Thursday, August 4, 2011

Random Entertainment News 8/4/11

- Marvel is not slowing down. They are proceeding with a Doctor Strange movie. Also, Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim) has finished his work on the Ant-Man script. Marvel has The Avengers, Ghost Rider 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man opening in 2012, and Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 slated for 2013.

- Meanwhile, on the DC Comics side, Laurence Fishburne has signed on to play editor Perry White in The Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois), Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Michael Shannon and Christopher Meloni.

- Ben Foster has joined the John Gotti biopic, starring John Travolta, Al Pacino, Lindsay Lohan and Kelly Preston. Joe Pesci was attached but probably won't be now that he's suing the production.

- Michael Gracey has taken over directing duties from Francis Lawrence on The Order of the Seven (formerly titled Snow and the Seven), a twist on Snow White about a 19th century Englishwoman in China who must flee and finds protection from seven Shaolin monks. Not to be confused with Snow White, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, or Snow White & the Huntsman, starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.

- Mark Ruffalo, who'll play Bruce Banner in the upcoming Avengers movie, is close to joining the cast of Now You See Me, with Jesse Eisenberg and Melanie Laurent, about a group of illusionists who pull off a series of bank heists. Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood) is also in talks to join.

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