Today’s action-packed Sequel Bits includes updates on Independence Day 2, The Expendables 2, Fast and the Furious 6, and more. After the jump:

  • Dean Devlin says they’ve “cracked” Independence Day 2
  • Skunks invade the New England set of Grown Ups 2
  • Karl Urban would be happy to play Dredd in a sequel
  • Fast Six adds model Clara Paget as a gun-toting sidekick
  • A new featurette goes behind the scenes of Expendables 2

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How much did The Dark Knight Rises make at midnight last night? Where can you purchase Gotham Rogues merchandise? What are the 16 creepiest scenes in comic book history? Curious to see a brand new trailer for theĀ Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Avengers Assembled Box Set? How about almost twenty images from Dredd? Where can you see a bunch of behind the scenes photos from the Adam West Batman show? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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The Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd is gone. Long live Karl Urban’s Dredd. Urban is the star of the latest incarnation of the popular cult comic character and, with the help of director Pete Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland, makes the role his own in a film that’s incredibly tight, stylized, bloody and fun.

Dredd, which will be released September 21, had one of its first screenings at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and the /Film crew was there. Check out our video blog review below. Read More »

That’s a new banner for The Expendables 2, above, and it does just about as good a job as it could possibly do informing audiences of who is in the film. Click for a larger version, and break out the measurement tools to check out the photoshop work that seems to have re-sized a few of the heads. I wonder if those with a proper head-to-body proportion got paid more? Probably. That could be a good new metric for evaluating movie posters.

In addition to that, after the break you’ll find:

  • Trivia about Donnie Yen passing on The Expendables 2
  • Jack O’Connell joins the 300 prequel/sequel
  • Alex Garland considers two sequels to Dredd
  • A few basic set photos have hit from Mad Max: Fury Road
  • and we’ve got three new TV spots and a poster for The Bourne Legacy.

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Why did Ron Perlman recently dress up like Hellboy? Want to see behind the scenes photos of Christopher Nolan on the set of The Dark Knight Rises? Is there a way to get your phone synced up with Man of Steel content right now? Which problem occurred during the first Dark Knight Rises press screening? How much might Scarlett Johansson make when she returns for The Avengers 2? Did The Amazing Spider-Man have a good weekend at the box office? What honor was bestowed upon Christopher Nolan this weekend? And can you purchase Todd McFarlane‘s original art for Spider-Man #1? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Want to find out when the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show will premiere and how to help out a TMNT fan documentary? How does Shane Black look on the set of Iron Man 3? What is the number one fanboy problem with superhero films like The Amazing Spider-Man? How does Mega City One look in Dredd? Is Willem Dafoe surprised at the origin story in The Amazing Spider-Man? Do Spider-Man characters lend themselves to the Scott Pilgrim world? Want to see mashups of The Avengers and Batman as well as The Avengers and the X-Men? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Where can you see Dredd at San Diego Comic-Con? How about the brand new Marvel film, Item 47? Want to read a 50-page booklet about The Dark Knight Rises? Does Robert Downey Jr. know where things go after Iron Man 3? Which U.S. Senator has a role in The Dark Knight Rises? Why is a Batman toy in a Marvel box? What is Marvel doing to completely reboot their comic books? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

‘Dredd’ Trailer: Attack the Block

How does a budget-limited production get around the expense of creating a massive post-apocalyptic city? One method is to restrict a film set in that city primarily to the interior of one massive apartment building. And in Dredd, Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby play two law enforcers — agents with a mandate to act as judge, jury and executioner in this hellish city of the future — who lead a team into an apartment block controlled by a drug-dealing criminal (Lena Headey). Hey, does that sound a bit familiar?

It’s too bad for all involved that Dredd didn’t hit a year ago, because then it would be able to avoid many inevitable comparisons to The Raid. Dredd went into production long before The Raid was released, so this is no copycat situation. This story is a setup that works very well in the framework of decades of Judge Dredd comics that inspired this movie. But if you’ve seen Gareth Evans’ film, it might be difficult to avoid the comparison while watching the Dredd trailer below. Read More »

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