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G.I. Joe, Spider-Man 4, Transformers 2: June 12th Comic Reel

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

The rumor from yesterday about producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and director Don Murphy were fired from the project? Well today, di Bonaventura fired back. "It's very unfair to Steve, its completely untrue he was never asked to leave or been fired or any of that," di Bonaventura said. "That's ridiculous. The movie tested very well. [Sommers] did a very good job, the movie tested well, and it couldn't be more false that the studio in anyway did anything negatively to Steve."

Starring Dennis Quaid, release date: August 7, 2009.

SPIDER-MAN 4

Perhaps it's time to return to the classics? Actor Alfred Molina told MTV that he'd be happy to return to his doctoral duties. Molina said, "At the 'Spider-Man 2' premiere in London, I turned around to one of the producers and said, 'It's a real shame that I died, because I would've loved to do another one of these.' And he said, 'Oh, characters don't die in this universe, they just disappear.'"

Starring Tobey Maguire, release date: May 6, 2011.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Speaking of MTV, actors Shia Lebeouf and Megan Fox were talking trilogy today. "We enjoy making these movies. It's just like going to adrenaline-rush camp," Lebeouf said. "It's a lot of fun to make."

"This [franchise] opened all of the doors that it did and gave me a lot of undeserved success," said Fox. "I'm really happy to have been a part of these films, obviously, and if they wanted me to come back for a third one, I would. I owe them. I owe them my career, really." The screenwriters were on hand to talk about what might happen in a third movie.

There's also a new behind the scenes video from the producers on YouTube.

There's also an English version of Wheelie's intro.

Thanks to Tom Williams for the heads up on that.

Directed by Michael Bay, release date: June 24, 2009.

IRON MAN 2

Here's some more heavy metal -- Latino Review has some words from actor Sam Rockwell, talking about taking on Justin Hammer. "It's not dissimilar to other studio movies, but the things that's different about it is [the director, Jon Favreau] really likes to improvise," said Rockwell. "So we get to play more on this movie than you would on a lot of studio movies."

Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle, release date: May 7, 2010.

CONAN

According to Variety, Marcus Nispel will bring the Cimmerian back to the silver screen. Production on the remake is set to start late this year in Bulgaria and South Africa. Nu Image/Millennium is making the film in a co-production with Lionsgate. Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta are producing with Fredrick Malmberg, and a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

No release date announced.

DEADPOOL

Going back to MTV, actor Ryan Reynolds told the network about his involvement in developing the property. "I get to be the authentication police, in a weird way," he said. "To their credit -- the studio's credit -- they want to make an authentic 'Deadpool' movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible. He's going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we're going to give] all those answers that everyone wants. He's going to have the scarred-up face, he's going to be in the suit - and, it's going to be incredible."

No release date announced.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Of course there are more set photos from director Edgar Wright.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010.

THAT'S A WRAP

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