There’s new casting rumors about the two lead roles: for the God of Mischief, IESB claims that Josh Hartnett has met with director Kenneth Branagh and wants to give the role a shot because he’s never played a villain (Slevin Kelevra doesn’t count). Â
Not enough? Â Okay, how about this for a Thunder God (if Latino Review is to be believed): standing six foot four, having a meal with Branagh in Los Feliz, it’s actor Alexander Skarsgard! Â Branagh and two unidentified men ate with Skarsgard at Blair’s Restaurant, but maybe it was just a friendly meeting between a Shakespearean actor and a statuesque Nordic man. Â Maybe. Â
Release date: July 16, 2010.
We may yet see Common as Green Lantern, if we can believe what director George Miller told MTV. Â “I’m still attached to the film,” he said. Â “Warner Bros. is waiting to develop the other characters a little bit and then bring Justice League together. After the success of [‘The Dark Knight’], it’s well known that they will develop the other characters and then bring them together in ‘Justice League.’ That’s a fair way down the track.”
No release date announced.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Fans were disappointed that Frank Welker wasn’t chosen to play Megatron and made their voices heard on director Michael Bay’s message boards. Â His response? Â “I think I’m going to pursue Frank on Soundwave.” Â ‘Nuff said.
Starring Shia LeBeouf, release date: June 24, 2009.
IRON MAN 2
Staying in the realm of heavy metal, Superhero Hype has the first set photo from the Marvel minded movie sequel. Â
Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle, release date May 7, 2010.
If you’re ready to see a second fishnet-clad DCU guest star, you should check out this gallery of set photos at Kryptonsite.
Next episode: “Infamous,” March 12, 2009.
Starring Justin Chatwin, release date: April 8, 2009.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
If you like spoilers, this updated early review at We Are Movie Geeks should do the trick for you.
There’s also a new trailer for the video game based on the movie at Superhero Hype. Â
Directed by Gavin Hood, release date May 1, 2009.
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