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The Rock-itt : May 2010
3D is taking the movie world by storm, with each month more and more features exposing the audience to the third dimension. James Cameron used it expertly in his 2009 hit 'Avatar', while in recent weeks 'How to Train your Dragon', and 'Clash of the Titans' used the technology which has even convinced film great, Martin Scorsese, to claim his next film will require you to wear the glasses. But one director who hasn't succumb to the fad is Christopher Nolan who has stated that the third and final instalment of his Batman series will not be in 3D. Nolan went on the slam the technology, saying it was only good for "amusement park rides" The future of Bond, James Bond, is under threat with the next film (which would be the 23rd time 007 would be on screen) seemingly dead due to the uncertain future of film studio MGM. The film would have starred Daniel Craig, and was to be directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, The Reader). With MGM in financial strife, they only had the funds to support Bond 23, or Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' and they went with the latter. 'Iron Man 2' hits the cinemas at the end of April and with The Avengers movie also just around the corner, and here's a tip, stay after the credits. At the end of the first Ironman film, Samuel L. Jackson debuted as Nick Fury and there's talk, while Marvel are attempting to intertwine all their heroes stories that Thor played by Australian, Chris Hemsworth, and Captain America, played by Chris Evans, will make an appearance at the end of the second film, which promises to dominate worldwide box-offices, stars Robert Downey Jr, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' will hit theatres in Australia on13 May, and director, Ridley Scott, who also worked with Crowe on Gladiator, Body of Lies, and American Gangster, has admitted he's planned more than one film starring Robin Hood and his Merry Men. "It is the beginnings of how the man becomes known as Robin the Hood. You don't really get that until the last few minutes when you realise that 'Ah, this is who he is.' "Honestly, I thought, why not have the potential for a sequel, particularly if it is a genre that you absolutely love and has never been fully explored? If there was to be a sequel to Robin Hood, you would have a constant enemy throughout, King John, and you would follow his reign of 17 years, and the signing of Magna Carta could be Robin's final act," explained Scott. There are a lot of crazy rumors when it comes to movie news but UK newspaper website takes the cake when it comes to the craziest. Their latest 'Vampire' Robert Pattinson would play Kurt Cobain in fallen Nirvana front man's upcoming biopic 'Heavier than Heaven'. Even if the film's producers were toying with the idea of appointing Pattinson, they would be put off from backlash, which has been massive from fans of the Grunge icon. Names that have seriously come into contention include Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor, and 30 Seconds to Mars singer, Jared Leto.