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In more "Thor" casting craziness, actor Dominic Cooper accidentally (on purpose?) revealed to Moveline he is, at least, reading for a part. The actor was holding pages from the script during the interview. When Movieline's interview pointed it out, Cooper responded, "You're looking at these very confidential pages!"

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 20th, 2011


The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog published a profile of the sometimes reviled screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. He is involved in a number of DC Comics projects and the Times asked him about Guy Ritiche taking on Lobo. "There's something hyperbolic and authentic about a Guy Ritchie movie. His best movie are deeply, deeply  stylized yet they are all grounded; there's a grit of stylization, which sounds like an oxymoron but it makes perfect sense when you've seen his films," says Goldsman

Directed by Guy Ritchie, release date: TBA


Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci tell IGN they have struck a tone for the film. First, Orci addressed the problem: "How do you make it so it's not too funny? You hear the title 'Cowboys & Aliens' and think, what is it? Is it 'Wild, Wild West'? The exact same structure and story can kill you if you have the wrong tone." Kurtzman then announced, "It's not a comedy. What we came to is imagine you're watching 'Unforgiven' and then the aliens from 'Alien' land." Meanwhile, MTV News also asked Jon Favreau about the film during the promotion for "Couple's Retreat." While Favreau seems excited about it, there is still some question if he, or even the star Robert Downey Jr., will actually make the film. "We've been discussing the idea of me directing it. I like the project, they like me ... It's all about release dates and windows and availability," said the director. MTV also posted some video in which Favreau also discusses the tone of the film:

Starring Robert Downey Jr? release date: TBA


Director Sam Raimi tells MTV News he has a role planned for friend and fan favorite Bruce Campbell, who has appeared in each "Spider-Man" film in some capacity. "I promised him a good, meaty role," says the director.

Starring Tobey Maguire, release date: May 5th, 2011


IGN has learned the identities of two members of the Justice Soceity scheduled to appear in the Geoff Johns' written episode, "Society." According to IGN, "Stargate SG-1" alumns Michael Shanks and Brent Stait will appear as Hawkman and Doctor Fate. Meanwhile, Fancast.com has confirmed Britt Irvin from the CW's "Aliens in America" will play Stargirl.

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Bloody Disgusting is reporting actors Mia Kirshner and Harold Perrineau, amongst others, have joined the cast. Kirshner is set to play the principle villain.

Release date : TBA


In that same Hero Complex post, screenwriter Akiva Goldmsan says he wants the film to have a different tone from most superhero films. "We want a film with real Southern, dark horror overtones, a little bit like a classic Universal horror film," says Goldsman.

Release date: TBA


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plantinum Studios' upcoming book is being developed as a television series. THR says the series tells the story of Nick Rabel, "an elite secret agent who can't be killed and discovers the hard way the difference between 'indestructible' and 'unbreakable.'"

Release date: TBA


While not a scary movie in the modern sense, "Bride of Frankenstein" is a masterpeice of tone. It is gloomy, spooky, and completely mired in the macabre. Utilizing the second half of Mary Shelly's novel, it introduces a new character, Dr. Pretorius, who convinces Dr. Frankenstein to return to the the dark art of re-animation. The film never loses its tone and is rewarding if you can get into its slow pace. 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 power is yours! Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of "Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein".

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