Christopher Nolan evades a question from MTV News about the next “Begins” movie:
To be fair, he has said in the past he has a hard time thinking about his next project until his current one had been released. This was true when “Dark Knight” was release and no one really know what his next non-Batman film would be or look like. As a bonus, here’s Nolan talking “Superman”:
Release date: July 20th, 2012
COWBOYS & ALIENS
Collider talks with the busiest screenwriters in Hollywood, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and the Saturn Awards talking up the film and many of their other film and TV projects:
Oh, wait, here’s more talk from the boys about the film’s villain and their work on “View-Master”:
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
Deadline reports Sony has its shortlist and will make a choice on the new Peter Parker soon. The list includes Jamie Bell, Anton Yelchin, Aaron Johnson, Andrew Garfield, Logan Lerman, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane and Michael Angerano. Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News doubts some of the article, but agrees that Sony will attempt to have the part cast for an announcement at Comic-Con.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported, actor Jon Tenney has been cast as Martin Jordan in the film. I finally had a chance to read “Secret Origin” last week and Hal’s father really haunts the story.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Meanwhile, Sci Fi Wire has the first official photo from the film:
Release date: May 13th, 2011
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Lauren Schuler Donner discusses with Collider many projects including “First Class”, “Deadpool”, and her campaign to produce “Wonder Woman.” In the clip, you also get some great footage of Richard Donner being his gregarious self:
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN’S HOPE
Our old friend at Bleeding Cool passes on information on how to be Morgan Spurlock’s forthcoming Comic-Con documentary:
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE COMIC CON
Are you headed to the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego? Is your collection the biggest? Is your costume the best? Is your dream to propose to your girlfriend and give her the one ring to rule them all? Are you an artist who is showing off your work? A vendor showing off your amazing collection?
If you are any of these things, then we want to hear your story.
OscarÂ®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, producer Thomas Tull, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon, and film guru Harry Knowles have joined together to bring audiences the feature-length documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN’S HOPE – a documentary celebration of all things con-tastic!
We are looking to cast original, eccentric, funny, touching, and mildly obsessive people that will capture the excitement, enthusiasm, joy, and passion of comic book, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy lovers everywhere.
If this Convention will be the highlight of your year and you have a story to share about your passion, let us know. Join the fellowship, take part in this epic documentary, and write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact casting associate Sarah Scott-Farber at email@example.com. Include your name, phone number, a picture, and tell us your story.
Release date: TBA
Superman Homepage (via Superhero Hype) has learned the next DC Animated release will be called “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse,” based on the second Superman/Batman story line. They even have cover art for it:
Release date: September 28th, 2010
BACK TO WORK IN MIDDLE-EARTH
After a great weekend of sleeping in, moving at my own pace and some simple, but effective home improvement tasks, it’s back to the work week. I intended to add word of Peter Jackson’s negotiations to direct “The Hobbit” as its own line-item, but I’ve decided that until there is a director and a true green light, I won’t discuss the goings on there anymore. “The Lord of the Rings” took a long time to get made and only happened in a space where people could love it and nuture it. “The Hobbit,” by contrast, has been mired in law suits, bad blood, contractual obligations and a pressure to get it done. I’d hate to see a finished film that bears all the marks of that Industry struggle on its brass buttons. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of cheap Tolkien-based products.