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There were simply too many superhero news stories today to fit into individual posts, so we're packing it all into one giant-sized extravaganza! Today we have rumors about a possible director for 'Iron Man 3', Zack Snyder chats about the new 'Superman' film, 'The Avengers' may have even more recognizable S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and last (but not least) Fox shows us the first glimpse of 'X-Men: First Class'!
THR is reporting that writer/director Shane Black is currently in the running to helm the third outing in the 'Iron Man' franchise, now that Jon Favreau has left the series. This rumor has led to a vast increase in fanboys praying to their maker and/or selling their souls to the devil in order to make this happen.
Black, a sharp director with a keen eye for dialog is best known for movies such as 'Lethal Weapon' and 'The Last Boy Scout' and has previously worked with Robert Downey Jr. on 2005's 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' which Black directed and co-wrote. It's even rumored that RDJ consulted with Black prior to his role in Iron Man to nail down the "Tony Stark" style.
Insiders say that it's far from a sure thing, but seriously - if Marvel wants to make another stellar Iron Man movie, Black is the guy they need.
When asked how his version will differ from previous films, Snyder remarked, "I can’t really talk about that without being kind of specific, but I can say I think Superman needs to be physical", which may come as a relief to fans that have been waiting for years to see Superman actually hit someone for a change.
According to ComicBookMovie.com, in addition to having Carol Danvers (aka Ms. Marvel) as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the upcoming 'Avengers' film, there are also rumors going around (stemming from a sketchy press release) that Kevin Pennington ('90210') has joined the cast as Agent Wendell Vaughn, who comic fans will recognize as the alter ego of the superhero Quasar.
The appearance of both Ms. Marvel and Quasar has fueled speculation that the series is setting up a Kree-Skrull storyline for an upcoming Avengers sequel. You can read more about the sketchy press release on their site HERE.
Last night, the official "X-Men: First Class" facebook page released new photos of Magneto (at least we think it's Magneto, even though it doesn't match previous photos of Michael Fassbender's costume) and the film's full logo:
UPDATE! They also just released the first official trailer for the film on the X-Men Movies facebook page:
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