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Fanboy Fix: 'New Moon' Movie Poster, 'Thor' Casting Heats Up and Sam Raimi Dishes on 'Spider-Man 4'

The time has come for all of you hardcore Twilight fans to rejoice (that means you should throw up your arms and cheer after reading my next sentence – high-fiving is optional)! Yup, the first official movie poster (featuring actual characters) for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has finally arrived online and in your local newspaper…and, well, I don’t think it hides the fact that the much-anticipated sequel will feature what could be the year’s most talked-about love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

New Moon finds Bella a little lost and defeated after Edward skips town, and she soon turns to Jacob for comfort and affection. But Jacob is one in a long line of ancient werewolves, the vampires’ mortal enemies, and so Bella really finds herself between a rock and a war zone this time around. Check out the first clip from New Moon on the MTV Movie Awards on May 31, and the film itself hits theaters on November 20.

What do you think about the new poster?

Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Nabs Its Two Leads

Finally! After writing about a number of Thor-related casting rumors, I’m happy to report that Marvel has brought on two young men to play the leads in one of the most hotly-anticipated superhero flicks since, well, Iron Man. Newbies (here in America, at least) Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have been cast as Thor and Loki, respectively. Hemsworth will be immediately familiar to those who saw Star Trek as he played Kirk’s father in those opening scenes. Aside from being cast as Thor, Hemsworth also just landed the lead in the Red Dawn remake, playing the Patrick Swayze role.

Hiddleston was brought on to play Loki, Thor’s brother and arch-nemesis, and he hails from the UK where he’s an award-winning up-and-comer who’s performed on stage and on television; twice opposite Thor director Kenneth Branagh, which explains the casting decision. Obviously Branagh was able to convince producers that the way to go was through these unfamiliar faces, instead of going the route like some other Marvel films and hiring known actors and actresses to help sell the movie to a wider audience.

But is that a good thing or a bad thing? You tell us …

Sam Raimi Dishes on 'Spider-Man 4'; Admits Previous Failures

Considering the fact that most fans didn’t like the way Spider-Man 3 turned out for a variety of different reasons (too many villains, lame Peter Parker dancing), you’d think the pressure would be on director Sam Raimi to get the next installment right. Out promoting his new horror film Drag Me to Hell, Raimi admitted that he’d failed in the past with the Spidey character, and now is the time to come to terms with that and move on to bigger and better web-slinging things.

He tells Cinematical, "As far as Spider-Man, I've learned a lot of lessons about what people didn't like and missteps that I'd made. But I learned those lessons on the previous two, I was just a little quieter about them. I made a lot of mistakes, and it's part of the reason I so want to make this next story of Peter Parker." Raimi goes on to say that he wants one more chance at the character; to right the wrongs and use what he’s learned since the last installment to his advantage.

From what he’s said, this next Spidey story will be a more personal one for Peter Parker – and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a bit darker and deeper. What would you like to see from the next Spider-Man movie?

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