SUPERMAN RETURNS 2
The rumor coming in from IESB is that Clark Kent is following in the marketing footsteps of his pal from Gotham, and starring in a sequel called "Superman: The Man of Steel."
Director Bryan Singer spoke to the Honolulu Advertiser, where he's planning the next "Superman" film, which will likely begin production mid- to late next year in a location yet to be determined. The article says he's holding off on large scale commitments until getting the Super-sequel done, but that "'e is interested, however, in seeing the script for the 'X-Men' spinoff 'Wolverine.'"
Finally, the Superman Homepage has four online video clips from the DVD of the original "Superman Returns" film and artwork for the release as well.
According to Variety, Fox is going back to its sci-fi roots with "Them," an hourlong alien-themed project in the works from helmer Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3") and scribes David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica") and John McNamara ("Profit"). The project is based on the graphic novel "Six," written by Michael Oeming and Daniel Berman. Eick and McNamara are writing the script for the TV take, exec producing with Mostow.
You can check out the new trailer and scores of screen captures right here at CBR.
You can see what lines won in the "make Prime speak" contest if you check out this image cribbed from the official website.
While doing some press for "300," creator Frank Miller talked to IGN about working on the Will Eisner adaptation. "We're working on the script right now," said Miller. "We've got a good strong story to work with, and we're hoping to be in production either spring or fall. Either that or The Spirit will be the next thing I shoot. Either me and Robert [Rodriguez] on Sin City 2 or me on The Spirit. It all depends on where the pieces are on both projects. Sin City 2 is scripted, so it's mainly a matter of Robert's schedule and all the other production stuff."
Speaking of the ancient Greek war film, Frank Miller's happy according to quotes at Sci Fi Wire. "I sat here stunned at a lot of this footage," Miller said. "I never saw this stuff coming. You know, Zack blew me away on this."
Part of how Snyder did it was revealed in a brief interview at IGN. "I drew the whole movie," Snyder said. "I drew every freakin' frame of the thing, so I pretty much knew what it was going to be. So that part... you know, I had lived it already. That's a great way to prepare, but then you've got to just trust your instincts. The whole thing is just trust your instincts, and that was really the formula. And, hopefully, everyone else trusted me."
Ready for a peek at the next DCU guest star? Devoted to Smallville has the latest trailer for next week's episode, "Static," now available in Windows Media format. Their everpresent archrivals at Kryptonsite have a screen capture gallery of the trailer available as well.
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