The first signs of possible change in the fabled franchise are seen in Wizard Magazine where director Sam Raimi said, “I was so exhausted at the end of ‘Spider-Man 3’ I can’t tell you. My love for the characters and my passion for the stories are the same, but I was just a shell of the person that I was after all of those movies … I don’t know if I’ll be directing the picture or not, but I’d like to say that it would be somebody that was the best gift I could give to Spider-Man — someone who understands him and loves him and could bring his passion and love to the character. A character director probably; no one else.”
Moviehole has a new rumor from film maker Shane Abbess that director George Miller is interested in actor Andy Whitfield for an unspecified role. Whitfield himself had no comment.
In some ways, this backs up the new rumor from IESB that insiders at Warner Bros. are confident that filming on the ‘Justice League’ movie will commence unabated regardless of the WGA strike. Casting is allegedly “100% locked,” the cast can’t talk about it, but an announcement is coming this week.
CBR’s going to be suspending it’s popular “Behind the Eclipse” features, and here’s why.
THE BATMAN/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
We received an email from The Kids WB noting that new “Legion” episodes will include “Unnatural Alliances” on November 17th and “Message In A Bottle” on December 1st. They also noted that December 8th and 15th will feature new episodes of “The Batman.”
UOL Cinema has set photos of Edward Norton filming in Rio.
Also, CBR’s own Rich Johnston has posted a script review in his weekly column.
THE DARK KNIGHT
There’s spoilers in an article from the International Herald Tribune about the conclusion of filming in Hong Kong.
Devoted to Smallville has screen captures from last week’s episode “Wrath.”
COWBOYS AND ALIENS
ICv2 has quotes from the New York Times Magazine talking about the Hollywood-centric approach of Platinum Studios.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY NINE
“The Simpsons” won’t be affected by the strike due to working so far in advance, so new episodes will continue for pretty much the entire season.
According to Variety, the strike could lead to some unusual nominations and winners based on a shortened season.
On the battle front, Variety also reports that layoffs loom for non-WGA staffers as finances start to get tight on both sides of the conflict.
Reuters notes that CBS has sent a letter to “nearly 500 writers, graphic artists, editors and producers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington,” all members of WGA East, who could be next to walk out. The letter tries to make a case for them to stay on the job.
Conversely, forces within Fox claim the strike is a good thing for the bottom line, implying that they’ll play the role of hawks in the struggle.
Finally, Veterans Day led to more kids on the picket line with slogans like “I Learned to Share When I Was in Freaking Diapers!” and “Residuals Paid for My Birth.”
KEEPING IT REEL
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