SciFi Wire reports that one of the writers of the next Superman film is promising a more action-oriented sequel. They may even draw one (or maybe more than one) villain from the DC universe.
KJA moves on to yet another franchise
You-Know-Who’s latest project is Last Days of Krypton, “an epic novel about the demise of Superman’s home planet.” Our condolences to the many Super-fans who will feel obligated to read the book when it comes out next fall.
In (sorta) related news, David Farland, aka Dave Wolverton (Courtship of Princess Leia) is out and about on a book tour.
Movie News: Loose ends and WTFery
Bryan Singer will make another Superman movie. By the time it comes out, Superman Returns might even earn back it’s budget.
This has nothing to do with anything except that I used to have a weird crush on Jack Black – the trailer for Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny And if you’re cool with Tenacious D, I bet you’re jumping out windows in excitment for another Harold & Kumar movie.
They’re remaking Revenge of the Nerds? And the Fanboys dude is directing? Oye vey…
- Batman vs. Superman. Uh-huh. Yeah. Sure.
- Mad Max 4? Haven’t we all suffered Mel Gibson enough?
- Halo is dead, Peter Jackson or no Peter Jackson. I’m weaping into my cheerios… Not.
- Wachowski brothers to write and direct live-action Speed Racer. That’s it, I can’t read anymore movie news, because I have been struck dead.
Miss Manners, film critic
Judith Martin, who you may know best as Miss Manners, used to be a film critic, and you can read her reviews of The Empire Strikes Back and Superman online.
Your daily dose of Kevin Smith
Joel Siegel, the movie critic for Good Morning America, hissyfits himself out of a Clerks II screening. Kevin Smith rips him a new one. Amazingly enough, Siegel apologizes.
For less angry, check out this clip of Smith talking about his Superman Reborn experience.
Superman, the Goth years
Remember Dark Empire? The comic book that had Luke Skywalker turn to the Dark Side and serve the REBORN EMPEROR OMG? Well, it looks like Tim Burton planned on dishing out the Superman equivalent back in 1998.
Except, you know, with slightly more color.
Movie News: Everything comics
With hot stuff Eric Bana dropped out of any possible Hulk sequels, and Marvel desperate to cash in, rumor mill says David Duchovny may step in to play Bruce Banner. Mulder? What have you wrought?
Meanwhile, in a more sucessful corner of the Marvel movieverse, Bryce Dallas Howard may play Peter Parker’s next love interest, Gwen Stacy, putting giant continuty loops in the heads of anyone who reads Spiderman comics. Word is that Howard will dye.
And of course, Superman is over budget. This better be the most super movie ever.
And because it’s just not a superhero post without the X-Men, here’s some musings on Professor X and Magneto from John at the Movie Blog.
Can the Man of Steel Steal Hearts?
In an attempt to try to keep enticing viewers to the latest installment of the Superman curse, er, movie, Warner Brothers dropped off some new pictures to ComingSoon.net.
Is the new Superman causing any hearts to start fluttering, yet?
One has to wonder if they’re even thinking this will make a splash in the US, since the official site is only for international audiences. (There is a US site called Blue Tights, but it doesn’t appear to be official. Maybe they’re trying to do a OneRing.net type of thing?)
Because someone had to comment….
The odd celebrity names movement has now extended to another casualty.
Welcome to the world Kal-El Coppola Cage.
Yes. You read it correctly. Kal-El. As in Superman?
Movie news: It’s a bird…
20th Century Fox is #1 in the summer box office race, in no small part due to the success of Revenge of the Sith. Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Fantastic Four were their other big earners.
Pics from Bryan Singer’s Superman film. Mostly old stuff if you’ve been keeping up, but there’s a few I haven’t spotted before, most noteably Kevin Spacey as Lex Luther. Oh yes, and the film is supposedly going to cost $250 million. For some perspective, ROTS had a $113 million production budget, and Batman Begins was made for $150 million, at least according to Box Office Mojo.
Get ready for more superhero films – Marvel is dealing left and right with their properties. Having already cleared out most of the biggies, that means Captain America, the Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack and Shang-Chi are headed to the screen. If you’ve heard of more than half of these guys, I commend you. Sort of.
Harry Potter – erm, Daniel Radcliffe – as a young James Bond? Certainly I’m not the only person who remembers the short-lived 90’s cartoon about Bond’s ‘nephew,’ James Bond Jr., and is now having flashbacks?
Nevermind that Radcliffe has (hopefully) three more Potter movies to do… Speaking of, how’d you like to see some pictures from Goblet of Fire? I thought you would.