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Iron Man 2, Metropolis, 301: June 25th Comic Reel

IRON MAN 2

Jon Favreau's still staying busy, saying, "Thanks to all for the Saturn Awards. Sorry I couldn't be there. I'm filming nights." Doing what? "I'm looking at the biggest green screen I've ever seen."

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

METROPOLIS

Clark's getting older, and the farm's looking long in the tooth, so maybe that's why Ain't It Cool News is reporting some interesting rumors for this summer's Comic-Con panel: "On black, with crimson/red text in the same font lettering that 'Smallville' uses, and a transparent grey Superman 'S' watermark [sic] behind the text: 'METROPOLIS' CHRISTMAS 2010. Then at the bottom is a banner advertising the Smallville presentation, with the time/place."

... if it's true, release date: December 25, 2010.

301

Superhero Hype has a scooper report from director Zack Snyder. "I know for a fact that Frank [Miller] is writing right now," Snyder said. "[He's] drawing away and seems to be knee-deep in it. I think he's going to head back to Greece again and do another reconnaissance. I think we would use the same technology ... I don't want it to look too 'Star Wars'-ian ... Just from what [Miller] told me, it would be bigger as far as landscape and terrain. We're going to see Athens and the Aegean and other places. There would be an opportunity for bigger visions, though I'd hope for the same aesthetic. The tech we used for '300' was not a revolution. It's basically what the weatherman has. Look, instead of Accuweather it's Sparta ... It's going to be the same way, but on crazier steroids."

No release date announced.

AVENGERS

Is it something to be worried about when the screenwriter's worried about a film before it's done? Zak Penn told MTV, "It's hard to make a good movie. We all have the best intentions, and it still might suck ... I'm taking a meeting next week with the 'Thor' and 'Captain America' people, and we are all going to get together, and I will see what is going to happen. I'll see where they are leaving the characters; it's pretty complicated."

Release date: May 4, 2012.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Go on, take a look at today's batch of set photos, you know you want to.

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

HEROES

Herosite has the title for the new season's fourth episode on their spoiler page.

Next episode: fall 2009.

TRANSFORMERS 2 BOX OFFICE

According to Variety, the sequel grossed an estimated $16 million in midnight runs, the best gross ever for a film opening on a Wednesday, which also had the third highest midnight gross of all time after "The Dark Knight" ($18.5 million) and "Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith" ($17 million). "Dark Knight" had the advantage of opening on a Friday. "Revenge of the Sith" opened on a Thursday. This happened despite intense media criticism for some of the characters involved.

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