• Entertainment Weekly seems to have cornered the market in exclusive Hobbit pics. Having debuted the first image from the third film yesterday, it has now posted the first pic from the middle film, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
• Twentieth Century Fox Film has announced that director Josh (Chronicle) Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot will be released on 6 March 2015. Fox has also confirmed that The Wolverine, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters will all be 3D releases. [via Coming Soon]
• Modern Family star Ty Burrell has replaced Christoph Waltz in the part of a Interpol agent in Disney’s still-untitled sequel to 2011′s The Muppets. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
• Disney is planning a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. Variety reports that the studio has hired Linda Woolverton to draft a follow-up to the film which amazingly made over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office despite the fact that it’s difficult to find anyone who’ll own up to actually liking it. Woolverton, who wrote the original film, also penned the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent. There’s currently no word on whether any of the other cast and crew from the original will be back.
• There’s a new pic of Henry Cavill as Superman from Man Of Steel on the cover of Studio Ciné Live magazine. [via Bleeding Cool]
• Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace is up for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians Of The Galaxy, and he told MTV that he’s prepping for the audition: “I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck. I’m very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun… I have been reading up on Star-Lord. You want to know what you’re doing … I hope it works out.”
• ComicBookMovie has discovered a striking new poster for Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.