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Movie News Trifecta: Y, G.I. Joe. Sub-Mariner

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y-the-last-man.jpg? The last issue of the deservedly loved Y: The Last Man comic might be coming out today, but there’s potentially more Y on the way. An incredibly optimisticY movie director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, an episode of Smallville) says he’s planning on making a trilogy, assuming the first one doesn’t totally tank. when it comes out in 2009.

? IESB.net says that some theater guy named David Murray is going to play Destro in the G.I. Joe. You don’t know him and he’ll be in a mask anyways. This news is so uninteresting to me that I passed out while typing this sentence.

? Apparently, Jason Statham?he of such masterpieces as Crank and the recent In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (or ItNotK:ADST as we fans like to call it)?has a meeting about being Namor in the Sub-Mariner movie. For you folks playing at home, Namor is the incredibly self-absorbed king of Atlantis, who invades the surface world once a decade or so. He’s like Aquaman, but he can fly and is more of an asshole. I predict $120 million box office, first weekend.

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