Here are some of the top stories you may have missed over the weekend….

  • A New promo photo (above) for X-Men Origins: Wolverine has just been released! The characters featured (L-R) are, Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), Gambit/Remy LeBeau (Taylor Kitsch), Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman), Sabretooth/Victor Creed (Liev Shreiber), and Silver Fox (Lynn Collins). X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens in theaters on May 1, 2009, and is directed by Gavin Hood. [Superherohype]
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World has the cast that keeps on growing. Star of the upcoming sci-fi film Push, Chris Evans has just signed on to co-star alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, and Michael Cera, in the Edgar Wright graphic novel adaptation. Evans will play Lucas Lee a skateboarder/movie star who happens to be one of the many ex-boyfriend’s of Winstead’s character Ramona. [AICN]
  • Casey Affleck wants to make a documentary about his good friend Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix recently retired from the film industry at the ripe old age of 34, and has decided to embark on a career as a rapper. Sean “Diddy” Combs will produce his debut album, and Affleck wants to document everything from his studio recordings to his first performance. This should be interesting. [LatinoReview]

  • Brooklyn’s Finest director Antoine Fuqua wants Oscar winner Sean Penn to star in his upcoming gangster pic, Scarpa. The film is a biopic based on Gregory Scarpa, Sr, the former chief enforcer of the Colombo crime family. Scarpa lived a double life as a gangster and an FBI informant. The film will span three decades, starting in the 1960′s, and ending in the 1990′s with Scarpa’s untimely death.[First Showing]
  • Spiderman 4 will begin shooting next year, as confirmed by co-star J.K. Simmons. Simmons who portrayed J.Jonah Jamison, the editor of the Daily Bugle in the previous films, will be returning to his old stomping grounds. Simmons reported that he recently spoke to director Sam Raimi at his Christmas party, and he gave him the impression that everything for Spidey 4 was ago for 2010. Still no word on Kirsten Dunst’s return as Mary Jane though. [MTV Splash Page]