The Warner Bros. Panel wrapped up a little while ago, and here’s our Rapid-Fire Roundup of the talking points.  The oddest part of these kinds of panels is there isn’t a whole lot of talking going on so much as it’s a chance for the studio to get its wares in front of fans.  There were some surprise guests, and yes, Megan Fox was there.

There’s also something about a Batman 3 movie or something…

Where the Wild Things Are

Trailer and additional footage was shown

The Book of Eli

  • The Book of Eli takes place about 20 years in the future after a major war.
    • Gary Oldman wants something Denzel Washington – the Book of Eli.
  • There is a motion comic version of the comic that will be made available

Rumor Batman 3

In the Eli panel, Gary Oldman is quoted as saying

“We’re starting filming on the next Batman next year. So it won’t be out for another two years at least, I think. But you didn’t hear it from me!” –EMPIRE ONLINE

Do you believe it?

Nightmare on Elm Street

  • If you didn’t already know, Jackie Haley is the new Freddie Krueger
  • The film is not an origin tale, but rather a retelling of the original Nightmare film
  • Robert Englund will not appear in the film
  • Movie hits theaters on April 30

The Box

  • This one sounds really weird, and if you’ve seen the trailer, you might get a creepy feeling running down your spine.
    • Premise: Cameron Diaz opens the door and is greeted by a strange man, who gives her a box with a button on it.  If she pushes the button, someone dies, but she get’s a million dollars.  She pushes the button.  Things go crazy after that.
  • The film is directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko)

Jonah Hex

  • Yes, Megan Fox was there.
  • So was some guy named Josh Brolin.
  • Did you see the poster yet?
  • The film is inspired by many Jonah Hex tales, but does not single out a specific tale
  • The film opens June 18, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

  • Robert Downey Jr. made an unannounced appearance.  No one asked about Iron Man (thankfully)
  • Downey said he enjoyed working on a smart period piece.
  • If audiences pay careful attention, they’ll see some other Holmes characters appear

Once more, we’re filtering the news so you don’t have to.  We’ll have more news from the convention as it trickles all over the Intardwebz.  And the Intardwebz say “Thank you”.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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