Briana has the first details about Halo 4′s multiplayer, a new Hulk TV series, and more in the Rundown.
- The Incredible Hulk will get another shot at live-action TV next fall. Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) will have a hand in its creation, but few details are known other than that it will hit ABC. It won’t star Mark Ruffalo, however, as he will keep his big green rage on the big screen.
- Thor co-star Idris Elba has confirmed that his character Heimdall will be back for Thor 2. As the guardian of Asgard’s bifrost bridge, Elba only had a small part in the original title, but he hopes to have a more prominent role in the sequel. No release date has been set for Thor 2, but you can currently catch Thor hammering bad dudes in your third viewing of The Avengers.
- The Avengers will have its first real competition at the box office this weekend, in the form of Hasbro’s Battleship. Check out our Battleship behind the scenes here.
- The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes has gained a screenwriter. Scott Z. Burns, writer of Contagion, will pen the script to the monkey takeover flick. Not much is yet known, but it will be set several years after the original and continue the simian revolution and Andy Serkis will be back as head ape Caesar.
- Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is set to pen a screenplay about another genius of age of technology. Having won an Oscar for his script The Social Network, Sorkin is now on board to pen a film about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The film will be overseen by Social Network producer Scott Rudin. Ashton Kutcher is already set to play Steve Jobs in a separate film, simply titled Jobs, which is set for theaters next year.
- Harold and Kumar will become an animated series soon. The films stars will reprise their roles in vocal form, with the series hitting Adult Swim this fall. Hopefully it fares better than recently cancelled TV adaptation of Napoleon Dynamite.
- Halo 4’s multiplayer modes have gotten some light shed on them. The biggest addition is Spartan Ops, which is a story-based set of multiplayer missions that focuses on a new group of Spartan warriors, and can be played either solo or up to four player co-op. These missions will roll out on a weekly basis to players, and best of all, they’re free! In other Halo 4 news, a $99 limited edition has been announced, which includes a metal case, extended cut of the live action web series Forward Unto Dawn, and best of all 9 multiplayer maps by way of free access to the first three DLC map packs after launch.