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Jonah Hex, G.I. Joe, Deadworld: June 11th Comic Reel

JONAH HEX

Actress Megan Fox spoke to MTV about what she's doing in the new movie. "That movie is gonna be amazing," she said. "Its a post-civil war, apocalyptic type Western. The director Jimmy [Hayward] is a lunatic, and he might be a genius. From some of the things I've seen him shoot, it's a badass movie. They've changed her name a couple of times - it's Leila now. She is a prostitute. She's a good ol' working girl, and she's a love-interest to Jonah ... of sorts. I mean, it's by no means a classic type of relationship."

Starring Josh Brolin and John Malkovich, release date: August 6, 2010

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G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

There's a posting at producer Don Murphy's message board talking colorfully about allegedly removing director Stephen Sommers and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura from the film.

Starring Dennis Quaid and Marlon Wayans, release date: August 7, 2009.

DEADWORLD

According to Variety, the property was recently picked up by Framelight as part of a two-property deal with writer Gary Reed and will have a script and design by David Hayter ("Watchmen," "X-Men"). The producers believe this can be a multiple picture story arc. 

Production is expected to begin in 2010.

KICK-ASS

Creator Mark Millar talked to Sci Fi Wire about working on the adaptation of his work. "With 'Kick-Ass,' it's been unbelievable," Millar said. "Matthew did the same thing with Neil Gaiman on Stardust, where basically Matthew and I spent weeks and weeks on the phone every day for a couple of hours while he was writing the screenplay. Then I would get out to his house, and we'd spend days blocking it all out and so on and changing stuff and nailing it down. Then there was the casting process, where, every day, we were looking at actors and actresses, and that took weeks and weeks and weeks. We almost couldn't find our lead, because there was nobody we liked, and then Aaron just came in at the last minute. I was involved in the costume design, set design and then just on set for, I don't know, three days a week for the whole shoot. And now I'm involved with the editing. So Matthew has been brilliant. I got paid to be a producer on Wanted, and it wasn't a great deal of work, but Matthew has actually had me really involved at each stage, which I appreciate a lot. It's very satisfying to see it coming together the way you want to."

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Starring Aaron Johnson, no release date announced.

HELLBOY 3

Could director Guillermo del Toro be done with the BPRD? He told MTV that the answer is "maybe."

No release date announced.

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT

Mania.com has a promotional interview with casting director Andrea Romano about the new animated direct-to-DVD feature. "Given the age range and the character type, and the fact that he is a very good actor, I thought Christopher Meloni would be the right voice," Romano said. "His voice has a nice strength and honesty to it, and his acting is really wonderful. This is a role that requires the character to come off as very smart, but he also gets duped when he probably should've have seen it coming. That's a tough tightrope to walk, but I found Christopher so incredibly believable. Every note in his acting was true, and real, and organic, and believable. He had not done much voiceover, if any, but he learned so fast that he sprang forth fully formed. He had it down. I don't think he ever had a technical problem."

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Starring Victor Garber, release date: July 28, 2009.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Those are some sultry new set photos from director Edgar Wright.

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

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Fair warning -- the next two clips you see have been dubbed into German. 'Nuff said.

Starring Shia Lebeouf, release date: June 24, 2009.

SMALLVILLE

Planning ahead to Comic-con? According to E! Online, there's gonna be a panel Sunday, July 26th at 10:30 AM.

Next episode: fall 2010.

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

We got an email from Holden pointing out this clip from "The Tonight Show" where actor Eddie Murphy discussed rumors of his involvement with a sequel.

No release date announced.

WORDS FAIL ME ...

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