* While awaiting the release of the next Green Lantern trailer, the comic book has shown us a brand new image featuring Abin Sur.
* Sienna Guillory is returning to reprise the character of Jill Valentine in the fifth film of the Resident Evil franchise. Via her Twitter she’s stated that her ‘training’ has begun.
* Zack Snyder has confirmed that Superman: Man of Steel will be shooting in Vancouver, Canada during a brief interview with the Toronto Sun Times.
* The Three Stooges movie just can’t seem to pull things together. After reporting that Johnny Knoxville was likely to take the role of Moe, he came out and said he wasn’t (and hadn’t even been offered the role). Now rumors are circulating that Will Sasso may be up for ANY of the roles.
* A new image released from X-Men: First Class….and it doesn’t show a whole lot. In fact if you were paying attention during the trailer, you’ve already seen this.
* Boom comics has announced at C2E2 that they will be publishing a new line of comics based on the Planet of the Apes movie franchise. It’ll be penned by Daryl Gregory drawn by Carlos Magno.
* A new poster for Rubber has shown up. Amazing, this film has already been released and on VOD, yet we’re still getting new posters for it!
* Cinemarcado has posted a new still from The Hangover 2…still no Doug.
* Things are heating up for the Total Recall remake and reportedly Diane Kruger, Eva Green, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Paula Patton have all been in to read for roles in the film.
* In other Superman news, Zack Snyder was doing an interview with Latino Review and confirmed that Viggo Mortensen will NOT be playing the part of Zod….So the role of the villain is up for grabs.
* It looks like most of the original cast of American Pie (the good one, and not the crappy direct-to-DVD sequels) will be returning for American Reunion which takes place during their High School reunion. Some new plot details have emerged about the characters:
* The film will center around the gang’s ten-year high school reunion.
* Oz (Chris Klein) is a big shot with a Malibu mansion and a girlfriend who seems to be a gold-digger.
* Heather (Mena Suvari) is dating a middle-aged surgeon who tries to act younger than his age.
* Stifler‘s (Seann William Scott) life has gone down the drain — he’s unhappily working as a temp, and isn’t getting laid much. He avoids going to the reunion. At one point, he sleeps with Laurie, a “former hottie” who’s gained weight.
* Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is an “international traveler” and will be scoring with Trish, a bartender who used to go to band camp with Michelle.
* Stifler’s Mom (Jennifer Coolidge), the original MILF, will be making an appearance.
* Jim (Jason Biggs) is still married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), but his next-door neighbor has a crush on him — and her long-term boyfriend isn’t happy about it. Meanwhile, his sex tape with Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) has gone viral on YouTube.
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