Superhero Headlines: Marvel Boots Norton, Mark Ruffalo Is Your New Hulk

With a couple dozen hero flicks in the pipeline, it can be hard to keep up with what stage your favorite hero's movie is at -- we're here to help you keep up.

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The Avengers, May 4, 2012
Mark Ruffalo (far right) and Jeremy Renner (next to Ruffalo) were introduced as the new Hulk and Hawkeye, respectively, along with the rest of their fellow Avengers at Comic-Con.
Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, July 3, 2012
British actor Andrew Garfield will be playing Peter Parker in the upcoming installment of the franchise. If you haven't seen him work yet, you can catch him this fall in Never Let Me Go and The Social Network.
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Wonder Woman, 2013
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) has expressed an almost fetishistic urge to direct a film based on this character, makeover be damned. Let him.
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X-Men: First Class, June 3, 2011
James McAvoy stars as Prof. Charles Xavier, leading a cast of Michael Fassbender, Aaron Johnson, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones and Alice Eve. Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is at the helm.
Superman Christmastime 2012
David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade) is writing the script for the new Man of Steel movie, Chris Nolan is acting as a consultant on the film.
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Captain America, July 22, 2011
Dominic Cooper (Mama Mia!, An Education, The History Boys) will play a young Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark/Iron Man. John Slattery of Mad Men fame played the role in Iron Man 2.
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Ant-Man 2012
The latest word is that Nate Fillion of Serendipity/Firefly fame could be cast in the lead, while Eva Longoria Parker has long been rumored to play Mrs. Ant-Man, aka The Wasp. Edgar Wright is directing.
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Green Lantern, June 17, 2011
Warner Bros. is going all-in with director Martin Campbell's upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds, unveiling in late May to investors their plan for global domination.
During the same presentation, Warner chairman and CEO Barry Meyer said that they are very close to greenlighting Flash, with Wonder Woman and Aquaman in development.
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Dr. Strange
Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the guys who penned the currently-shooting Conan have been hired to write the script for what could be the trippiest superhero movie ever.
Black Panther
Marvel overlord Stan Lee tweeted this year that an adaptation of this comic -- about an African head of state who beats up bad guys on the side -- was in the works. But details are scant.
Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson has declared that Marvel will start shooting a Nick Fury feature right after finishing up The Avengers. Don't buy your tickets just yet.
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Luke Cage
There's been plenty of talk about this project, and Marvel recently announced they were going to make a push into films based on lesser heroes. The Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, has been lobbying hard for the role and recently tweeted a photo he took from inside Marvel's offices, suggesting he at least got an interview.
Thor May 6, 2011
We finally got our first peek of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder in Kenneth Branagh's Norse epic, with a cast that also includes Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Hopkins. Where's the damn helmet and hammer?!?!!
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Grayskull (2011)
Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, the men who wrote the script for the Predators remake. have been brought on board to write the new He-Man saga.
Batman 3, July 20, 2012
One has to assume that Chris Nolan will come up with a better title before the next installment is to be released. Nolan's brother Jonathan has reportedly finished the first draft.
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Deadpool 2011(?)
Rising from the ashes of Men Origins: Wolverine is this Ryan Reynolds vehicle. Robert Rodriguez has been asked to direct, Michelle Rodriguez has reportedly been offered a role and a script is said to be on the way for a 2011 shoot. We'll get our Reynolds fix from Green Lantern.
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Iron Fist
Another film mentioned on Stan Lee’s twitter feed would star Marvel's master of Kung Fu. Steve Carr of Paul Blart: Mall Cop fame is rumored to be directing.
Joseph Kaczmarek
Little known, but a total badass, this half-man, half-machine was fighting injustice a decade before you’d even heard of RoboCop. Paramount’s had a script for a while -- don’t hold your breath.
Deadline Hollywood captured the motivation behind this in February: “Hollywood studios with Marvel superheroes need to keep reinventing these Marvel movie franchises or the rights revert back to Disney-based Marvel.” (Sigh ...)
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Ghost Rider 2
If ever there was a hero in need of a reboot, it's this poor spirit of vengeance. The script is by David Goyer, who was the executive producer behind the original mess. Supposedly coming in 2011 -- doubtful.
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Silver Surfer
Said to be in active development. Doug Jones is rumored to be ready to reprise the role he first played in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Jones was the least of that film’s troubles.
Jonathan Mostow, the man who directed the fiasco that was T3, is set to write and direct the story of Prince Namor, with David “Angel” Boreanz rumored to star.
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