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We have the trailer for the film:

Oh my giddy aunt, that looks like a lot of fun. We can't have enough scenes of Helen Mirren shooting firearms.

Release date: October 22nd, 2010


In the midst of Michael Cera's attempt to interview Edgar Wright for Wired, we get this tidbit from the director: "[Bryan Lee O'Malley] saw it a while ago, and he loves it-which was such a relief. Before I signed up to direct the movie, I had to make sure he was happy about the idea. If I hadn't had access to Bryan, I wouldn't have done the film." They go on to discuss national senses of humor and roaming the Comic-Con floor in masks.

Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010


Deadline reports Walton Coggins (Shane "Cletus Van Damme" Vendrell on "The Shield") has joined the cast. They don't mention who he will play, but I'll just guess he's working for Harrison Ford's bad guy character. Meanwhile, director Jon Favreau posted this enigmatic message on his Twitter page: "Another first for me. Stampeding horses." I could either make a joke about the Ride of the Rohirrim or the opening credits from "Firefly." Take you pick and assume it was mildly funny.

Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011


Comic Book Movie notes this post at the Superhero Hype forums from a poster named "Chewy" who is supposedly reliable. The Quaker snack treat writes Edward Norton may appear at Comic-Con to confirm his appearance in the film. "There will also be an Avengers thingamajig with Whedon (who may or may not be there via telecast, he's currently in London with the Cap crew and he may or may not be too busy to fly out), Renner and others depending on their schedules (notably Norton)," writes he of the granola center. He also claims a Cap panel will occur with the principles telecommuting from London and an announcement about the "Doctor Strange" director will be made. While I might be making light of his username, I do hope Chewy's right and Norton finds the fortitude to reprise his Bruce Banner again. His take on the character was one of the things I liked most about "The Incredible Hulk."

Release date: May 4th, 2012


The Donald Glover campaign tends to be more fun than the actual casting circus for the film. He tells MTV News, "I was floored. I was really floored. It literally started like, 'Who doesn't want to play Spider-Man? That would be cool.' The amount of support and people e-mailing me, calling me - I think that's really cool that people have that much faith in me. ... That's crazy that people were like, 'Yeah, that guy would make a good Peter Parker.' I think that's pretty cool, and I'm happy. It did come out of nowhere. I was very flattered."

Release date: May 28th, 2012


Heat Vision's Borys Kit analyses the film's production history for some valuable lessons. He notes that the film's poor performance should not be laid at the feet of comic books. "If a movie based on a best-selling book bombs, no one says, 'No more movies based on books!' But Hollywood often displays a different mentality when it comes to comics, regarding them like the little brother you grudgingly let play baseball with you and your friends," he writes. I think we need to print that out on a big banner and fly it around town.

Release date: Out now!


Breck Eisner discusses with Movieweb the possibily of Timothy Olyphant taking on the burden of Snake Plissken. "Creatively, he would be great for it. We have not yet discussed internally within the studio who will play Snake Plissken. There are many factors that go into those discussions. First and foremost, obviously, is the creative one. We can't make the movie unless we get the perfect Snake Plissken, and that's a tall order. There are very few guys that could do it. He would definitely be one of the guys who could. There is no question about that," says the director.

Release date: TBA


Comics2Film at Mania.com reports Alex Soto has been chosen to steer the production of the new animated Spider-Man cartoon. "Soto has credits at Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network where he's directed numerous episodes of 'Teen Titans' and, more recently, 'Ben 10.' He's currently doing storyboard work on 'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness' which debuts later this year on Nick," they write.

Release date: Fall 2011


Seriously, I didn't expect "Red" to have that much fun with itself, but its clear the production knows where it's bread is buttered. Even though these jokey action movies haven't performed too well this year, I'm glad a few of them made it to release. Action films have become so serious, they've all forgotten just how much of "Die Hard" is pitched for laughs. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of more mature ladies brandishing high powered rifles.

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