News Shorts: November 30th 2009

New posters for The Wolfman, Avatar, The Book of Eli, Nine, John Woo’s Jianyu Jianghu and A Single Man.

A photo of Scout Taylor-Compton and Kristen Stewart on the set of The Runaways, Tom Cruise shooting action scenes for Knight and Day

French actress Beatrice Rosen (“2012”) is apparently another actress to have auditioned for Spider Man 4 according to French television.

“Don’t expect another “Superman” film before 2014 at the earliest as Warners has no plans to rush another film about the Kryptonian out before the copyright deadline due date in 2012…” (full details)

“Dirk Benedict, who played Facemank in the original “The A-Team” television series, has a cameo in the upcoming movie. Its been previously reported that his co-star Dwight Schultz will also appear, but Mr. T turned down his offer to cameo…” (full details)

“Robert Downey Jr. has been very involved in the screenplay for the “Iron Man” sequel and in fact did some rewriting of the first film when it was in production…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to “Area 51”, the next feature from “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli…” (full details)

“An AFM poster has linked Amy Adams as the female lead in “The Promised Land”, the Nick Cave-scripted/John Hillcoat-directed adaptation of “The Wettest County in the World”…” (full details)

“J.J. Abrams is in talks to develop a film based on the animated series “Samurai Jack”…” (full details)

The January 2010 issue of Empire includes a great new image from the upcoming “Iron Man” sequel which you can see here. Scans of an action figure up at Bleeding Cool give a rough estimate of War Machine’s unmasked look in the superhero sequel.

The trailer for the “Empire Strikes Back”-inspired episode of “Family Guy” is online in high-def at