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Quickies: Thor, Wars, Salvation, Vibes, Avengers

By Garth Franklin Saturday September 7th 2013 03:50PM

Thor: The Dark World
A massive new piece of banner art for the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel "Thor: The Dark World" has gone online and can be seen by clicking here.

Star Wars: Episode VII
While his reps denied the casting rumors of him possibly playing a Sith Lord in "Star Wars: Episode VII" earlier this week, actor Benedict Cumberbatch himself has now done so at the Toronto Film Festival. Speaking at a press conference for "The Fifth Estate," Cumberbatch says:

"Of course I’d love to do Star Wars and work with JJ Abrams again because we had such a good time on Star Trek. But nobody has been cast and there are no offers out to anyone apart from the regulars who are returning. So that’s that rumour quashed… We’ll have to wait and see." [Source: The Telegraph]

Salvation
"Hawaii Five-0" producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov are set to produce CBS' high-concept new drama series "Salvation". Matt Wheeler penned the project which is set in the months leading up to a global, catastrophic event. The story follows a group of characters and their attempts to deal with the impending destruction of the planet. [Source: Deadline]

Bad Vibes
Elijah Wood will produce, John Landis will executive produce, and rock musician Ariel Pink will compose music for the upcoming werewolf feature "Bad Vibes" at SpectreVision. David Gebroe penned and will direct the project described as a werewolf tale set in the psychedelic 1960s music scene. [Source: SpectreVision]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Producer Louis D'Esposito says that Tony Stark and Captain America will have a better relationship in the upcoming sequel: "[Tony Stark is] leading the team with Captain America. We're still developing the screenplay and Joss Whedon is writing furiously to get that finished, but obviously I've seen a couple of drafts." [Source: IGN]

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