It’s been an interesting week or so for the developing story of Superman. After an initial list of potential directors was revealed, Darren Aronofsky was added to the list. Today, we see Robert Zemeckis bandied about as another possible contender for the center seat. “Even though Zemeckis once seemed comfortable directing pictures exclusively in the 3D performance capture process he pioneered in ‘Polar Express’, ‘Beowulf’, ‘A Christmas Carol’ and the upcoming Beatles pic ‘Yellow Submarine’, Zemeckis has lately been rumored to be kicking the tires on such live action projects as ‘Superman’,” writes Deadline‘s Mike Fleming. As that list of recent projects suggests, Zemeckis has not made a live action film in ten years.
Release date: 2012?
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Bleeding Cool has a number of photos from the production shooting in Oxford City Center. They also been threatened with legal action if they do not remove the photos. Until the matter is resolved, I’ll refrain from posting my favorite from the set. Of course, I can link you to all the relevant Bleeding Cool articles. View quickly as they could be pulled at any moment.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Mark Millar tells MTV News some interesting things about the film. “They reckon the budget on this thing will probably be around $150 MILLION mark. It’;s a very expensive film, it’s got a lot of big set pieces,” he says of capital investment. With that kind of money involved, Millar knows more people will have input into the final film. “I think [Scott] is going to stay as faithful as he can. It’s a big studio picture, [so] we won’t have the same kind of control we had with ‘Kick-Ass,’ which was a much more intimate affair, but I feel very confident in Tony’s hands.
Release date: TBA
I’m looking forward to some more concrete “Batman” news now that director Christopher Nolan has clarifed his involvment in the third film. He told Empire the following: “I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.” Ever the man of mystery, that Nolan. We know a script exists and that Nolan has the intent to end the story he started in “Batman Begins.” Well, at least this is more concrete than the infamous “Cher is Catwoman” rumor.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
Talking with Latino Review, producer Sean Bailey gave some insight in the version of Clu we will see in the film. “Kevin Flynn realized he couldn’t be in the system all the time and build what he needed to build. So he built another Clu, a digital double of himself, but he built it at the height of his ego the height of his charisma. We think there’s an interesting idea in as we age… if you were Jobs at age 34, 33, Larry Ellison at 34, 33, you built a replica of yourself and as you aged and got wisdom those traits in it just kept growing in a Moore’;s Law kinda way. Just kept building and building and building. That’s where the conflict comes from. Flynn kept maturing with wisdom, and Clu kept maturing with those traits becoming the dominant traits,” the producer explained. In the original film, Clu was a tank program written by Kevin Flynn to investigate the Encom mainframe. Both parts (in both films) are played by Jeff Bridges.
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
According to IGN, staff of the series and executive producer Bruce Timm will be discussing the upcoming series at New York Comic-Con. The session will be on Saturday, October 9th at 2:30-3:30pm in Room 1A14.
Release date: TBA
As our pals at Spinoff Online reported yesterday, the season premiere — originally schedule for tomorrow — has been pushed back to November. “According to a press release, the season premiere – titled ‘Ilsa Pucci,’ named after the show’s newest series regular played by Indira Varma – has been moved to Wednesday, November 17 at 8:00 / 9:00 p.m. central. Previously scheduled to air on Friday nights, the new season of ‘Human Target’ will now return to its original Wednesday time slot.” This looks to me like a vote of confidence in the series. Fox’s Friday night is traditionally a deadly time slot for genre shows, so moving it to its original time slot is a show of support.
Returns: November 17th, 2010
Here at CBR, we have some new photos of Kara in her proto-Supergirl costume:
It is interesting to see how the show keeps teasing the Super family costume.
ANYONE WANT A BATMOBILE?
If you’re interested in having a Batmobile like the one seen on the 60s “Batman” TV show, you’re in luck. Yahoo! reports Fiberglass Freaks has a license from DC to make eight street legal replicas a year. Cost: $149,999. Starting saving that spare change. 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 Bat-repair bills.