Want to see the first posters in Mondo’s Avengers series featuring Black Widow and Hawkeye? Could we see a new Dark Knight Rises trailer soon? How did a small town make a young boy’s dream of being Batman a reality? Which crazy Avengers rumors did the cast enjoy the most? Has David Slade offered an update on Daredevil? What was an earlier movie version of Daredevil going to be about? How many directors does Forbes think could take over Batman after Christopher Nolan leaves? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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After Frank Miller wrote the end of Batman’s story in The Dark Knight Returns, he and the brilliant comic artist David Mazzucchelli took to the pages of Batman’s regular comic series to remap the character’s origin in Year One. Those issues (Batman #404-407 in 1987) became one of the landmark Batman stories. For almost twenty-five years Year One has had a lasting effect on major Batman storylines, even instigating the scuttled Darren Aronofsky Batman film a decade ago, and eventually providing a good deal of inspiration to Christopher Nolan’s subsequent film Batman Begins.
Warner Premiere is continuing its series of animated DC Comics films with a direct to DVD animated take on Batman: Year One, starring Ben McKenzie as Batman, Bryan Cranston as Lt. James Gordon, Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Katee Sackhoff as Detective Sarah Essen. We’ve already seen some art, and for a moment there was a ten-minute making of featurette that has since been taken offline. Now there is a trailer, which you can see after the break. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises isn’t the only new Batman film in the works. Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation are continuing their string of animated DC films with a long-awaited animated version of Batman: Year One, the seminal Batman origin story written by Frank Miller and drawn by the incomprable David Mazzucchelli in 1987.
Now the core voice cast has been announced, which includes Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff. And there are two images available, too. One is above, and the other follows after the break. Read More »
“I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost,” but I am afraid when more Ghostbusters 3 information comes out. Much like a fourth Indiana Jones film, Ghostbusters 3 is one of those projects I dreamed about as a kid but never thought I’d see happen. Yet with every rumor about a script, Bill Murray appearance and production start date, the 10-year-old in me begins to smile…and then worry that it’s going to be screwed up.
Well, add another bit of info to the ever-growing pile as co-writer, producer and star of the franchise, Dan Aykroyd was recently on a Chicago radio station and confirmed that not only is Ghostbusters 3 currently casting, but that several names are already “strong possibilities.” Find out exactly who after the jump. Read More »
A sequel to Free Enterprise is finally happening, and over the past couple week’s we’ve been hearing rumblings on the casting front. If you haven’t yet watched Robert Meyer Burnett‘s 1998 indie film, it can be easily described as Swingers for sci-fi geeks. It was about two aspiring LA filmmakers/Trek geeks who meet their screen idol, William Shatner (played by himself), who turns out to be nothing like the person they had imagined. The film has gone on to become something of a cult classic among geeks, and I highly recommend you check it out.
Last week we reported that William Shatner has confirmed that he would be returning for the sequel, with plans to begin shooting later in July. Isaiah Mustafa, the guy who appears in the Old Spice commercials, revealed that he also has a role in the upcoming project while appearing on G4. And last week we noticed some tweets from actresses Eliza Dushku and Alicia Witt talking about a twelve year old movie only a few people have seen. Could they also be involved in the upcoming sequel?
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Though their recently deceased TV series Dollhouse was not the ratings hit it perhaps should have been, definitely when you consider the heights it ultimately reached in creative terms, the signs are good for an imminent upcoming collaboration between geek god Joss Whedon and his buttock-whupper muse Eliza Dushku.
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Just because Peter is back on the scene with Page 2 doesn’t mean I have to skip the occasional casting roundup. First up, Kristen Bell will appear opposite Christina Aguilera in the musical drama Burlesque, not to be confused with that Showgirls sequel we talked about the other day. The film takes place in “a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s Cabaret.” Bell will be Nikki, “the loose-cannon lead dancer and main attraction at the club who spirals out of control when Aguilera’s character suddenly gets the spotlight.” A few tickets were probably sold based on that paragraph alone. [THR]
After the break, news on projects for Parker Posey, Mia Wasikowska and Eliza Dushku. Read More »
The Hero Complex caught up with Dan Aykroyd, who provided a couple updates on Ghostbusters 3. Aykroyd says that Ivan Reitman is “too busy as a mega-producer” to helm the film, and that his second choice would be Ghostbusters co-star and Groundhog Day/Analyize This director Harold Ramis.
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Eliza Dushku appeared on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius/XM Radio this morning to promote her new television show Dollhouse. Things got interesting when the topic of conversation went to Robert Downey Jr and Iron Man. Dushku explained that she would love to play The Black Widow in Iron Man 2.
“They’re doing Iron Man 2, and I’m so perfect for the Black Widow character, that they just need to get into it. They need to understand… I just learned Russian because I had to play a Russian girl in Dollhouse.”
I get the impression from the way she just brought it up that she’s already either put her name in for the part or possibly even auditioned for the role. Emily Blunt was awarded the role but 20th Century Fox has an option on the actress and the studio wants her to play the romantic lead in Gulliver’s Travels. Last we heard the two production schedules were conflicting and Blunt might be forced to give up the role. And if that happens, Marvel will need a new Black Widow. Eliza went to give a plea to the audience to convince Marvel Studios to give her a chance.
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