes.
[via Coming Soon]
The second post references Herman Schultz and Stan Carter, who are also known to Spider-Man fans as the villains Shocker and Sin-Eater. It's called "Shocking Midtown Heist Foiled by Spider-Man!," and is also written by a villain, Ned Leeds (aka the Hobgoblin). This could also be a hint to the New Year's Eve appearance scheduled for Spider-Man in Times Square:
A shocking Midtown bank robbery was foiled yesterday by Spider-Man. New York's superhuman vigilante caught the mechanically augmented robber, suspected in two previous bank heists, as he fled the scene with the stolen loot.
Police arrived on the scene as Spider-Man finished webbing up the suspect, who was arrested and later identified as disgruntled engineer, Herman Schultz. Schultz created wrist-gauntlets that are capable of emitting a vibratory wave of pressure that proved capable of tearing apart a four-foot thick steel vault.
NYPD Special Crimes Unit Detective Stan Carter stated that Schultz had officially been remanded into custody and is being held at the Ravencroft Institute pending his preliminary hearing. When asked how a "disgruntled engineer" could create such dangerous weapons, Carter said, "Shocking, right? All that genius but no escape plan."
[via Coming Soon]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Empire magazine has two new covers out, one featuring Cap on his own, and another giving a good look at Captain America, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow. [Shockya]
The Walking Dead
Comic Book.com has a bunch of spoilers up for the rest of season 4. First, it looks like Rick's group is going to be divided for a bit longer, with episodes focusing on just a few (or even just one) character. Along those lines, one or two episodes will be almost entirely Daryl-centric ones. Another episode will be Carl's alone, with Andrew Lincoln previewing:
Just wait, all I will say is just wait for what this kid [Chandler Riggs] is going to do this season. He I think has done one of the best episodes certainly this season, and he kind of carries it. It's beautiful what he's done.
While Carol's return has been confirmed by Robert Kirkman, it's also rumored that her return will bring her face-to-face with Tyreese, who doesn't know she killed Karen and David. Finally, Comic Book.com suspects that a major character death coming up will be a main castmember who didn't die in the comic. [Comic Book.com]
Legend of Korra
Executive producer Bryan Konietzko says that Book Three features, "as promised," way more Lin Beifong than Book Two, and posted a screen shot of her on his tumblr. [Bryan Konietzko's tumblr]
The season finale will be called "Bad Blood." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a featurette going behind the scenes of the Canary vs. Dollmaker fight from a few episodes ago. [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Jason Krell