Michael Bay says he's done with 'Transformers'. Plus: 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' posters online. Olivia Munn appears in 'Iron Man 2'. Goyer talks 'Batman 3'. 'Smallville's Metallo revealed and more. Walking like an Egyptian, it's your Comics2Film 9.6.18!
The CW has announced that 'Smallville' will return to the airwaves on September 25th at 8pm. That's a Friday night, which is the new time slot for Season 9 of the Superman series.
In related news, TV Guide reveals that Metallo is on tap to be a recurring villain in the new season.
And who should play the Daily Planet reporter-turned-Kryptonite-baddie? 'Sarah Connor' alum Brian Austin Green, that's who.
TV Guide also says the role of Zod is uncast, but if previous patterns hold, we'd expect a Zod revelation in late July, timed with Comic-Con.
Remember that 'Whiteout' trailer we showed you yesterday? Old news says comics writer Greg Rucka, who penned the graphic novel on which the film is based.
"It is not the official movie trailer, but rather the teaser that WB put together for San Diego the year before last. It's not bad, but it's not the trailer," Rucka writes from his blog. "I have been told that, if you want to see the Official 'Whiteout' Trailer, it will be shown before 'Orphan' when the film is released."
'The Orphan' is the new thriller from Dark Castle and Warner Bros, due out on July 24th.
Fanboy Fave hostess with the mostess Olivia Munn has landed a role in Marvel's 'Iron Man 2' according to Variety. There's no word on what, exactly, the "Attack of the Show" host will do in the movie.
You already knew 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' was big. How big? Here are some stats and figures provided by the studio:
Several websites have been given first dibs on posting new images from 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. IGN, Collider, Movieweb, Latino Review and Cinematical exclusively revealed posters featuring Snake Eyes, The Baroness, Duke, Storm Shadow and Ripcord.
Check 'em out!
Yesterday's big rumor cast doubt on whether or not director Christopher Nolan would return to his fantastic Batman franchise. IGN was able to follow up with filmmaker David Goyer, who helped Nolan craft the stories for 'Batman Begins', 'The Dark Knight' and is working on 'Batman 3'.
When asked about the rumors, Goyer responded, "Well, I believe he said if we can find the story that he's happy with, that he would return. And unfortunately, respecting Chris… You know, talk to him after he finishes 'Inception', which he's shooting right now. That just started shooting."
Goyer, who is out promoting his new TV Series 'Flash Forward' confirmed that he has been talking with Nolan about story ideas.
It's been a few days since we uttered the title 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'. There's not much new to report, other than the fact that director Edgar Wright continues to supply interested fans with daily photos. Here's one we thought was cool, showing lead actor Michael Cera in a high-school hallway set or location from the film, featuring lots and lots of squares and checkers. Is Scott Pilgrim just a pawn?
With 'Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen' set to morph into theaters next week, director Michael Bay says it'll be his last film in the franchise.
Drawing from quotes attributed to the WENN site, IMDB reports that Bay is looking for a rest from retinal-burning summer noise-fests and critics who bag on his plot-free movies.
"It's easy to go shoot an art movie in a winery in the South of France. But people have no idea how hard it is to create something like 'Transformers'. They review me before they've even seen the movie," Bay is quoted as saying.
And while Paramount and Dreamworks will doubtless call for a third film in the cycle, Bay says they'll be doing it without him.
"After the three and a half years I've spent making these movies, I feel like I've had enough of the Transformers world," Bay allegedly said. "I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions."
Autobot scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman made similar remarks back in March stating that 'Fallen' would be their last work on the franchise as well, ceding the third movie to other writers.
And, of course, it's not the first time Bay has quit the franchise. A few years back the director also said he'd never do a second movie after Paramount refused to release the first one on Blu-Ray, opting for HD-DVD only. He reversed that decision in less than a week.
Editor's Note: This segment was corrected at noon ET as the reference to Blu-Ray and HD-DVD were transposed.
Honestly, this clip needs no setup...