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Warner Brothers casts Henry Cavill to play Superman in new movie

Warner Brothers announced today that English actor Henry Cavill, best known as Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors, will don the primary colors of Zack Snyder’s Superman

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Cavill, 27, also appeared in Matthew Vaughan’s Stardust in the role of Humphrey. Coincidentally, his Tudors season one co-star Callum Blue played Zod on TV’s Smallville.

It just so happens that I started watching The Tudors quite recently. Cavill commands a powerful presence as Henry VIII’s friend and advisor. He’s more handsome that anyone has any right to be, and exhibits just the kind of gravitas you’d want from a Superman. It’s very early, but on paper, this seems like an inspired choice. 

The project is slated to hit theaters in December 2012.

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Captain America: The First Avenger movie 07/22/11- Story, Casting, Pics, News

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In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed too physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.

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Thor movie 04/27/11- Story, Casting, Trailers, Pics, News

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The film will star Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander and Anthony Hopkins with Kenneth Branagh directing a script by Mark Protosevich,Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne. The project of a film adaptation of Thor was in development hell for several years before Marvel Studios signed Protosevich to write its script in 2006. Matthew Vaughn was to direct the film in late 2008 for a release in 2010. Branagh replaced Vaughn in late 2008, and the film’s release was rescheduled into 2011. The main characters were cast in 2009 and principal photography took place from January to May 2010. Thor is also scheduled to be released in 3-D

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Spider-Man movie 07/03/12- Casting, Pics, Story

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Sony announced that the franchise will in turn be rebooted with new director Marc Webb and a new cast which includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as the Lizard. The reboot’s intention is to have Peter Parker back to developing his abilities inhigh school. It is scheduled to be released in 3-D on July 3, 2012.

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New Batman film gets name, villain update and more

Batman 3 is now officially ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Christopher Nolan has finally thrown us fanboys a few bones as it pertains to the new Batman movie. The movie is now known as ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ This title seems to insinuate that the movie will focus on the victory Batman will have in restoring saftey to Gotham. With this being Nolan’s last Batman film, and the final film in his Batman trilogy it seems to be a fitting title.

There is also some juicy villain news from The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan has made it official that The Riddler will not be in this installment.

Word is that Nolan is casting a female lead role, so that leads me to think he is casting a woman for this film’s villain. I would love to see Ra’s Al Ghul’s daughter Talia as Batman’s foil but Catwoman is another strong choice.

Tom Hardy(from Nolan’s ‘Inception’) has been given a role in The Dark Knight Rises, but its unclear on what character he will be playing. He could play a villain like Killer Croc or a replacement for Harvey Dent as Gotham’s new District Attorney.

The last little tidbit of news is that Nolan has convinced Warner Brothers to not shoot the film in 3D.

Iron Man II Image

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Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Iron Man II

Marvel Studios has released the first image from their upcoming film, Iron Man II.

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