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Hugo Weaving in talks to play Red Skull in The First Avenger: Captain America

THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Hugo Weaving (“The Wolfman”, “The Lord of the Rings”) is in talks to play the villain Red Skull in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America.

In the Marvel comics, Red Skull has been Captain America’s archenemy since 1941, when he engaged in espionage and sabotage as Hitler’s right-hand man. In his final battle with the superhero, he was buried under the rubble of a bombed building but — as would occur later with Captain America — fell into a state of suspended animation. Both were revived in modern times.

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John Krasinski is NOT Captain America; Marvel looking at Vogel, Evans, Hedlund and Bethel

Deadline New York’s Mike Fleming is reporting tonight that contrary to recent reports, John Krasinski (“The Office”) is no longer in the running to play the title character in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America.  Instead, he has been scratched off the short list and of the original contenders, Marvel is looking seriously […]

Captain America role likely to go to John Krasinski?

Fox 411 is reporting that Marvel is intent on having John Krasinski (“The Office”) star as the title character in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America:

“John has read 4 times and is doing screen tests,” our source tells us.  “He has screen tested 2 times so far.  It’s very likely that he will be the new Captain America.  He is a favorite among the key decision makers and has been asked to come back for more this week.”

At this point Krasinski is basically the only focus at Marvel and he’s currently reading “with multiple actresses up for the female leads”:

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Updated synopsis for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated synopsis for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.

Synopsis

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.  At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.  Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Head on over the jump for current cast and credit information. Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.

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Seven actors on short list for The First Avenger: Captain America

Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming reports that Marvel Studios and Joe Johnston are currently testing candidates to play the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America:

Chace Crawford (CW’s Gossip Girl), John Krasinski (NBC’s The Office), Scott Porter (NBC’s Friday Night Lights), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Michael Cassidy (CW’s Privileged), Patrick Flueger (Brothers).

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Joe Johnston Talks Captain America

While doing the rounds promoting his latest film The Wolfman (out in theaters this weekend), director Joe Johnston talked about his next film, The First Avenger: Captain America.  Head on over the jump to read some excerpts of what he had to say about the film, including a confirmation about the villain.

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Marvel President Kevin Feige Says Thor Will Redefine the Comic Book Genre

In a post at Marvel.com, Marvel Entertainment President, Kevin Feige reflected on his recent reaction to seeing the first screen test for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor:

“To be honest the thing that I’m most excited about right now though, is the screen test we just finished for “Thor.” We’ve done some costume tests […]

Stan Lee Confirms Thor Cameo

Writing on his Twitter account, comic book writer Stan Lee confirmed that he’ll have a cameo in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of the Marvel Comics property Thor:

Kenneth Branagh (of course I call him “Ken!”) said my cameo’s set for the upcoming Thor movie. –To him, it’s a cameo, to me– it’s […]

Iron Man 2 International Poster

ironman2internationalposter-small-120309The recently released teaser poster for Iron Man 2 — featuring Iron Man back-to-back with War Machine (click here if you missed it) — was pretty awesome but this new international one showcasing Tony Stark/Iron Man is just as cool. Head on over the jump for a closer look.

Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010.

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New Iron Man 2 Poster Reveals War Machine

ironman2poster-top-120109Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, courtesy Yahoo! Movies, have unveiled the first official poster for for Iron Man 2.  The poster gives us our first official look at War Machine (played by Don Cheadle).  Check out the poster in full after the jump.

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Kat Dennings Cast in Thor?

While speaking with MTV about her role in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) revealed that Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) may have a role in the film:

“Well I’m really excited,” Portman told MTV News. “Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she’s a […]

Idris Elba Joins Cast of Thor

Idris Elba has been cast as Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard who stands on the BiFrost Bridge ready to defend the city from intruders, in Marvel Studios’ Thor.

Kenneth Branagh is directing the Marvel comic adaptation with Chris Hemsworth on to play Thor, Tom Hiddleston playing Loki and Natalie Portman playing Thor’s love interest […]