Friday news round-up: Marvel superhero folk

Greetings, fact searchers. Here's what's been piquing our interest today.

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tobey Maguire is going to produce a film based on giant-robot anime
Robotech - and also has his eye on playing the lead role in the film.

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Speaking to
SCI FI Wire , Kevin McKidd has cleared up why rumours are circulating about him playing the lead role in the forthcoming Thor movie. McKidd's agent had been in talks about it, but last McKidd heard they were looking for someone much younger - a 19 or 20 year old.

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According to
Jon Favreau's MySpace blog , teaser trailers for Iron Man will be airing on TV in the States on 10 September. Fear not, fellow Brits, a high-res version is gonna go up on Apple.com the next day. Mark it on your calendar!