Man of Steel, Green Hornet, the Avengers: July 9th Comic Reel

Thu, July 9th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: July 9th, 2009 at 9:19am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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MAN OF STEEL

Warner Bros has won a major battle in its conflict with the estate of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, according to Variety. The article mentions two interesting things in relationship to the long inert sequel to "Superman Returns." Alan Horn, Warner Bros. Chairman, testified, according to the article, "that the property wasn't under development at the studio, that no script had been written and that the earliest another 'Superman' pic could be released would be in 2012." Which could be good news for the Siegel Estate. "The Court pointedly ruled that if Warner Bros. does not start production on another Superman film by 2011, the Siegels will be able to sue to recover their damages," says their lawyer, Marc Toberoff. We have the full court decision and an analysis here at CBR.

Release date, 2012?

THE GREEN HORNET

Entertainment Weekly (via MTV Splashpage), is reporting Cameron Diaz is "in talks" to appear in the Michel Gondry film. "A deal hasn't been sealed yet, but sources tell EW that she is in early talks for the role. Her reps at CAA declined comment," their report says. While this is not a solid confirmation, the fact it comes from a major publication does put it closer to likely.

Starring Seth Rogen, release date: July 9, 2010

THE AVENGERS

Crave Online (via Superhero Hype) has a full interview with screenwriter Zak Penn. While Penn talks about adapting comics in general, he did tough upon the difficulty of keeping three movies he is not writing straight while working on his script. "We are learning it as we go and it's pretty complicated. I have a meeting at Marvel this week to catch up on continuity. There's just a board that tracks 'Here's where everything that happens in this movie overlaps with that movie.' It's just what they do in the comic book."

Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 4, 2012

HUMAN TARGET

MTV Splashpage caught up with Jackie Earl Haley about the show. He will appear as a new character. Haley tells MTV he understands the geek thrill. "The way people get into movies and television shows -- it's just awesome," he says.

Starring Mark Valley, premieres January 17, 2010

KICK-ASS

MTV Splashpage has its own photo today from the upcoming film featuring The Red Mist as portrayed by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, release date: TBA

DEAD OF NIGHT

Comingsoon.net reports the film starring Brandon Routh as Dylan Dog has wrapped principle photography. The film shot in New Orleans.

Directed by Kevin Munroe, release date: 2010

SPIDER-MAN 4

According to Variety, Gary Ross is working on a new draft of the film. Some of his previous writing credits include "Pleasantville" and "Big."

Starring Tobey Maguire, release date: May 6, 2011

GREEN LANTERN

MTV Splashpage asked screenwriter Marc Guggenheim about previous reports of a cameo by Clark Kent as the power ring searches for a new bearer. "All the Easter Eggs and the cameos that I put in, I couldn't even begin to predict at this point which ones will stay and which ones will go," he tells MTV

Directed by Martin Campbell., release date: June 17, 2011

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Envy today's pictures from the set, courtesy of director Edgar Wright's daily blog.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

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