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Thor Character Posters Get

New character posters for Marvel's Thor have hit. Revealing the first two of what will be a total of six posters exclusive to IMDb, we get an interesting look at the characters of Chris Hemsworth's Thor and his Anthony Hopkins' Odin.

What's immediately evident, is that the term "character poster" has never been more germane. While it may not reveal anything new to any potential moviegoer that's been even moderately following this film, it is quite a unique strategy for a big-budget superhero epic like this. In fact, it's quite reminiscent of another recently-acclaimed film's poster. (We'll leave you to guess.)

Do take a look at the posters in their full glory just below.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel Already In Works

It appears that upcoming 3D franchise reboot The Amazing Spider-Man already has a sequel on tap. As filming is still in progress on the Marc Webb-directed first entry with Andrew Garfield starring as the new Wall-Crawler, Columbia Pictures are in the process of hatching a plan to continue the new series by locking-in scribe James Vanderbilt.

The scribe was brought on board the project when it was still destined to be Sam Raimi's fourth Spider-Man film with Tobey Maguire as the titular character. However, Vanderbilt would go on to pen the screenplay for the currently-shooting reboot, which retells the origin story of Spidey, but with some (evidently) major tweaks like a love interest swap and an adherence to the comic book character's use of "web-shooters."

This is hardly the first instance of a studio jumping the gun on sequel talk with comic book properties as its first film hasn't even filled the can. Is it the right move?

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Brian Compton Attack of the StaffHometown: Indio, CA
Position: Associate Producer
Favorite Season: The 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation… wait, did you mean of our show?
Least Favorite Nickname: I don’t have a least favorite. Everyone just calls me B-Comp.

What do you do on AOTS?

I produce and write various segments like Indie Games, Sneakerheads, & Tales From the Console Graveyard. I also handle all of Kevin and Candace’s voiceovers that you hear in the packages.

What is your favorite moment from the show?

It’s a three way toss up between interviewing Kevin Smith for Console Graveyard, having Tricia Helfer (Six from Battlestar Galactica) smile at me, and even though I lost, Whiffle Bat Fight Club.

Do you have any passions outside of working at G4?

My number one love is comic books, but I’m pretty nerdy, even for our staff. I play Magic, love video games, quote Star Trek, and enjoy settling in for an episode of The Venture Bros.

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Hardcore Comic Book Rap

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Posted March 22, 2011 - By Eugene Morton

In honor of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, which recently concluded, we present to you the nerdiest rap song of all time. If you like comics (especially Marvel Comics), you're going to totally geek out over Furthermore's Melted Vinyl!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Locked For Dark Knight Rises, More To Come?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is officially joining the clown car of a cast that is The Dark Knight Rises. Validating strong rumors that he was in negotiations to reunite with his Inception director Christopher Nolan, it has been revealed that Gordon-Levitt will be playing comic book-originated role of Alberto Falcone. (Or not - see below for critical updated info.)

The character is the son of a Gotham's underground kingpin, who was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins. While it's not for an iconic role (like Robin as some rumors suggested,) it's still quite a major part in the film. Alberto created quite a niche for himself as a fascinating villain in Jeph Loeb's 1996-97 limited run comic book series Batman: The Long Halloween.

Yet, The Dark Knight Rises will also feature Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, and (possibly) Marion Cotillard for a still-unnamed romantic interest for Bats. On top of that, actress Juno Temple is also in talks for a role. Holy Schumacher, Batman, is it getting crowded in this movie?

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New Daredevil Movie In Works, David Slade To Direct

David Slade, director of the upcoming new Daredevil film, may have cleared up some misconceptions about his films. First and foremost, despite the official description by 20th Century Fox labeling the film as a "continuation" of the 2003 version starring Ben Affleck, Slade went out of his way to reveal that this will be an all-new rendition. This is a critical distinction from the language that a lot of comic book properties use to dance around the dreaded term "reboot." (Even though, for all intents and purposes, the new films are indeed reboots.) Slade also had some things to say about the Internet rumor mills, who have only just begun to churn after last week's announcement of his appointment to the film. He's definitely a straight shooter, so see what he had to say below.

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Wonder Woman: First Look At Adrianne Palicki In Full Costume!

The first image of TV's new Wonder Woman, Adrianne Palicki in full costume has arrived via Entertainment Weekly. What's immediately clear, is that this version of the Amazonian ass-beating Goddess is not a fan of the traditional star-laden onesie bikini. As a result, the gorgeously long legs that serve as a silky-smooth highway to paradise on the 5'11" tall beauty are obscured with -- blue pants. (Sad frown.) However, everything above the waist from the iconic tiara, to the bullet-deflecting Aegis bracelets are all there and relatively unaltered. Even the Lasso of Truth faithfully rests on her belt, as it always did. Check out the full picture below and take in its sublime hotness. (Even though it's obscured by -- blue pants.)

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Michael Gough, Batman's Alfred Passes Away

Some sad news, as Michael Gough, the actor best known to modern audiences as Batman's Butler/Crime-Fighting Assistant, Alfred Pennyworth has passed away at the age of 94. With a long, diverse career spanning over six decades, which gained prominence with his 1948 film debut in Blanche Fury, ranging to work on a plethora of British TV series, loads of Shakespearean tragedies, and even a role in 1985's Oscar-hording drama Out of Africa, Gough had seen and done it all by the time he was cast as Alfred in Tim Burton's revolutionary 1989 update of Batman. His last film appearance was in Burton's 1999 adaptation Sleepy Hollow, but he continued his work in voice as recently as last year's (also Burton-led) Alice in Wonderland.

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Danny Pudi & Alison Brie Of Community Host AOTS Pics

Like out of a comic book, the worlds of Attack of the Show and Community merged briefly and Community stars Danny Pudi and Alison Brie became the indomitable hosts of AOTS. We've got photographic evidence of this momentous and extraordinary event, so focus your attention on our Danny Pudi and Alison Brie photos in order that you might not forget the greatest crossover of all time!

New Daredevil Movie In Works, David Slade To Direct

It seems that Marvel's Daredevil will be the next comic book hero to rejoin the roster of movie adaptations. In talks to take the director's chair, will be David Slade whose work includes The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and 30 Days of Night. The story of the blind lawyer who goes out at night with honed radars senses, assaulting hapless criminals with a billy club was last brought to the big screen by 20th Century Fox in a 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck directed by Mark Steven Johnson. In spite of spawning a spinoff film in 2005's Elektra, that film wasn't particularly "liked" among both the fanbase and moviegoers in general, as evidenced by the film's $103 million domestic gross. (Even Ghost Rider out-grossed it.) While obviously, Daredevil is much farther down in the superhero totem pole, there was something about the 2003 film's stylistic turn and the way it handled the characters that didn't quite resonate with audiences. What will vampire-friendly David Slade bring to the table to remedy that issue?

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