Check out the teaser trailer for “Man of Steel” the next film in the Superman franchise. Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) plays the coveted role of Clark Kent/Superman backed by an all-star cast including Academy Award nominees Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), who plays Lois Lane, Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), who plays Martha Kent, and Academy Award winners Kevin Costner (“Dancing with Wolves”), who plays Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) who plays Jor-El. Check out the full cast list on IMDB.com. The film is directed by Zack Snyder (“300”, Director) and produced by Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy.
Will this new reboot be the “super” comeback that fans of the comics are hoping for?
According to TV Guide, NBC has picked up a pilot developed by David E. Kelley (“The Practice”) featuring the DC Comics’ character, Wonder Woman. This would be the second live-action TV adaptation featuring the comics heroine. The original series starred Lynda Carter, as the title role, and the show ran from 1975-1979.
In 2007, NBC attempted to reboot another popular 70’s series, “The Bionic Woman”, starring Michelle Ryan but the show was canceled in its first year. Hopefully NBC has better luck with “Wonder Woman”. Now a bigger task is at hand.
Check out the 1st trailer for the “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role based on the DC Comics character. The film also stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, and Angela Bassett. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.
“The Green Lantern” is due out in theaters on June 17, 2011, in both 3D and 2D theaters. You can also watch the trailer in HD on Apple.com.
It’s official! Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the Green Lantern! The Green Lantern is a DC Comics hero and the movie is scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release. In a previous post, I mentioned that I can see Reynolds as the Green Lantern, but I thought since he was already starring in the X-Men Origins spinoff Deadpool – that there could’ve been some filming conflicts. I guess there isn’t. Other front-runners for the role were Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, and my personal pick was Henry Cavill who was also screen tested for the role as well. Read the full post here.
Interesting choices for the Green Lantern. Upon first glance, I would say Ryan Reynolds would look the part but considering he will be starring in the X-Men Origins spin off Deadpool – there could be some filming conflicts. In my opinion, Bradley Cooper has really emerged as a rising star in Hollywood within the past few years. His latest movie, “The Hangover”, has already grossed $210 million domestically and a sequel is already in the works according to this Variety article. I believe Cooper’s breakout role was on the ABC show “Alias” starring Jennifer Garner. “Alias” is one of my all-time favorite shows and I’m glad that the show’s alumni have really done well after the show ended in 2006. As far as Justin Timberlake, I don’t know if I see him as a super hero. I can understand the commercial appeal of choosing him, Timberlake has starred in some dramas (i.e. “Alpha Dog”) and comedies (i.e. “The Love Guru”), but I don’t know if he’s a fit for the role. On the other hand, I can totally picture Henry Cavill as the Green Lantern. Cavill has been linked to many super hero roles including Superman before Brandon Routh was ultimately chosen for “Superman Returns”. Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” book series, mentioned on her official website that Cavill was part of her dream cast before Robert Pattinson was cast as Edward Cullen for the movie. Cavill is currently starring as Charles Brandon, on the TV series “The Tudors”.
As with all the other super hero franchises, you need someone that can carry a franchise (i.e. sequels, merchandising, etc.) so my vote goes toward Henry Cavill! What do you think?