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Fanboy Fix: Real Steel, The Hobbit and The Avengers

First Image from Hugh Jackman’s ‘Real Steel’

'Real Steel'One of the more fascinating projects currently in production stars Hugh Jackman as a guy who coaches robot boxers in a world where all human boxers have been replaced by big metal warriors. Real Steel is based on the Richard Matheson short story (eventually adapted for a Twilight Zone episode), and aside from Jackman, folks like Hope Davis, Evangeline Lilly and Kevin Durand also star. The film is being directed by Shawn Levy (who gave us those Night at the Museum movies), and the first image – featuring Jackman standing next to a big robot boxer – just arrived online courtesy of USA Today.
 
Warner Bros. and MGM Want Peter Jackson to Direct ‘The Hobbit’
 
Ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out as director of the two upcoming Lord of the Rings prequels based on the book The Hobbit, a number of different replacement names have popped up. However, according to Deadline, Warner Bros. and MGM only want one man to take on the task of directing back-to-back Hobbit movies: Peter Jackson. As of now, the man hasn’t said no, and that’s a good thing since some of the other directors rumored to be interested include Brett Ratner and David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), both of whom don’t seem like a good fit at all for this type of film. Meanwhile, Harry Potter veteran David Yates is also being considered for the gig.
 
Who would you like to see direct The Hobbit?
 
Fan-Made Poster for ‘The Avengers’
 
'The Avengers' Fan-Made PosterSeems like fans don’t want to wait any longer to see what the big-screen Avengers will look like once they’re all assembled together, as a number of people have already created their own versions of the upcoming 2012 movie’s poster. Previous versions had included the characters we already knew about, like Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, but recent ones have made sure to take into account the latest casting scoops – like Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, who can be seen in the poster below. Looking at stuff like this just makes me wish The Avengers release date of May 4th, 2012 was, like, tomorrow. What do you think? [via Slashfilm]

 

 

 

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