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Star Trek may bleed into Star Wars – J.J. Abrams

So, it’s officially official. Disney just put out a press release, which means I can write about it without fear of it being debunked moments after publication. J.J. Abrams is indeed directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And what do I have to say about that? Well…[...]

Why some comic adaptations failed: Iron Man 2, Punisher: War Zone, Superman Returns, Hulk

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Tom Hiddleston wrote an eloquent essay yesterday for The Guardian basically praising and defending the sub-genre known as the superhero picture. Plenty of disdain for the genre comes from the very notion that it’s big-budget entertainment based on literature that was technically intended for children that gobbles[...]

Did Superman “Man of Steel” plot synopsis leak online?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A casting call for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel” either hints at the film’s plot or simply provides character background for extras who might not be familiar with the classic character. We’re still trying to figure out which is which. The opening casting call is taking[...]

Superman shortcomings explained by Singer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Given the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns,” I find myself in the vast minority. Even Singer, himself, has come out and said that the picture – a sensitive, respectful tribute to Richard Donner’s films first, and the Superman lore second – didn’t connect with[...]

Kevin Costner confirmed as Superman’s dad

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Zack Snyder recently mentioned that more casting news would be coming down the pipe for his new Superman film. This morning, we learn that Kevin Costner has been confirmed for the role of Jonathan Kent in the upcoming blockbuster. He’ll join the previously cast Diane Lane (as[...]

Henry Cavill ready to soar as Snyder’s Superman

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’re in a very interesting phase of superhero moviedom, where one major Marvel announcement has to be countered by a D.C. scoop. Hawkeye’s going to cameo in the new “Thor” film? Well, Anne Hathaway’s playing Catwoman. You got set pics of Spider-Man in costume? Fine, then Tom[...]

Recap: the most memorable comic book-film trailers from the last 10 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the modern comic book movie revival kicked off with “X-Men” and (kinda-sorta) “Unbreakable.” With the lukewarm response to the trailers to “Thor” and “Green Lantern,” and the Nolan “Batman” franchise wrapping up, we may just be on[...]

Zack Snyder directing the next “Superman” movie

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder who will be helming the Christopher Nolan-produced Superman reboot, tentatively subtitled “Man of Steel.” Snyder, who also directed “300” and a “Dawn of the Dead” remake, began negotiations with Warner Bros. earlier today, according to Heat Vision.[...]

Ryan Reynolds narrates “Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics” trailer

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This comes out on DVD on November 9th. It apparently screened at the Comic Con last month, and I haven’t heard any real word of mouth either way. It’s narrated by Ryan Reynolds, and I can only hope it’s as good as the delightful Kevin Burns documentary[...]

Can Chris Nolan save Superman?

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Look! Up on the Warner Bros. lot! It’s … Christopher Nolan, swooping in to potentially save another DC Comics franchise that has lost its way. Deadline Hollywood has reported that Nolan – fan-fave director or “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” – has been approached by Warner to[...]
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