Archive for February 5, 2011
Christopher Nolan has mentioned on several occasions that he has no interest in featuring the character of Robin in any of his Batman films. However, that hasn’t stopped some fans from passionately defending the iconic sidekick’s place in the Caped Crusader’s mythology or offering suggestions on how he would best fit into Nolan’s version of Gotham City.
Since The Dark Knight Rises is being crafted as the concluding chapter of a trilogy, there’s been a lot of speculation over how this storyline might wrap up. The Dark Knight hammered home the notion that Bruce does not want to continue wearing the cape & cowl forever and as a result, justification for introducing Robin has reached a fever pitch.
If you fall on the pro-Robin side of the debate, some encouraging news has just appeared ...
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Samuel L. Jackson let it slip earlier this week that Nick Fury will have a female sidekick in director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and there’s been a fair amount of speculation since, concerning who the character might be.
It’s now been revealed that the gal in question is none other than S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, and the current frontrunner to snag the part is actress Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame.
Deadline says that Whedon was actually familiar with Smulder prior to her screen testing to play Miss Hill yesterday, and had considered her as a possibility to play Wonder Woman back when he was set to bring the comic book heroine to the big screen. Smulders could be a lock for the part before the weekend is out ...
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After charming its way into America’s jaded hearts with three years of classic comedic television, Arrested Development was sent to the place where all shows too good for television go: Cancellation-town. Ever since then (five years and counting), there has been relentless talk of a feature film follow-up, but little else.
But then, two days ago, Peter Serafinowicz, who co-starred in Mitch Hurwitz’s now-canceled Running Wilde, said that Hurwitz was busy writing the Arrested Development screenplay with plans to put him in it.
Arrested Development creator Hurwitz himself said he not only wants the movie to be filmed this year, but also released this year.
Serafinowicz, who appeared in Shaun of the Dead, spoke to Split Sider ...
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Director Zack Snyder found his Superman in 27 year-old growing star Henry Cavill and now the supporting cast of Superman: Man of Steel is getting closer to filling out. Earlier in the week, Olivia Wilde and Rachel McAdams were reported to be top candidates for the presumably leading female role of Lois Lane and not long after that, another shortlist of actresses were revealed to be contending for another key female role.
Who could the reported shortlist of Diane Kruger, Rosamund Pike and Alice Eve be competing to play in Warner Bros. attempt at modernizing their Man of Steel? We only knew that it wouldn’t be Lois Lane, but now we know who it is.
To many, Akiva Goldsman is akin to a cinematic antichrist, for having written such screen duds as Lost in Space and Batman and Robin. To others however, he is an Oscar winning screenwriter (Best Adapted Screenplay for A Beautiful Mind) whose films, as a writer, have grossed an average of $122 million at the US box office. Factor in that he’s also a successful producer and you can see why Hollywood likes doing business with the man.
Goldsman is now set to expanding his resume even more by making his feature film directing debut with a big screen adaptation of Mark Helprin’s 1983 fantasy novel, Winter’s Tale.
Winter’s Tale (which Goldsman will also write) has a budget set at a substantial $75 million and it is due to start shooting in 2012, once the writer has finished working ...
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