Rapid Roundup of Rumor outta Hollywood for June 09, 2009



I’m finding the best way to start my morning is to take a peek under the hood of Hollywood and find out what is percolating.   Today, it’s a dose of Spider-Man 4, Star Trek, Ghostbuster, and Dragonball news.  Yup, Dragonball, with a bit of A-Team news to boot.

Spider-Man 4: Will the Kingpin feature as the big bad in the upcoming Spider-Man 4 film? Todd Black told the New York Post that the writing team is just now coming up with the villains for the fourth film.

Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it’ll be a big part of New York.


Ain’t It Cool News goes on to speculate that that “big part” is Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Even though Fisk appeared in the 2003 Daredevil film, would Marvel go so far as to resurrect the character for a Spidey flick?  Would it ask Michael Clarke Duncan back to play the role?

A-Team: Have the soldiers of fortune found their face?  That’s what the Hollywood Reporter is saying this morning as it reports Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Faceman in the Fox adaptation.  The other three characters have not been cast, so I wonder who the Major Spoilers Legion would pick as Hannibal, B.A. Baracus, and Howling Mad Murdock?


Variety thinks Liam Neeson is up for the Hannibal role.

Star Trek: Is Jack Black, Harry Mudd?  I’m sure he could certainly play the part quite well, but would audiences sit through an entire Star Trek movie revolving around the Mudd storyline?  Fortunately, JJ Abrams is talking to Black, but not for Mudd.


The Jetsons: We already had one big screen movie feature the future Flintsones, but that was animated, and who wants another one of those?  Not Robert Rodriguez, who is working on a live action adaptation of the animated series.

Ghostbuster: The third movie looks like it is still a go, and with Bill Murray showing interest it might get underway soon.

Dragonball Evolution: Yup, before you drop your spoon in your beer flavored Cheerio’s, it looks like H’wood is really going for a sequel to the Dragonball movie, that by all accounts flopped at the box office.  James Marsters will reprise his role as Lord Piccolo.


Monsters 2: Electric Boogaloo: Pixar confirmed during the licensing fiar in Las Vegas, that it is indeed have a Monsters sequel in the works.


As weird as the comic book industry is, H’wood is even weirder.