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The biggest news in the world of tights-n-capes is that we have a brand new, high-octane trailer for 'Captain America: The First Avenger' featuring.... Tool? Oookay, the music seems a tad bit out of place but hey - who are we to argue if some marketing firm wants to mix some progressive metal peanut butter into our comic book movie chocolate? We also get a much better look at more of the CG-driven scenes and the super-saturated look that director Joe Johnston is striving for:
Additionally, we also have a couple of brand new promotional stills from the film and the latest theatrical poster (click for full-size):
In a recent interview about his many, many upcoming film projects, actor Don Cheadle (Rhodey in 'Iron Man 2') sat down and discussed Marvel's slate of upcoming films and has confirmed fan suspicion (stemming from his omission from the promotional poster) that he would not be involved in 'The Avengers'... yet.
Then in a cheeky nod, he commented on his future Marvel roles:
Marvel has also recently confirmed that - like many other studios - they will be opting out of San Diego Comic Con's infamous Hall H this year, and will not be showing anything from 'The Avengers' - citing that the film is deep in production, the cost of shutting it down for a week is prohibitive, there are too many sweaty comic fans that have taken all the good hotel rooms and so now they couldn't house their cast even if they wanted to... okay, they didn't say it like that, but you get the idea. That's not to say that Marvel won't be at Comic Con this year: Marvel plans on having a large presence at the convention, including rumors of a possible screening of 'Captain America' for lucky fans.
Coming off the recent casting of Russell Crowe as Superman's biological father Jor El, reports say that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking at actress Julia Ormand ('The Curious Case of Benjamin Button') to play Lara Lor-Van (Clark's biological mother) in their upcoming reboot 'Man of Steel'. The actress would join the large ensemble cast, including Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Clark's earthly parents, and Henry Cavill as Kal El / Superman / Clark Kent.
While Superman's biological mother is typically relegated to a few solitary lines (along the lines of "but why Earth, Jor-El? They're primitives, thousands of years behind us", etc), there's no telling what direction Zach Snyder and writer David S. Goyer will take the film. Rumors of an almost Coruscant-ish planet of Krypton have preceeded the film, meaning that Snyder may even take liberties with the property and reveal a little more about Kryptonian life than just setting up it's eventual destruction.
Until next time!