Freeze Dried Movies claims to have the scoop on all three villains ol’ Web Head will square off against, from various unnamed sources. Ready? You sitting down? Okay — Topher Grace will allegedly play Venom, Thomas Haden Church will get all in your shoes as the Sandman, and James Franco will get his wings as the Hobgoblin.
HENCHMAN VS. SIDEKICK
According to Variety (subscription required), Todd Garner’s new production company Broken Road has set up the comedy pitch Henchman vs. Sidekick, by writing team Kathy Gori and Alan Berger, at Revolution. In the film, two mortal enemies — a superhero and a supervillain — are killed, leaving the hero’s sidekick and villain’s henchman to continue the battle of good vs. evil.
Dark Horizons has some tidbits from Now Playing magazine from producer Al Gough, who lets fly spoilers about DCU lore creeping into the show, including teleporting from the caves to a more arctic locale.
Speaking of spoilers, Kryptonsite has two new photos of John Glover showing some of the troubles his character will endure this season.
IGN’s FilmForce is reporting that “British filmmaker Edgar Wright is poised to direct ‘Ant-Man.’ Wright apparently plans on making ‘Ant-Man’ a comedy.” Wright directed and co-wrote “Shaun of the Dead.”
Toon Zone has four new promo images from the hit cartoon series, showing a new Batmobile, a new villain and a new sidekick.
Gambit fans will hang their head in sorrow — the Ragin’ Cajun will not make his celluloid debut in the Brett Ratner-helmed sequel, according to The X-Verse. “Today, Ralph Winter (one of the film’s producers) confirmed to The Xverse that there is no appearance by Gambit in X-Men 3 — but that it might be included in ‘the next one.’ This indicates that despite any possible plans to end the series with a trilogy, people involved with production are open to future X-sequels.”
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
You can get an exclusive first listen to the tracks from Howard Shore’s score over at Soundtrack.net.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Pacific Film and Television Commission, the Queensland-based state agency, announced Wednesday that it has used an incentive package to lure some work from Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Superman Returns,” which is shooting in Sydney, to the Gold Coast. The film, directed by Bryan Singer, will use facilities at Warner Roadshow Studios to create models for visual effects sequences. Queensland Minister for the Arts Rod Welford said the work would create almost 60 new jobs. PFTC CEO Robin James said in an interview that the inducement offered to “Superman Returns” was a precursor to the recent post-production incentive recently introduced by the agency, which will be introduced later this month.
DVD Answers slipped in a tidbit about a new trailer for the animated direct-to-DVD take on “The Ultimates,” stashed in the “Fantastic Four” DVD release.
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