There Could Be Another Villain in The Dark Knight Rises, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

x-men-skywriting-630.jpgAlso in this Tuesday edition of The Broadsheet: Tim Burton has an update on Dark Shadows... Alice Braga headed to Elysium... Kung Fu Panda 2 breaks one box office record... and more ahead.

· Because you can never have enough villains fighting Batman, rumor has it that recently cast Matthew Modine may play a heavy in The Dark Knight Rises alongside Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (assuming those latter two are playing baddies). Late last week, gossiper Roger Friedman reported that Modine is set to star as Nixon, "a politician and a key villain." Little else is known about the character, but add your speculative thoughts about what this means for Bruce Wayne in the comments below. [Showbiz411 via /Film]

· Good news, 3D haters: Tim Burton isn't planning on giving Dark Shadows an extra dimension. "There's people like, 'Everything's gonna be in 3D,' or 'I hate 3D!'" Burton told TheWrap. "I think people should have a choice. I don't think it should be forced on anybody. At the same time, it's great, some of it. It's like 'Yes or no!? 3D! Yes or no?!' It's like, well, you know, come on, whatever, some yes, some no." The Johnny Depp-led film arrives in theaters next May. [Wrap]

· Alice Braga (Predators, I Am Legend) has joined the cast of Neill Blomkamp's District 9 follow-up, Elysium. Matt Damon and Jodie Foster co-star; the film is set for release on March 1, 2013. [Deadline]

· Kung Fu Panda 2 may have slightly disappointed at the box office over Memorial Day weekend, but that doesn't mean you should start playing a small violin for DreamWorks Animation. The film -- which is poised to have huge international numbers -- established a new opening day record in China, just one week after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides did the same thing. [Variety]

· You won't have Brad Pitt to kick around anymore... in the year 2043. "Will I be acting when I'm 80?" the Tree of Life rhetorically asked USA Today. "Definitely not." [USA Today]

· As if Twentieth Century Fox hasn't promoted the Friday release of X-Men: First Class enough, Los Angeles residents spotted ads for the film in skywriting over the holiday weekend. Check out an example below. [THR/Heat Vision]

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