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Posted at 7:55 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Robert Downey Jr. no longer 'Oz, the Great and Powerful'; Mike White backs away from 'Zombies'

By Jen Chaney

Robert Downey Jr., no longer "Great and Powerful." (AP)

Some of the pop culture stories on our radar...

Robert Downey Jr. drops out of "Oz, the Great and Powerful," the "Wizard of Oz" prequel, and may be replaced by Johnny Depp. (The Hollywood Reporter)

In other drop-out news, Mike White backs out of directing "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." (Deadline)

Now that you've adjusted to the news that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman -- or at least Selina Kyle, her non-purring alter ego -- it's time to learn more about Tom Hardy's character Bane. Here's a primer on the muscly, villainous character. (MTV)

More news about Keira Knightley and various incarnations of Spider-Man -- and a look at Conan O'Brien, the Lego version -- after the jump.

Keira Knightley replaces Marion Cotillard as Robert Pattinson's love interest in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis." Yeah, she doesn't need your role as Catwoman. (L.A. Times)

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" gets new finale, complete with additional flying that presumably could cause further injury if anything else goes wrong. (Vulture)

Since we're talking Spider-Man, stop the press: J. Jonah Jameson doesn't appear in the next Spidey movie? (Empire)

Conan O'Brien has been rendered in life-size Lego form. See below. (Via Buzzfeed)


(AP)

By Jen Chaney  | January 20, 2011; 7:55 AM ET
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