Archive for August 5, 2012
The Christopher Nolan directed Bat-pic has now scored over $733 million globally – with more yet to come. At this stage it looks like it might top out at around $400 million domestic – a fantastic number, but short of The Dark Knight’s $533 million domestic take.
Director Len Wiseman’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall (read our review) has had a modest debut. The Colin Farrell actioner looks set to shoot-up around $26 million over the weekend. It won’t hit $100 million domestically unless a miracle happens (considering the mixed reviews). The original Arnold Schwarzenegger film opened ...
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In the ten seasons of Smallville, Tom Welling’s Clark Kent crossed paths with many of DC Comics’ lineup of superheroes, from Aquaman and Green Arrow, to Martian Manhunter and Hawkman, but in that decade, he never met the most popular of Superman’s allies from the comics: Batman.
With CW’s Arrow premiering this October and with Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy now concluded, is there a chance Warner Bros. will allow the series and its protagonist to join forces with The Dark Knight?
It took a few years of success of Smallville before its showrunners could really explore the universe, drawing villains and characters fans would never have expected to see in the first few seasons. Yet, Smallville co-creator Alfred Gough revealed several years ago that even though they eventually could explore quite a bit of the DC Comics universe for ...
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Production on Thor: The Dark World is expected to begin later this month in London, and while the details of the plot have yet to be confirmed, a casting call for background actors has indicated where the sequel might going.
What we know for sure is that many of the key characters from the first film will be returning, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), along with secondary characters like Heimdall (Idris Elba), the Warriors Three, and Thor’s mother, Frigga, played by actress Rene Russo (Get Shorty, The Thomas Crown Affair).
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While CBS and the cast of How I Met Your Mother consider the question to continue after the show’s eighth season, Jason Segel may hold the trump card, as a recent statement by the actor hints he’s ready to make season 8 his last.
The statement in question was made during an interview with the Austrian website Kurier.at, so the issue has now become whether the actor’s words were somehow confused in the translation, or if it’s being labeled as such to prevent season 9 negotiations from stalling out before they even get started.
Segel reportedly said:
”It’s great to do some ‘Rated R’ stuff again, because ...
Click to continue reading Rumor Patrol: Jason Segel Quitting ‘How I Met Your Mother’ After Season 8