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Oscar nominees Michael Shannon and Will Arnett have both signed up to appear in Warner Bros. adaptation of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex big screen feature. Arnett will play a Union soldier who enlists Hex and is blindsided by the dirty fighting style of his enemies. The role is not inherently comic. Shannon plays Doc Cross Williams, the bizarre ringleader of a brutal gladiator circus event. The character might appear in sequels. Sequels already?  I know studios plan for three movie deals when starting any new property, but in recent years, the western has not been a big box office draw. 

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Well there’s no stopping the movie machine now.  Warner Bros has announced release dates for its Green Lantern and Jonah Hex movies.  Green Lantern is expected to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2010, just in time for the holiday season.  WB made the wise decision ot move the date toward the end of the year, as the summer mega movie season is already packed with Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Green Hornet (providing Gondry gets nailed down as director) . What competition will GL face in its opening weekend?  Smurfs from Sony.  That’s going to be a tough

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