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Iron Man 3 Release Date Announced

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Disney, Paramount and Marvel have just announced the released date for Iron Man 3: May 13 May 3, 2013. That’s a long time to wait, but Marvel is planning a whole host of superhero movies that will be released in the interim.

The Avengers, distributed by Disney, will hit theaters on May 4, 2012. Meanwhile, Paramount will release Thor on May 6, 2011 while Captain America debuts in July 2011. There’s also talk of a possible Black Widow movie featuring Scarlett Johansson.

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Comic-Con News: Mark Ruffalo is The Hulk

Jackson, Renner and Ruffalo at Comic-Con 2010

Robert Downey, Jr., also known as Iron Man, gave news-hungry Comic-Con fans exactly what they wanted during his appearance at the convention: he announced the next Hulk.

Mark Ruffalo, primarily known for roles in the romantic comedy and dramatic film genres, will officially step into The Hulk’s sizable shoes to take on the role of self-effacing scientist Bruce Banner, the green hero’s alter ego. (Edward Norton, who played the green superhero in the 2008 film, was dropped from the upcoming Avengers movie project, leaving a huge casting hole in the Marvel movie franchise.)

Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) has been confirmed for the role of Hawkeye.

is scheduled for release in 2012. Comic book fans won’t have to wait that long to see more live-action heroes, however: Captain America and Thor are both getting their own movies, which will release in the summer of 2011.

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Quote of the Day: Jonah Hill the New Hulk?

Jonah Hill

“I’m playing the Hulk in the movie…I want to say thank you to all the fans who made this happen. Me and Downey, Jr. are going to make this one good. We’ll see you in 2012 guys!”

-Jonah Hill at Comic-Con, joking about the casting dilemma in Marvel’s new superhero-centric movie.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Cinema Scene: Joss Whedon Helms Avengers, Del Toro’s Haunted Mansion

Joss Whedon-Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Joss Whedon officially announced at Comic-Con that he will be directing The Avengers. The superhero film is scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release.

-According to Will Arnett and show creator Mitch Hurwitz, the Arrested Development movie is still going to happen. I guess I’ll believe it when I see it?

-Lionsgate finally blinked. Saw 3D, originally scheduled to debut on Oct. 22, has been pushed to Oct. 29 - one week after Paranormal Activity 2 premieres.

-A Hobbit-less Guillermo del Toro is focusing on his next project. He is now planning to produce, write and possibly direct a scary version of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion.

-Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, has been chosen to open the 67th Venice Film Festival. The festival opens September 1.


First Look: Chris Hemsworth as the Muscular Thor

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

It takes a strong man to assume the title of Thor…and an even stronger man to wield that hammer. That is where comes in.

In this picture, the actor who recently played George Kirk in Star Trek - and will play the Jed Eckert character in the Red Dawn remake - shows off the forearms will get him through Thor (and ).

Despite a star-studded cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgaard and Rene Russo - it appears Hemsworth will be more than able to hold his own.

Look for to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.

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Mark Ruffalo: The New Hulk?

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Now that Edward Norton is definitely out of the Avengers movie project, speculation is running rampant around who will be the next actor to play the Incredible Hulk.

as one possible Hulk - though he’s supposed to be retired from the filmmaking biz. Now, new sources say Mark Ruffalo is being considered for the role, though no formal negotiations have been conducted.

Ruffalo has been seen in films such as Reservation Road, Shutter Island and The Brothers Bloom and is currently appearing in The Kids Are All Right. Reps for Marvel and have offered no comments on the rumor.

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Edward Norton Responds to Incredible Hulk Snub

Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk

Think Edward Norton is green with anger/envy over being excluded from The Avengers film? Wonder if he’s pissed about not being considered a team player? Well, if he is - the former Incredible Hulk sure isn’t acting that way.

Yesterday, the Oscar nominee turned to his Twitter and Facebook accounts to respond to the recent casting announcement. Norton’s very pleasant response to Marvel’s decision can be read after the jump.

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New Hulk in Upcoming Avengers Flick


Edward Norton is no longer the face of .

Norton, who played Bruce Banner in the 2008 film, will not reprise his role in the upcoming Avengers film. The cast currently Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and several more - but no Hulk has been cast yet.

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Casting Corner: Ashley Judd, Jeremy Renner and More

Ashley Judd

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Ashley Judd: The actress will return to the big screen in Flypaper, an indie project being helmed by The Forbidden Kingdom‘s Rob Minkoff. Judd replaces the originally-cast Liv Tyler in the bank heist film. The movie written by The Hangover‘s Jon Lucas and Scott Moore also includes Patrick Dempsey and Tim Blake Nelson.

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Edward Norton Hopes For Hulk Role

Edward Norton as Bruce BannerWill the third time be the charm for Marvel superhero the Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton thinks so.

The actor—who was believed to be unhappy with the final version of 2008’s movie about the green superhero, in which he played the title character and his alter ego Bruce Banner—says that he will happily appear in The Avengers, which unites Marvel Comic heroes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Incredible Hulk, and is being planned for 2012.

Asked if he can see himself appearing in The Avengers, Edward said, “Yeah, oh yeah. The thing about Marvel‘s universe that’s fun is that it all cross-pollinates. Even when I was working on the script for The Incredible Hulk, I tried to plug in the whole Super-Soldier Serum from Captain America.”

Edward even hopes that the movie will see his character portrayed as the villain, fighting against the other characters: “He kind of was the villain, not in the books, but in the comics there was always a tension between the rest of the superhero community and he was always this problem. They treat him as this problem. I don’t know, I think that’s a fun way to go with it.”


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