19 upcoming superhero movies you need to know about

By Jon Cohen at Blastr
Ever since Spider-Man came out in 2002 and set all kinds of records for making money, the movie industry has gone crazy for superheros. Eight years on, they just keep on coming. We’ve had some great ones (Iron Man, The Dark Knight) along with some not-so-good ones (Wolverine, Fantastic Four).

Over the next three years we’re going to have the chance to see more than a dozen superhero films, mostly from Marvel and DC, but also a few others. To help keep track of it all we’ve created this handy guide to the 19 most notable titles that are supposed to come out (some more tentatively than others) through 2013.

Title: Ant-Man
Who’s involved: Edgar Wright is directing and Joe Cornish is writing the screenplay
What it is: Adaptation of the Marvel comic
Notes: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is proof that Wright is capable of making a solid film. The real question is, is he capable of making a film that people will actually go see? Ant-Man also isn’t the first character who leaps to mind when we think “We want to see a movie about a superhero!” But, conversely, that’s actually why we’re interested in it.
Release Date: Tentatively 2012

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‘The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader’ Sets Out For MTV’s Fall Preview

by Adam Rosenberg at MTV News
MTV’s Fall Preview week of exclusives continues today with a look at the hottest upcoming movies of the next four months. We know what you should see and why you should see it, and we’ve got it all right here. Keep it locked to MTV News and MTV Movies Blog for continued updates throughout the week!

What’s It Called: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

What It’s About: The Prevensie children return to the magical land of Narnia with their cousin for a journey across the ocean. Together with Prince Caspian they sail off aboard The Dawn Treader to find the seven lost lords of Narnia.

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2 More Photos of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

by Reg Seeton at Deadbolt News

On the heels of a new photo of Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (reported yesterday in our previous Harry Potter story), two more photos of Deathly Hallows hit the web this week. The two additional photos of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows show Radcliffe along with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint who are all set for the final chapter in the Harry Potter franchise.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 hits theaters on November 15, 2010 ahead of Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on July 15, 2011.

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Book Buzz: Potential ‘Hunger Games’ stars, Reichs’ ‘Virals’

By Craig Wilson and Carol Memmott, USA TODAY
Chloe Moretz appears to be leading the hunt for Katniss Everdeen, and Kathy Reichs is out with her first young-adult novel.

Courting Katniss: Now that we know who will play Lisbeth Salander in the American movie version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Rooney Mara), fans are speculating about the next plum book role for a young actress: Katniss Everdeen, the teen heroine of Suzanne Collins’ young-adult dystopian trilogy. The final novel, Mockingjay, shoots to the top of USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in its first week of sales. ET, MTV and the Los Angeles Times all say Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz has the inside track to star in the adaptation of the first book, The Hunger Games.

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‘Inception’, ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ face off at Spike TV’s Scream Awards

by Adam Markovitz
Think the Oscars are a little too touchy-feely? Maybe Spike TV’s Scream Awards (airing Oct. 19) are more your speed: The genre-loving kudofest, now in its fifth year, honors the best and badass-est sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic book entertainment — basically anything geek-tested and fanboy-approved. And don’t expect winners to thank the Academy; they’ll owe their statues to votes from web surfers like you on the show’s site.

This year’s top nominee is Inception, which leads the pack with 15 nods including Fight Scene of the Year (for that brain-melting zero-g ballet), Best Ensemble, and Ultimate Scream, where it faces stiff competition from the likes of Twilight: Eclipse, True Blood, and Avatar.

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I’m a little irritated that Blastr thinks that Scott Pilgrim is Edgar Wright’s first “solid” movie. Hot Fuzz was a legitimate action movie, even if it was a comedy. Hot Fuzz was actually supposed to have more of a comic book feel (including thought bubbles), but he and Simon Pegg cut their originally ideas because it didn’t fit with the main character. I’m not sure how I feel about Chloe Moretz playing Katniss. She’s a good actress, but she’s SO pale, and Katniss is described as a brunette with olive skin. But I guess this is just speculation at the moment, and nothing official.

Who do you think should play Katniss? Which superhero movie are you looking forward to the most? Are you excited for Harry Potter and Voyage of the Dawn Treader?