News Briefs : January 16, 2014

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A couple of clips and featurettes from “Jack Ryan : Shadow Recruit”, which opens this week.




Two new animated “Street Fighter” films are available on Hulu (here and here), thanks to Capcom and Eagle One Media.

A new clip from Sony’s “RoboCop” reboot is online.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the long-awaited “Batman” live-action television series (1966-68) as a complete box set later in 2014.

A “Veronica Mars” spin-off web series is in the works. Likely consisting of six to eight 10-minute segments, it will include appearances from regular castmembers like Kristen Bell. “Rob [Thomas] and I spoke last night,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “He’s very excited about doing this for CW Seed. It may not appear before the film comes out.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

A fun new video featuring the ‘Game of Thrones’ characters mixing it up with ‘The Hobbit’ characters is online.

Ewen Bremner, Jodie Whittaker and Stephen Graham have joined the cast of “Get Santa” Alongside Jim Broadbent (The Hollywood Reporter)

Emory Cohen (“The Place Beyond the Pines”) has joined the cast of Paramount’s “The Gambler”, starring Mark Wahlberg. Cohen plays a student of Wahlberg’s gambling-adddicted professor character (The Hollywood Reporter)

Universal has skedded “Despicable Me 3″ on June 30, 2017, and a new (animated) “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Nov. 17 of that year.

The first look at Marvel’s new one-shot short “Hail to the King”, which sees Ben Kingsley reprising his faux ‘Mandarin’ character from “Iron Man 3″, is online.

Linda Cardellini, Jason Lee, Craig Robinson and Ursula Parker have signed to star in indie caper comedy “Lost in Austin”, for director Will Raee.”Cardellini will play a wife and mother who — fed up with her mundane lifestyle — comes up with a plan to make her family instant celebrities by having her ex-boyfriend (played by Lee) kidnap her 11-year-old daughter for a month. Robinson will portray an ex-con and Parker will play the daughter.” (Variety)

A behind-the-scenes featurette from Spike Jonze’s “Her” is online.