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After a few days off, Superhero Bits is back! Want to hear Bradley Cooper talk about voicing Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy? What are the latest rumors and developments on Batman vs. Superman? Which new Hunger Games star is playing a DC villain on Arrow? When is Captain America: The Winter Soldier going in for additional photography? Is Bruce Wayne going to play a role in Gotham? How is X-Men: Apocalypse going to tie in with X-Men: Days of Future Past? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Mockingjay

Casting on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 and 2 began well before its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire even opened. And now that Catching Fire‘s record-setting opening has squashed any remaining doubts about the future of the franchise, Mockingjay is only going to pick up steam.

Prison Break star Robert Knepper is the newest name to sign up for the highly anticipated sequel, joining fellow series newcomers Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Lily Rabe. What’s really interesting about his casting, though, is that he seems to be playing an original character created just for the movies. More about his role after the jump.

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Rob Zombie is moving forward on The Lords of Salem, his upcoming horror film that involves witchcraft and terror in Salem, MA. He’s announced the first bit of casting: Meg Foster will play “Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem.” Fans of John Carpenter’s They Live will recognize Foster immediately; nice to see Zombie continuing his practice of hiring actors from some of his favorite films. The writer/director also provided the image above. [Facebook]

After the break, True Blood‘s Lindsay Pulsipher gets one of the controversial lead roles in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and R.I.P.D. gets a new actor. Read More »

New Transporter 3 Photos


/Film reader Christopher M sent over some new photos from Transporter 3.

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Transporter 3 French Teaser Trailer

Transporter 3

Lionsgate released the first international (French) teaser trailer for Transporter 3. Jason Statham is back as Frank Martin, a professional “transporter” who has relocated to Paris to continue his low-key business of delivering packages without questions. Louis Leterrier opted to direct The Incredible Hulk instead of the third film, so French filmmaker and former graffiti artist Olivier Megaton (Second unit director for the Luc Besson produced Hitman) has attempted to fill his shoes. Robert Knepper, who you might know from Prison Break, appears as a villain. Judging from the intense teaser trailer, which looked like a mix of Transporter, Speed and Crank, we’re in for another kick ass action film. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Watch the new teaser in High Definition on Allocine.fr. Transporter 3 will hit theaters on November 26th 2008.

Jason Statham Returns for Transporter 3

Transporter 3

Jason Statham will return as Frank Martin, for the third installment of the Transporter series. Variety reports that Francois Berleand (The Transporter) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break) have also been cast. Transporter 3 will shoot for 16 weeks in Russia and France.

Now for the bad news… Louis Leterrier, who helmed the first two films and is in post-production on The Incredible Hulk has been replaced by Olivier Megaton. So basically, they are replacing the guy who made The Transporter with the guy who was a second unit director on Hitman. Yeah, doesn’t sound good.

New Hitman Photo Revealed

Hitman

USA Today has published a new photo (seen above) from Fox’s big screen adaptation of the popular Hitman video game. While I will admit that this film appears to have style, I’m still not interested in seeing it. The official plot synopsis follows:

Agent 47 (Olyphant) has been educated to become a professional assassin for hire. His most powerful weapons are his nerve and a resolute pride in his work.  47 is both the last two digits of the barcode tattooed on the nape of his neck, and his only name. The hunter becomes the hunted when 47 gets caught up in a political takeover.  Both Interpol and the Russian military chase the HITMAN across Eastern Europe as he tries to find out who set him up and why they’re trying to take him out of the game.  But the greatest threat to 47′s survival may be the stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a beautiful, damaged girl.

If the film’s movie trailer didn’t scare you away, here is star Timothy Olyphant to give you at least two reasons not to see the movie.

“I know people want you to be true to the game, but no one really wants to go pay for a movie to watch a video game,” Olyphant told USA Today. “And, look, it’s a movie. You’ve got to have the girl in it. I just hope the fans feel I’m the character they’re used to.”

Hitman stars Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Offei, Robert Knepper and Ulrich Thomsen. The film hits theaters on October 12.

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