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Iron Man 2, Smallville, Heroes: September 3rd Comic Reel

IRON MAN 2

The story from Deadline Hollywood Daily is that director Jon Favreau is lobbying to bring the sequel to sunny Los Angeles. "Saturday's meeting was pushed by Favreau who wants to keep 'Iron Man 2's' $140 million production in Los Angeles," the site said. "The director's motivation is personal -- the family man has a clause in his contracts saying his shoots must stick close to home." More? "Marvel Studios intends to keep $600 million in productions in the Los Angeles area if the state makes it worth their while -- 'Iron Man 2,' 'Thor,' 'Captain America,' and 'Avengers' which takes the slate through 2011."

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SMALLVILLE

How about some fresh spoilers? Check Kryptonsite for that.

HEROES

Speaking of spoilers, you'll find some in the CBR News first look review of the season premiere.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Video footage at Vimeo showcases Michael Bay's tradition of small scale, intimate film making.

Explosion at Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Shoot from OneMoreNone on Vimeo.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Co-creator Kevin Eastman made a message board post talking live action. "Although the CGI film did well enough to warrent a sequel, there has been much talk between Imagi and Warners to do a better 're-invention' (newest Hollywood buzzword) of the TMNT's, in a live action film -- like what was done with Batman. Back to basics, back to the origin and the intro of the Shredder, etc...there have been talks, trips to Northampton to talk to Mr Laird, and discussions with the original 'first' 'TMNT' film director Steve Barron to come back and do it right--but no official word yet ... will keep you posted."

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SANDY, CAN WE ROLL THAT CLIP?

We're sorry to see the loss of Jerry Reed (also known as Cledus "Snowman" Snow in the "Smokey and the Bandit" films and Amos Moses in "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas") and movie trailer legend Don LaFontaine ("... in a world ..."). Our condolences to their families and friends.

Back to business -- we can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Warner Brothers?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and The Hundred and Four was updated today with original comics content from yours truly ... let the detractors begin ...

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Henry Cavill 'Absolutely Not' Departing Superman Role, Says Jason Momoa
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