Superman, X-Men: First Class, DK Rises: Feb 9th Comic Reel

Wed, February 9th, 2011 at 8:09am PST | Updated: February 9th, 2011 at 8:14am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

According to Deadline, Rosamund Pike is out of the running for the unnamed part in the film. Why? She's been cast as Andromeda in the "Clash of the Titans" sequel. "Pike had been mentioned in speculative stories about who might get the lead in Zack Snyder-directed Superman films opposite Henry Cavill. Scratch her off the list, she'll be busy in this Warner Bros film instead," writes Deadline's Mike Fleming.

Release date: 2012?

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

January Jones talks with MTV News about the movie and her costumes:

Release date: June 3rd, 2011

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Batman on Film hears word of an early "DKR" shoot in New York. "And so it begins! They are doing a plate shot in a helicopter over New York City this week. Apparently, Chris Nolan wants to get the city with snow on the ground," says their source. While BOF jokingly speculates that it is Mr. Freeze icing the city, I'll suggest it's just winter time in Gotham. Just like in "Batman Returns," which also featured Selina Kyle. Hmmmm.

Release date: July 20th, 2012

THE PRODIGIES

Various sites, including Superhero Hype, are linking to this trailer for an animated French Superpower flick. It looks pretty rad:

While it has no release date in the States, it starts May 9th in France.

Release date: May 9th in France

ALL STAR SUPERMAN

Christina Hendricks will attend the New York premiere of the film according to a press release. "Following the screening, Hendricks will be joined by noted comics & screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano for a panel discussion," it continues. The premiere, hosted by Warner Home Video and CBR, will be at the Paley Center for Media in New York on Monday, February 14th.

Release date: February 22nd, 2011

METAL HURLANT

According to Variety, the French comic magazine is coming to TV. "French DVD house We Prods. is partnering with publisher United Humanoids to produce "Metal Hurlant Chronicles," a live-action TV skein based on a French anthology of sci-fi/fantasy graphic novels," the write. The show has already been pre-sold in twenty territories based on a pilot screening. Negotiations with a US distributor are currently underway.

Airdate: TBA

SMALLVILLE

Ksite reports the final episode of the show's final season will be called ... "Finale?" While some were hoping for a more, ahem, "super" title, Michael Ausiello at TVLine assures his readers, "I'm 97 percent certain those are placeholders. My advice? Chillax!" He also mentions no sign of Michael Rosenbaum returning for the last episodes. Screenrant, on the other hand, notes the actor was added to the cast list of Episode 20 on IMDB. That site is not the most reliable source for upcoming casting info, so they contacted Rosenbaum's manager, who claims to know nothing about it. Either everyone involved is staying mum for the surprise or the hope of Lex returning will soon fade away completely. Time will tell. It always does.

Airs: Fridays

SLOWISH NEWS DAY

I suppose after a couple of weeks of announcements, shake-ups, and Joseph Goron-Levitt joining "The Dark Knight Rises," it was time for the news cycle to wind down a bit. Even the non-comic book movie world took a breath yesterday. That can't last long. It never does. 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 the next big news item.

TAGS:  superman, x-men, the dark knight rises, the prodigies, all star superman, metal hurlant, smallville

 
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