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Wolverine, The Straw Men, Wonder Woman: December 1st Comic Reel

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

There are new looks at actor/producer Hugh Jackman on Comic Book Movie.

Screen Rant also has an early look at actor Taylor Kitsch in character as Gambit.

Jackman also told Moviehole that disappointing box office results could lead to him hanging up his claws. "If it's clear to us on May second or third that that's gone, then I'll walk away happily," Jackman said. "I'm not going to flog something -- or flog a dead horse, or try and make movies that people don't really want to go and see. I have no interest in that. Even no matter how much I love the character. So there are many prerequisites."

What about the sequel? Jackman told MTV what would be the topic of a sequel. "The most intriguing thing to me was the Japan story. I love the Japan story," said Jackman. "I wanted to do the Japan story from around 'X-Men 2.' Can you just picture Wolverine in Japan with the Triads and the samurai? It's just genius."

Directed by Gavin Hood, release date May 1, 2009.

THE STRAW MEN

According to Variety, Benderspink has acquired film rights to a crime thriller by British author Michael Marshall Smith, along with rights to the comic adaptation by Zenescope Comics head Joe Brusha. The project will be produced by Chris Bender and JC Spink. Zenescope's Brusha and Ralph Tedesco executive produce.

No release date announced.

WONDER WOMAN

Toon Zone has the details on what to expect from the upcoming direct-to-DVD animated feature.

Release date: March 3, 2009.

IRON MAN 2/AVENGERS

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was very chatty with MTV about what's ahead for Tony Stark. "Our idea is that this one brings us much more beneath the armor of Tony," Downey said. "It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, but what does it actually mean to become someone that can shoulder that responsibility? As we noticed at the end, he's still not even responsible enough to read off the card that Shield and the government have given him. He still can't help doing his own thing. He'll have to come to terms with that. I think we could have more excitement. We could use a love triangle or two. I think it's really important to keep up that idea of Tony's interfacing with inanimate objects. He's at his greatest ease when he's faced with machines. I would love to see a little shout-out to the fact that he's an MIT graduate. I love the idea of him inviting over a bunch of super-nerds from MIT who wind up figuring into ["Iron Man 3"] a little bit."

Release date: May 7, 2010.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

In "duh" news, Dark Horizons reports that director George Miller is now officially not part of the production in any capacity, and that he'd expect the film to get recast if it ever got off the ground again.

No release date announced.

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

Amazon.com has an image from a new book focused on the film adaptation.

Release date: August 7, 2009.

THE SPIRIT

Gabriel Macht's everywhere these days, including the cover of Brazilian magazine SET and on a Taiwanese poster as well.

Directed by Frank MIller, release date: December 25, 2008.

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE

Actor Ray Stevenson will be appearing at new Burbank comics store Emerald Knight (4116 West Burbank Boulevard) this Wednesday, December 3rd from 5-6PM. Numbers for autographs will be handed out from 4PM.

Moreover, composer Michael Wandmacher has revealed the main titles and a track from the score called "The Burden" on his MySpace page.

Directed by Lexi Alexander, release date December 5, 2008.

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