Rumors: According to one report, Nathan Fillion is virtually guaranteed to star as Hank Pym in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers." While it should be taken as rumor for now, I do think it's a pretty perfect casting choice in my humble opinion. [Marvelous News]

Hollywood: Paul Dano, Clancy Brown and Keith Carradine have joined the cast of "Cowboys & Aliens," enlisting alongside the previously cast Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and more. [Deadline]

Charity: The Brighton Beach Superhero Run took place this past weekend with the intention of raising money for the Passing It On charity. Fatboy Slim attended dressed as Obelix from "Asterix." [Bleeding Cool]

Television: After a decade of dancing around the tights issue, "Smallville" has finally given viewers a good heaping of fan service revolving around a certain "S" symbol. [Blog@Newsarama]

Television: NBC has released three preview video clips of "The Cape," the network's upcoming masked vigilante series picked up for series hot on the heels of the "Heroes" cancellation. [Spinoff Online]



Sculpture: A unique one-of-a-kind Spider-Man sculpture created by Tony Spangler is currently on sale. The "concept costume" figure stands at 12 inches tall. [Spangler Art via Super Punch]

Hollywood: In other "Spider-Man" news, Alvin Sargent has been hired to polish James Vanderbilt's screenplay for the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot. Sargent has been involved in all of Sony's live-action "Spider-Man" movies to date. [Heat Vision]

Biographies: "Burke and Hare" director John Landis is lining up funding for his planned biopic on EC Comics and Mad Magazine publisher Bill Gaines, titled "Ghoulishly Yours, William M Gaines." [Deadline]