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Here Comes Harry – In anticipation of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, new clips from the film have popped up on Moviefone and iTunes. Additionally, British actor Bill Nighy was cast in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in an unspecified role. [The Independent]
New 'Avatar' Comic Con Banners – With Comic Con right around the corner, some new Avatar banners featuring our first look at the blue alien creatures called the Na'vi have arrived on the streets of San Diego. As the convention nears, we'll post more details on all the films scheduled to make an appearance.
Sam Jackson Talks Up 'Iron Man 2' – Now that Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to appear as Nick Fury in nine (!) Marvel films, he's going to have to get used to people asking him questions about the upcoming comic book films. On whether or not Nick Fury will have a big part in Iron Man 2, Jackson told MTV News the following: ""Not this time, not yet. We still haven't moved Nick Fury into the bad-ass zone." Here's hoping Fury hits the bad-ass zone by the time he's acting in his sixth or seventh Marvel movie.
Mark Ruffalo, Sperm Donor – Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo have joined the comedy The Kids Are All Right, about a lesbian couple (played by Bening and Moore) whose grown children decide they want to find the man who donated his sperm so the couple could mother the two kids. Of course, once Ruffalo enters the equation, he "totally upsets" their family dynamic and, well, what did you think would happen? If everything's peachy, there's no movie! [Variety]
'Transformers 3' Talk – The sequel has only been in theaters for a week now, but folks are already talking a third installment. In a piece in the LA Times that talks about Transformers 2 actor Ramon Rodriguez, they claim Michael Bay has a bigger part for him in the third film should everything go as planned. Read the story here, along with quotes from Bay on just how happy he was to discover the young actor.
And…Watch 'Transformers 2' in One Minute – Were you avoiding the long lines at the theater last weekend hoping to maybe catch a screening of Revenge of the Fallen this weekend? Well, in order to help you make that final decision, here's a little video that breaks the film down into one minute. Enjoy!