According to the LA Times, Warner Bros as announced that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Rises movie.
In a statement, Nolan said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”
The other casting news is that Tom Hardy will play Bane, the man who broke Batman. The announcement pretty much quashes the theory that Legends of the Dark Knight: Prey would be story adapted for the big screen.
With a host of acting credits under his belt, self-proclaimed character actor Dominic Pace is actively petitioning for the role of a lifetime. Pace has undertaken a self-promotional campaign, championing his desire to be considered as cinema’s next Lex Luthor. Does he have the chops and insight to face off against the Man of Steel? Take the jump and find out!
Expect to see a lot of Green Lantern toys on the store shelves as the movie draws ever closer. Mattel is showing off the new Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern figure (over at Daily Blam) and it doesn’t look terrible.
At least they didn’t simply rip the head off the DCUC Green Lantern, give it a paint job, and pop a Reynolds head on it.
And speaking of Green Lantern and the DCUC figures, Blackest night is appearing in Wave 17 of the popular series. Take the jump for a look at all those figures, including the Black Lantern Hal Jordan that was all the rage some months ago when it was a comic book convention exclusive.
With Smallville wrapping up soon, The CW and Warner Bros. are looking for something (anything) to fill the slot left by the tweaked Superman series. The Teen Titans might be a great team concept to look to, but according to Variety, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV, and The CW might be breaking up the team to focus on one – Raven.
“Raven” actually has some history at the CW: The character was featured in the animated Kids’ WB series “Teen Titans,” which ran for several years (including Kids’ WB’s brief run as the CW’s Saturday morning kids block). Tara Strong voiced Raven in the series, which also featured Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy and Cyborg.
With the mystical nature of the character (created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez), and the success of Supernatural, the combo of superheroine adventure taking on supernatural forces could be a slam dunk for the network. Of course it could also turn into another Birds of Prey…
Has the plot to the Zack Snyder Superman movie been revealed? It’s already been rumored that Clark Kent would be traveling the world as a young reporter – which kind of contradicts the 28 to 32 age that has been bandied about, but whatever…
The movie description goes on to say that Kent is forced into the role of Superman to track down an assassin, instead of reporting on an ethnic conflict between two tribes in West Africa. Clark returns to Smallville to discover just what’s up with his powers and his “secret origins”.
UPDATE: Someone mentioned that this sounds a lot like Superman: Birthright. It does…doesn’t it?
During the New York Comic Con, attendees got a chance to check out a six minute extended preview of the upcoming Young Justice series. MTV got their hands on the clip and are sharing it with everyone.
In “Young Justice,” being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice – Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis – will [find] out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero.”
Warner Bros. has released the trailer for its take on the Red Riding Hood story. I’ve seen bits and pieces of hype/press surrounding this retelling, and though it isn’t my cup of tea, the Twilight crowd should get a kick out of it.
If you are wondering why the Intardwebz are all abuzz this morning it is because Warner Bros. released the trailer for Green Lantern late yesterday, and every seems to be pretty excited. Take the jump to check it out, and then tell us what you think.
The Hobbit has suffered many a woe since it was announced the book was going to get a two movie treatment. First it was estate disputes, followed by director troubles, then MGM suffering money setbacks. The planets and stars must have finally aligned as New Line, Warner Bros. and MGM have announced the films will begin principal photography in February 2011 with Peter Jackson directing.
The only hurdle holding up the production is where the film will shoot. Jackson and New Zealand are at odds with the labor unions, which has Warner Bros. looking at five other locals around the world. It’s been mentioned previously that Jackson is considering Eastern Europe, which fits with the Middle Earth feel.
If you’ve ever seen a really bad copy of the two one-hour Legends of the Super Heroes television series from 1979, then you know how horrible television was in the ’70s. If you’ve ever seen a really bad copy of the two one-hour Legends of the Super Heroes television series from 1979, you know how potentially awesome the show is in terms of superhero and television history. If you’ve ever seen a really bad copy of the two one-hour Legends of the Super Heroes television series from 1979 and wished you could own a high quality DVD copy, you’re about to get your wish. Warner Home Video has announced the Legends of the Super Heroes will arrive on DVD on October 19, 2010, and is one of the new On Demand DVD options for U.S. residents. Why only for customers in the U.S.? Because I think it might cause an international incident if it were released anywhere else.