The Hollywood Reporter poopoos earlier reports that Hans Zimmer — part of the “Batman Begins” composer team — would be taking over the music for Zack Snyder’s Superman. “You know, it’s like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let’s just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder. I think I need to give him a ring,” says Zimmer to THR. He goes on to praise the theme written by John Williams. “That happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no.”
Release date: 2012?
And while we’re talking denials, actor Djimon Hounsou tells Movieweb, “I don’t know what is going on with it. It’s … you know, this is all news to me. It is true that I have said certain things about it some time ago and that I would love to play the Black Panther. Also the opportunity came to do the voice over for the animation so I did that, maybe in the hopes that one-day they would finally get around to doing a movie.” The actor was surprised to be asked about the project while promoting his new film, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. “Everyone has been asking and I am a little bit floored because I don’t know what is going on.” I guess his quotes in the earlier reports were taken way out of context.
Release date: TBA
Our old friend at Bleeding Cool has some new pictures from the set of the film, including this shot of a fleet of police vehicles:
Release date: 2012
IRON MAN 3
Director Jon Favreau tells MTV News where the third film will fall in the chronology of Marvel’s cinematic universe:
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Talking with The Los Angeles Times 24 Frames blog, director Guillermo del Toro says he’s ready to make the adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novel. “In fact, just last week Del Toro met with studio Universal for the so-called summit meeting in which he walked executives through his concepts and models for the movie. The script is also ready, he said,” writes the LA Times Steve Zeitchik.
Release date: TBA
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported yesterday, it’s probably kaputs for ABC’s attempt to turn the comic series into prime-time fare. “I understand that the new DC regime was very much interested in getting Fables going [as a television series]. The TV show that was prematurely announced is probably dead – don’t hold me to that, because I don’t know. Hopefully, I’ll know before it airs, but I’m kind of out of the loop,” says creator Bill Willingham to io9. Of course, he does seem as much in the dark as anyone else.
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
Cast members Laurie Holden and Norman Reedus discuss the season finale with MTV News.
It wouldn’t be Tuesday without a promo for this week’s episode, courtesy of the CW. This episode, “Icaurs” is special because [redacted] will [redacted] to [redacted]. It also features Michael Hogan as a now properly one-eyed Slade Wilson:
GOBLETS OF FIRE
I’m finally catching up on the “Harry Potter” series and while I found the third film to be fairly entertaining, I thought the fourth, “and the Goblet of Fire,” to be a mess. Though, I was entertained by Ron’s deeper voice and every appearance by Edward from the “Twilight” series. 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 “The Order of the Phoenix.”