LatinoReview reported yesterday a story about Batman Begins/The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer writing the new Superman film, supposedly-titled "The Man of Steel”. The report claims that Thomas Tull, head of Legendary Pictures, approached Goyer to write the revmaped production.
Later that evening Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News debunked the story with the strongest possible evidence —he just spoke to Legendary head Thomas Tull on the phone, and denied it! Tull did say “the project isn’t at the Script stage yet.”
Chace Crawford (CW’s Gossip Girl), John Krasinski (NBC’s The Office), Scott Porter (NBC’s Friday Night Lights), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Michael Cassidy (CW’s Privileged), Patrick Flueger (Brothers). They also wanted Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), but he so far hasn’t made a test deal. The studio yesterday tested several candidates from this list.
"We don’t have any plans about that, and as I’ve mentioned, in the coming months we’ll be making a lot of announcements about what our content plans will be," she added. "But right now, that’s nothing but rumor — and we frankly don’t say a whole lot more about rumor than that, so…"
About the Dan DiDio-approved Watchmen comic book sequel :) :
"No, that’s all rumor," she said. "I’m not sure where it came from. We’ll be looking closely at our whole library and making sure we’re looking for opportunities to mine every property where it makes sense, and with integrity, but that’s just rumor."
"No, there are no plans to do that," she reiterated.