With the start of pre-production, Warner Bros. has officially hired ‘300’ co-writer Kurt Johnstad, accompanied by Jonah Nolan, to take over the rewrites on the script for the upcoming Zack Snyder film “Superman: Man of Steel”. We heard that Snyder had complained on the far-from-perfect Superman’s script by referring it as “a broken concept”.
Some online fans may have speculated that Chris Meloni will play the part of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Superman, but it seems like the speculation is totally wrong.
Vulture caught up with Chris Meloni a few days ago at the Public Theater Gala, the “Law and Order: SVU” star revealed that he indeed landed a part in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. However, he will not be playing the villain Lex Luthor, instead he will be playing a general in this DC Comics movie.
A while back DC Comics and Warner Home Entertainment announced the release of their next animated film, called Justice League: Doom. At the time there was no casting news to be had, but that has changed.
Last week, some casting rumors (since no credited source was given) popped up on comicbookmovie.com, revealing 5 of the 7 members of the Justice League. It’s said that DC has lined up the casts for Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash Wally West and Aquaman but no casting yet for Ra’s Al Ghul.
IGN reports from The LA Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival that Grant Morrison will get involved in recreating Superman. This comes after Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s major DC Comics initiative announcement.
Jim Lee explained that this reboot reminds him of John Byrne’s re-imagining of the Man of Steel following Crisis on Infinite Earths. The cool part came when these DC lead-men showed a video message from Grant Morrison who will be writing Action Comics in September.
While we’ve read several updates about DC Comics reboot plans since last week, it seems like we are still getting more pieces of the puzzle. This time around DC Comics has published images to all
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This 30 cm-tall Superman collectible character will feature the image of Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel from the movie, all-around authentic head sculpt (which is painted by hand), three pairs of interchangeable hands, movie accurate costume, Kryptonite neck chain, and detailed figure stage of the Fortress of Solitude.
According to the Los Angeles Times, DC Entertainment’s superheroes, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, promise to bring a “bombshell announcements about the future of Superman and the entire DC Universe” to a panel at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles on June 11.
The announcement is expected to cover the conclusion of Flashpoint, the future of which DC Comics has been very secretive. Although Jim Lee and Geoff Johns decline to discuss their roles in the upcoming panel, there is a big clue found on the film festival’s website, “[A] special appearance by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, discussing the big-screen future of the DC Universe.”
DC just shows their inconsistency by retracting the storyline of Superman renouncing his US Citizenship that was just unveiled a few weeks ago. I know that you guys are extremely discontented because I’ve heard you ranting at the previous news that Superman was fed -up with US policy and planned to renounce it. Well, be happy. It’s not going to happen!
DC Comics has officially stated, “This short story is just that, it will not be followed up upon. Superman will remain as American as apple pie.” It seems DC has finally backtracked after receiving a ton of backlash. With the release of Action Comics #900 a few weeks ago, DC Comics stated that nothing has changed but the story itself and it’s a look at what could be, not what it is.
It’s not astonishing anymore to hear that Michael Rosenbaum will be reprising his role as Lex Luthor in the next two-hour Smallville Finale, Friday, May 13, since we got that update weeks ago. Apparently, The CW has incredibly blessed us with not one, but two new large pictures of the long awaited reunion!
These Smallville Finale photos clearly show Rosenbaum as the main villain, Lex Luthor, confronting Tom Welling, Clark Kent, as the future Superman. Michael Rosebaum still maintains his beautiful bald head while facing off against Tom Welling in the rubble of the Luthor Mansion.
With the series finale of Smallville rapidly approaching, The CW has posted some exclusive photos of the Smallville Finale featuring Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) heading to the chapel for their wedding day. It seems that DC has a great plot for this Smallville Finale which will air this week.
As we have seen earlier, Michael Rosenbaum will be returning as Lex Luthor in the two-hour Smallville Finale with his iconic bald head. There are also some other reveals regarding this set of photos. Allison Mack will be returning as Chloe. John Glover, John Schneider, and Annette O’Toole have guest starring roles, even though there is no certainty what positions they will play.