Can we assume that Robert Downey Jr. has become a fan of Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce? Months before Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens, Pearce has been hired to write the provisional  Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros. (Just as the studio hired A Game of Shadows screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney to get to work on the script before Sherlock Holmes opened.) And since Pearce is writing the third Iron Man film, something Downey is likely quite involved in given his admitted disappointment with the second movie, it isn’t difficult to assume that Downey had a hand in suggesting him to pen Sherlock 3. No plot has been revealed for the potential third film at this time. [Deadline]

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The long-rumored sequel to Sin City sounds like it’s finally coming together, six years after the first film’s opening. The last time we checked on the film, titled Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, director Robert Rodriguez said that he and his team were “just waiting for the script” to start shooting. Now they’ve brought in additional help to complete that final piece. William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of The Departed, has been hired to work on the script. Read more after the jump.

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Robert Rodriguez keeps stoking the fire for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Over the last few years we’ve heard the project discussed as possiblity that has mostly been vague. Of late, however, it seems like a more realistic possibility.

His last update on the project was that if it was going to happen, it would happen this year. Now he said the script is done, the money is in place and…well, what’s the holdup now? Read More »

Noam Murro Directing ’300: Battle Of Artemisia’

Here’s another confirmation to follow the Tom Cruise/One Shot news. The 300 sequel formerly called Xerxes is now 300: Battle of Artemisia, and one of the men previously tipped as possible director, Noam Murro, has been chosen to helm the film. And while Zack Snyder has moved on to Superman, this sequel will be shot in the same visually exaggerated style that looked unique when Snyder applied it to 300 and has since become an action/fantasy cliche. Read More »

Want to buy a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #6 signed by Andrew Garfield? What would a Batman story written by Patton Oswalt be like? Which former Batman actor could cameo in The Dark Knight Rises? What does “The Fire Rises” mean? And would you like to read a ton of Captain America: The First Avenger content while listening to the film’s score? Seems appropriate for the July 4th edition of Superhero Bits!
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Want to see some footage from Captain America with the hero on ice? Want to know who’ll release Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel Holy Terror? How many lists can feature Marvel’s MODOK as a beloved character? Learn the answers to these questions and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

The last time we heard about the 300 sequel Xerxes it wasn’t called Xerxes any longer. We didn’t have a new title then, but now we do. In order to avoid any confusion, the producers are falling back on the title of the first film and appending a subtitle. So now what was Xerxes will hit theaters as 300: Battle of Artemisia. Assuming, that is, that the film is ever shot.

The sequel needs a director at this point, but that field seems to have narrowed down to a few possible choices that include Noam Murro and Jaume Collet-Serra. Read More »

Director David Slade now has some help in his planned reboot of the Marvel comics superhero Daredevil. 20th Century Fox has hired Brad Caleb Kane to pen the screenplay to the new film based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s “Born Again” storyline. Kane is currently a writer and producer on Fringe, but also wrote Brooklyn’s Finest, a script for a planned Richard Pryor biopic called View-Master and an adaptation of the hit vampire novel The Historian. Read more after the break. Read More »

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