Superman, Spider-Man, Green Lantern: Jan 31st Comic Reel

Mon, January 31st, 2011 at 8:14am PST | Updated: January 31st, 2011 at 8:58am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

As our pals at Spinoff Online reported yesterday, British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the Zack Snyder reboot (or is it?) "Superman" film. With his casting, the Internet has gone a blaze with discussions about British actors playing American superheroes. Why couldn't Superman be American this time around? It just comes down to the qualities Snyder needed and a British actor being the best fit. That said, I think Armie Hammer, who was rumored to be up for the role, would make a fantastic Batman. Meanwhile, one of the lads at Comic Book Movie hears tell of Lois Lane casting rumors. "Word is that Malin Akerman (Silk Spectre in Watchmen) may be 'connected' to the role. The origin of the rumor seems to be hard to pinpoint at the moment but I managed to get a quote from a PR agency who say[sic], 'Something a client heard on the grapevine. Could just mean she auditioned. Not surprising, she was in Watchmen," they write. Not sure if she's a good fit ... and if the "Clark roams the Earth for meaning" plot turns out to be true, who knows how much time Lois will actually have in the film.

Release date: 2012?

SPIDER-MAN (BEGINS)

Various sites, including Collider, are linking to this YouTube video of more stunt-work on the set of the unnamed "Spider-Man" reboot:

Not the most exciting footage, but at least it's a first look at Spidey swinging.

Release date: May 28th, 2012

GREEN LANTERN

The Daily Blam! has uncovered more GL promo art, no doubt the sort that will appear on branded merchandise. The art ranges from effective to, well, rather poor. I think this one works best out of the set:

Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011

GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE

The Marvel Movies! Facebook page linked to this video of Nicholas Cage filming in Turkey. The clip auto-plays, so I've kept it behind a link to protect your reading environment.

Release date: February 17th, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Superhero Hype was at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival whee director Christopher Nolan accepted the Modern Masters Award for 'Inception.' He did say a few things about the next Batman movie. "We've worked on it a long time - David Goyer and myself. We're about 12 weeks away from shooting. We start in May," he said. Also, when asked why he came back for one more, he responded, "It was about finishing the story."

Release date: July 20th, 2012

THE AVENGERS

Mark Ruffalo tells The Hollywood Reporter about playing the Hulk:

Oh, but wait, according to Movieweb, stuntman Brandon Molale announced he was audtioning for the Hulk over Twitter. What's the deal? Is Ruffalo just going to lend the Hulk his facial features via motion capture while a stuntman does all the physical moves? Is it, as Movieweb suggests, just for bigger action beats? The Internet demands answers!

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012

SMALLVILLE

According to TVLine, Laura Vandervoort will reurn to the show one last time. Meanwhile, Collider talks with star Erica Durance about the looming finale. "I would love to see Lois fly. Not her, herself, but with Clark. This is my wish list. This is not what the producers have told me. I would love to see her get married to Clark. I'd love to see her really find herself and find her grounding and go, 'Okay, this is who I am,' and settle down," she says of where she'd like Lois to be at the end of the series.

Airs: January 29th, 2011

BACK TO THE WORK WEEK

With a pile of projects needing my attention, it's a grindstone week. I have notes to compile, scripts to write, and all the attendant jazz that goes with being involved in multiple things with vastly different groups of people. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of salad days.

TAGS:  superman, spider-man, green lantern, ghost rider 2, the dark knight rises, the avengers, smallville

 
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