FANTASTIC FOUR 2
Ain’t It Cool News is keeping the rumor mill grinding away, claiming “that this will be Tim Story’s version of sacred comic texts … ‘FF’ [issues] 48, 49, 50.” Apparently Wired magazine is talking about rumors of Keanu Reeves as Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer.
V FOR VENDETTA
Everybody and their mom must have visited the set, and they’re all still posting new stuff about it. There’s a bunch of photos over at Comics Continuum, and a quote from David Lloyd which sounds sincere but will also help him cash bigger checks.
ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2
With the original film already reportedly making the rounds on peer-to-peer networks, people are looking ahead to the sequel … and they’ll be looking to Wakanda. Again we hear from Comics Continuum, which shows T’Challa in his homeland, and have a Nazi antagonist.
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES
The same page at the Continuum notes that “Andy Milder has been cast for the voice of Lighting Lad in the upcoming animated series.”
IGN’s FilmForce is reporting that ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘Thirteen Days’ screenwriter David Self is penning the ‘Captain America’ script (after also working on “Sub-Mariner” and “Deathlok.”
Patience is a virtue … or so you’ll soon see. Kryptonsite has the broadcast schedule for the rest of the season, and new episodes won’t start airing until March 30th. Time to catch up on “Everybody Hates Chris,” then …
Don’t expect Alfred Molina to turn up in any shots, according to what he told Now Playing Magazine. “I’m not in number three,” Molina said. “The studio has an option on me for [parts] three and four, should they choose to use it, but who knows. I would certainly be up for it; I had a great time. But I don’t think so. I think I died.”
Meanwhile, the New Haven Register reports that “the Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band has been chosen to appear in a sequence of the film scheduled to be shot sometime next week in midtown Manhattan, said band director John Kuhner. The scene requires the band to march down part of Fifth Avenue in a parade.”
BATMAN BEGINS 2
Batman On Film has even more grandiose rumors than normal, claiming that an email they received was “saying that an Aussie mag titled ROCK CITY is reporting that Hugo Weaving and Hugh Jackman are in the Bat-Sequel mix as The Joker and Harvey Dent respectively.”
DEADLY HANDS OF SHANG CHI
Ain’t It Cool News chimes in with a scooper report claiming that director Ang Lee has signed on to helm the proposed film.
Scotsman.com caught up with director Paul McGuigan, who said that the film deals with “how reliant we’ve become on technology.”
KEEPING IT REEL
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