Reader Mike sent me this link to TheMovieBlog.com in which they mention actor Brandon Routh will get another shot at the cape. They link to the somewhat unlinkable dcwarnerbros.com. “There is no guarantee that Routh will be cast, especially since we can gauge the type of casting process Nolan wants to start (basically from scratch). However with the agreement to allow a screentest, and the building fan support I will be watching this more closely. Things are certainly lookingÂ better for him to return,Â than they have in a while. It is unclear if he will ultimately win out, but at least now he has a fighting chance. There will be more interviews with Nolan about Superman soon, hopefully providing more answers on the director/casting process,” writes that site. They also have a more recent post offering this shattering news: “Jonah was never offered anything, apparently some fans just imagine he may have the talent that his brother has. The WB has not made an officialÂ offer to Jonah, he is involved in the script and future treatments to it.” Of course, all of this is unsourced on a website built entirely in Flash, so this could be the Internet home of Mr. Mxysptlk.
Release date: 2012?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
According to Live for Film (via our old friend at Bleeding Cool), the production is looking for extras in Manchester and Liverpool … but you must be willing to cut your hair. “You will need to be prepared to have a short back & sides 1940’s haircut, with enough hair on top of your head to push into a side parting (if nature allows)!” reads the male extra casting sheet. The female casting sheet has a similar notice: “Hair longer than shoulder length may need to be cut, so if you currently do have long hair but are happy for production to cut it nicely on or just below your shoulders, let us know at the casting.” For both, the production demands no tans unless skin is naturally dark and no highlights. Considering the film takes place during World War II, it’s not the craziest of demands.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Here at CBR, we have interviews with director Edgar Wright and stars Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman. In the director’s interview, Wright explains why Comic-Con is the toughest audience of all. “If they don’t like something, they will eat you alive. If anything, you’ve got your hardest critics in the room because they know the books inside-out and obviously we had to take some liberties with the books to make it into one film,” he explained. “If they didn’t like it, we would have also heard that as well. I was personally very pleased that everybody liked it so much,” he said. Meanwhile, Cera and Schwartzman have trouble deciding how to pronounce the name of music producer Rick Rubin. My review of the film will be up later today, marking the end of my almost daily updates on the film since taking over the Reel. What? I’m not crying, there’s just a pebble or something in my eye.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
Pietro Filipponi at Comic Book Movie has some [SPOILERS] about the possible villains that [SPOILERS] in the [SPOILERS]. It’s so spoilerific, he even hides the information on his page. While it might not be accurate information, proceed with great care.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Empire reports director Kenneth Branagh will be appearing at their co-sponsored Movie-Con III and he’s bringing the “Thor” footage with him. “The ‘Thor’ panel will kick off the second day of Movie-ConÂ III on Saturday, around 10am,” they write.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
Superhero Hype reports that singer/actress America Olivo is now part of the delayed “Spider-Man” musical. “Though her role is unconfirmed, it appears that Felicia Hardy (aka the Black Cat) is unlikely to make an appearance in the stage version. When asked by another poster who she would be playing, Olivo addressed the suggestion that she would make an excellent Black Cat with the response, ‘Black Cat? Ohh, I like… Humph… I don’t know the Black Cat character. Who is she?'” writes SHH’s Silas Lesnick.
Opens: December 21st, 2010
Blastr reports Azita Ghanizada has joined the forthcoming superhero series while “Battlestar Galactica’s” Callum Keith Rennie will appear in the pilot. According to the quoted press release, “Azita Ghanizada plays Rachel who, from an early age, has been able to “hyper-intensify” her senses, one at a time — vision, hearing, taste, and smell.” Rennie will play “Don Wilson, a Washington bureaucrat.”
Kryptonsite has a casting update. Steve Byres will play Desaad while Michael Daingerfield will play Gordon Godfrey. Considering the photo of Byers on Kryptonsite, it appears the series will be taking a cue from “Final Crisis” by having the Apokalips denizens inhabiting human hosts. I can’t wait to see who they find to give the great and powerful Darkseid form.
Returns: September 24th, 2010
Get me a rum drink and cue that Loverboy track, it’s the weekend! I’m finally caught up on all my outstanding assignments, the Mage Tower is clear of the Abominations, and even my shame pile has decreased in size. It all means one thing: rest and relaxation before I head off on another secret assignment next week. 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, ready for the future threat of a slower pace.