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WonderCon 2011: New SUPERMAN Henry Cavill finally talks about playing the MAN OF STEEL

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It’s a given there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding Zack Snyder’s reboot of SUPERMAN alongside producer Christopher Nolan. And the announcement that Henry Cavill is the new Superman/Clark Kent brings with it a whole other level of mystery. So while at Wondercon 2011 promoting his new Greek Gods film IMMORTALS (arriving November 11, 2011), it was almost a necessity to get the actor to speak a bit about this landmark role. “I am excited about it,” says Cavill. “Who wouldn’t be? It is a mega-opportunity. We are just getting started and I can’t wait to get the suit […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: The scoop behind COWBOYS & ALIENS nine minutes of footage revealed

COWBOYS & ALIENS poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks

At the 2011 WonderCon in San Francisco, COWBOYS & ALIENS (opening July 29), director Jon Favreau explained how it even shocked him that they got Harrison Ford to be in the film. “Harrison [Ford] was a late breaking idea because we never thought he would want to come back to genre,” Favreau says. Both Ford and Daniel Craig’s character begin at odds against one another in the first act of the film, but they must come together in order to fight this threat from above. Here’s what we saw during the panel for COWBOYS & ALIENS: A grizzled Old West […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: PRIEST star Paul Bettany reveals his most embarrassing moment on set

PRIEST teaser poster | ©2011 Sony

During the PRIEST press event at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, Paul Bettany’s co-star Cam Gigandet threw him under the bus about an embarrassing moment where he had to have training wheels installed on his bike because it was too dangerous to ride. Of course, ASSIGNMENT X had to ask Bettany about it. “I had this big ass bike, and I was allowed to ride it if only it was a straight line,” Bettany says. “But when a stuntman came off the bike at about 35 miles per hour, they said that they weren’t too sure about me being up […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: TWILIGHT star Cam Gigandet says PRIEST vampires are hard core

PRIEST movie poster | ©2011 Sony

While promoting his new action-horror film PRIEST about a warrior priest who takes down a world overrun with vampires, TWILIGHT and NEW MOON star Cam Gigandet says his new movie features bloodsuckers who could take down any other movie vampire if necessary. “These vampires aren’t like anything else you’ve seen before,” says Gigandet. “They are monsters. They are bad ass. And they can take on any of these other genre of vampires and snap them like that [snaps fingers].” PRIEST about a warrior priest who wipes out vampires opens May 13 in 3D. CLICK HERE to read about PRIEST star […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: New SNOW WHITE Lily Collins talks about landing her fairy tale role

Lily Collins in THE BLIND SIDE | ©2009 Warner Bros.

While promoting her new summer vampire film at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, actress Lily Collins (daughter of pop star Phil Collins) revealed how she was cast in the new SNOW WHITE film to be directed by Tarsem Singh. In the new film, Snow White teams up with the seven dwarves to take down the Evil Queen playing by Julia Roberts. “Two days ago I met and read for the film,” explains Collins. “I got off the plane [in San Francisco] and found out I was cast. It was literally that fast. I know this was something so many girls […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: What’s up with a PERCY JACKSON sequel? Even actor Logan Lerman doesn’t know.

PERCY JACKSON & THE LIGHTNING THIEF movie poster | ©2010 20th Century Fox

During the press event for THE THREE MUSKETEERS during WonderCon 2011, actor Logan Lerman commented on the prospects of a sequel to last year’s successful PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. “I don’t know anything about it,” he says. “I haven’t heard anything but I’m excited about it.” Well, not a heck of a lot, but let’s hope they greenlight the sequel soon or Lerman’s going to be all grown up. CLICK HERE to hear Logan Lerman’s thoughts on his new film THE THREE MUSKETEERS CLICK HERE to check out all of ASSIGNMENT X‘s WONDERCON news and you can also follow […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Logan Lerman says new THREE MUSKETEERS won’t be your father’s version

THREE MUSKETEERS teaser poster | ©2011 Summit Entertainment

During the press event for THREE MUSKETEERS during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, Logan Lerman, who plays D’Artagnan in the film, has been asked numerous times what will differentiate this version from the others that have come out over the years. “It is more contemporary, it is the untold chapter,” Lerman says. “They are looked at as the navy seals or the James Bond of the time. They have all sorts of gadgets and gizmos that have never been seen before in any version.” Lerman also notes that in addition to the gadgets and such, a number of futuristic vehicles […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Check out the GREEN LANTERN WonderCon footage

Ryan Reynolds in GREEN LANTERN | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. was so excited by the fan reaction to the GREEN LANTERN footage at yesterday’s WonderCon 2011 panel in San Francisco, they’ve just released an abbreviated version of it online today. It’s pretty cool stuff and sheds a completely different light on the DC Comic movie adaptation (which arrives June 17). The movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. You can check out the trailer below. CLICK HERE to check out all of ASSIGNMENT X‘s news and you can also follow our coverage on TWITTER by CLICKING HERE. CLICK HERE to read what RYAN REYNOLDS has to say about […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Robert Kirkman Unveils WITCH DOCTOR and new imprint Skybound

WITCH DOCTOR #1 by Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner | ©2011 Image/Skybound

Robert Kirkman may have made a mainstream name for himself thanks to THE WALKING DEAD series on AMC, but he began and continues to thrive in the realm of comic books. At WonderCon 2011 in San Franciso on Friday, Kirkman was promoting his newly-launched division of Image Comics, Skybound designed to develop the next generation of comic book talent. The first original comic from the imprint is coming in June is WITCH DOCTOR from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner. Kirkman wanted the book because: “It is the smartest comic book I’ve ever read,” he says. “It is wholly original about […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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