News Bits: Dark Knight Rises, Star Wars, Super 8, Harry Potter, Ninja Turtles, and More!

Harry Potter Poster

* Warner Bros has unveiled yet another Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 poster.  This one is quite chilling though.

Ninja Turtles

* Oh the many wonderful things you can learn from the Ninja Turtles…even after all these years.

Final Cut Pro X

* Macgasm has posted up a bunch of new drool worthy pictures of Final Cut Pro X…At least I know I’m drooling.

Josh Stewart

* Josh Stewart (The Collector, No Ordinary Family) has been cast in The Dark Knight Rises.  Of course, no announcement on the character he’ll be playing, but a small role is assumed.

Star Wars

* In an interview with the Czech Position, Star Wars producer Rick McCallum talked about the Star Wars live-action TV show.  He said they had 50 hours worth of 3rd draft scripts, but that the series was on hold for another 3-4 years while they wait for the technology to get cheaper.  Sad, sad news…

Super 8 Easter Eggs

* Our Friends over at Slashfilm have created a pretty comprehensive list of all the little Easter eggs to be found in Super 8.

* In an interview with CNN, George Lucas revealed the title of the new Star Wars cartoon headed by Seth Green is, Star Wars: Detours

Harry Potter

* The British Board of Film Classification (while rating the film), revealed that the final Harry Potter film will be the shortest of them all.  Coming in at 2 hours and 10 minutes.

The Avengers

* Via his twitter account Mark Ruffalo confirmed that The Avengers isn’t being shot in 3D.  Doesn’t mean the studios won’t post convert…

Despicable Me 2

* Universal has announced a few release dates for upcoming movies: Oliver Stone’s adaptation of Savages will hit September 28, 2012; Despicable Me 2 will drop July 3, 2013; and Joseph Krosinski’s Sci-Fi epic Oblivion will land July 19, 2013.

Cowboys and Aliens

* IGN debuted the latest poster for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.

Hot Wheels

* For some reason, Legendary Pictures is trying to turn the Hot Wheels line of toys into a movie.  Supposedly they’ll be trying to hit the Fast and Furious age market.

John Gotti biopic

* The John Gotti Biopic (with JOhn Travolta, Al Pacino, and Lindsay Lohan) has had a title switch.  Original Gotti: Three Generations, will now be called Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.

All right, that will about do for this edition of News Bits.  If you’ve got an article you think should be included be sure to drop us a line at [email protected]  Until next time!


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