The Mail Tribune has an interview with actor Ty Burnell, who revealed that he will be playing Doc Samson in the Louis Leterrier-led reboot.
Meanwhile, Leterrier is quoted at Superhero Hype talking about the leaked script, claiming that it was “6 months old and a lot has changed … for the better.”
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
Producer James Tucker was interviewed by Voices of Krypton, talking about the debt the series owes the cinematic version of the Man of Tomorrow.
ALIENS VS. PREDATOR
Los Angeles area fans can get a look at special clips from the sequel at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention when directors Colin and Greg Strause make an appearance.
The day’s most intriguing rumor is from CHUD, which has actress Gena Rowlands claiming that her son Nick Cassavetes is in negotiations to direct the shield-slinger’s tale after previously being attached to “Iron Man.”
THE MAN OF STEEL
When it comes to hype, Mark Millar has the market cornered. He’s gone to his message boards to make known his new ambition. “It’s 8.58am right now, my guys at CAA get into the office in about seven hours and my call will be waiting for them to talk about this. I want to revamp Superman like Hillary wants thin ankles. Revamping this franchise is what I as given fingers for and so, invited or not, I’m putting my plan together now. I’ve been asked to work on half a dozen screenplays lately, but this is the only one I have ever truly wanted. As most here know, I have literally hundreds of pages of notes and sketches just waiting for this opportunity. This would be my dream gig and, as a fan, I know exactly what this project needs to work. This has to be Superman for the 21st Century, keeping everything we adore, but starting from scratch and making the kids love it as much as the 30-somethings. I would honestly write this thing for free. Anyway, my treatment is being polished as we type. Wish me luck. I want to do that Superman movie we all want to see.”
CBR News has a new Behind the Eclipse report with writers/producers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite while director Greg Beeman’s updated his blog with spoilers and Herosite has an interview with actress Kristen Bell and creator Tim Kring about her character on the show. “She doesnÕt have many boundaries which I think is the really interesting part of playing this character on this particular show because the whole first season has been about these, you know, fairly good-natured people in trying to embrace these confusing abilities and being very conflicted as to how they should be using them. Elle is not that way at all. She very much enjoys her power and enjoys the emotional power it gives her over other people.”
Finally, “SuperPetrelli” noticed something on John August’s blog talking about writing and directing one of the “Heroes: Origins” episodes.
THE DARK KNIGHT
A note on Devious Noise makes mention of ambient music designer and composer Mel Wesson working on the score for the Bat-sequel. “This is the one I’ve been waiting for,” Wesson said. “Another outing for Gotham’s Dark Knight, together with Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. I began working on ideas in mid September ’07, it’s a long schedule but it’s good to have time to experiment and expand the ideas we had on ‘Batman Begins’ into the darkness … don’t forget ‘Not all jokes are funny.'”
Meanwhile, a scooper at Superhero Hype caught actor Morgan Freeman’s comments in USA Today Weekend. “This time, my character [Lucius Fox] figures more in the plot,” Freeman said of his involvement. In speaking about his other comic book project, “Wanted,” he said, “I head up a fraternity of assassins. All I do is talk.”
Actor Jason Statham told MTV that he’s got no intentions on being Action Man. “The old Internet can be quite misleading at times,” Statham said. “I don’t know where that came from. [I have] no connection with ‘G.I. Joe,'”
According to Moviehole, the spoof movie has casting agents looking for actors to play “Pope”, “King of Sweden”, “Dalai Lama”, “Nelson Mandela”, “Queen of Sweden”, “Desmond Tutu”, and “Prince Charles.”
THE CASTING COUCH
We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”
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