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The Avengers Teaser Poster
With the success of Thor this summer, the imminent arrival of Captain America, and Comic-Con last week, it makes sense that the guys at Marvel have released a new Avengers teaser poster today.Shame it’s a bit, um, well, how can we put this…? Not that interesting. Yeah, it’s a bit not-that-interesting. You know, what with it being just the Avengers symbol and a reference towards its 2012 release date ‘n’ all.And yet, because it’s The Avengers we’re talking about (and not, say, Fantastic Four 3), it’s somehow still quite exciting as well as being a touch on the not that exciting side.
Paranormal Activity 3 Trailer
The Paranormal Activity series keeps on trying to terrify us all with found footage and now the third film in the series has launched its first trailer, which you can watch below.This initial promo features the work of new directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, better known as the creators/stars of controversy magnet documentary Catfish.This time, we flash back to the 1980s to explore the origins of the demonic curse afflicting Katie and her family. There’s a lot of the usual Paranormal tricks here – jumpy family footage, sudden noises, dark rooms and interference – but if you enjoyed the first two entries, chances are you’ll get a scare from this one.
Man of Steel Delayed
He’s affected by Kryptonite and can’t see though lead, but it appears there’s something else Superman can’t fight: time*. While a possible delay has been on the cards for some time after different scriptwriters were brought in to tinker with the screenplay, Warner Bros. has made it official and Man of Steel will not see the light of day before the end of 2012.Nope, instead Clark Kent will be fighting for truth, justice and the American way on June 14, 2013. We say “American” way, since there’s no word on whether that will be day and date over here. But we’d guess it’ll be soon after if not the same day…In reality the studio’s decision likely has more to do with late 2012 becoming increasingly packed with competition from the blockbuster likes of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Disney’s Lone Ranger and that little film you might have heard something about, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.But it’s also a smart move since it allows Nolan, Snyder and the rest more time to make sure everything is right, with Kurt Johnstad the latest writer brought aboard to polish David Goyer and Jonah Nolan’s script.As for the cast, that’s remaining the same for now, with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Fassbender, Russell Crowe and more all aboard.
New Ghost Riders 2 Pictures
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance is alive and well. If you have the vaguest notion that the second Ghost Rider outing is going to be a low-key, demure affair, these new images should set you straight. The so-so reception that greeted the first Marvel adaption has stirred co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor to new heights. Yes, that is Johnny Blaze with his head on fire.Blaze’s return is bonkers and badass, just don’t use the ‘S’ word. There was plenty of it, with Nicolas Cage throwing himself into the fray as the self-exiled Ghost Rider and Idris Elba as the baddest looking monk in the history of religion.Co-director Brian Taylor offered a reminder of their star’s collaborative approach: “Nic trusts us. He was actually one of the guys we wanted for Crank, but we was out of our price range. Now we’ve got him and he’s absolutely fearless. You invite him to go there, he’ll go there. He just needs to be invited – like a vampire.”
Avengers Artwork Released
Because Joss Whedon is very, very lazy, poor old Marvel didn’t have any proper Avengers footage to show at Comic-Con this yea, so the company had to make do with a big standing set in the middle of the convention floor and lots of other little releases to keep us teased about the movie. Probably the best of the bunch was this set of arty posters showing the heroes, which fit together into an action-packed tableaux.Released a couple a day across the weekend, the new images feature exactly who you might expect to see – Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the S.H.I.E.L.D. gang of Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).We also get decent looks at some nifty S.H.I.E.L.D. gear, all crafted by Co-Visual Development Supervisors (is that a posh name for concept artists? Ryan Meinerding and Charlie Wen, with Andy Park handling the S.H.I.E.L.D. image.