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Wachowskis not doing SUPERMAN

Plus: IRON MAN 2, SCOTT PILGRIM and DRAGONBALL in your Comics2Film 9.2.20

By Rob M. Worley     February 20, 2009
Source: Various

The Wachowski brothers aren't doing 'Superman' after all. Plus: Don't count Mickey Rourke out of 'Iron Man 2'. Get ready for the 'Dragonball'  sequel. 'Scott Pilgrim' creator is happy with what he sees so far. T.G.I.Your Comics2Film 9.2.20!

 

 

No SUPER Wachowskis

The latest rumor on the ailing 'Superman' film franchise claimed that a certain Hollywood director was on UK radio and let slip that the Wachowski brothers were being courted by Warner Bros to take the helm of the world's greatest superhero's movie career.

Not so, says SlashFilm.com.

Their own unnamed sources claim that the rumor is false. The site says they've confirmed this with two separate parties who both state that the Wachowskis have had no discussions with DC Comics or Warner Bros about the franchise. The could not, however, confirm or disprove the appearances of director James McTeigue on RTL 1, which is supposedly where the rumor originated.

 

 

Rourke not Writing Off IRON MAN 2

Yesterday we reported that it looked as if actor Mickey Rourke had bowed out of 'Iron Man 2'. However we also pointed out vagaries in Rourke's comments that indicate that maybe he hadn't dismissed the notion entirely.

Well, today, two different sources report that Rourke may do the movie yet.

EW.com's Hollywood Insider claims has heard from unnamed sources that there's still an offer on the table for the actor to do the movie. The offer may be accepted, rejected or re-negotiated, but just the same it appears that the filmmakers haven't parted way with the actor just yet.

Meanwhile, Reel Talk TV chats with the actor himself, who also speaks as if the door is still open. It's not clear when Reel Talk taped their interview, but it was posted on the site yesterday.

Rourke tells them, "I'd love to do it," but then admits the deal isn't close to being done. "It's a possibility. There's some road work. Then we'll see."

Here's the full clip:

 

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

Chatwin says DRAGONBALL 2 Script is Written

Speaking with SciFiNow, 'Dragonball Evolution' actor Justin Chatwin says fans can certainly expect a sequel if the first one performs. He signed a multi-picture deal and, supposedly, the studio has already commissioned a screenplay.

"If there were to be a sequel I think it… well, I know that it would go to a really interesting place, because they already have the second script written," Chatwin said. "It’s really, really cool. The second one goes more into the whole legacy and the genealogy of Dragonball. It goes more in-depth into a real Dragonball series, the kind of intergalactic world of Dragonball."

But first, the first one has to hit theaters on April 8 in the U.S. and March 13 in Japan.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

O’Malley Calls SCOTT PILGRIM Cast "Spot On"

While fans may be spending a lot of time talking about 'Watchmen' and 'Wolverine' the hip flick that's rapidly building buzz online is Edgar Wright's adpatation of 'Scott Pilgrim'. As the cast of 1000 young talents, headed by Michael Cera, Mery Elizabeth Winstead and Chris Evans, unfolded in recent weeks, nobody was more pleased than the comics creator Bryan Lee O'Malley. 

Speaking with MTV Splash Page, O'Malley said, "I think the whole cast is amazing. Edgar Wright is a genius for casting. Everyone that they’ve got is pretty spot-on."

The comics creator says that Wright has involved him in the casting process and his and the director's opinions were in lock step throughout. "Everyone that we’ve seen who we knew we liked a little bit but they weren’t quite right, we would wait and see someone else and then it turned out well after all."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

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monkeyfoot 2/20/2009 6:42:38 AM

Damn! I could almost taste the Wacky Bros. on Superman. If ever there were directors made for a comic book superhero flick it would be them.

AMiSHPiRATE 2/20/2009 6:53:37 AM

 Is anyone on Superman?  Are we going to see a new/good superman movie before the sun dies and superman loses his powers?  It's not like it's a rocket science movie (er... except for the whole rocket science sending him to earth in the first place).  It doesn't need to be deep and thoughtful like Dark Knight.  Just have Superman beat the snot out of something really, really strong for 135 minutes.  That's all we want to see.  

StarlightGuard 2/20/2009 7:34:37 AM

well I'm glad to see the Wachowskis are not doing Superman

I still say rebooting Superman is the wrong way to go as well...in case the studio still wants to do that

Wiseguy 2/20/2009 8:12:24 AM

I'm with you monkeyfoot. I would've loved to have seen what the W's would've done with Supes. Despite the awful Speed Racer I like most of their works. Well hopefully they'll get to do Plastic Man, I think that could be really fun anyway even if it isn't a marquee name.

Rourke says I do , says I don't. If Favreau wants him he better do it if just for the sake of keeping his name out there. All this Oscar buzz will die down soon enough and his career as well if he makes the wrong moves. Sacrifice a little bit of money and I bet it'll pay off down the line. It isn't like they're offering minimum wage.

Whiskeymovie 2/20/2009 8:33:57 AM

I am kind of bummed that the normal and the confused gender idenity brother won't be doing Supes. They would have delivered some sick action. And Speed Racer is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be, I think the race scenes were totally kick-ass. Rourke could go either way and I don't really care about Dragonball all that much and I like the cast for Scott Piligram.

Hobbs 2/20/2009 9:09:03 AM

Man, I'm so sick of the Rourke thing...he is he isn't he is he isn't he is he isn't.....enough arleady.  Let us know when the part is offically cast or at least let us know what character he's supposed to be playing.

I'm glad Wachowskis are not doing Supes...we would have gotten another Matrix reloaded movie out of it. The only movie they did that was any good was Matrix and V for Vendetta was just okay so their track record is nothing to get excited about...though I have to admit if they would have done Terminator instead of McChicken I would probably be more interested in the movie.

fft5305 2/20/2009 10:57:29 AM

I for one am glad the Wachowskis aren't doing Superman. I still want Singer to do what he originally said he wanted and pull an X2.  Now that the exposition is out of the way, give us a kick ass super-powered battle.

As for Rourke, I'll deal with it either way. Just grow a pair and make a decision already!

redhairs99 2/20/2009 11:23:34 AM

That's weird.  Last week when the news came out about the Wako Bros. doing Supes, it seemed like everyone here was for it.  Maybe I'm just remembering wrong.  Anyway, I too am glad they aren't doing Supes.  The Matrix was an okay movie.  A lot of the FX were cool (except for Keanu flying off at the end, just seemed weird to me).  The other two Matrix films were terrible (story, not FX).  Plus the whole series was just a rip-off of Nueromancer.  They didn't direct V for Vendetta, so I don't count that as one of their films.  They produced it and wrote it, but there's a big difference between doing those things and directing a film.  And I won't even talk about Speed Racer, just the trailer for that made me want to puke.

FFT, I do agree with you in that I'm curious to see where Bryan Singer was going with the series.  Superman Returns was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be.  Yes, the kid thing was bad, but the rest of it wasn't bad even if we've all seen that story (Luthor's Real Estate schemes) before.  I want to see a new Supes films whether it's Singer continuing on or someone else filling the director's chair.  I just am not too interested in seeing The Wako Bros., McG, Ratner, or even Tim Burton tackling the Big Blue Boyscout.

hanso 2/20/2009 11:31:50 AM

Mickey Rourke will pass on Iron Man 2 and instead sign for a better deal doing Batman 3 where he will be cast as Killer Croc.  WB will give him all the money they save on make up, since he don't need any cause as we all know, Rourke is one ugly bastard.

You guys should check out some Rourke boxing matches on youtube.

Wallace85 2/20/2009 11:34:40 AM

Glad to hear the Wachowkis are not doing Superman I much rather see them do Plastic Man.Again I don't know they just don't get Richard Donner again? Salkind is no longer involved with the Superman film

I would like to see Rourke and Downey work together but it probably isn't gonna happen but hey who knows.

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