— Christina Ricci will be voicing a new character named Vexi in the upcoming Smufs sequel. She'll be playing an evil version of Smurfette, who is voiced by singer Katy Perry. The film comes out July 31 next year, so there's plenty of time for creeps to pen bizarre and erotic Smurf fanfic in the meantime.
— Gaze longingly at Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow when Avengers hits the screen this May, because the actress recently shared that her superheroine would not be appearing in Iron Man 3. Johansson did tell website Screen Rant that she'd love to see her character in a "Jason Bourne-esque superhero movie," which she feels would take the genre in an entirely different direction. Early mentions of Avengers have been shining the spotlight on Mark Ruffalo's Hulk/Banner. The actor joins Johansson to chat about crafting a better version of the Marvel character. Watch it over here.
— If you've been squirming with worry that Pete Travis' upcoming Dredd film — a remake of British comic character Judge Dredd, unrelated to the 1995 Stallone movie — would be rated B for boring, take heed. Bleeding Cool reports that there will be plenty of bloody violence, graphic language, sexual content, and other precarious situations in the sci-fi film — which hits theaters this September.
— Keep your eyes peeled for a new Amazing Spider-Man trailer that will be screening before Marvel's The Avengers, which hits theaters on May 4. The Peter Parker clip will appear with the previously announced Dark Knight Rises trailer. Geekgasm engage. The Andrew Garfield starring film is getting a July 3 release and also features Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and friends. If all this isn't reason enough to get your body in a theater chair next weekend, then there's probably no hope for you.