The biggest news yesterday came when it was rumored Ben Affleck could be directing the new “Justice League” film for Warner Bros. However, Deadline now reports Affleck may have already passed on the adaptation of DC Comics’ premiere super-team.
According to several sources, the studio may want Affleck for the film, but it doesn’t mean the actor-turned-director will take the job. Currently, it seems Affleck may take a meeting with Warner, but that’s about it.
DARK KNIGHT RISES
Comic Book Movie has posted a photo of storyboards from Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” that depict a very different mask for Bane.
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Deadline reports “Scrubs” actor Donald Faison is currently in talks to join “Kick-Ass 2” as Dr. Gravity, the baseball bat wielding character who plays a role in Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s “Kick-Ass 2” comic. If cast, Faison will join newcomer John Leguizamo and “Kick-Ass” alums Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage. The film begins shooting in September.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Animation plans to adapt the ’80s sitcom “Alf” into a hybrid live-action/animated film in the style of “The Smurfs.” Show creator Tom Patchett and Alf puppeteer Paul Fusco are set to produce. No writer or director is yet attached.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any series seven news as of yet. However, the official BBC Blog has announced a documentary exploring the production origins of “Doctor Who” is set for next year, the fiftieth anniversary of the show. Written by Mark Gatiss, “An Adventure in Space and Time” will delve into the inner workings of the original show in 90 minutes.
“This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true Television original,” Gatiss said. “And how an actor — William Hartnell — stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I’ve wanted to tell this story this for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for ‘Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”
STAN LEE DIRECTS SPIDER-MAN
To wrap things up today, here’s one of Stan Lee’s rants last month detailing what he would do if he directed a new “Spider-Man” film.