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Make a Date With ‘Iron Man 2’ in April 2010

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Marvel Forges Slate: Money has a way of making rumors come true, and as expected, Marvel announced that Iron Man 2 will indeed be coming to a theater near you, on April 30, 2010. Their upcoming release schedule also confirms Matthew Vaughn’s Thor in the summer of 2010, and both Captain America and The Avengers in 2011. It’s almost like they’re rubbing it in the face of DC’s Justice League and their release date of “um, never?” [Marvel]

Bruckheimer and Bay, Cowboys: It’s by no means official or even close to happening, but we still want to point out the amazing possibility that Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay might team up on a project called Cocaine Cowboys. Good joke, reality. Our work here is done. [Variety]

Three Hunt Peacock: Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon, and Josh Lucas have joined Mandate’s psychological thriller Peacock, the story of a mystery woman who appears in a small Nebraska town when a train crashes into someone’s backyard. Location, location, location. [HR]

Common Will Be Back: Rapper Common will co-star in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, along with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. The fourth installment apparently discards the premise of time-traveling robots and focuses on the parts we used to skip: adult John Conner leading the resistance. Even more troubling is that the film will be rated PG-13. [Variety]

Universal Grabs Knights: Universal has picked up The Knights Templar, a period action spec from Adam Torchia and Justin Stanley, about a fictional last stand when knights of the Crusades fend off a vampire army seeking to destroy the Holy Grail. At last, the perfect movie. [HR]

Make a Date With ‘Iron Man 2’ in April 2010