The New York Times may have gotten George Lucas, but the Los Angeles Times has Ben Burtt… The Star Wars sound designer is also responsible for the voice of Pixar’s Wall-E. (Which, in addition to great reviews, ruled the box office this weekend.)
Today’s biggie: a new trailer for Pixar’s Wall-E. Sorry Artoo – there’s a new adorable robot in town.
- Michael Caine praises Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight.
- Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy not getting a sequel. I don’t think anyone is going to mind.
- Bay and ILM promise to step it up on Transformers 2.
- Zachary Quinto gushes about Trek co-stars.
- Krypton footage may make Superman Returns sequel.
- Next on the remake trail: Friday the 13th.
Rumor Mill of the Crystal Skull
- AICN reports that the Indy 4 crew have recreated a very familiar location from the first movie.
- Jessica Biel is not Wonder Woman. Entertainment Weekly reports she passed on the role; fanboys mourn.
- Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz‘s Simon Pegg wants a Potter role. Who would you cast him as?
- Another Terminator trilogy? Oh, for Christ’s sake…
- Six Flags building Bat-coasters. Three The Dark Knight Coasters will be opening in May 2008.
- Adrien Brody was up for Spock role.
Really, there ought to be a band
- Speaking of the giants of modern geekdom, Entertainment Weekly snagged the Spocks, Chris Carter and Joss Whedon.
- Sam Raimi to helm Clash of the Titans remake? I’m not sure how I feel about that. Aside from the whole ‘how dare they remaked the crap classics of my childhood’ thing. CLAYMATION FOREVER!
- More viral marketing for The Dark Knight: Rent-A-Clown.
- IGN talks to Wall-E director Andrew Stanton.
- Kevin Costner is still defending Water World. Dude, let it go.
- Pirates 3 DVD details.
- Totally random rumour from Hong Kong: Natalie Portman and Jet Li making Snow White action flick?
- In Portman news that might actually have a chance of being real, the supposed poster for The Other Boleyn Girl. Let’s hope Scarlett Johansson’s English accent has improved since The Prestige.
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