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Anne Hathaway Herding Cats on Catwoman Costume, Two Mysterious Marvel Release Dates, Superheros Return to TV [Links]

Anne Hathaway Herding Cats on Catwoman Costume
Apparently, a lot of people were looking for a better Catwoman costume in the Batman sequel Dark Knight Rises. Star Anne Hathaway responded by saying:
"What I am happy to say is, if you didn't like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do. And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste."
Personally, I didn't think much of the costume either way. Nolan has never done a straight conversion of a costume from comic to screen. Two-Face? Rhas Al-Ghul? Scarecrow? Nothing like it. Similar, but not the same.

If you're dying for more information check out MTV for an exhaustive analysis of a 600x314 still photo.

Two Mysterious Marvel Release Dates
Two movies for 2014 have release dates, but no titles have been named. The first untitled Marvel movie is May 16, 2014. The second Marvel fllm opens June 27, 2014. We know its not Thor 2 or Iron Man 3 because those are July 26, 2013 and May 3, 2013.

Could be one of dozens of properties, like Doctor Strange or a sequel to The Incredible Hulk (Hulk 3: Banner goes to the grocery store). That, or Black Widow and Hawkeye could get a solo film.

Yet Another Superhero Crime Drama Coming Soon
If Alphas still hasn't caught your interest and you're not burned out from Heroes and No Ordinary Family, then you may be looking forward to Powers on FX. Another in a long line of shows attempting to reinvent the superhero show.

It's only in pilot stage though, so it may go the way of Wonder Woman. It sounds interesting, but who knows if it'll stick around.
“Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, who created Powers -– which is a very well-regarded, Eisner award-winning graphic novel -– view it as a story more in the model of David Fincher’s Seven, or Zodiac, or [FX's own] The Shield,” FX president John Landgraf shared at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday morning. “It’s a really gritty, edgy, very real, very dark cop show that also happens to have superhero elements in it — but they’re not front-and-center. They’re around the margins, in the back of it.”
Powers follows two detectives, Christian Walker (played by Sleeper‘s Jason Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Lucy Punch, The Class), who are tasked with investigating homicide cases involving people with superpowers. The pilot cast also includes Alona Tal (Veronica Mars) and Carly Foulkes (aka the T-Mobile pitchgirl).
“The superhero genre is ripe for reinvention,” Landgraf posits. “Everything television has ever done in that genre is the equivalent of an 8 or a 9 o’clock show -– light, breezy, special effects-oriented. I’m not saying that Powers isn’t fun, but it aspires to be a serious drama, and it’s fascinating to me to try to reshape and reinvent familiar genres.”
I've never read the graphic novel, so who knows.

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CassaStar was only the beginning…

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren's civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan's technology and strange mental abilities.

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