Thor 2, Captain America and Batman - News and Pics

Fan-made poster for The Dark Knight Rises -
Ah yes, we're celebrating Independence Day here in the U.S. with tons o' superhero movie goodness to keep many a fan happy. This week, we saw that Thor 2 is officially a "go" and we even have a release date. As mentioned here earlier, lots of behind-the-scenes info on Captain America: The First Avenger is being released and a new trailer shows what we think is the opening scene of the flick.  As for DC/Warner, some enterprising on-set spies have leaked photos from the top secret set of The Dark Knight Rises.

First up, Deadline reported that Marvel Studios is starting to assemble the pieces for a sequel to the hugely successful Thor, however Kenneth Branagh won't be back as director. A writer has been hired, as Deadline reports -
"Marvel has set Don Payne, one of the credited scribes on the first film, to script the sequel. Payne rewrote Lobo for Warner Bros, and was one of the writers on Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer."
Even though Branagh won't be directing Thor 2, he might still be involved, according to Deadline -
"Kenneth Branagh won't be returning as helmer. Branagh, who directed the first film and watched it gross $437 million worldwide with a few territories still playing out, will likely be involved in some producing capacity."
Thor 2 is slated for a July 26, 2013 release.

Captain America: The First Avenger is opening on July 22 (USA) and this week Marvel released the international poster (pictured below) which features an unmasked Chris Evans and the evil visage of the Red Skull looming in the background. 
Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures
Thanks to a forum member on SuperheroHype, we got a look at the Captain America Official Movie Special Magazine that shows some images that haven't been online before (as far as I know).
See the rest of the pics here 

And of course, no update is complete without news from the set of The Dark Knight Rises. In this set of pics, we see what appears to be a large aircraft of some kind being prepped for filming. Also from SuperHeroHype, these photos were taken at Cardington Hangar in the UK.
Batman-News also posted several pics that show an English estate called Wollaton Hall being transformed into Wayne Manor.
So, it looks like the summer of 2011 is gonna be filled with superhero movie news from around the world. Of course, this is just a sample of the info that's out there. If I missed something major, let me know.