Sci-Fi Movies Monday: Superman, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, The Hobbit, The Avengers, Ender’s Game + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we star with the latest news on development of the next Superman and Spider-man movies. We also have details on the upcoming Green Lantern and Avengers movie, new life for Enders Game and much more news. All that plus the latest casting bites, images and videos.

 

GENRE MOVIE NEWS

Nolan begins Superman director hunt + Mad Men’s Hamm too old for Supes?

Chris Nolan and his producing partner/wife Emma Thompson have begun the process of selecting a director for the "Superman" reboot. Deadline New York is reporting that the two have started to meet with their short list of directors for the job. That short list includes: Tony Scott (“Unstoppable”); Matt Reeves (“Let Me In”, “Cloverfield”); Jonathan Liebesman (“Clash of the Titans 2″, “Battle: Los Angeles”); Duncan Jones (“Source Code”, “Moon”) and Zack Snyder (“Sucker Punch”, “Watchmen”). Nolan is expected to submit his choice to Warner brothers within the next few weeks and the article suggests that the project will be fast-tracked to make a 2012 release date. That release year is pretty much locked in because the studio is set to lose certain rights to the character in 2013 after a a recent court ruling which ruled favorably on behalf of the heirs of Superman creator Jerry Siegel. As to who would play Superman, rumors continue to swirl that Jon Hamm is being considered for the role, but the actor is brushing them to the side insisting he’s too old (39) for the part:

"I maybe aged out of that competition," Hamm said of playing Superman. "I don’t know, I think unless Superman’s power was the power of being really old."

Spider-Man love interests casting rumors

Sony and "Spider-Man" (2012) director Marc Webb are continuing to test actresses for the reboot and it’s looking more likely that the project will feature both of Spider-Man’s most prominent love interests: Mary Jane Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst in "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 2") and Gwen Stacy (played by Bryce Dallas Howard in "Spider-Man 3"). Most recently, EW reports that the studio has flown Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and Emma Stone ("Easy A") into New York to meet with Webb and to read with star Andrew Garfield. "Spider-Man" is expected to begin filming by the end of this year and will be released in conventional and 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.

Ryan Reynolds talks Green Lantern

While at Fantastic Fest promoting his latest film "Buried", actor Ryan Reynolds talked to IGN about his role in the highly anticipated "Green Lantern" movie:

"He’s a character whose superpowers, will and imagination is almost limitless" he explained. "With most superheroes there is a limit to what they can do, but with the Green Lantern there really isn’t, and I think above all the scope is what’s going to separate it from the herd, if-you-will. It’s so huge. I play the Green Lantern, but I might be the tiniest cog in that machine."

Reynolds also talked about the character Sinestro, telling the site that audiences are going to be impressed by Mark Strong’s portrayal of the character:

"Mark’s going to bring something unique in that Sinestro is not just a villain. Sinestro’s someone that audiences are going to gravitate towards. Sinestro is someone that audiences – dare I say – are going to like. But there’s something very volatile and mercurial about him, and I think they’re going to see that as well. Mark Strong’s going to bring a depth to that character that I certainly have been impressed to see."

"Green Lantern" will be released in conventional and 3D theaters on June 17, 2011.

Ruffalo says he’ll play both Bruce Banner & Hulk in The Avengers + More from Whedon and Renner and a casting rumor

In addition to playing Bruce Banner, "The Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo told Vulture that he will also be playing The Hulk, telling the site that the character will be done with "Avatar" motion-capture technology. This would be the first time one actor played both Banner and The Hulk. Both Edward Norton in 2008 and Eric Bana in 2003 played Banner, but the studio opted for complete digital effects to portray the Hulk (and for the 80’s TV series used two different actors). In related news, fellow newcomer Jeremy Renner, who will play Hawkeye in the film, told MTV that his costume will be "reality-based" and not the classic purple suit seen in the comics:

Meanwhile, director Joss Whedon talked to SFX magazine about the film and talked about how he hopes to effectively bring each of the characters in the vast cast to the big screen:

What I will struggle with, in the outline and throughout, is that I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross," he laughs. "We’re talking about really exciting people and at the same time I have to keep the momentum of the thing going. I can’t let it turn into a lull fest. Knowing that I have enough time to do both of those things – that by the end of the movie you will feel ‘in’ with these guys – is the trick. It’s not an easy one but one that Marvel absolutely honours. They don’t hire Mark Ruffalo [the new Hulk] to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He’s the antithesis of the iconic actor. He’s so human. He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part.

And finally, a casting rumor: Mania is reporting that Morena Baccarin ("V","Firefly") has been seen visiting a comic shop and purchasing "a bunch of Avengers" comics in between her filming sessions for "V". The actress was reportedly asking the store workers to specifically point out comics with the Wasp in them. Baccarin as The Wasp? "The Avengers" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.

Jackson has Hobbit dispute with labor unions

Just in case MGM’s financial troubles weren’t a big enough hurdle for "The Hobbit" to clear, a labor dispute could further delay the projection or at the very least complicate matters. As HitFix reports, "international labor unions have made public charges against the potential "Hobbit" production in support of New Zealand Actor’s Equity’s attempt to negotiate minimum guarantees on wages and working conditions, residual payments, and cancellation payments to actors engaged for the film." "Lord of the Rings" director, and potential "Hobbit" director, Peter Jackson issued an 1,800 word statement laying out his side of the story claiming the union is using his production as a publicity stunt and a way to widen
membership, and he threatens to move production of the two-part film to Eastern Europe. In casting news, Ian McKellen told The Bolton News that the film will start shooting in January, although there is no mention of the labor dispute in the BN article. Also, a casting call recently went out [via MarketSaw] looking for extras for the film.

Ender’s Game movie back in development

A film adaptation of the popular Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel "Ender’s Game" is back in development. The LA Times is reporting that Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") is now attached to the project and has just completed a re-write of Card’s last screenplay:

But the project about a boy hero is now back in active development, sources say, as independent production company Odd Lot Entertainment pushes forward on a movie version of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel.

Most interesting, sources say there’s now a big-name filmmaker involved with the project — Gavin Hood, who directed the Oscar-winning "Tsotsi" and last year’s comic book franchise "X Men Origins: Wolverine." Hood has done a rewrite of Card’s most recent script and is developing the project as a director.

That level of involvement doesn’t mean a filmmaker will wind up directing a film, of course. But for a project that’s struggled as much as this one, it’s a start.

Resident Evil 5 will "definitely" be made

With "Resident Evil: Afterlife" opening to a franchise-best $27.7M domestic (and $73.9M worldwide), it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that a fifth "Resident Evil" film is already in the works. That’s what star Milla Jovovich told Vulture:

“This new ‘Resident Evil’ is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise,” Milla Jovovich said. “So we’re definitely going to make another one.”

Jovovich also said the next installment will be more interactive in that they hope to incoporate ideas from fans:

"We’ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it’s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process."


 

PREVIEW Videos & Images

Captain America: The First Avenger

Set images (including first looks at Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell) [more at CAFM (via CBM) and CBM]

Set video [YouTube]

Watch another video here

Godzilla 2012

Interview with producer Brian Rogers [YouTube via Cinema Blend]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Promotional stills [more at Movies.SpoilerTV.com]

Movie trailer [Trailer Addict]

Let Me In

Promotional stills [more at IGN]

Quad movie poster [Empire]

Megamind

Promotional stills [more at IGN]

Never Let Me Go

Preview clip: "Deferrals" [Yahoo! Movies]

Watch more clips: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Paranormal Activity 2

Movie poster [Empire]

Priest

Character posters [more at JoBlo.com]

Super 8

Set images [more at AICN]

Tangled

Promotional stills [more at StitchKingdom]

U.S. and U.K trailers [StitchKingdom]

Transformers 3

Set images [more at TFLAMB, (2), (3), (4), (5) and TFW2005]

Set video [YouTube via TFLAMB]

Watch more videos here and here [via TFLAMB]

TRON: Legacy

Banner posters: Jeff Bridges Garrett Hedlund [Disney]

Cover art for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music by Daft Punk [via Collider]

Tron/The Big Lebowksi mash-up [YouTube]

Voltron

Concept art [JoBlo]

Watchmen

Concept art from when Paul Greengrass was helming the project [more at CBR]

The Wicker Tree

Teaser trailer [Bloody Disgusting]

X-Men: First Class

Interview with James McAvoy (Charles Xavier) [MTV Splash Page]

MOVIE BITES

  • Summit Entertainment will not shoot the two-part "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" in 3D, however the studio says it’s too early to rule out converting the film to 3D during post. [Gossip Cop]
  • Columbia Pictures has announced that "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" will be released in both 2D and 3D on February 17, 2012. As previously reported, Nicolas Cage will reprise his role as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor co-directing. [Superhero Hype]
  • Warner Brothers has hired Bryan Fuller to write a live-action adaptation of "Pinocchio". Dan Jinks, who will produce the project, described their approach as "fresh" and "very entertaining". [Variety]
  • "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh explains how his film will differ from Jon Favreau’s "Iron Man" movies: "I think Thor comes from a different place story-wise and character-wise. We have both Norse histories for Thor, hundreds of myths and fables told in many different ways, in addition to what Marvel has pillaged for the past 40 years or so to come up with their version of things, which sits in very strong structure, a really strong narrative structure." [Hero Complex | LA Times]
  • Ryan Reynolds confirmed that the "Deadpool" spinoff won’t be tied to the events in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine": "It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely…It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that."… [Hero Complex | LA Times]
  • New details have surfaced about the opening scene to "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". Read the details at What’s Playing… [via Blastr]
  • …There are also new details on The Wachowski’s futuristic gay Iraq War romance "Cobalt Neural 9" at Vulture.
  • The horror film "The Cabin in the Woods", from director/co-writer Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon, has been delayed yet again. The project was originally scheduled to be released in January 2010 before MGM pushed it to January 2011 to post-convert it to 3D. Now the ailing studio has simply dropped the film from its January 2011 release schedule with no news on when it may get released. Apparently no work has been done on the 3D conversion. [Shock Till You Drop]
  • Check out an interview with "TRON: Legacy" and "Cowboys & Aliens" star Olivia Wilde at Collider.com
  • …And check out an interview with Wilde’s "TRON: Legacy" co-star Garrett Hedlund at ComingSoon.net.
  • "Let Me In" director Matt Reeves says there isn’t anything new to report on "Cloverfield 2", only that he and producer J.J. Abrams "talk about it sporadically" but their busy schedules, along with writer Drew Goddard, complicate movement on the sequel. [IGN]
  • Sigourney Weaver continues to re-iterate her support for "Ghostbusters III": "…it would be great if we could create a great script and get to work with each other again. So I don’t think we have any ulterior motives, but just to see what happens if we came back together." [Cinematical | Moviefone]
  • Drew Goddard has just turned in a new draft of the "Robopocalypse" adaptation which continues to be a possible directiong gig for Steven Spielberg. [Vulture]
  • "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson says a sequel to the 2010 film won’t be released anytime soon: "Mark Millar’s very enthusiastic about it, yeah, definitely. I mean, I think he’s sort of set it up for a second one, but it kind of goes through Matthew Vaughn, and what have you, and they’re not going to make one any time soon…They’re going to hold off and wait for that anticipation, I suppose." [Cinematical | Moviefone]
  • Warner Brothers CEO Barry Meyer says the studio will be getting "much more entrepreneurial" with regards to their ownership in DC Comics, which likely means an expanded film presence for the superheroes of DC. [Heat Vision | THR]
  • Karl Urban assures fans that the new "Judge Dredd" movie will be "darker in tone" than the Stallone film, which he calls a "missed opportunity": "As soon as he took his helmet off the enigma was blown." [Empire]
  • Keanu Reeves says that the "Cowboy Behop" movie is likely dead due to its high budget. [Collider]
  • Actor/director Alex Winter and actor Keanu Reeves have both confirmed that "Bill & Ted 3" is in development: "…it’s a question of when the script is done, when Reeves is free, when I’m free, and getting the whole damn thing up and running. It’s a whole process. The first thing we have to do is see if we’ve got a script that we all agree on," Winter said. [MTV Movies Blog, (2)]
  • James Cameron will reportedly shoot 3D footage seven miles below the sea’s surface that may be used for "Avatar 2". [Daily Mail]
  • Guillermo del Toro will serve as a consultant and executive producer on several DreamWorks Animation projects including "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Puss in Boots" and one yet-to-be revealed project along with the November 5 feature "Megamind"… [Heat Vision | THR]
  • …Del Toro has also set up a new project at the studio with the working title "Trollhunters". The project is based on a young-adult book del Toro submitted to publisher Hyperion: "It essentially combines fairy tales with modern times and is about how difficult it is to be kid. Normally, kids are idealized in animated films. But the growing pains, married with the notion that there is a world right next to us that is completely plagued by creatures of ancient lore, it’s thematically fitting with the rest of my stuff." [Heat Vision | THR]
  • Director Patrick Alessandrin has left the movie adaptation of the video game "Kane & Lynch". Following Wayne Kramer and F. Gary Gray, Alessandrin is the third director to depart the project. [Empire]
  • The original motion picture score for "TRON: Legacy", composed and produced by Daft Punk, will be released by Walt Disney Records on Monday, November 22, 2010. [Disney]
  • Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio has started discussions with Scarlett Johansson about "the idea of a solo [Black Widow] movie and have begun putting together concepts," but notes that "The Avengers" comes first. [Superhero Hype]

CASTING BITES

  • Sony Screen Gems has announced that Kate Beckinsale will reprise her role as Selene in a fourth film in the "Underworld" franchise. Also, J. Michael Straczynski has been brought on board to do some re-write work on John Hlavin’s script. Although he directed the first two installments, Len Wiseman will only serive as an executive producer, with the studio currently searching for a director. [Sony]
  • Natalie Portman is reportedly interested in playing the "edgy" Snow White in "Brothers Grimm: Snow White", which may be directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. [Pajiba]
  • Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ "Super 8". Rounding out the cast for the Steven Spielberg-produced project are Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.  [Vulture & Risky Biz Blog]
  • Tim Burton has cast Winona Ryder and Martin Landau to voice the characters Elsa and Mr. Rzykruski, respectively, on his stop-motion animated feature film "Frankenweenie" which is based on his 1984 short film. [Deadline]
  • If Natalie Portman turns down the the offer to star in Alfonso Cuarón’s "Gravity", the studio would like Sandra Bullock for the part. [Cinema Blend]
  • Director Guillermo del Toro would like Ron Perlman ("Hellboy") to play a part in his adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novel "At the Mountains of Madness": "I wrote a part for him. He read it, and if everything falls in place, Ron Perlman has a role in it written specifically for him. Ron plays Larson, the sort of dog guy, the guy that cares for the dogs and the sled. … It’s a fantastic character." [MTV Movies Blog]


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Cool!

AJ

Only film missing here is Trek2012! ;-(

Toss us a bone, guys!

tony

good report love this each week

Vultan

Captain America looks promising. Can’t wait!

Another Q

Good report for all!

The Hulk just can’t get fixed, although I liked
the second one very much – too bad they
can’t continue with Norton….

Superman, Spiderman, What about the next
Batman feature?

Khan was Framed!

John Hamm is only too old for Superman if the studio is planning to retell the origin story yet again.

We’ve seen Superboy now in the first movie, Smallville & in Superman returns.

Do us a favor, show us part of his life we haven’t seen before, please?

That is where Batman Begins got it so right, they gave us a story we haven’t seen on film before; Bruce Wayne’s formation of the Batman persona. The origin was touched on, but his training took centre stage.

I hope they do the same for Superman.
Let’s see how he is at middle age; beginning to see his enemies age & die while he remains indestructible.

Seeing Lois start to go grey.

Red Dead Ryan

Interesting stuff as usual! I say they should get Duncan Jones to direct the next “Superman” and bring back Brandon Routh. He deserves a second chance at a great movie.

And dare I ask two questions: Why are they making another “Bill & Ted”?
(Although the current state of Keanu Reeves’ career is a possible clue)

Are the “Bill & Ted” movies really sci-fi? I mean, they did have elements of sci-fi, but I’m not sure it fits into the genre. On the other hand, I haven’t watched those films in almost twenty years, so what do I know?

Vultan

#7

They totally travel through time in a phone booth, dude. Sure, it’s not a DeLorean or a TARDIS, but it seems like some pretty bitchin’ and excellent sci-fi to me… dude!

:)

Red Dead Ryan

8

Yeah, like, uh, totally rad of you… to like…remind me of that, dude!

Those flicks….were like totally awesome when I saw them….so I’ll have to totally watch them again, man! :-)

Red Dead Ryan

And now I remember more about the second film. In it, Bill and Ted were watching the TOS episode “Arena”, which was filmed at Vasquez Rocks, where Bill and Ted are later thrown off of.

Kirk, James T.

There seem to be a lot of genre based films to make sure the Trek boys don’t screw the sequel up… I hope Abrams is back to direct as well as the hope for a larger scope ala The Dark Knight, something to really get people going “Oh shit that was amazing! Star Trek you say?”

Mattyb.uk

I was on the set of Captain America in manchest england. Must say it was a very cool experiance to travel back in time and to a different country.

Dee

Great video from the set of Captain America…..and OMG Chris Evans is so muscular…..How did he get that?….Ok is weird!!!

When will we hear from Star Trek 2012?…….Ummmm!!!

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

On Superman I say get Tom Welling. But that’s just my opnion. I hope the Hobbit gets going in Janurary as I can’t wait to see it. Looking forward to Thor and the Green Lantern and of course Tron and Harry potter. So much coming up. But realy can’t wait for Trek. Right Bob Orci.

nuKirk

Once Warner loses rights to Superman its possible Paramount might get it; if they do then we might possibly see a Superman/JJTrek crossover event…

Robert H.

Note to Christopher Nolan, keep it simple. Bring back Singer, bring back Routh. Both proved themselves in a Superman movie.

Rusty0918

#15:

Good grief! JJTrek/Superman crossover? It would NEVER work…

#16:

Isn’t going to happen. Frankly, I could care less about a Superman reboot. I hope they don’t try going Tim Burton’s direction on Supes. Had we actually gotten that, he’d be among Lucas in raping people’s childhoods!

Vultan

Jon Hamm has been in Hollywood too long. 39 is not “really old.” Just look at Jack Benny, who sadly died at the tender age of 39. ;)

Now, if they were thinking of Clint Eastwood for the role again, then we could probably bring age into the discussion.

Vultan

Oh, and I vote for Duncan Jones to direct The Man of Steel. His old school, Kubrick-esque approach with Moon was refreshing to say the least.

doubting_thomas

uh, christopher nolan is not married to emma thompson on nanny mcphee fame. his wife is emma thomas.

RJO

SUPERMAN FOR 2012 GREAT BUT KEEP BRANDON ROUTH AS SUPERMAN HE FIT THE PART GREAT! DO WHAT SUPERMAN 2 DID SOME VILLIAN THAT HASNT BEEN SEEN IN THE SUPERMAN FILMS. JUST END IT IN A WAY NO ONE COULD EVER HAVE GUESSED AT!

Darkthunder

Only thing I didn’t like about the “Superman Returns” movie, was that Superman was apparently immune to green kryptonite. At first he seemed weakened by it, but then ultimately manages to lift an entire island MADE OUT OF GREEN KRYPTONITE? That right there ruined the entire movie for me to be honest.

Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent was acceptable, as was Kevin Spacey’s Lex Luthor. I still think Christopher Reeve was the best Superman, while Brandon Routh is a very good Clark Kent.

Harry Ballz

I LOVE that Captain America is set in the 1940’s!! Gawd, I hope they get it right!

The First Son of Krypton

I lost all interest in Priest when I saw the words “Vampire Killer” – when is enough, enough when it comes to Vampires? And too think I used to LOVE them as bad guys… thanks Twilight for ruining my favourite supernatural characters >_<

I am looking forward to Tron, Lantern and Cap America though

Bryan

Personally the powers that be at DC would be nuts NOT to use Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent. The guy fit the role to a “T”! But you know Hollywood, when they re-boot they like to sweep all the old away, save for Nimoy in Trek and Judi Dench as “M” in the 007 movies. Seems like the suits, as usual just don’t get it…

Smart

Captain America looks cheap… sorry, but there is no appeal whatsoever to watch a guy in a ridiculous American flag costume running around beating Nazis… it’s been done to death.

Nolans Superman and Batman, now those are very promissing films!

captain_neill

Also don’t forget Michael Keaton was around 37 when he first played Batman and he was a great choice. He’s still my fav.

Aubrey Titmuss

They better not include Lex Luthor or General Zod in the new Superman movie or any Superman movies for a while. This franchise is hungry for greatness. This is the time to rebuild the franchise. There are many Superman villains that have not been used in the movies but have been used on Smallville such as Bizarro, Brainiac, Doomsday, Metallo, Toyman and shortly Darkseid. Other villains that they can use include Atomic Skull, Bloodsport, Bruno Mannheim, Conduit, Cyborg Superman, Faora, Gog, Imperiex, Intergang, Jax-Ur, Kryptonite Man, Livewire, Mala, Mercy Graves, Mongul, Morgan Edge, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Parasite, Prankster, Sam Lane, Silver Banshee, Solaris, Superboy-Prime, Superman Revenge Squad, Terra-Man, Titano, Ultra-Humanite, Ultraman. This is a second chance to get it right. This is an opportunity.

Madam Gaga

I hope that in this new Spider-Man film series, they include the following love interests and leave Mary-Jane Watson out of the films for at least a while:
Liz Allan, Betty Brant, Gwen Stacy, Debra Whitman, April Maye, Michele Gonzales, Jean DeWolff, Jessica Drew, Lisa Skye, Marcy Kane, Angelica Jones, Felicia Hardy, Sarah Rushman, Carlie Cooper, Norah Winters.

They should utilise the villains that weren’t included in the previous films such as Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Carnage, Chameleon, Electro, Enforcers, Hammerhead, Hobgoblin, Hydro-Man, Jackal, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lizard, Morbius, Mysterio, Rhino, Scorpion, Shocker, Silvermane, Spot, Tinkerer, Tombstone, Vulture.

Lance Costa

I hope The Avengers will include Ant-Man and Wasp as well as some of the following villains:

Baron Zemo, Collector, Count Nefaria, Egghead, Grandmaster, Graviton, Grim Reaper, Immortus, Kang, Korvac, Legion of the Unliving , Lethal Legion, Loki, Master Pandemonium, Masters of Evil, Morgan le Fay, Nebula, Space Phantom. Super-Adaptoid. Supreme Intelligence, Squadron Sinister, Taskmaster, Thanos, Ultron, Zodiac.

Tellar Vergara

I hope in the Captain America film series, they will include: Rikki Barnes, Battlestar, Black Widow, Sharon Carter, Demolition Man, Diamondback, Falcon, Free Spirit, Golden Girl, The Invaders, Jack Flag, Josiah X, Nomad, Patriot (Eli Bradley), Bernie Rosenthal.

I look forward to seeing the other villains in the sequels including Aleksander Lukin, Armadillo, Baron Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, Crossbones, Doctor Faustus, Flag-Smasher, Grand Director, Hate-Monger, Nefarius, Porcupine, Protocide, Scourge, Serpent Society, Serpent Squad, Sin, Ultimatum, Viper (Madame Hydra).

Disinvited

MGM isn’t the only one with a picture that isn’t so pretty:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Viacoms-Picture-Isnt-So-tsmp-204296579.html

guest

Just curious, what happened to science friday? It’s been a few weeks…

MidMoElMarko

#28, #29, #30 & #31 –

Is this some odd form of OCD that makes you write in a list of good guys/bad guys almost EVERY time there’s a movie synopsis on this site?

That said, either Routh or Welling would be just fine as Superman; both have established themselves as willing to be faithful and respectful to the part, especially Welling….having done some of the directing on Smallville in recent seasons.

And, has anyone’s career hit high gear more quickly than Ryan Reynolds’ seems to have? It seems his action movie credential (1 – Blade Trinity) served him well after all…….

Desstruxion

Another Bill & Ted? Excellent!!!

cpelc

34 –

I’m pretty sure that the poster is the same person who kept writing in every article talkback about Lady Gaga in the next Star Trek movie and using the End Theme from Insurrection in the next score. Give it a rest….

Dee

#36
Lady Gaga in the next Star Trek?…..Who said such B*******!!!…..Someone pretty stupid for sure!!!….

Red Dead Ryan

34 and 36

You’d think Anthony would be on the ball about this, but apparently it’s okay to “spam” comments on the site. And yeah, it is annoying to find that a number of comments you haven’t read, and are looking forward to reading, are ones you’ve read a million times before. Not only that, but those “comments” include dumb suggestions like including Lady Gaga in the next movie. Now that I think about it, its kind of like trolling…..

Vultan

#26

How exactly has it been done to death? I can only think of one Captain America movie, the cheesy one from the early ’90s. Then there’s the serial from way, way back, but that had little to do with the comic books.

sean

Hopefully Christopher Nolan is smart enough to realize Zach Snyder would be a death knell for a Superman movie. Hasn’t he ruined enough comic-related films already? The only competent directing job the guy has ever done was a Romero remake.

gingerly

Interesting how many of these films are part of franchises, remakes, or based on some other established property.

I really hope the trend turns towards more original genre work, soon.

Admiral Shatner

It would be so awesome if Duncan Jones did Superman.

There’s a story that George Lucas is going to release all the Star Wars movies in 3-D. It’s obviously going to be a conversion which from what I’ve seen stinks. See “Last Airbender.” Let’s hope Lucas can improve on the conversion process.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20018001-17.html

Geoff

OK, so those Voltron concept pix better be a joke or a hoax. First, New York????? Really? Come on. Second, that red lion looks like a starving stray alley cat that couldn’t put much fear into its own shadow. Third, too much like Bayformers and Cloverfield. Fourth, my kids have come to love the old shows and I get the feeling the guys making the new cartoon will ensure that kids will not be able to watch it. The toys will look stupid too. Dang, dang, dang. (I’d swear but not sure they’d post it).

#2: “Only film missing here is Trek2012! ;-( ”

Not so… I am still anxiously awaiting news of the Spielberg / Sommers proposed remake of ‘When Worlds Collide.’

C’mon Mr. Spielberg, you are contractually obligated to Paramount to do this film.

As AJ said (in post #2)… ‘toss us a bone’… pretty please.

Old Fart

Why reboot Superman or Spiderman? Superman Returns was a great movie in my opinion. I enjoyed it very much. And Brandon Routh was the best Superman since Christopher Reeve. And Kevin Spacey did a fine job as Lex Luthor. I wasn’t so impressed with the girl playing Lois. While easy on the eyes, she just didn’t “look” the part. She was way too young for one thing. Anyway, I was looking forward to seeing how they moved forward with Superman’s realization that he has a son and how he dealt with that. The movie industry’s obsession with reboots lately irritates me. Some things are better left alone. Some franchises can stand the test of time. Star Trek, Superman, and Spiderman were just fine as they were and didn’t NEED to be rebooted. But that’s just my opinion.

Jackson Lake

Christopher Nolan is married to Emma Thomas not Emma Thompson.

darthmalevol

#28, 29, 30 and 31: I hope that in the future you make some different comments. There are many other comments to be made that haven’t been used yet.

I look forward to having you: shut up, shut the hell up, shut your mouth, stop typing, type less, never comment again, never comment here again, comment here much less often, stop being annoying, stop being irritating, stop being repetitive, stop repeating yourself, stop saying the same thing over and over again.

I wish I could be nice about this, but you’re treating this comment section like it’s a diary for your obsessive thoughts. Cut it out.

Harry Ballz

48.

“Can’t we all just get along?”

C’mon, group hug! :>)