It's high-time for comic book superhero films and the headlines generated from Comic-Con International in July and Disney's D23 event this weekend - let alone box office performances - speak volumes for the genre. Even with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Wolverine out of the way, the fans have their eyes set on Kick-Ass 2 and this fall's Thor: The Dark World, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what studios are producing in the coming years.
The latest rumors surround many of the highest profile upcoming projects, characters and stars and we have three new ones to share and dissect.
Hugh Jackman's contract extension with the X-Men franchise
Jim Carrey's cameo appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2