Singer will join Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg as producers. He’s not available [to direct] because Warner Bros and Legendary are locked into a summer production start on Jack the Giant Killer. They’ll begin casting shortly. It is a big CG project, and they are likely to either shoot 3D or convert it later.
Being a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, I highly disagree.
Downtown LA in particular does not have the resources to accommodate the Comic-Con crowd, especially with the lack of decent restaurants, cheap hotel and places to hang out. Are all Con goers going to ESPN Zone and kick it next to car dealerships? LA Live is fucking small compared to the Gaslamp district. Also, if you decide to dress up in your cosplay get-up in certain areas of LA, you will get shot, with no Batman to save your nerd ass.
Sure, you can take the Metro and ride to Hollywood, Chinatown, and other areas… but if you think our rail system are as simple as that bus/trolley in San Diego you are wrong, pal. Also, the biggest pain of them all: parking and traffic. I don’t think I should elaborate on this.
Even with so many new people going to CCI, I still feel San Diego is the perfect place in the West for such an event. Maybe because the place is less intimating than other big cities in the West, and the residents enjoy the annual boost in profit and morale.
LA has so much already, and LA doesn’t need Comic-Con.
Here’s how the symbolism stacks up: Superman represents the ideological left and Lex Luthor, the right. Superman is literally an immigrant, born on a distant planet but adopted by American parents after traveling here as an infant. Once here, he adopts kind of a scrappy, New Deal, FDR worth ethic…
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The obvious positive is that we’ll see more DC characters than Batman, Superman, and now Green Lantern on the big screen, with The Flash already being prepped and the strong possibility of reviving the Wonder Woman production for the big-screen.
Yes, Marvel Studios made Chris Evans an offer to play Captain America. But I hear that the testing process will continue because the actor is conflicted about jumping into another superhero role, after playing Johnny Storm/Human Torch in two Fantastic Four installments. This could certainly be bargaining table posturing, because Marvel drives the toughest deals in town. But other actors have turned away from big superhero movie roles. They include Heath Ledger, who turned down Spider-Man because he didn’t want to be typecast or sign for three movies (he later came back for an Oscar-winning turn as The Joker in The Dark Knight). Josh Hartnett turned down the chance to play Superman several years ago for similar reasons, even though the three-picture pact could have paid him nearly $100 million. Marvel is offering far less, and asking nine options.