There’s some news that came out this weekend about a few upcoming comic movies. I’m going to go over the highlights of each new announcement.
Brandon Routh’s Superman Contract Expires – Brandon Routh was under contract to reprise the role of Clark Kent/Supermen in any future Superman movies after the lackluster Superman Returns that came out a few years ago. Well, it seems that his contract has expired now and when/if a new Superman movie should come out there could be a new lead actor. That being said, Routh has stated that he would sign a new contract to play Superman again. Superman Returns had some flaws, specifically the lack of any action, but Routh wasn’t one of the flaws. Hopefully in any new movies Brandon Routh will be back in the title role. Also, if you never saw it, check out Brandon Routh’s cameo in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, its hilarious. Keep your eyes open on this subject, the Nerds of the Round Table will have another story on possible new Superman actors tomorrow.
Venom Update – Even after the lackluster Spider-Man 3 plans remain in place to go ahead with the Venom spinoff movie. News has come out that Stan Lee will also have a cameo in this movie extending his number of Marvel movie cameos. Super Hero Hype has the scoop on this, I’m just linking.
“Oh, yeah. Stan Lee is in it, I feel like that’s the one thing we can say. He does appear in our script, and we’re very specific about where he is and why. May he live forever. Let’s hope he’s in many movies to come.”
Deadpool Update – I fully admit that I’m a huge Deadpool fan. I hate the way his character got butchered in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. About the only good thing that came out of that movie in my opinion is the fact that a Deadpool spinoff movie has been greenlit with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role. Also, in some other interviews Reyonolds has stated that the movie will change the character to be very similar to his comic book roots. Empire Movie News recently had a chance to interview Reynolds and get some info regarding the new Deadpool movie.
Reynolds says Deadpool will breach the fourth wall: “Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to. I want to see him break the Great Wall.”
Reynolds emphasised that he and 20th Century Fox were working to ensure that Deadpool close sticks as closely as possible to the Marvel comic-book: “The studio’s working on a script and trying to find a director. The main goal is to make sure it stays close to the source material.”
Iron Man 2 News – Not a major new point but its become fairly well known that Tony Stark will have some involvement in the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique in Monte Carlo. Specifically, Tony Stark will be driving in the race. Road and Track has gotten pictures of Tony Stark’s racer, shown below. Also, its been hitting the internet that the images we’ve seen of Whiplash area very early version of his armor. Later in the movie he will have armor on par with Iron Man’s armor. I’ll make sure to keep an eye open and let you know what I see.
Tony Stark's Race Car