Christian Bale Drops Out Of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Michael Fassbender Set To Replace Him

Darren Aronofsky didn't turn down the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel The Wolverine for nothing, and that something was the biblical epic Noah, based on a comic book Aronofsky wrote himself. After Christian Bale was recently rumored for the part, it's now official that he has passed on the offer and Aronofsky is now eyeing Michael Fassbender to take his place.

Fan-Cast: Doctor Who America

Guest post by James. If you want to guest post too, see the requirements here. America remakes British TV shows all the time. Usually, badly. But every once in awhile they get it right, like with The Office, All in the Family, or (dare I say it) Three’s Company. (By the way, you had no idea Three’s Company was originally a UK show called “Man About the House,” did you?) But since I’m a big sci-fi fan, and an even bigger Doctor Who fan, I thought it would be fun to recreate The Doctor in America, casting a show that is as American as The Doctor is British.

New Set Photos And Footage Of Superman: Man of Steel Emerge, Along With Some Spoilers

Director Zack Snyder has always been known for his over the top slow motion action scenes, as can be seen in his previous films Sucker Punch, Watchmen, and 300. Now it seems he's bringing this specialty to The Man of Steel, with the latest set pics of a helicopter rescue scene. We've also got some major spoilers of the film, giving away the films' climax and some of the characters real perspectives on things.
Below are the set photos, showing a rescue of the Coast Guard by Superman. We also still see Henry Cavill with a beard and a rougher look that makes him resemble Wolverine, and that dog tag doesn't help oppose that. Click to enlarge them:

And here's the set footage of the scene:

The green screen probably teases that this scene will be a lot more intense on the big screen. The beard on the other hand shows that this will be a much darker origin for Superman, similar to the beard Christian Bale sported in Batman Begins. If you still have your doubts about Cavill as the Man of Steel himself, he's definitely buffed up for the role and fits the physic of Superman perfectly, but you can still see him in action in Immortals.
As far as the spoilers, they really aren't any huge surprises, but they can certainly by considered spoilers. Take these with a grain of salt, but based off of the latest set photos and castings they make pretty good sense to me:

  • The climax of the film involves a fight between Zod, Superman, and Faora.
  • This fight occurs after Zod learns that Superman's human name is Clark Kent and attacks the Kent Farm.
  • After the attack, Superman is very angry, hence the fight between Superman, Zod, and Faora at the end of the film; Zod and Faora have basically destroyed the U.S. Armed Forces at this point.
  • Christopher Meloni's character, Colonel Hardy, hates Superman
While all of these are pretty general, it still is very probable they are true. The film has been confirmed to take place partially in Smallville, which would explain the attack on the Kent Farm, and many of the set photos haven't really had all three together in one scene. But one thing for sure, Snyder will definitely surpass Superman Returns in the action department. 

What do you think of the action scene? Are you excited for the Man of Steel now?

The Social Network And Moneyball's Aaron Sorkin Set To Write Steve Jobs Bio Film

With the recent publicity on Steve Jobs, it was only a matter of time before Apple head Steve Jobs got his own movie, and now it's finally going into action after his passing just two weeks ago. And sure enough, none other than Moneyball and The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin is being eyed to write a the film adaption of the Walter Isaacson's best selling biography 'Steve Jobs'.

Live Action Akira Movie In Development, Actors Already Rumored To Star

After being in on and off development hell, the American live action remake of the famous eighties Japanese manga 'Akira' is finally in the works, and names such as Garrett Hedlund, Gary Oldman, and Helena Bonham Carter are already being rumored to star. But the real question is whether or not this is final, and whether Warner Bros. will take the fans into consideration and at least give some Asian actors a look?

Matt Reeves Chosen As Director For New Twilight Zone Feature Film

It seems that after many rumored candidates such as Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay, Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves has been confirmed as the director of the new Twilight Zone film, based off of the popular nineteen fifties series, and the nineteen eighties series, and that two thousand three series, and the eighties film. Yeah, let's just say this isn't the first time Twilight Zone is reincarnated.

Shawn Levy Set To Direct Pinocchio Prequel; The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto

Well it seems Real Steel director Shawn Levy's plate has just gotten fuller, because now he can add the Pinocchio prequel 'The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto' to his list which includes a possible sequel to Real Steel, a remake of The Fantastic Voyage, a new Frankenstein adaption, and a promised action movie for Hugh Jackman. Talk about a busy schedule.

The Avengers Assemble And Spring Into Action In Their New Official Trailer

Well fans of the popular Marvel comic won't have to wait any longer, because now they can finally see Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury side by side fending off evil. If you had your doubts about the Avengers, prepared to be relived, because the new trailer really does live up to the film's high expectations.

The Simpsons Negotiations Settled, Will Have Seasons 24 And 25 After All

The Simpsons is arguably the most successful adult animated program of all time, and whether you much rather watch Family Guy or South Park instead, there's no rejecting that the Simpsons started it all. Well it seems Simpsons' fans won't have to say goodbye to Homer and the gang just yet, after contract negotiations between Fox and the show's voice cast almost put it in jeopardy, the Simpson's has pulled through for two more seasons.

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Prequels are pretty popular in Hollywood today, but not as popular as reboots. But most of the reboots aren’t really necessary or an improvement over the original, but in the case of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the case is completely different. Just a few years back Tim Burton tried to revive the classic Planet of the Apes series with a film starring Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter, and let’s just say things didn’t exactly work out. Now director Rupert Wyatt tries to take his own crack at it with a much different approach, a prequel-semi reboot of the classic Charlton Heston series taking us to the beginning of the ape revolution. This intelligent and exciting take on the Planet of the Apes origins is exactly what this series needed.

Review: Is Captain America: The First Avenger Really The Next Raiders of the Lost Ark We Were Promised?

Once again, a comic book movie is hitting the big screen this summer, and it's closing off what has been a pretty impressive run for most comic book movies this summer. Now one of Marvel's most interesting and patriotic superhero's is getting it's chance at reeling in audience members world wide, but is Captain America a strong solo establishment for a beloved character, or just another forced movie made to set up the Avengers?

All New Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Photos Featuring The Famous Thirteen Dwarves

All Hobbit fans already know the most important people Bilbo Baggins meets on his mystical journey; none other than the thirteen elves. And now that they've all been casted, a series of photos have been released showing the look the dwarves will be sporting in the upcoming film in pairs of two, as well as explaining a little bit on each of their backgrounds.

Colin Firth And Scarlett Johansson Up For Roles In Danny Boyle's Trance

Last week we reported that Michael Fassbender has dropped out of a role in Danny Boyle's new film Trance, and  his X-Men First Class costar James McAvoy was set to play the films main Now actors Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson are being looked at to face off against McAvoy in the film, but are they right for the roles?

Review: Does Michael Bay Manage To Make Up For Revenge of the Fallen With Transformers: Dark of the Moon?

Harry Potter isn't the only saga getting it's big finale this summer, Michael Bay has finally released his highly anticipated final installment to his Transformers series. While Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen didn't exactly meet expectations, Bay promised that this time the Transformers would hit the big screen bigger and better than ever, and he was definitely telling the truth.

The Latest On The He-Man: Masters of the Universe Reboot

If your memory can stretch far enough, then you'll probably remember who He-Man is, and his original eighties cartoon. Now you might not remember (Or want to at all) that he also had a not so successful movie back in the eighties staring Dolph Lungren, but now he's getting a second chance at the big screen. With similar films such as Conan the Barbarian and Thor hitting big in the box office, could a He-Man movie work?

Christopher Meloni Joins The Cast Of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

The cast of Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel is just becoming a swarm of awarding winning actors. Now a new name is being added to that swarm, but this name is better associated with the smaller screen; Law and Order: SVU's Christopher Meloni. But the real question is, who exactly is he playing?

While Meloni really could be playing anyone, Deadline reports that Meloni is up for a "major" role in The Man of Steel. The role of the films central villain has already been given to Michael Shannon, and both of Superman "fathers" roles have been taken by Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, so that really narrows it down to three possibilites.
First, there's the oh so obvious Lex Luthor, who is the first person that comes to everyone's mind when they hear a Man of Steel casting rumor. But Vulture claims otherwise, and drops a hint that Meloni will be playing a general of some sort. In the comics, Superman's love interest Lois Lane, has a father who's a general named Sam Lane. He's basically as mimic of General Ross from The Hulk. But could Meloni be playing Lane?
If not Luthor or Lane, the only other major male role Meloni could be playing is Daily Planet Editor and Chief Perry White. White really isn't a MAJOR role, but he still has a pretty significant part in  the Superman story. White could be considered a general of sorts, but that would really be a stretch. So my vote goes to General Lane.
It's no suprise that Meloni is tackling a main stream role in a film like Man of Steel, since just a month ago he announced his departure from Law and Order: SVU. Meloni already is familiar with roles as DC heroes, especially after recently voicing Hal Jordan in the animated film Green Lantern: First Flight. Meloni is no doubt a talented actor, but is a rough and gritty enough for a role like General Lane or Perry White?

Who do you think Meloni is playing in The Man of Steel? Who would you like to see him play?

James McAvoy Up For The Lead In Danny Boyle's Trance

If there's one movie to really keep an eye on in the coming years, it's Danny Boyle's brilliant film 'Trance', and the only thing that can make the movie even more impressive is getting a great leading man. And sure enough, Boyle is taking that into consideration, and is looking into casting James McAvoy as the films' protagonist.

New Apollo 18 Trailer Is Paranormal Activity Meets Apollo 13

With all the action and kid friendly films coming out this summer, horror movie fans haven't had much to quench their thirst for a shockingly horrifying film. But Apollo 18 might just be the movie to satisfy your taste for a nail biting horror movie, and the all new trailer for the film just gives you more of a taste of what's in store.

Captain America: The First Avenger Posters And Trailer Revealed

Marvel's comic book movies have been owning the summer box office with both Thor and X-Men First Class making big bucks, and getting high marks from critics. Now Captain America fans are hoping for the same when the First Avenger hits theater this July, and  two all new posters and a trailer just prove why Marvel really is the dominant films studio.

All New Images, Details, And Poster For Pixar's Brave

Pixar's Cars 2 hits theaters tommorow, but unfortanetly many critics are calling it the down point for Pixar. But Pixar fans should not fear, because Pixar is stiring away from sequels, and is instead going for their own creative fairly tail. Is this really Pixar's downfall, or is there hope?

Idris Elba Signs On For Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim

The star of the British detective TV show Luthor has signed on to play the character of Sensi in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, which is the role that Tom Cruise was previously rumored for. Del Toro's next take to the directors chair is shaping up great, and with actor Charlie Humman costaring, Pacific Rim could windup being the next Avatar.

All New Puss In Boots Trailer Hits, And There's No Shrek In Sight

While DreamWorks is already complete with their highly sucessful Shrek franchise, that doesn't mean the films characters are done for, atleast one of them isn't. Antonio Banderas will be returning as the smooth talking Puss in Boots, in his all new spin-off, and the trailer has been released before. But can Puss in Boots really be a fun film without the likes of Shrek, Feona, and Donkey?

Review: Does Green Lantern Match Up With The Other Comic Book Movie Greats Of The Summer?

This summer film season has been so far dominated by two comic book films (Both being from Marvel), and Mark Campbell is trying to continue that trend, with his adaption of the popular DC comic book Green Lantern. But can an otherwise unknown character transition well onto the big screen, or does DC only have Superman and Batman to rely on in the box office?

Review: Does Super 8 Earn The Title Of A Spielberg Alien Encounter Classic?

It's been awhile since a movie has actually transported it's viewers back in time, and really captured the essence of that time period and made it feel real. Wow J.J. Abrams' has done exactly that, with the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Super 8. But can it compare to the Spielberg classics of the eighties, or is it just another alien thriller?

New Transformer TV Spot # 8: Possible Four Legged Decepticon

Is most of you may know, the Transformers Dark of the Moon release is approaching, and an all new 8th TV spot was released to promote the highly anticipated movie. Well if you really have a good eye, you probably noticed two four legged Decepticons slam into a white car. These Decepticons are called Dreads; who are twin black emergency vehicles (Chevrolet Suburbans).    

8 All New Green Lantern Clips Full Of Classic Superhero Action

So far this summer movie season hasn't disappointed one bit, especially comic book movies, and fans are crossing their fingers that Green Lantern follows their footsteps come June 17. Early reviews have already been praising Green Lantern, and now that about ten minutes worth of clips have been released online, you can judge for yourself if this really is the film you were hoping for.

Review: Does X-Men First Class Save The Once Dying Fox Franchise Without Sticking To The Comics?

Love them or hate them, the X-Men films have been one of the most successful franchises of the last decade, but they definitely weren't a proper adaption of the popular Marvel comics. Now Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has been given the biggest challenge yet, to teach us the origins of the X-Men while working around Bryan Singer's messed up interpretation of the comics, and not even using any of the original X-Men. Can he do it?

All New Super 8 Trailer Hits, Right Before Release

In just three days, J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Super 8 will finally hit the big screen in the US, and movie goers are excited to see if it really matches up with the classic Spielberg films from the past, or if it just ends up like Abrams' last film Cloverfield (Which was over marketed and turned out to be a generic monster film). Now an all new trailer has been released, you decide if it really makes the cut?

Disney's List Of Possible Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Directors

While Disney's all new entry to their Pirates of the Caribbean wasn't a critical success, that didn't stop it from pulling in big bucks in the box office. And of course where there's money, there's a sequel. While the original Pirate's director Rob Marshall hasn't decided on whether he wants to stick around for a fifth film, Disney's already on the hunt for a suitable replacement.

Review: Is Priest Just Another Predictable Vampire Movie, Or Does It Completely Reinvent The Genre?

Guest post by Stephen. If you want to guest post too, see the requirements here. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this movie. I’ve never read the graphic novel, the movie was based off of, but I typically like a good vampire movie - as long as they don’t sparkle. The movie is about the dynamic of priests and vampires. The priests are essentially people who are blessed by God with the strength to fight against the vampires, but these vampires were different than any I'm used to.

Review: Does The Hangover Part 2 Offer Anything New That The First One Didn't?

The original Hangover film broke boundaries with it's hilarious style of humor, and hysterical characters. Now the Wolfpack has come back for a second round in the Hangover Part 2, which has easily been one of the most hyped comedies all year. But is really any different than it's predecessor, or does break even more boundaries than the first?

The Hunger Games Series To Be Split Into Four Separate Films

Fans are expecting a lot from Gary Ross' adaption of Suzanne Collin's popular novel The Hunger Games, and with a great cast growing each day, it's seems fan won't have to worry. And for those who still don't have confidence in Ross' film, it looks like Lionsgate will be separating the trilogy of books into four films.

The Hobbit Parts 1 And 2 Release Dates And Official Names Announced

Peter Jackson's all new Hobbit films have been two of the most hyped movies these past couple of years, and now it's finally pulling together. Finally the two release dates for the long awaited films have been released, as well as the subtitles for the films. You didn't just think they'd just call them The Hobbit Part 1 and 2, did you?