The Avengers, Batman: Under the Hood, Last Days of American Crime: July 13th Comic Reel

Tue, July 13th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: July 13th, 2010 at 8:06am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE AVENGERS

So, after the back and forth of the weekend, Edward Norton has finally spoken out about the fate of his Bruce Banner. Posting to his Facebook fan page, the actor writes, "I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn't turned out as we all hoped. I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a par of the Hulk's long and excellent history." He also thanks the fans for their support. "It means a lot to me. I grew up with Banner and Hulk and have been a fan of every incarnation. I'm really proud, and very blessed, to have been one of them and will be thrilled to see him live on through other actors."

Release date: May 4th, 2012

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD

Heat Vision notes the direct-to-video feature will screen at Comic-Con. "'Red Hood' will have its premiere at Comic-Con on Friday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center," they write. Here at CBR, we have another clip from the film:

Release date: July 27th, 2010

LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME

Sam Worthington tells MTV News about adapting the series, "I think for something primarily as graphic and violent and has a certain kind of style as 'Last Days' does, at the moment we’re fleshing out more of the substance of it."

Release date: TBA

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

The Playlist notes thatIMDB lists "Star Trek's" Anton Yeltchin as Harry Osborn. The listing itself is marked as rumored. The Playlist notes they cannot find another source for this "rumored" casting.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

RED

Our pals at Spinoff Online have the first poster for the film, featuring a shot of Bruce Willis reminiscent of the comic book's cover scheme:

Release date: October 22nd, 2010

RISE OF THE APES

According to the Wrap, Brian Cox will appear in the film. "Cox is in final negotiations to play the villainous owner of a primate sanctuary who runs the facility without compassion for the animals that live there," they write.

Release date: June 24th, 2011

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

GeekTyrant offers an alternative to the Chris Columbus casting rumor from last week. "According to our sources, Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan is currently the unannounced director of the Superman reboot film. Word on the lot is that he is attached to direct the film, and has been on the studio lot working on pre-development stuff," they write. Nolan's name has been bandied about before. They also mention "auditions" are taking place and suggest "Chuck" star Zachary Levi has taken part. Of course, all of this comes from a "studio source," so take it with a Soviet salt mine.

Release date: 2012?

RED DEAD NEARLY DONE

With just some bounty missions and one suit to unlock, I name nearly done with "Red Dead Redemption." I've really enjoyed it. I was surprised how engaged I was by the story, but it was definitely a journey worth taking. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of returning to Assassin's Creed.

TAGS:  the avengers, batman: under the hood, last days of american crime, spider-man, red, rise of the apes, superman

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