More AFI!

More on George Lucas’ AFI Lifetime Achievement Award from USA Today and E! Online. Don’t forget you can see it yourself on June 20th.

The fandom, of course, is going nuts over this tidbit:

Ford was approached by Daniel Logan, 18, who played young Boba Fett in Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Lucas said Logan’s character may be included in his live-action Star Wars TV series, which is in the works.

I remain perplexed, but better Fett than nobody!

X-Men 3 finally finds director

And it’s Brett Ratner. Who? He did Rush Hour. Did anyone here actually see Rush Hour? Anyone?

Yeah. That’s hopeful. There’s an interview over at MTV, if you’re curious:

Ratner insists that the “X-Men 3” script is up to snuff, that production will commence in Vancouver, British Columbia, in eight weeks, and that series stars Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, James Marsden and Rebecca Romijn will return. As for what he’ll add to the successful Singer recipe, the director said, “I want to stay true to the franchise and true to the characters, but I think it’s elevated … I don’t want to be pompous and say I’m going to take it to the next level. I think the script that Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn wrote gives me a tremendous amount of confidence.”

He also said you can expect his X-Men to have an enhanced sense of humor. “Not jokes for the sake of jokes,” Ratner added, “jokes that come from character humor, that come from characters and that come from the situations.”

He also reveals that Singer left not because of the lure of Superman, but because he didn’t like the script.

The news bombs are dropping fast now, and the Movie Blog has some tidbits.

But really, we’ll just have to wait and see. Bad cynic.

Other superhero film news shamelessly culled from The Movie Blog:
Batman Begins reviews coming in.
Producers of Smallville visit set of Singer’s Superman.
J. Michael Straczynski likes the V for Vendetta script.
Fantastic Four stars signed for sequels.

Straczynski shows interest in Trek

TrekToday reports that Babylon 5‘s J. Michael Straczynski has spoken to Paramount executives about a Battlestar Galactica-style “reboot” of the classic series. Paramount is sticking firm on giving the Trek franchise a rest, but it’s an interesting possibility, seeing as Trek was never quite the total crap that the original BSG was. And didn’t TNG basically serve the same purpose as a reboot?

Still, the concept of Straczynski running Star Trek, any Star Trek, is enough to keep the fanboys awake at night.