Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Gravity, TRON: Legacy, Paul, POTC 4, Spider-Man Musical + more [UPDATE]

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we learn that Jon Favreau won’t be directing Iron Man 3 (but he will direct Magic Kingdom), while David Fincher has been confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow says her character Pepper Potts is not in The Avengers, the Spider-Man gets another delay, and TRON: Legacy posts a solid debut. Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.


Jon Favreau won’t direct Iron Man 3

Jon Favreau has decided not to direct "Iron Man 3" and will instead direct "Magic Kingdom" for Disney. The "Iron Man" / "Iron Man 2" director explained his decision in an interview with the LA Times’ Hero Complex blog:

"Marvel and I both came of age together,” Favreau said. “The years that we shared were a pivotal experience. [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige] has a firm grasp on the many franchises and how they all interweave and I am happy that I had the opportunity to establish the world that these characters can now play in…. ‘Iron Man’ has given me tremendous opportunities and Kevin and I are enjoying a lot of momentum in our careers thanks to the ‘Iron Man’ films. I look forward to seeing what others can do playing in the same world."

"Iron Man 3" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she won’t be in "The Avengers" + George Clooney joins in Gravity

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she won’t be reprising her role as Pepper Potts in "The Avengers". At least for now:

"No. No Pepper. I think it’s a for sure. I think they’re starting shooting soon, and they probably would have asked me by now."

As noted, this could change in the future as production gets underway on "The Avengers". Joss Whedon begins shooting the film in February 2011 and it’s set for release on May 4, 2012. In other casting news, Warner Brothers has confirmed that George Clooney will replace Robert Downey Jr. to star alongside Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D sci-fi film "Gravity" [via Deadline]:

Clooney will replace Downey in the role of team leader of a space station. He and Bullock’s character, off working on a shuttle, are the sole survivors when the space station is decimated by the debris field from an exploded asteroid. Bullock will carry much of the action adventure, a mother who is hellbent on returning to her young child back on earth. Clooney is working the space schedule around The Ides of March, the adaptation of the Beau Willimon play. Clooney is directing and starring alongside Ryan Gosling in the political drama for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures.

"Gravity" is expected to hit theaters in 2012.

TRON: Legacy opens with solid estimated $43.6M / $66.6M worldwide

Joseph Kosinksi’s “TRON: Legacy” pulled in a strong $3.6 million from Thursday midnight screenings including over $1M from 228 IMAX theaters. The 25+% gross from IMAX represents a new record (note: it’s not the highest IMAX gross, just a record by percentage of total take). Heading into the weekend estimates for the 3-day frame ranged anywhere from $40-$50M. [UPDATE] According to estimates, the film took in $18.0M on Friday (this includes the $3.6M from midnights), $15.1M on Saturday and is projected to take in $10.5M on Sunday for an estimated 3-day cume of $43.6M from 3,451 theaters (or approximately 5,600 screens). 3D played a huge part in the film’s gross. 2,424 theaters presenting the film in the format and all together accounted for 82% of the gross. That includes 234 IMAX 3D locations which made up 24 percent of the total gross. As a point of reference, last year “Avatar” had a 71 percent 3D share at 2,038 locations. On the the international front, “TRON: Legacy” opened in about half of its markets with $23M for a weekend worldwide take of $66.6M.

New trailers: Paul and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

New trailers have been released for "Paul" — which stars Star Trek’s Simon Pegg — and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". There’s also a new poster for "Paul". ‘On Stranger Tides’ is scheduled to hit conventional, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 20, 2011. "Paul" hits theaters on March 18, 2011. Check out the trailers, and poster, below.


Teaser poster [Collider]

International trailer [YouTube]


"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

Movie trailer [Yahoo! Movies]

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark delayed until February

The $65M broadway production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has experienced yet another delay. The musical, directed by Julie Taymor and featuring music by U2 and the Edge, will now open on February 7, 2011. Producers will use the added time to re-write scenes and possibly add more songs.

“The creative team is implementing truly exciting changes throughout the preview process,” said producer Michael Cohl. “Due to some unforeseeable setbacks, most notably the injury of a principal cast member, it has become clear that we need to give the team more time to fully execute their vision. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is an extremely ambitious undertaking, as everyone knows, and I have no intention of cutting a single corner in getting to the finish line.”

Previews for the show, which began on November 18, will continue through the new debut date. The musical was most recently scheduled to open on January 11, 2011.


PREVIEW Videos & Images

Battle: Los Angeles

Movie poster []

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Italian poster [BadPoster |]


Concept art [Edmund Woodward via Bleeding Cool]

Set images [more at Mania]

Green Lantern

Promotional stills [ShockYa]

The Green Hornet

Promotional stills [more at IGN]

Movie poster [IGN]


Set images [more at Ace Showbiz]


Movie trailer [Yahoo! Movies]

Real Steel

Promotional stills [Blastr]

Season of the Witch

Clip [via Beyond Hollywood]

Watch another clip here

The Smurfs

Movie poster []

Superman Lives (aborted Tim Burton 90’s project)

Test footage of the Superman costume [YouTube via Comic Book Movie]


  • "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" got off to a poor start last weekend, grossing a franchise-worst $24.0M. That was less than half of what ‘Prince Caspian’ opened to in 2008 ($55.0M). On the positive side, the film grossed a solid $65.8M in its overseas debut. [BOM]

  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" director Rob Marshall revealed that the film starts in London after Jack escapes the King and is captured: "There’s a big carriage chase—you saw some of that in the trailer, he jumps from carriage to carriage—and then he gets kidnapped. Prior to that he meets Penelope Cruz’s character and they have a love-hate thing and, we find out, that it goes back years". [Hero Complex | LA Times]

  • …Check out another interview with Marshall discussing the film at

  • During their work on the now-canceled documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey", Douglas Trumbull and David Larson uncovered 17 minutes of previously unseen footage. The video likely would have been seen in the documentary "2001: Behind the Infinite — The Making of a Masterpiece". Trumbull says WB found the footage buried in a salt-mine vault in Kansas and its perfectly preserved. It’s unclear what WB plans to do with the footage. [via Blastr]

  • SXSW has announced that Duncan Jones’ "Source Code" will open the SXSW 2011 Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 11, 2011. [SXSW]

  • …In related news, composer Clint Mansell, who worked with Jones on "Moon", won’t be scoring the new film due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, Chris Bacon has been brough on board as composer. [Badass Digest]

  • "Corpse Bride" co-director Mike Johnson is working on a stop-motion animated adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" titled "Oz Wars": "The Land of Oz will be re-imagined using stop-motion to create a world that’s dark, slick, sexy, and dangerous. It’s long been a goal of mine to create a hard-hitting, grown-up action film using stop-motion animation. Oz Wars is my opportunity to do that." [via io9]

  • Ron Howard provided an update on his ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s "The Dark Tower". The plan is to turn the novel into a film trilogy with a network between the films: "It is going well, and it has been incredibly stimulating to work on…It’s dense, a great author’s life work is not to be taken lightly. It has been utterly fascinating to explore it, and we are having great creative conversations. I’ve begun tossing and turning at 3 in the morning over it, so that’s a good sign." The first feature is scheduled to hit theaters on May 17, 2013. [Deadline]

  • Warner Brothers has set a March 30, 2012 release date for Jonathan Liebesman’s "Wrath of the Titans". [BOM]

  • Timur Bekmambetov will begin shooting "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in New Orleans late January 2011. [NOLA]

  • Josh Brolin says the script for "Men in Black 3" is "fantastic" and promises "it’s not ‘Jonah Hex’", adding "No, it’s great, it’s fantastic," he said of the current "Men In Black 3" script, "but that’s all I can say." [Splash Page | EW]

  • Zack Snyder may shoot "Superman: The Man of Steel" in Vancouver, Canada. [Vancouver Sun]

  • Director Michel Gondry calls critical fans of "The Green Hornet" "fascistic" in their values: "I usually identify with the nerds but these ones just reinforce the social rules. Their values are fascistic,” Gondry said". [via The Playlist | indieWIRE]

  • "Green Lantern" co-writer Marc Guggenheim says although they had to cut out the Superman cameo from the film due to budgetary reasons, he really wants it in the movie and jokes that Tom Welling could serve as the actor for the cameo: "I really wanted it to be in the movie. You never know—it can still happen. If Tom Welling has a free hour or two, you never know." [Splash Page | MTV]

  • Disney has confirmed that David Fincher will direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". [Hero Complex | LA Times]


  • Anne Hathaway is reportedly attached to star in the "Barbarella" remake. The project is currently without a director. [Pajiba | Twitter]

  • Neve Campbell is in talks to star alongside Josh Hartnett in Roland Joffe’s "Singularity": "Campbell will play Hartnett’s wife and fellow archeologist in 2015, who gets stuck in a sunken ship while trying to retrieve a ring". [THR]

  • Lou Ferrigno has revealed that that he may have a cameo in "The Avengers". [Nuke the Fridge]

  • Bill Hader and Anna Farris have been linked to "Ghostbusters 3", but the two say they haven’t been contacted about the film. None the less, they both say they’d be interested if asked. [The Playlist & MakingOf]

  • "Star Trek" alum Tom Hardy will reportedly not be playing the villain Hugo Strange in Christopher Nolan’s "The Dark Knight Rises"… [Batman-On-Film]

  • …Fellow "Star Trek" alum Eric Bana is said to be eying 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". The actor is reportedly scheduled to meet with director Timur Bekmambetov to discuss the part. [The Wrap]

  • Matt Damon is in talks to join Neill Blomkamp’s ("District 9") sci-fi "Elysium". Damon joins Sharlto Copley ("District 9". "The A-Team") in the secretive project. [Deadline]

  • Lily Collins will play Clary Fray, "a talented demon-hunter", in Scott Charles Stewart’s "Mortal Instruments". The film is based on the young-adult novels of Cassandra Clare and could servec as a potential new franchise. [Inside Movies | EW]

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December 17, 2010 10:13 pm

Will Tom Hardy be Hugo Strange? Sounds like a great bit of casting if true!

Jim Nightshade
December 17, 2010 10:38 pm

Tron is awesome looking–youve never seen a 3d movie looking like this before—-fans of tron like me wont be disappointed—but i dont know if the general audience will love it–its kinda scifi-y—I would luv to see more–

December 17, 2010 10:56 pm

I thought Tron Legacy was great! I loved it. I cant understand why so many people are saying it has no plot. Hell yes it does. I thought it was perfect!

Jim Nightshade
December 18, 2010 12:01 am

Actually Craig its a bit more of a plot than I expected…its more cerebreal science fictiony than I thought it would be…which I liked cuz us trek fans love science fiction…but I wonder if the general public will get it and appreciate it?? There was polite clapping after the movie which means they must have liked it….and ohhh the potential for the future…..wide open!

My only regret about the movie is that TRONS appearance was too brief, too muted…and unclear….I wanted to see the heroic cyber warrior one more time….but I think they downplayed him to play up the new characters…however Tron does fight for the users!

And damn the look of this movie….cant get over it….totally tripping daft punk music just as good as the original wendy carlos music in the first one….Most good movies TRANSPORT you somewhere you have never been before….even flawed movies can be great at doing that…Lynchs Dune is a great example….Well Tron Legacy takes you where youve never been before….even though it is recognizable as the grid it is also different….

Well done Disney Well Done!

Hopefully we will see more of tron and it wont be END OF LINE

December 18, 2010 12:31 am

I’m happy Iron Man 3 will get a new director. I did not like IRon Man 2’s direction. I also missed the soundtrack from Iron Man, which was compsoed by Ramin Djawadi. The second iron man’s soundtrack wasn’t as great. Hopefully they comeback to Ramin Djawadi.

Phaser Guy
December 18, 2010 1:23 am

I saw Tron Legacy and I enjoyed it. Good companion to the Original. I think there are some critics out there that just can’t enjoy anything.

Darth Quixote
December 18, 2010 1:37 am

Oh thank the Maker that Superman Lives was never made.

December 18, 2010 4:56 am

NOOOOOOOO on the Superman suit! The concept was never to have some sort of mechanical suit. Supermans powers was based on the power from the Earth’s Sun! This is by far the most insane concept I’ve ever seen!!

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
December 18, 2010 6:46 am

Seen Tron Last Night and wow. What an Amazing Movie. The FX was fantastic and the 3D was awesome. It had a great story to go along with it. I hope they do another Tron Movie. Still say Tom Welling should be the next Superman. Can’t wait to see Battle L.A looks to be good. Thank you once again to Trek Movie for a great Article.

December 18, 2010 8:05 am

I don’t quite understand the negativity and rooting for it to fail behavior that seems to be directed towards the Spider-Man musical by some. I’m not overly thrilled with some things I’ve seen and heard about it myself. Like the title (and I guess I’m the only one in the world who’s never liked U2’s music) but aside from all that I’d like to see it. Seems very ambitious.

December 18, 2010 8:24 am

That Superman suit was probably the healing power suit he’d wear until his powers regenerated following his revival from death.

Harry Ballz
December 18, 2010 9:17 am

So, the new Superman movie is going to be shot in Vancouver, the same place where Smallville has been filmed all these many years? Hey, if Tom Welling gets the part, he doesn’t even have to change dressing rooms! Or get on a plane, for that matter, just fly like one!

December 18, 2010 10:26 am

I love the fact that in the Superman costume videos one guy says “He’s Tron.” To which another responds “Damn it. I’m NOT Tron!”

Oh, but I think you are.

December 18, 2010 10:33 am

I would really really love for Tom to play Supes. I know there’s a movement to get Brandon Routh to play him again but I think Tom is a much better Man of Steel than Routh was, though we have not seen him fully as the man of steel yet this season he is proving that he has what it takes to don the suit. I would also love to see Erica as Lois because those two have great chemistry together! She’s really come into her own as well. How about just doing a Supes movie off of Smallville? That way we don’t have to have yet ANOTHER origins story and we have all the needed actors (if we can get Michael Rosenbaum back as Lex of course, but that’s not likely to happy sadly).

I think they’re going for a Dark Knight style feel to the movie, the problem with Supes is he was never designed to be a dark hero like Batman was – batman was perfect for the mood of the movie because Batman in general is a dark hero.

Red Dead Ryan
December 18, 2010 10:40 am

Too bad Jon Favreau won’t be back. Don’t be surprised if “The Avengers” is Robert Downey Jr.’s final appearance as Iron Man. Marvel will probably reboot Iron Man with a new cast.

Glad “Superman Lives” didn’t come to fruition!


He’s reportedly NOT going to play Hugo Strange.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
December 18, 2010 11:36 am

Hey Harry. Tom for Superman. But who would you want to play Lois Lane.

December 18, 2010 11:38 am

Season of the Witch looks DOA.

George Clooney on a space station? Again?

Thank you Santa for that 90’s gift I never knew about til now.

20 Thousand Leagues actually sounds like a good idea for a new remake.


Pensive's Wetness
December 18, 2010 11:53 am

Papa Smurf, canna lick your *&^?
Yeah, &^%$#! in 3-D!

all i gotta say about any smurf movie… when is the pr0n version coming out?

crypter crypter crypter
December 18, 2010 12:04 pm

Let’s face it, even though Iron Man 2 grossed more worldwide than its predecessor, it didn’t live up to the original! Let’s be honest…it was rushed, too much glitter, not enough heart, and the score wasn’t all that great either (miss Ramin Djawadi…) so the fact Favreau won’t be helming the third, doesn’t bring me to tears…with RDJ and Gwyneth, that film could direct itself. We need the Extremis storyline, AND the Mandarin!!!

Hat Rick
December 18, 2010 1:22 pm

Why do aliens always have to attack Los Angeles? It’s not fair.

Phaser Guy
December 18, 2010 1:35 pm

Tim Burton hasn’t made an enjoyable film for a good long time. He’s back to his dancing skeletons stuff.

December 18, 2010 1:48 pm

Tron Legacy was fantastic, saw it in IMAX last night. Not going to ruin anything but it was good. Had a bit of the Disney cheese, was epic at times, it wasnt too much or too little, as a Tron fan I was pleased. It gave you a world, not much explanation on why things are the way they are you simply had to accept the world as it is. A treat for the eyes, it is a fun ride. Most high brow people will tear it apart and loose all the magic, that’s basically what the movie is, just believe in the magic and its fun! I am not a religious guy but the Creator and Son of the Creator and the Gold like powers Flynn had in the movie adds a great aspect to this legend, and as Bridges said, we need modern day myths and legends and hes right. The movie is fun.

December 18, 2010 2:04 pm

I didn’t know Prince of Persia was a Narnia movie ;-) all this time I thought the dreaded film was about Prince Caspian ;-p

Martin Pollard
December 18, 2010 3:10 pm

#22 – I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m amused at all of the self-important critics (including the ones in both of Detroit’s daily papers) whining that it’s “all flash, no substance.” Uh, hello… you DID see the original “TRON,” didn’t you? Its plot was paper-thin, but its effects were eye-popping; if “TRON Legacy” is *only* as good as that, it will have achieved its purpose, in my opinion.

“TRON” went on to become a cult classic, a sleeper hit in defiance of the critics, and if “TRON Legacy” has the same fate, I’ll be more than happy.

Phaser Guy
December 18, 2010 3:34 pm

I love the misinformed critics that think Tron was based on a video game when it was the other way around.

December 18, 2010 3:38 pm


He’s always in top form with his original material like Corpse Bride or Edward Scissorhands (or straight Hammer Horror like Sleepy Hollow). It’s when he’s adapting other people’s work that he doesn’t do as well.

December 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Just got back from seeing Tron Legacy. It was a fun movie! Not too long, not too short. Just right. Olivia Wilde made the price of admission worth it alone. And that soundtrack! Got to admit I’d never heard of Daft Punk before this movie, but I’m a fan now! And the direction was also great. Very Kubrick-esque at times.

Hope it makes enough to justify a sequel. Well done, Disney.

December 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Please, enough with the comic book movies. And the Green Hornet looks moronic at best.

December 18, 2010 5:18 pm

@26 “He’s always in top form with his original material like Corpse Bride or Edward Scissorhands ”

Yea, right? Burton is without a doubt the most overrated director of all time. The only movie of his I have ever liked was Batman, in which the production team and the studio restrained him. And don’t like the weird fascination with dead bodies the the grotesque stuff he has in a lot of work — what a sick puppy.

Phaser Guy
December 18, 2010 6:00 pm

Pee Wee, Batman, Beetlejuice are the only Burton films I can watch over and over.

December 18, 2010 6:21 pm
I just saw Tron: Legacy. It was great. The themes of existenialism and religion were back as they were in the original. Only this time the movie had less goofiness. See Bit and technobable from the first one. Thought provoking science fiction. And now for the 3-D review. At the begining of the film, Disney announces that part of it was converted and part was shot in native 3-D. Why? Maybe because of the anger over conversion. I don’t know. Anyway, as with all 3-D films, they’re too dark. Made worse by Tron’s black palette. Still, the native 3-D scenes were clean and looked good. Is it worth your extra couple bucks for the 3-D? No. The 3-D adds nothing to the movie. With Paramount releaseing Transformers 3 in 3-D with part of it shot in 3-D, let’s keep demanding for native 3-D for Star Trek (2012) if released in 3-D. No conversions for Star Trek. And yes, Oliva Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens, 2011) is lovely to look at. Team Olivia says she should be the new Saavik. Also see Tron: Legacy for the spectacular de-aging of Jeff Bridges. Now, let’s do that with William Shatner and make a CGI Star Trek to hold us over till 2012. 1. Transformers to be shot partly in 3-D 2. Put some Romulan-Vulcan ears on the bottom pic of Olivia.
December 18, 2010 7:35 pm

@29: “Overrated” = “I don’t like it, so there’s no way it could possibly be good”.

Oh, dear, that Superman suit is just dreadful. Say what you will about Superman Returns, but at least Brandon Routh looked the part. I don’t know what the hell that neon nightmare was, but it ain’t Superman.

December 18, 2010 8:29 pm

I’m glad Superman Lives didn’t come about. Superman Returns didn’t knock my socks off, but at least it had an actor and a script that paid tribute to the first movie. It is now time to head in a new direction, I agree, but Superman Lives isn’t the way to go. I liked Brandon Routh, too. Had they gotten the right Lois for hom to play off of, I think there was a lot more positives that would have come about for that movie.

Pirates: On Stranger Tides looks like dynamite to me. I will admit, it is my favorite thing to follow besides Star Trek…but not once did I cringe while watching the trailer. Even better, not once did I think to myself: I miss Will and Elizabeth. I think Pirates 4 is gonna be a fun romp!!!

December 18, 2010 8:58 pm


Speaking of the “Bit” from the first TRON movie, did you notice the Bit sculptures on the mantle of Flynn’s fireplace? There was also a nice homage to “The Caine Mutiny” with Clu rolling the ball bearings (or were they the “NO” version of the Bit?) around in his hand, just as Captain Queeg did in the movie… and later Commodore Decker did with the computer disks in “The Doomsday Machine.”

There were probably other references in TL, but those were the two I caught. Oh, and the “That’s a big door…” line!

Phaser Guy
December 18, 2010 9:23 pm

I liked how Flynn’s old bike was used in the movie.

December 18, 2010 9:39 pm

Tron Legacy should have been titled: Flynn’s Legacy.

I don’t think the new Tron Legacy was horrible. I just didnt enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Special effects are top notch – visually stunning.

The story had problems.

December 18, 2010 10:36 pm

@ 34

Yeah I noticed the two “Bit” sculptures. Kind of reminded me of the new “Clash of the Titans” where Perseus looks at Bubo in the armory and decides to leave it. Too cute for this movie! And the “Caine Mutiny” homage was all right. As Jeff Bridges was rolling those marbles, I was thinking, is this C.L.U. going to be paranoid like Captain Queeg?

I liked the arcade game of Tron in Flynn’s Place. Couldn’t tell if that was an actual game and cabinet. But it brought back memories of the game. It made me look up the game and its sequel, Tron Discs which made me smile when I looked at it again.

Ringo Starr
December 18, 2010 10:56 pm

-Is that my main man Keith Richards in the Pirates trailer?
– Can’t wait to see the extra 2001 footage.
– The new Tron movie was terrible. It should be used as exhibit a alongside of the Transformers films as to what is wrong with modern cinema.
– Who would pay to see a remake of Barbarella .
– Does the world really need Men in Black III?
– Tim Burton is overrated. All style no substance. I’m glad we never saw his version of Superman.
– Ghostbuster 3 has as good of a shot of being made as I do of becoming Pope. Bill Murray will never do it.
– Does the world really need Spiderman the musical? Broadway hasn’t had an original idea in years.
– Ron Howard is a fine director, but a bad choice for Steven King’s Dark Tower.
– David Fincher doing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea could be cool.
– Believe it or not The Green Hornet is getting great early reviews. Still don’t know if Seth Rogen is the best choice for this role.

Jim Nightshade
December 18, 2010 11:34 pm

Well Ringo yours is the only mention of Tron Legacy not being good so far—-ummm the notice by disney at the beginning of tron was not mentioning native 3d—it was an announcement that parts of the movie are not in 3d but keep yer glasses on thru the whole movie—so people wouldnt think their glasses were mal functioning–parts of the real world were not in 3d on purpose like the wizard of ozs use of color—makes the 3d grid world stick out more–literally hahah–just read a review of tron legacy by roger moore(not bond) complaining tha tron looks great but has no soul or humor–he had the same complaints bout the first movie–well duh–electronic world of programs–no soul n no humor unless written into the program—hello mcfly–computer world here–actually i think bridges was quite humorous in the first one–loved his line about the parking tickets–i admit older flynn not as much fun as younger flynn was–for good reasons–would luv to see more of oilivias isomorph n how she can save the world—

December 18, 2010 11:36 pm

@30 Forgot he did Pee Wee. OK, yes, I kind of liked that one.

December 18, 2010 11:37 pm

@38 “- Tim Burton is overrated. All style no substance. I’m glad we never saw his version of Superman.”


December 18, 2010 11:41 pm

@32 ” “@29: “Overrated” = “I don’t like it, so there’s no way it could possibly be good”. ”

Great example of what overrated means — we are in full agreement then. Thanks!

December 18, 2010 11:42 pm

@33 “I’m glad Superman Lives didn’t come about. ”

Me too!

December 18, 2010 11:52 pm

And Burton’s next two movies are a real treat:

1. A girls dog gets killed, and she brings it back to life, Frankenstein style, and then it starts killing her neighbors.

2. Abraham Lincoln hunts vampires…..YES, YOU READ THIS CORRECTLY.

The guy is a joke!!!

Brett Campbell
December 19, 2010 12:24 am

“Tim Burton is overrated. All style no substance. I’m glad we never saw his version of ‘Superman.’”

I’m sad we ever saw his version of “Planet of the Apes.”

Jim Nightshade
December 19, 2010 12:58 am

Oh yeh i liked the black hole poster with the tron posters n flynns son did say this isnt happening same thing daddy said–i thought bridges did a great job battling himself heh

Phaser Guy
December 19, 2010 1:20 am

Did you know that the people behind Tron Legacy are going to remake Black Hole if Tron is a success? I’d actually like to see some remake that.

December 19, 2010 2:56 am

#38-Sure looked and sounded like Keith Richards to me. That’s a plus…as well as having Geoffry Rush back!

December 19, 2010 3:50 am


I hope JJ Abrams keeps Star Trek XII in good old 2D. If he went 3D he would need to lose the Shaky cam and the lens flares.

In regards to Tim Burton I am a huge fan but Planet of the Apes and ALice in Wonderland would be my least fav of his films.

One TIm Burton film I recommend to those who have not seen it is Ed Wood, that is an amazing film.

Tim Burton’s Batman movies are still my fav ones.

Chris M
December 19, 2010 6:00 am


I couldn’t agrre more!! That would have to be the worst idea for a Superman movie ever!!

For those that didn’t like Superman Returns (which I actually thought was pretty awesome) imagine if we gotten Superman Lives back in ’98?!?! Would have been riots in the streets!