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The Rock-itt : August 2010
San Diego Comic Con 2010 The Annual Comic-Con recently took place in San Diego, California, and like so many before spilt the beans on upcoming movie titles with news being released on DC Comics upcoming Superman series as well as final casting announcements for Marvel Comics, 'The Avengers' where all of their top characters including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, and the Incredible Hulk will all feature. First off was the official announcement that the creator of TV show, 'Buffy' Josh Whedon will both write and direct the film. Many were shocked to hear that Edward Norton, who played Bruce Banner in the Incredible Hulk, will not be reprising his role and will be replaced by Mark Ruffalo. On the set of the Hulk film, Norton was said to be difficult and hard to work with, and Marvel thought it would be best to leave him out of the project rather than run the risk that he would again. Jeremy Renner who starred in 2009's Oscar winning best film, 'The Hurt Locker' will play 'Hawkeye', the only hero not to get a solo film. Moving to DC Comics who in past years only real box office winner have been 'Batman Begins' and the 'The Dark Knight', both orchestrated by the Nolan brothers, Jonathan (writer), and Christopher (writer, director). It seems DC are looking to stick with a winning formula. Reports suggest that the Nolan brothers will pen a script with Jonathan hopping into the Director's chair for the first time. Does a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Sam Rockwell interest you? If so, 'Cowboys and Aliens' due to be released July 2011 will be the film for you. Set in the Old West, cowboys and Indians must settle their differences when a space shuttle settles outside their town. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) the buzz 'Cowboys and Aliens' is huge and is already the most anticipated film of next year, with the first pictures being released at Comic-Con Funny man, Will Ferrell will team up with Brad Pitt in the upcoming animated feature, 'Megamind'. Ferrell will play the villain who despite best efforts throughout his life has never gotten over his arch nemesis 'Metro Man'. Many were upset that Pitt couldn't make it to San Diego, but all was forgiven as Ferrell entered the stage dressed up as his new blue faced character. DC Comics, 'The Green Lantern' left film goers perplexed and intrigued after announcing that star, Ryan Reynolds' suit would be done completely in CGI during post- production. Well Reynolds has graced the cover of USA's Entertainment Weekly giving the world the first glance at the suit, which looks impressive in the photo. An early report from the script suggests that it is action packed and capable of mesmerising effects.