According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing the role of Gwen Stacy in the web-spinning sequel. “Columbia is keeping a tight lid on the third movie’s story line,” the trade reports, “though it is known that Gwen is the third part of a love triangle and that the character does survive.”
According to Moviehole, “there’s a good chance both a ‘Mummy 3’ and a ‘Constantine 2’ will happen.”
Duchovny? Direct to DVD? Not so much, or so says Ain’t It Cool News after Marvel’s Avi Arad allegedly called him (he didn’t call us we noted) to squash the rumor. As well, apparently Marvel will be producing the gamma-powered sequel, with Universal distributing the movie.
The New York Post’s Page Six is alleging that the Bryan Singer-helmed DC adaptation “has seen its budget soar past $250 million. The column bases its report on an ‘anonymous production source,’ which added that the final budget could approach $300 million. An unnamed representative for Warner Brothers, which is releasing the movie, denied the report. ‘Your budget quote is absolutely absurd, and we have a five-year deal with Legendary,’ the consortium that is financing the film, the representative told the column.”
Speaking of the Man of Tomorrow, there’s new spoiler-riffic photos over at Smallville PH possibly showing just who’s gonna die on January 26th.
Rumors of the show’s demise, with the series not being picked up by capricious network execs, are fluttering around the web like a crowd of hummingbirds, so executive producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker talked to Newsarama about what was really going on … without ever actually saying anything concrete. The columnist does some speculating based on information from allegedly inside sources, however.
BATMAN BEGINS 2
There’s a new article up at Jam that has actor Christian Bale claiming that he’s expecting to be all cowled up again within the next year. “They’ve been speaking about (a sequel) from the first time they opened their mouths,” Bale said.
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