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FIRST PROMOTIONAL IMAGE FROM ‘THE AVENGERS’

Someone snapped a photo of this promotional teaser image for Marvel’s upcoming epic superhero team-up movie, The Avengers. Apparently it was on display at the 2011 International Licensing Expo, so it’s likely not an official movie poster, but  a marketing image that will probably end up on a cereal box or a trading card set. Still, it’s awesome to see all of the heroes gathered together like this, and if you notice, Cap sports a different uniform from his upcoming solo film.  What do you think? The Avengers assemble on May 4,  2012.

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AWESOME FAN-MADE TRAILER FOR ‘THE AVENGERS’ IS AWESOME

Well, this didn’t take long. Well done, sir. If the actual trailer and film pulls off the awesomeness hinted at here, we could all be in for the ride of our lives at the cineplex in the Summer of 2012.

JON FAVREAU SHITCANNED FROM “IRON MAN 3”? (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Favreau explains the situation.

Uh-oh, looks like the rift that has been slowly developing between director Jon Favreau and Marvel is starting to widen, as New York Magazine reports that he will likely not be back to helm Iron Man 3. The report speculates that Favreau was growing frustrated and confused both with Marvel’s short timetables, as well as their desire to force more characters and connections to other Marvel film franchises into the film, citing this quote from a recent MTV interview:

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LATE MONDAY HEADLINES

Hello boys and girls, sorry about the lack of updates today (and Kudos to John of the Dead for throwing up a review of The Warrior’s Way). Due to pesky, meddling “real world” commitments like work, I’m going to switch up my posting schedule. Rather than throw stuff up during the morning and afternoon, I’ll be updating the site between 5PM-11PM EST. So now, enjoy this half-assed link dump of the day’s major news stories, with minimal snarky commentary.

Special Effects guru Steve Johnson releases some concept artwork from two abandoned Superman films: Bryan Singer’s aborted sequel to Superman Returns and J.J. Abrams Superman: Flyby.

Rumor has it George Lucas is up to something involving the rights to animate old movie stars with digital effects.

Paul Rudd will not be voicing Jason Segel’s roommate Muppet in the upcoming The Muppets.

Hans Zimmer is not a movie score composing robot, will not create the music for the upcoming Zach Snyder Superman film.

Finally, Jon Favreau has some interesting things to say regarding Marvel’s master plan for Iron Man 3, Avengers, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Credit: /Film

JAMES BOND AND HAN SOLO ARE COWBOYS NOW

Here we have the teaser trailer for Cowboys & Aliens (formerly Cowboys vs. Aliens), the latest film from Iron Man 1&2 director Jon Favreau. When I first heard about this project, my knee-jerk reaction was to say that I’d rather shove a white-hot trident into my face than have anything to do with it, but It actually looks pretty decent. However, in a Summer where you already have Captain America, Thor, The last Harry Potter film, Cars 2, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides, Green Lantern, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it’s bound to get overlooked. What do you think?

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