300: The Battle of Artemisia, Dredd, Captain America: July 18th Comic Reel

Mon, July 18th, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer


Heat Vision reports that director Noam Murro will helm the "300" prequel focusing on Persian emperor Xerxes. Murro is known for the quirky dramedy "Smart People," which is more about odd characters talking than greased men spearing each other to death ... but I suppose that's how one charts their career in Hollywood these days.

Release date: TBA


Bleeding Cool has a first look at Karl Urban decked out in his Dredd gear:

Yeah, he looks like the Law to me.

Release date: TBA


Deadline spotted this new featurette:

And Spinoff Online spotted this new poster:

Now that's how summer movie posters should look.

Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011


According to Deadline, Fox has picked up the rights to Archaia's forthcoming graphic novel, "Rust: Visitor in the Field." They write that the story takes place on a "family's farm in the American heartland, where Jet Jones crashes into the barn, pursued by a giant decomissioned war robot. The heartland has been devastated by a world war and the family tries to decide if the kid with the jet pack is the key to their survival."

Release date: TBA


Chris Evans tells MTV News a little bit about working with director Joss Whedon:

Meanwhile, Dis Fan Review (via Comic Book Movie) hears word that Pepper Potts -- in the form of Gwyneth Paltrow -- will make an appearance in the film. "According to our sources the famous Hollywood leading lady made an extremely quiet entrance into New Mexico on Monday or Tuesday and was said to have definitely departed by Thursday, making an equally quiet exit. A source close to the production say's that somewhere in that time frame [she] spent two entire days shooting her appearance in the film," they write. "Our sources also indicate that her part in the film is more than just a glorified cameo."

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012


And now, Thorin Oakensheild (courtesy of TheOneRing.net):

I'll admit, I always expected him to be a little older.

Release date: December 14th, 2012 & December 13th, 2013


The official AMC blog has already made the special preview that aired with the premiere of "Breaking Bad" available online:

Airs: Fall 2011


I'm packing tonight and getting my train situation squared away. It's nearly Comic-Con time and that means no rest for the wicked. 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 the San Diego Convention Center floor.

TAGS:  300: the battle of artemisia, dredd, captain america, rust, the avengers, the hobbit, the walking dead

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