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An unconfirmed rumor has appeared at Associated Content claiming that actor Michael Rosenbaum will make season seven his last as Lex Luthor. The only caveats are that the story has neither credits nor quotes, and the fact that Associated Content accepts materials from users who are sometimes based on traffic to their pages.

The network has posted an extended trailer for the next episode, "Combat."


Creator Michael Turner gave an update on development of the live action film, and we've got the scoop here at CBR.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alex O'Loughlin and Columbus Short have joined Kate Beckinsale in the icy action thriller based on Greg Rucka's comic books. Shooting is set to begin this month in Montreal. Dominic Sena is directing. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute.


More spoilers? Well, Screen Rant has what people are calling a possible set report while some crew member comments are found on the Superhero Hype message boards.


When the question of actor Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Marvel came up, screenwriter John August essentially said "nuh uh!" "The thing is," August wrote on his blog, "he's not considering. I can pretty much assure you he's never heard of the project. And we've never discussed him. We've never seriously discussed anyone. After several months of meetings, casting has come up exactly zero times. There's no casting list. If there were a list, Gyllenhaal's name would probably be on it, but trust me: there is no list. There's no start date, no release date, no movie whatsoever. There's just a script to be written. Which I should probably get back to."


IGN has a twelfth preview clip from the new movie called "Who Said I Want To Be Led?"


Producer Grant Curtis has updated the official movie blog with an update on his book chronicling the secrets behind the sequel.


A note at the Blue Tights Network has a quote from Robert Meyer Burnett, who did behind-the-scenes documenting for the first film: "Angeloz asks if I'm coming back to work on the sequel. The answer is ... I'm ALREADY working on the sequel. Bryan, Brandon and the whole merry bunch will be coming back ... and filming will probably begin March, 2008, as was always planned from the beginning. The WWII film Bryan plans to shoot over the summer will have NO EFFECT whatsoever on the 'Superman' sequel schedule."


If you like spoilers, Sci Fi Wire has some about the season finale.


Another rumor claims that actor Jackie Earle Haley is in the running to play Rorshach.

Finally, Snyder is quoted at Superhero Hype as pushing for an "R" rating, and that his first concern is costumes. "You want people to take the movie seriously," Snyder said.


Actor Doug Jones talked to Empire Magazine about being Norrin Radd in between comments about the politics of "Hellboy." "Yes, 'Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer' finished filming about a month ago. From your mouth to God's ear. I'm very happy with everything as it went on set."

Also, a Russian site has posted new character specific posters for the Tim Story-helmed sequel.


Speaking of Russian sites, Kino Express had a purported trailer for the Neil Gaiman adaptation (since yanked, according to the very poor Cyrillic translation we could glean), and Gaiman himself chimed in from Poland to say, "It's not an actual trailer, and it seems to be a bunch of shots cobbled together from unfinished CGI footage and has some 'Pirates of the Caribbean' music on it, and I'm not sure who did it or for what, and it honestly isn't something I'd feel good about linking to and saying 'This is a 'Stardust' Trailer.' So I won't. It should take you a second or two to find it with a google if you go looking for it. It's possible this might encourage Paramount to bring the real trailer out a week or two earlier than they were going to, but I believe the trailer will be out in the next three weeks anyway."


Not ready to die just yet -- in a write up here at CBR, we chronicle the success of the Frank Miller adaptation.


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 Miles Millar?" 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 (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."

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