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Heroes, Iron Man 2, Cowboys and Aliens: June 23rd Comic Reel

HEROES

That was quick -- Entertainment Weekly is reporting that "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller has left the NBC show months after returning to it.  "I'm crafting two pilots right now and it's a lot of work," Fuller said.  "It was just too hard to [juggle] 'Heroes' and my development; something had to give."

Next episode: fall 2009.

IRON MAN 2

Does Comic Book Movie have new set photos, or do they just like the LA River?

Also, a new teaser poster has been seen in Amsterdam.

Directed by Jon Favreau, release date: May 7, 2010.

COWBOYS AND ALIENS

If you were looking for the Platinum Studios adaptation to be faithful to the comic book, maybe not.  Or so it appears in this article at Sci Fi Wire.  Screenwriter Alex Kurtzman said, "We always have to remove ourselves a little bit from it ... in the same way that a screenwriter adapts a novel.  It's very rare that you adapt a novel word for word and structurally as it was written as a novel. You have to find a way to say, 'All right, how am I going to take this blueprint and turn it into a screenplay?' In the case of Cowboys and Aliens, what I think is true to the spirit of the comic book is the idea that it's a genre mash-up -- it's a western and a sci-fi movie and everything we love about both genres -- and they just kind of collide. But I think there was an enormous amount of invention in 'Cowboys and Aliens' for us."

No release date announced.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Speaking of the duo, Superhero Hype has an interview with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "We took the job with Ehren Kruger two weeks before the strike so in that two weeks," Orci said. "We had to generate a 20-page outline that we handed in, and then during the strike, Michael and the amazing (producer) Ian Bryce tried to prep everything they could off of that outline. Then from the day the strike ended to the first day of shooting was three months, so we had to write the script in those three months, handing in pages at the end of every day so they could be prepped. It was crazy. We finished writing the movie two weeks ago, literally."

THE MAXX

Hey, that's cool -- MTV has full episodes of the series online.  Cool.

Recaps and synopses too!  That's awesome!

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

What are those accelerator suits in the movie all about?  Maybe this commercial at IESB for the toys can clear that up a little.

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

THOR

Marvel movie mogul Kevin Feige sure likes actor Chris Hemsworth's performance as the Thunder God.  He told IESB, "As new actors make their way into feature films, it is a rare thing to find someone who is not only immensely watchable and engaging, but can also represent a timeless and key character from the Marvel universe in such a compelling way. We have been watching Chris hone his craft over the last several months and due to his persistence and talent he rose above everyone else embodying the actor we were looking for."

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, release date: May 20, 2011.

RED SONJA

How long will you have to wait to see Rose McGowan swinging a sword? According to The Coventry Telegraph, filming won't even start until next year.  "Because of certain issues and the economy, we had to change our plan a bit. It's frustrating because we thought we'd make the movie last year, before 'Conan,'" said executive producer Joe Gatta.  

No release date announced.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Today's set photos get you up close and personal, doesn't it?

Starring Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, release date: 2010.

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