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The Morning Roundup: Fringe Images, Indy 5 Rumors, Happening Trailers, Hellboy II Poster, Spider-Man

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


J.J. Abrams’ Fringe

Dear Crom, we might get a fifth Indiana Jones movie that focuses on Shia LeBeouf's character. Also, Spider-Man 4 and 5 might be on their way, while J.J. Abrams' new series looks like it might be a new X-Files.

George Lucas told Fox News that he'd like to do a fifth Indy movie with Shia LeBeouf in the lead role and Harison Ford back in a Sean Connery-like capacity. Ugh.

George Clooney will star in Grant Heslov's new movie Men Who Stare at Goats.

Danny Glover is returning to one of his first stage roles, this time on the big screen in Master Harold … And the Boys.

Will Spider-Man 4 and 5 be shot back-to-back? got the final one-sheet for Hellboy II.


Two new release dates: Death Race will be released in the United States and Canada on Friday, Aug. 22, while Wild Child has been bumped to an undetermined date in 2008.

Universal has unveiled a new trailer for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, as well as a slew of new pics:

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Jack Black's new animated comedy Kung-Fu Panda is getting some unexpected marketing in the form of a page on pan-faith forum Beliefnet, as well as a newish networking site called GaiaOnline. There's also a page over at


JoBlo has unveiled the new red-band trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. 

There's also an extended clip online and a scathing review at Collider. To wit:

"The Happening" is a terrible, terrible movie. I mean, it's bad on an epic scale. It's so bad that I can't possibly tell you how bad it is without understating the point or making it sound like I'm picking on the film. But let me stress: this is not pent-up Shyamalan aggression or a desire to see him fail. This is bad in a jaw-dropping "they can't really be serious, can they?" kind of way. The closest comparison I can draw is to Neil LaBute's "Wicker Man" and, like that film, the only consolation I can offer potential theater-goers is that you might want to see it just to be in on the ground floor when the film gets its ass handed back to it.

Here's a small gallery of new images from J.J. Abrams' new series Fringe, as well as a teaser poster.

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