Over the next 48 hours, rumors and speculation will be flying around cyberspace as studios get set to present their panels at Comic-Con. We'll keep track of things over the next couple days with the latest news and rumors in our Comic-Con Countdown.
Let's kick things off with a new still from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Yahoo premiered the new still earlier today. Catching Fire easily ranks as one of our five most anticipated panels at this year's Comic-Con. A new trailer will be revealed at the Saturday panel, but until then, here's the new still.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rumored as Marvel Choice for Doctor Strange
It wouldn't be Comic-Con without a Marvel rumor from Latino Review which posted today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was Marvel's top choice to play Doctor Strange in an upcoming Phase Three movie. Keep in mind, Marvel hasn't confirmed Doctor Strange, though the character has been high on Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's wish list. Most believe the studio will confirm the character along with several others for its Phase Three post-Avengers 2 lineup of movies.
Early speculation has pegged Star Trek and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the odds-on favorite for the role, but according to the Latino Review the current draft of the script is written for someone in their early 30s (JGL is 32) and has "the charm and swagger the script demands." The site also took a step back saying "we are not saying that an offer has been made, that talks have even engaged and who knows, Levitt and his team are probably unaware."
We'll leave it to Feige to confirm or deny the rumor on Saturday when Marvel hosts its Hall H panel. JGL has not mentioned the casting rumor on his very active Twitter account and we wonder if he'll pull an Emma Watson and deny being in contention to for the role.
I, Frankenstein is paired with The Hunger Games on Lionsgate's Saturday panel. The studio rolled out three new Comic-Con posters for the movie. Take a look.
Has The X-Men: Days of Future Past Plot Been Revealed?
Vulture has revealed that a dozen actors from X-Men will be making their way down to San Diego to reveal new details about the film. The site got a jump on the actors though revealing the roles of two of the characters.
As previously rumored, Peter Dinklage is indeed playing Sentinel robot creator Bolivar Trask. Meanwhile, despite rumors that Josh Helman would be playing a young Cyclops, the site revealed that he is in fact portraying a young William Stryker.
Additionally, Vulture uncovered new plot details for Days of Future Past. Here's what the site dug up.
"Kitty Pride (Ellen Page) uses her powers to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into the past where he encounters the younger mutants from X-Men: First Class. However something bad happens to Kitty during the time-travel trance, and while Wolverine is still under her spell, the other X-Men must race to find a mutant who can siphon Kitty's powers and bring their friend back to the future."
Finally, director Bryan Singer confirmed via Twitter that Lucas Till will reprise his X-Men: First Class role of Havok. Till had been hesitant about returning to the role.
What do you think of the latest X-Men developments?
Staying with Marvel, check out the electrifying new Comic-Con poster for Thor: The Dark World.
Universal will be promoting the home video release of Oblivion with this massive banner of what Comic-Con may look like in 2017. See if you can recognize the various movie paraphernalia in the rubble by clicking on the poster for a larger version.
Next Hulk Movies to Be Based Off of Current Indestructible Hulk Comic Series?
By now we've all heard the rumors about a sequel to The Incredible Hulk possibly being based off the comic book story arcs like Planet Hulk and World War Hulk. Marvel execs debunked those rumors which surfaced, where else, on Latino Review. That being said, Mark Ruffalo is locked into a multipicture contract with the studio, so he's going to have to work that contract off somehow.
Now a new rumor surfaced by Comic Book Movie's the Daily Superhero says the Hulk sequel could be getting a treatment based on some of the Bruce Banner-specific concepts in Marvel NOW's Indestructible Hulk comic series.
The series focuses on Hulk as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who feels he needs to give back to society. He approaches S.H.I.E.L.D. and asks for a lab where he can work on inventions that will help society. In return, S.H.I.E.L.D. can utilize the Hulk whenever needed.
Any news about a Hulk sequel would be in the early stages of development and scripting so take this rumor, like the previous ones, with a grain of salt.
300: Rise of an Empire and Seventh Son continue their string of Comic-Con posters. You can check out earlier ones in last Friday's poster roundup. Warner Bros. also rolled out a new teaser poster for Godzilla while director Gareth Edwards hinted at "big things" coming to San Diego this week in his latest YouTube video. Warner Bros. panel takes place on Saturday morning.
Speaking of Warner Bros., the studio announced today that the Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick All You Need Is Kill was not only renamed to Edge of Tomorrow, but the first footage from the film will premiere during its Saturday morning panel. Until then, here's the Comic-Con teaser poster.
Sony unveils a Comic-Con banner for Carrie. Click for a larger version. The film is not officially listed as part of Sony's Hall H panels, but then again, the studio does have almost three hours to fill. Surprise appearance maybe?
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