Tuesday Link-A-Mania

• Cobie Smulders appeared on Late Show With David Letterman in the US this weekend, and the show debuted a second clip from Avengers Assemble featuring her character, Maria Hill.

• Dr Pepper has also released its tie-in Avengers promo ad. [via Coming Soon]

The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin has been cast as Clarisse, daughter of Ares (God of War) in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Her character is “skilled at battle and a perfectionist”. Rambin joins a cast that includes Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head and Paloma Kwiatkowski. Thor Freudenthal is directing the sequel. [via Variety]

• Ben Kingsley is said to be in final negotiations to play the villain in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Variety reports that Kingsley’s part is someone tied to nanobot technology and is specifically not the comic book foe, the Mandarin.

• Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Tim Burton look like they’re teaming up again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grahame-Smith has another script in the works which Burton plans to direct. Called Night Of The Living it will be a stop-motion animation movie. “Night Of The Living is an idea I have had around for years,” he says “When we were shooting Dark Shadows last year I worked up the nerve to tell Tim about it because I always thought it would make a good movie. When I saw what he had done with Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, it always struck me as a great idea for that form.”

• Director Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is slated has been moved to a release date of 1 November 2013 instead of the originally announced date of 15 March 15. [via Coming Soon]

• If the Kristen Stewart-starring Snow White And The Huntsman magics up a tidy profit, Universal already has plans for sequels. Universal chief Ron Meyer tells The Hollywood Reporter Universal thinks it can do more movies based on the character of the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth).

• The Hunger Games remained at the top of North American box office chart for the third week in a row (beating new releases American Reunion and Titanic 3D). The film has now taken over $300 million domestically and $460 million worldwide. [via Box Office Mojo]

• A false fire alarm on the set of The Hobbit at Stone St. Studios in Miramar enabled a keen-eyed Tolkien fan to get a couple of fleeting shots of some Middle-earth sets. [via Comic Book Movie via The Dominion Post].