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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 27TH, PART 1: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, NEW SPIDERMAN, AND MORE

by Dawn, May 27, 2010

Tommy Lee Jones Confirmed for Captain America

by Russ Fischer at Slash Film
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There was a rumor a couple of weeks back that Tommy Lee Jones would have at least a small part in Captain America: The First Avenger. Now an interview with actress Hayley Atwell, who plays Peggy Carter in the film, has confirmed Jones’ appearance.

Atwell’s comments also suggest other things about the film. She says she’s training six days a week so that it will be more convincing when her character “kicks butt,” so we can expect her to be a part of an action scene or two, which will be a good change from the typical comic book movie female lead. Expect Jones’ part to be fairly small, though — if he’s playing [General Chester] Philips then he’ll likely be relegated to setting the plot in motion and then being around for reaction shots and the occasional bit of exposition.

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Felicia Day Talks Comics And Joss Whedon’s Qualifications For ‘The Avengers’

by Jill Pantozzi at MTV News
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[Felicia] Day’s frequent boss and friend Joss Whedon is rumored to be taking on the lofty directors chair for Marvel’s “The Avengers” film. She thinks the pairing is “amazing.”

“I mean, nobody else knows comics better than Joss,” she said, “He loves them with a passion and to throw that many comic book characters in a movie? I don’t know who else could handle it.”

Day has taken on a variety of roles for Whedon through the years, from potential slayer to the love interest of a supervillain hopeful. Even though we don’t know which female characters they’ll use in the film, could Avengers team member be next?

Day said “of course” she’d be in the movie if Whedon asked her but was reserved at the same time. “I’m sort of more the indie side,” she said.

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The Five Candidates for the Spider-Man Reboot

by Jeff Leins at News in Film
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The Hollywood Reporter has learned the five candidates on the short list to play Peter Parker in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 collapsed over plot disputes in January, the studio and director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) have been searching for a fresh face for the webslinger.

The reboot will return Parker to his high school years and retell his teenage origins. Written by James Vanderbilt and receiving a polish from regular Spidey writer Alvin Sargent, the 3D movie is already scheduled for July 3, 2012.

Andrew Garfield – The breakout star of Boy A and the British “Red Riding” trilogy, this 26-year-old actor has shown tremendous ability in dramatic indies which helped land him parts in Gilliam’s Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Fincher’s The Social Network. However, his age could be an issue, especially since Sony is definitely thinking long-term.

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Brand New “Jonah Hex” Trailer

via Worst Previews

The US military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse. In exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.

The new movie is directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) and is scheduled to hit theaters on June 18th.

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Remember that Logan’s Run remake? It’s back on!

By Don Kaye at Sci Fi Wire
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A long-in-development remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan’s Run is FINALLY back on track with the addition of a new director for the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.

Carl Rinsch is the name now attached to direct the movie, which is being produced by Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman. Silver told reporters last weekend during press interviews for Splice, which he also produced, that he was still eager to remake Logan’s Run. A script has been around for a while, although a new one will probably be written if the movie goes forward again.

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It’ll be back—new Terminator movie one step closer

By Don Kaye at Sci Fi Wire
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A new movie in the Terminator series, which last came to the screen in 2009’s Terminator Salvation, may be one step closer to happening. According to Variety, the current owners of the rights to the franchise, a hedge fund called Pacificor LLC, announced today that it has hired the Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) to help sell the rights to a studio or production company.

Terminator Salvation, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, was not liked very much by critics or fans, with the movie taking in only $125 million in the U.S. while costing $200 million to make (it made about $246 million overseas). The movie was supposed to launch a new trilogy, and supposedly there is a script for a fifth film floating around and even an outline for a sixth. Salvation director McG has expressed interest in coming back, although that’s probably not in the cards at this point.

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I liked Terminator Salvation. But I also wasn’t totally attached to the original trilogy. I’m not really looking forward to new Spiderman movies though, and the preview will have to look amazing for me to want to see it. I’m just glad that they won’t be making anymore with Tobey McGuire and his emo Spiderman.

What did you think of the new Jonah Hex trailer? Who do you think Tommy Lee Jones will be in Captain America?

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