So it seems that Seth Green had the biggest Star Wars news today… But Cinematical has pictures from the New York Comic Con, including one from Steve’s panel and several out-and-about troopers. Keep an eye on the nycc and newyorkcomiccon tags on Flickr for more shots.
- The Hobbit: Guillermo del Toro will know soon if he’s directing.
- X-Files: MTV has an interview with Carter and Spotnitz, while io9 and EW report from the X-Files panel.
- The Dark Knight: MTV has a blow-by-blow of the Bat-trailer, which will officially hit in two weeks.
- Narnia: Disney has “no plans” for after Dawn Treader. Yet.
- The Spirit: Haven’t really been covering this one, but the trailer premiered and it’s pretty neat.
- Indy IV: Shia LaBeouf confirms what everyone who say the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer already kinda figured.
- Wolverine: Another Lord of the Rings alumni joins the X-men movieverse: Dominic Monaghan.
- X-Files: Mitch Pileggi returning as Skinner.
- Star Trek: Anton Yelchi talks Chekov.
- Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince adds a scene that’s not in the book. Well, not in HBP, anyway.
- The Hobbit: Elijah Wood endorses Guillermo del Toro.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate and publisher HarperCollins are suing New Line Cinema, claiming that they have not received a penny of royalties from the estimated $6 billion the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings films have grossed worldwide. In addition to damages, the plaintiffs are seeking a court order giving the Tolkien estate the right to terminate any rights New Line may have to make films based on other works by the author, including The Hobbit.
The Hobbit is tentatively slated to begin production next year, with releases planned for 2010 and 2011, and such a court order would place current plans for this film in jeopardy.