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Gary Oldman says 'Batman 3' is filming in 2010, 'Iron Man 2' and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow wow Comic-Con, Robert Downey Jr. has a 'Due Date' with Zach Galifianakis, and more of today's top movie headlines. Gary Oldman dropped a bomb at Comic-Con on Saturday when he hinted that 'Batman 3,' the sequel to 2008's 'The Dark Knight,' could begin filming as early as 2010. "I think the next 'Batman' is next year. We start shooting next year," he said. Of course, he did go on to add, "You didn't hear that from me." With director Christopher Nolan shooting 'Inception' this fall for a summer 2010 release, the 'Batman' start date remains unconfirmed and seems highly optimistic -- but we're still crossing our fingers. [Digital Spy]

With expectations exceedingly high for this year's 'Iron Man 2' panel at Comic-Con, it seemed it was destined to disappoint. But after faking out the 6,500-strong crowd with a cheesy sizzle reel, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Don Cheadle unveiled five minutes of video from the film that absolutely blew fans away. Included in the clips was footage of Cheadle as War Machine, Johansson as Black Widow and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash. [Variety] | [EW.com] | [The Hollywood Reporter]


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Robert Downey Jr. is going from Iron Man to expectant dad. The in-demand actor has signed on to star opposite Zach Galifianakis in the Todd Phillips-directed road-trip comedy 'Due Date.' Downey plays a dad-to-be racing to get to the birth of his first child, with Galifiankis cast as the mismatched travel buddy we're guessing causes more harm than good. [Variety]


Mila Kunis will play Natalie Portman's ballet-dancing nemesis in the Darren Aronofsky supernatural drama 'Black Swan,' about a ballerina tormented by a rival who may or may not be a figment of her imagination. We have heard that overly-tight tutus lead to hallucinations. [The Hollywood Reporter]


'G-Force' was strong at the box office this weekend, as the family comedy about world-defending talking guinea pigs dug up $32.2M to dethrone 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' ($30M) as the No. 1 movie in America. The romantic comedy 'The Ugly Truth' finished third with $27M. [PopEater]


Maggie Grace, Christine Lahti, Hal Holbrook, Cary Elwes, Jonathan Tucker and Joanna Cassidy have signed up for 'Flying Lessons,' an indie drama about a young woman grappling with her father's suicide. [The Hollywood Reporter]



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'Eagle Eye' helmer DJ Caruso has been tapped to direct a live-action adaptation of the hit Electronic Arts video game 'Deep Space, about an engineer who takes on a mining ship filled with Necromorphs, which are basically human corpses reanimated by an alien virus. [Variety]

'Eastern Promises' director David Cronenberg will helm an adaptation of the 2003 Don DeLillo novel 'Cosmopolis,' about a 28-year-old multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. [Variety]

'Saw' director James Wan is in talks to direct 'Castlevania,' an adaptation of the Konami video game about the battle between Dracula and the Belmont clan of vampire hunters. [Variety]