Thursday Link-A-Mania

Deadline is reporting that The Dark Knight Rises and Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now being considered for the role of Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, while Comic Book Movie reports that Michael Rosenbaum (Lex in Smallville) has Tweeted that he’s also read for the part. The list of actors considered for Star Lord so far includes Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (X-Men), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom). Anyone else feel like starting a support group for men who haven’t been invited to an audition yet?

Coming Soon has a tasteful new poster for writer/director Don (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm) Coscarelli’s John Dies At The End. (We’ve given you the equally tasteful – and definitely NSFW – trailer below as well in case you haven’t seen it yet.)

Yahoo! Movies has posted the new poster for The Last Exorcism: The Beginning Of The End. So the first Last Exorcism wasn’t the last exorcism? They lied to us! The film is released in the UK on 15 march 2013.

• Sony has pushed the US release of the Carrie remake back from 15 March to 18 October. In the UK is was originally scheduled for a 5 April 2013 release, but presumably this will be moved too.

• Hayley Attwell, who played Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger has told Timeout that she will not be returning in the sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set in the present.

Stitch Kingdom has posted four pics from Oz, The Great And Powerful showing off the costumes of the lead characters. Click on the image or link to see the larger version at their site.

• Brad Weston, chief executive of New Regency – the company partnering with gaming giant Ubisoft to develop films based on its games – has revealed that the company is already on the hunt for directors for movies of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. He believes that they will cost no more than $100 million each and be released “no earlier than late 2014″. Jean-Julien Baronnet of Ubisoft also confirms that a pitch is being put together for a Ghost Recon movie. “We don’t want to make an average movie,” he added. “We want to make a movie that will serve the brand and make happy the gamers and also the non-gamers. I think it has never been done before, but we can build this bridge.” [via The LA Times]

• Readers of The LA Times have voted The Avengers the most overrated movie of 2012 – overwhelmingly. It garnered 85.39% of the vote, beating Prometheus into second place (4.62%).

Doctor Who “The Snowmen” drew 1.43 million viewers on BBC America, up 54 percent from the 2011 Christmas special on the channel and representing BBCA’s largest audience since Doctor Who’s season seven opener. [via TVLine]