Rick Marshall was right -- thanks to the major studios toning it down for NYCC, we're getting a lot of nice updates on the "smaller" comic book films from the con. Remember X-Men: First Class? Josh Schwartz confirmed to MTV Splash Page that he is writing the film, but not directing it. They're only just getting started with the script, so he was tight-lipped on who the First Class will be. He did say they won't be tackling Dark Phoenix, but the fact that he even mentions the story-of-all-stories makes me wonder if First Class will be a young Cyclops, Jean Gray, Beast, etc.

Especially when you consider who all is (and isn't) getting a cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Widescreen Vision caught up with Lauren Shuler Donner, who revealed that a Storm cameo had been filmed, but was going to be cut. Which means there's probably a little Scott Summers in this film, as hinted by a character list in France's Climax Magazine -- and that itself confirms rumors we had last year. Despite that everyone you ever met in X-Men is going to be in it, Shuler Donner also revealed the film will be "well under" 2 hours. Uh oh.

Paramount announced that a third Star Trek trailer will be attached to Watchmen on March 6. Considering the Super Bowl TV spot excited no one (and marketing wise, that was really a time to win over the "new audience" this reboot is aiming for) this might be their final chance to kick ass.

TFW2005 has posted more toy images of what is believed to be The Fallen and Devastator from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Fallen kinda looks like an Alien/Predator baby (in metallic form), and hopefully that's a good thing. Devastator, meanwhile, just looks big and bad and powerful. We should warn you of spoilers, and you can check both out by clicking the image below.


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Remember Arcana Comics' big screen adaptation of Paradox? It's already in post-production, and the trailer will debut at San Diego ComicCon. If you've forgotten, it's about an alternate Earth run by magic, and a series of murders there that appear to have been committed by something unheard of: science! [MTV Splash Page]

Finally, here is the photo that shook Scott Pilgrim fanboys to the core -- the first glimpse of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers in Edgar Wright's adaptation. As her face is covered, I didn't find it particularly exciting -- but she is a dream girl, not a dream guy, so it's probably a gender thing.