Sci-Fi Sunday: Avatar, The Thing, Spidey 4, Transformers 2 (&3) + Lost, Stargate Univ., Fringe, Doctor Who + more

This week we have the first description of Avatar footage and details on the new The Thing and Spider-man 4. Plus there’s timing and casting news for Transformers 3, Thor, Sin City 2, and more. In TV news, there’s lots of Lost details and new info on Doctor Who specials. Plus TV and movie images and previews, including Up, Terminator Salvation, Stargate Universe, Fringe and more.



TIME Has Seen Footage from James Cameron’s Avatar
It’s been relatively quiet on the "Avatar" front, both from director James Cameron, and the studio 20th Century Fox who has yet to release a trailer or photo from the film (sans a on-set image of Cameron).  But we’ve finally got a peek inside the $200-300 million 3-D Sci-Fi epic, courtesy TIME Magazine who saw some footage from the film:

I couldn’t tell what was real and what was animated–even knowing that the 9-ft.-tall blue, dappled dude couldn’t possibly be real. The scenes were so startling and absorbing that the following morning, I had the peculiar sensation of wanting to return there, as if Pandora were real.

In related news, actress Michelle Rodriquez told SCI FI Wire that she plays a pilot on alien planet in the movie.

Ronald D. Moore: The Thing is Not a Remake
Ronald D. Moore, who wrote a screenplay for Universal Pictures’ "The Thing", tells IGN that the project is "not a remake":

"It’s really a companion piece to the Carpenter version. We’re telling the story of the Norwegian camp that found the Thing before the Kurt Russell group did, so it’s very buried in the continuity [and] it’s supposed to be the other story that you saw part of. So we didn’t want to reinvent it. It was really much the opposite. We really wanted to have this flow seamlessly into what he did."

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is attached to direct the film, which hasn’t been given a greenlight by the studio yet.  Moore offered the same thoughts in a separate interview with SCI FI Wire.

Sam Raimi Updates Spider-Man 4
On hand at SXSW to show off an early cut of his new horror film "Drag me to Hell", Sam Raimi took some time out to talk about "Spider-Man 4" with MTV.  Raimi wouldn’t reveal any plot details, but did say that they are "working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that," adding "All the characters or villain or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee’s creations or those that came after him."  Raimi also addressed speculation on the fifth film, but said that at the moment he and the crew are "just working on the story for ‘Spider-Man 4".

Paramount Sets Early Date for Transformers 3, But Bay Is Not Pleased
We’re still two months away from the release of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", but Paramount/DreamWorks have already set a July 1, 2011 release date for "Transformers 3".  Unfortunately, they forgot to tell Michael Bay, who wrote the following on his official message boards:

Wait a minute! I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 – they asked me on the phone – I said yes to July 4 – but for 2012 – whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.

In related news, Paramount — on behalf of Marvel — is moving up the release of "Thor" from June 16, 2011 to May 20, 2011 (Paramount is distributing the film, while Marvel is producing and financing).

Robert Rodriquez Updates Sin City 2, Machete and Neveracker
While at the SXSW film festival, directed Robert Rodriquez gave an interview with Cinema Blend and provided some updates on several of his upcoming projects.  First up, Rodriquez revealed that while he believes that "Sin City 2" is "right around the corner" he cautions that it "might be a long corner".  On the long-discussed feature length version of "Machete", Rodriquez says that he’s "got the script" and is "ready to go".  And finally, Rodriquez talked about his sci-fi action film "Neveracker", comparing it with Ridley Scott’s "Blade Runner" (although not so nicely): "I used to say it was, it’s kind of like Blade Runner, but that was Blade Walker. This is Blade Runner." Ok…

Natalie Portman in Thor?  Plus Branagh Talks Marvel Connections
According to a report over at Deadline Hollywood Daily, Natalie Portman "is in the lead for the female lead" in Kenneth Branagh’s "Thor".  Finke also reports that the following actors have tested for the lead role in the film: Josh Hartnett, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Alexandar Skarsgard, Liam Hemsworth and Joel Kinnaman.  In related news, Branagh is already thinking ahead to other Marvel movies, including "Iron Man 2", looking at various ways to tie the multiple projects together:

“[Branagh] understood that there was this very, very big tapestry of the Marvel movies,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told MTV News. “There’s continuity within the movies and he really wanted to play within that and wanted it to be part of the other movies.”

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer Description
A three-minute trailer for Spike Jonze’s "Where the Wild Things Are" may be attached to the March 27, 2009 release of "Monsters vs. Aliens".  A scooper over at CHUD sent in a description of the trailer calling it "…’beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous’ and ‘breataking’…" and noting that the monsters are "nothing short of real and feel very alive and very, very huggable." Head on over to CHUD to read the full report.  Also, check out a new poster for the film below.  It hits theaters on October 16, 2009.

Knowing Takes Weekend, Watchmen Slips to Fifth (Nears $100M)
The Alex Proyas-directed sci-fi thriller "Knowing", starring Nicolas Cage, opened its first weekend in first place, taking in an estimated $24.8M. The film finished ahead of two other new releases (non-Sci-Fi). "Race to Witch Mountain" fell just under 47% to fourth place with $13M ($44.7M domestic cume, $45.9M worldwide), while "Watchmen" remained in the top 5 in its third week, but suffered another >60% drop with an an estimated $6.7M. The film’s total domestic cume stands at $98.1M and it looks headed to cross $100M by early next week (worldwide it’s at $147.4M).  "Coraline" rounded out the top 10 in 10th place, grossing an estimated $2.1M.  The film’s total domestic take stands at $72.8M ($80.8M worldwide).


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [/Film]

Terminator Salvation [12 more images at /Film]

New poster [IGN]

Up [Movieweb]


The Book of Eli

Behind-the-scenes video clip

Monsters vs. Aliens

Behind-the-scenes featurette with Rainn Wilson


New one-minute extended clip


  • Walt Disney Pictures has set a July 16, 2010 release date for the Jon Turteltaub-directed adventure film "The Sorcerer’s Stone".  In other release date news, Richard Kelly’s sci-fi thriller "The Box" has been moved from November to Halloween weekend 2009. [Variety]
  • Disney/Pixar’s "Up" will be opening up the 62nd Festival de Cannes.  It’s the first time an animated film and a 3-D film, will be the opening ceremony film at the festival. [via /Film]
  • TV writer Evan Charnov has been tapped by Warner to pen a screenplay for "The Lost Boys 3", the studio’s next direct-to-video sequel based on the classic 1987 vampire film.  Corey Feldman is expected to executive produce and will return again as Edgar Frog, who will be the focus of the film… [Bloody-Disgusting]
  • …In related-news, Jamison Newlander has also been added to the cast. []
  • Check out a review of the Sam Rockwell-starring sci-fi film "Moon" (June 12, 2009) at IGN.
  • Seth Rogen, who co-wrote and will star in the upcoming "Green Hornet" film, says that it will mention that his character, Britt Reid, is the grandnephew of the Lone Ranger: "Yes, there is something to that. John Reid was the Lone Ranger," Rogen said. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Ryan Reynolds has confired that the person in the trialer with his mouth sewn shut is his character, Deadpool: "When I’m in the scarred makeup, too… you’ll see closer shots, obviously, in the film." [MTV]
  • Catherine Tate ("Doctor Who") has been cast in "Gulliver’s Travels". [via MSN UK]
  • Paramount Home Entertainment has announced a 1-disc DVD, 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray releases of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for May 5, 2009. Check out the box art for The Criterion Collection edition below. [DVD Talk]


Lost Will Be Stuck In the Past
Expect to be stuck in 1977 for some time.  Last week’s episode began "the template for what the show’s going to be in the next phase of storytelling," executive producer Carlton Cuse told USA Today. "We’re kind of done with the rapid skipping through time for a while," Cuse says.  Cuse adds that the remaining seven episodes of the season (including the two-hour season finale on May 13th) will be focused on the question "What do they do now, and where are the consequences of that?" Head on over to USA Today for many more details about the remaining episodes. In related news, Sterling Beaumon, the actor who plays Young Ben, talked with SCI FI Wire about what’s in store for his character:

You’re going to find out how Ben became the mean, cruel Ben that he is today. And you’re going to find out about the roots of the island and how the island became the island. … In two of the episodes, I’m really not doing a lot, but you just see me a lot, and you’ll see what I mean by that.

And on the spoiler side, the major character who’ll die this season will be either [highlight to view]: Sawyer, Ben or Daniel.  That’s according to an inside source to SpoilersLost.  And rounding out this week’s "Lost" coverage, the title for the season five finale is "The Incident".

Latest images and videos

Promo images from episode 10, "He’s Our You" [more at SpoilersLost]

Promo images from episode 11, "Whatever Happened, Happened" [more at SpoilersLost]


Promo for episode 10, "He’s Our You"

Another promo

Russell T. Davies Talks Doctor Who 2009 Specials
Russell T. Davies, who is shortly departing as show runner, talked to SFX about the 2009 specials, which will be the last we see of David Tennant in the lead role.  Here’s an excerpt of what he had to say (via Sci Fi Pulse):

There’s the Easter one and then a big gap, and then the other three are going to go out around Christmas time/end of the year. It ends in a two parter. There’s a very strong link between the last three specials. It’s not a three parter, but there’s a strong connection – as we head towards the ending it gets thematically bigger and bigger.

Be sure to head on over to Sci Fi Pulse to read more, including Davies discussing the death of the 10th doctor.  Also, take a look at some promo images from the "Doctor Whow" spinoff "K-9" and a new behind-the-scenes video clip with Tennant below.

Promo images from the Doctor Who spinoff [Wired]

Behind-the-scenes video with David Tennant

SCI FI Channel to Become Syfy
And in case you missed it, NBC Universal has announced that this summer, the SCI FI Channel is changing its name to Syfy.  The name change will take place on July 7th.  Talk about it with fellow TrekMovie visitors here.




Promo images from episode eight, "Needs" [more at SpoilerTV]


Promo images from episode 21, "Into Asylum" [more at SpoilerTV]


Promo images from episode four, "The Favorite" [Reapersite]

Promo images from episode five, "I Want My Baby Back" [more at Reapersite]

Promo images from episode six, "Under Belly" [more at SpoilerTV]

SGU: Stargate Universe

Cast photo []

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Promotional images from episode 21, "Adam Raise a Cain" [Sarah Connor Society]



Promo for episode 17, "Chuck Versus the Predator"


Promo for episode 15, "Inner Child"

Legend of the Seeker

Promo for episode 17, "Deception"


Promo for episode four, "The Favorite"

SGU: Stargate Universe

Video clip: "Frantic"


Preview for three episodes: "Turbulence", "Hex" and "Eternal". Plus a peek at Lois Lane as superhero Stiletto.

Promo for episode 17, "Hex"


Promo for episode 17, "It’s a Terrible Life"

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Promo for episode 20, "To the Lighthouse"


  • Producer Josh Appelbaum says that the American version of "Life on Mars" will have a different ending than the U.K. version. [Slice of SciFi]
  • According to producer Josh Schwartz, the character death on NBC’s "Chuck" will be "shocking". [EW]
  • The season finale of "Dollhouse" will be called "Epitaph One". [SpoilerTV]
  • When "Fringe" returns in Paril, we’ll learn about how Walter, Olivia and Peter were all linked from the beginning and there will be a major revelation about the William Bell. [E! Online]
  • We’ll be seeing more of the character Ando in the final episodes of the season.  James Kyson Lee, who plays the character, says that there’s more to his power than has been revealed. He also revealed that the fifth season will feature a new female villlain that we’ll meet at the end of Volume four. [SCI FI Wire]


South Park ("Dark Times")

Watchmen: The Video Game (NSFW) [via /Film]


Ratings for Kings, Chuck, Terminator: TSCC and Dollhouse and BSG
The two-hour series premiere of the new NBC series "Kings" drew just 6.08M viewers and a 1.6 A18-49 rating last Sunday, well below what was expected.  NBC’s Ben Silverman is hopeful, however, that the show will rebound tonight:

I’m hoping because intent [to view] went up and awareness went up after it aired, clearly people responded to it, and it grew over its two hours. That gives me some hope. It’s just hard to launch things that are not obvious. We may get nailed for it, but I’m proud of the show, and we need to keep taking chances like that.

Silverman also discussed bubble show "Chuck", oddly enough blaming the President for the show losing some of its momentum (his press conferences preempt network programming):

It’s not helping us get any normal rhythm this year. It hurt the fall. I think it hurt "Chuck" — we had the huge 3-D episode, its highest rating in the year, then it was pre-empted the next Monday with no notice. But he’s our president, and whatever he needs we are going to do.

Over on Fox, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", although still performing quite low, had another increase in viewers (+8%) and adults 18-49 (+8%).  According to fast affiliates (finals will be released next week), episode 19 "Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter" drew 3.65M viewers and a 1.3 A18-49 rating.  Lead-out "Dollhouse" was flat from the week prior, drawing 4.13M viewers and a 1.5 A18-49 rating (minus three and six percent respectively) for the sixth episode "Man On The Street".  Finally, the two-hour series finale of "Battlestar Galactica" drew 2.4M viewers according to preliminary numbers.  While overall, that’s only a so-so performance ("Ghost Hunters" for instance drew 2.7M episodes last week) it was well above the season 4.5 average (which ended up at 1.77M viewers) and the largest audience for the show since the 2.5 premiere "Resurrection Ship, Part 1" nearly three years ago (January 6, 2006).

Chart (2/23/2009 to 2/29/2009)

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Terminator, I’d watch it if I could remember it’s on FRIDAYS, I’m too busy stepping out….Because It’s FRIDAY!!

#1: One of the messages of Terminator is that machines, not human beings, watch TV shows on the night they air. Human beings just watch them later on, whenever it suits them.

And in this way we usher in the age of Skynet.

You’d think by now that the Networks would realize that the actual number of US watching these shows on the internet the week after they air, is probably twice the given Ratings!!

i watch TSCC so far since season first thogh now. nothing missing. i record dishtv…

Thanks for all the great info! Excellent! SGU looks hopeful!

Here’s a thought:

Like most of you reading this, I check this site everyday for little bits about the new movie or Sci-Fi Saturday.

I check it religiously, like we all do, even when I’m out I’d be using tinternet on the mobile to see what’s going on.

But have any of the rest of you thought, what happens after the movie is out and we’ve seen it??

No more questions, no more guessing, no more spoilers…..

It just wont be the same anymore…..

@6: We’ll just start the countdown towards the sequel, and all the questions and guessing involved. :] Besides. there is other stuff in the realm of Trek going on we’ll be talking about (games, merchandise, books, comics, etc) and then there is the DVD & BD releases of the movie to look forward to as well.

Gotta admit, despite having that annoying teen drama feel even after however many years its been on, Smallville is actually a pretty good show. The next one looks really good.

#1 you would think Skynet could equip you with a DVR or Tivo

it’s the Human Beings being programmed like machines, who schedule the Programs about human Beings RE-programming machines that I have a Problem with:P

I just got caught up on the Website….all thanks to my computer…Damn, We are screwed.

Episode clip for Tuesday’s Reaper episode “The Favorite”:

Makes sense about the Green Hornet/Lone Ranger familial connection.
Since both characters were created for radio by the same writer.

Is that Ricky Shroder in that Terminator pic above?

Sorry but Spiderman 3 sucked. Why do another?

#14: Of course, didn’t you know Ricky Shroeder is playing Kyle Reese? I thought everyone knew that! :-P It’s certainly not Anton Yelchin. No idea why anyone would say that.

Why does Anton Yelchin look MORE like Pavel Chekov in Terminator: Salvation than he does in Star Trek? :-P

Not a fan of his curly locks in the ST movie…

Stargate Universe looks “interesting”.

haven’t watched Dollhouse since the 1st episode. Don’t really care about it.

Dude – it’s “Rodriguez”, not “Rodriquez”.

16. Wes
I think he looks more like Bud Cort. Click the link on my name to see.

Hoshi looks pissed…

Doctor Manhattan RULEZ!!!!!!

Thx for the Legend of the Seeker update! If anyone here is into fantasy (which goes hand in hand with sci-fi) you should check it out!

Sarah Connor has been getting better. More character driven stories and a growing sense of mystery/dread. It’s worth setting the DVR for.

About Spiderman 4…

Before I ramble on too much more here let me say I am not a Spidey comic fan at all. My interest has been on the films for the most part. That said, Spiderman 4 could be good depending on what Raimi does with it.

(Be warned I am going to talk about Spiderman 3 below so beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen it).

Most people on the net seem to think Spiderman 3 was a colossal failure of a film. I tend to disagree for the most part. Sure, the Venom character was hardly done any justice…but I can’t really say that anyone could have done anything with the character that really would have been satisfactory in the timeframe the movie gave the character to develop. Since the character was added into the film at the last minute I can’t really blame Raimi for it. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t disapointed with the character though. The rest of the film was good I think (save for the unnecessary comedy bits and Mary Jane being damsel in distress for the umpteenth time). Should have made it Gwen Stacey he was saving (if you were going to put someone there) and killed her off for dramatic effect. Which would only really have worked if Peter had feelings for her, I admit. But surely that could have been changed in the movie so he did.

You know…if the filmakers want in Spiderman 4, they could simply ignore the last film and pretend it never happened (or at least don’t mention anything about it). But if you do that you undo any good character development that the film had with Peter and MJ’s as characters. So the best thing I think is not to talk about anything that happened in 3 too much. Harry Osborn’s death and the marriage thing and are all you really need to talk about. Leave out mentioning the specifics if need be. You don’t even have to have Peter and MJ get married in this one until the end or even not at all. Doesn’t matter. Just make the story good and use a good villian that fits into that story. Obvious choice is the Lizard and it would be a personal villian for Peter to deal with because of the alter ego aspect of him.

Regardless of what is done I will see the film and hope what is done is to my liking. So far, I can’t complain too much. I would certainly like to see a Spiderman 4 that is more like 2 than 3 though.

Great to see some Chuck love here. The most under appreciated show on TV right now.

Last episode had an appearance by Robert Picardo, next week’s has Tricia Helfer, and upcoming in the season finale arc of 3 episodes – Scott Bakula.

Watch this show and help it get renewed for a third season!

Here’s the problem with the new Trek film:

it should get a massive opening, but then the figures will fall off a cliff and the total global revenue will likely be in the 200million mark. This isn’t enough to ensure sequels.

It will suffer with the Pixar film and Wolverine will rob it of even more viewers.

Also, how much screentime is Nimoy gonna get, cos he doesn’t even feature in the2 recent official trailers.

By the way, I hope I’m wrong.

#18. Actually, the last episode finally made Dollhouse seem interesting.

As far as Stargate Universe, yes, it looks interesting. I don’t know why that team felt the need to put the word ‘Stargate’ anywhere near it, though. Why not, as a writing/producing team, just say “We want to be cool like Ron Moore now, so we’re leaving Stargate, and making a new dark show.” Stargate was what it was because Rick demanded the thing have a sense of humor. Not just to be funny, but it had a humor about itself, it didn’t take itself too seriously. That’s what made SG-1 fun to watch. Even Atlantis managed to keep some of that spirit around.

Honestly, when I saw that commercial for ‘Stargate Universe’, at first I thought I was seeing a preview for ‘Caprica’ (and when that preview came on, did I see Eric Stolz? How cool is that!).

And to summarize, this never gets old, so here’s a new preview of ‘Stargate Universe’.

– ..A prequel to ” THE THING’..?!?.. this is a great news…

I am wondering why there’s nothing on Star Wars: The Clone Wars? I know season one is over, and I know this is a Trek oriented site, but still, I’d like to see at least SOME information on it, as I am both a Trek and Wars fan ( Yes I know, Trek and Wars fans don’t get along too well, so here I stand as proof that you can be a fan of both and not get yelled at by both sides, LOL).

#27: “it should get a massive opening, but then the figures will fall off a cliff and the total global revenue will likely be in the 200million mark. This isn’t enough to ensure sequels.”

It seems to me that most movies, whether good or bad, when facing any strong competition, see a marked drop in revenue on second or third week viewings after release.

I wouldn’t necessarily look at that as a distrubing sign.

Sure, it’d be great to see a TREK movie that reigns surpreme at the box office for 2-4 weeks, but rarely do ANY movies do that (partially because of the competition, which TREK XI will have plenty, and sadly, more a sign of the times.. Hollywood just doesn’t make that many great sci-fi films anymore… just remakes and rehashes).

For better or worse, look at current TV/movie trends:

Terminator… continuation of a franchise
Wolverine… ditto
Harry Potter… continuation
The Day The Earth Stood Still… remake
The Thing… remake (sort of)
Stargate Universe… continuation
BSG… remake/continuation
Green Hornet… remake (sort of)
Batman… continuation of a franchise
Twilight… which is basically “Dark Shadows 90120”
War of the Worlds… remake
Transformers… continuation
[Insert name of any] Star Wars [projects]… continuation

My question and challenge to Hollywood bean counters and artistic types is this:

Why not go scrounging in the piles and piles of great science fiction novels and make a film based on them? For example, “The Foundation Trilogy” still remains unfilmed (ashamedly so). a definitive “When Worlds Collide (or its sequel.. After Worlds Collide” are yet to have been made (hint, hint: Mr. Spielberg, are you listening? “Childhood’s End,” same story.

Or why not hire great authors like David Gerrold, Harlan Ellison, Manny Coto, C.J.Cherryh, DC Fontana, Judith and Garth Reeves-Stevens, Christopher Bennett or James P. Hogan (or me?… grin) to write something new?

I guess this is all a rhetorical exercise/question, but why doesn’t Hollywood do this instead of hiring second tier talent… or making constant strings of remakes and uninspired variations of old threads?

I mean, I would pay big money to see David Gerrold’s Chtorr series committed to film… or Harlan Ellison’s treatment of Asimov’s “I, Robot” or his “Jefty is Five.” And any of the TREK alum I mentioned have written TREK novels that far surpass anything committed to film.

Of course, we all know the answers here… Hollywood is afraid of risk (to co-opt a quote from South Park, “those bastards.” –grin–).

I missed a few episodes of Smallville this season… When did clark learn how to fly? :(


It should at least fare better than Watchmen. 60% of your total gross in the opening weekend is not a good thing after your movie has been out for 4 weeks.

Sorry folks, the best sci-fi show on TV by far is ‘Supernatural’.

“Walt Disney Pictures has set a July 16, 2010 release date for the Jon Turteltaub-directed adventure film “The Sorcerer’s Stone”.”

I think that’s supposed to be “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, not “Sorcerer’s Stone” which was Harry Potter.

I loved the ending of Bsg. it was by far there best work since the first season and it had a ending that was fantastic. Who knows. Some of us on Trek Movie could be part Cylon. Especialy Anthony. Lol. I love that Smallville will be on for 1 more season and i think next year we will see clark become more of the Man of Steele. Spidy 4 hmmm. So much going on. I have to admit. I have Tivo and a Dvr. So no missing any shows for me. Waether it be trek or Scifi or N.C.I.S.

Have to admit everything I hear about Thor is very exciting. Branagh really seems to be bringing an enthusiasm and postiven vibe to this. Hope it turns out as well as it seems to be going.

As far as “The Thing”. A question: Anyone know what happened to that crazed genius Rob Botin? Sure would be nice to get him involved in this prequel and give the actors something real to react to other than CGI nothingness.

Yes! Thor could be even more kick-ass than Iron Man!

Hope we get the Skarsgards as Thor & Odin, Josh Hartnett as Loki, Natalie Portman as the Enchantress, and “Thor-buster” armor for Iron Man!


Did I miss something here? Is that Robert Carlyle in SG.U? Is he in the pilot or a regular? I can’t believe that. Why would he go to TV, he’s a fantastic actor. Trainspotting, The Full Monty, 51st State? That’s crazy!!

Ron moore should keep his paws off THING…
And speaking of BAD ideas…what’s up with K9????

Seth Rogen as Britt Reid a.k.a. The Green Hornet? Gimme a break! Might as well cast Will Smith as James West in The Wild Wild West. Yeah, that worked out really well. Seriously, why not George Clooney?

#41: Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet.

be afraid. be very afraid.

Somehow I think after Ben Affleck tried tackling ‘Daredevil,’ big name brand actors, for the most part, have shied away from doing lead character roles in superhero flicks (Robert Downey, Jr., Tobey Maguire excepted).

Besides, does anyone really want to remember George Clooney as Batman? I didn’t even see it because of all the negative press it got. I’m sure Clooney remembers all too well the bashing he suffered for that film.

Personally, from everything I have read so far about the ‘Green Hornet’ flick, I am scared. I think the casting choices and other approaches are suspect at best.

I hope I am wrong (like I was when Michael Keaton took on the role for Batman). I tend to think superhero roles are best left to the liltle-knowns or unknowns.

For example, I just read yesterday that at one point during pre-production of the original 1950s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” Spencer Tracy was being considered for the role of Klaatu. What a disaster that would have been! Michael Rennie was the logical and superior choice (even far surpassing Keanu Reeve’s interpretation, says me).

I was in Afghanistan when the new TDTESS came out. If I may ask, what was the general reaction to the film’s release here in the states?

I saw it and personally I was a bit underwhelmed by it.

Personally I think that the last episodes of Smallville (whenever that is) should end with Clark getting the ‘big suit’

How many goosebumps and shivers would that send up and down the fans bodies?

Me for one.

In few words can anyone tell
me how Lost & Fringe is Sci-Fi?
And not just Network crap.