“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”
Snyder declined to discuss the precise prominence of Lois in the story or any plot details about the film but he said the role is “a linchpin” to the project and that he considers it essential that Lois — an FDR-era creation – arrives on screen in 2012 with contemporary appeal and spirit.
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Darren Aronofsky’s surprise exit from The Wolverine on Thursday has created a lot of chatter, and it has given 20th Century Fox execs another difficult decision to make. Aside from selecting a new director, Fox already was going to have to figure out the feasibility of its plan to shoot almost entirely in Japan, a country reeling from the earthquake/tsunami. Aronofsky’s exit was attributed to personal issues that made a long shoot in Japan unfeasible and that was no doubt a factor, but I’m persuaded the windfall Aronofsky will earn from The Black Swan allowed him to take a hard look and decide his heart wasn’t in The Wolverine…
It will be a continuation of the story started with the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck as the blind superhero. That film, which was based on the Marvel comic, grossed $179M worldwide. Chernin Entertainment is producing the new pic. Slade is no stranger to genre films, having directed last year’s Twilight film Eclipse and the vampire thriller 30 Days of Night.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated videogame Batman: Arkham City™ will step out of the shadows and onto store shelves in North America beginning October 18, in Australia beginning October 19 and in Europe and other global territories beginning October 21, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City is the follow-up to the award-winning hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum™ and delivers an authentic and gritty Batman experience.
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – and the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
She was, in many ways, more than just the supportive wife—she was a partner as well. “Not a fifty percent partner,” as she herself admits, but nonetheless an important one, and the only person that Lucas could totally confide in back then. Today, she has been practically erased from the history books at Lucasfilm. Looking through J.W. Rinzler’s Making of Star Wars, she is mentioned only occasionally in passing, a background element, and not a single word of hers is quoted; she is a silent extra, absent from any photographs and only indirectly acknowledged, her contributions downplayed. In the documentary Empire of Dreams, she is barely even mentioned in passing, except when the narration states that she edited the film and Lucas says he “got divorced as Jedi was complete” in the last two minutes of the supposedly-definitive documentary. Other products fare not much better, since many of them are published through Lucasfilm; her entire existence has nearly been ignored. Marcia Lucas, the “other” Lucas, has basically become the forgotten Lucas.
I don't know. I'm pretty interested in the Spidey Reboot and The Wolverine by Aronofsky (yeah I know, it surprised me too!) I think just cause of that it'll be good.
But for Amazing Spiderman, I think it might be pretty cool if Webb directed it non-linear like 500 days of summer.
That would be very interesting, and would work with a kid like Pete. I’m down!
Fox will get in on the Marvel Cinematic action by having Scarlet Witch show up and tie together all loose ends while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the world Post-Decimation.
I mean it couldn't be any worse than that.
Not unless we see Joe Quesada or Brian Bendis themselves appear on the big screen ;)
I actually really enjoyed New Frontier. I've yet to see All-Star Superman or Wonder Woman, but I truly did love Crisis on Two Earths and First Flight.
The rest simply haven't done it for me. They get a lot of praise, but it seems that everyone's just trying to get their fix of Timm influenced productions rather than asking for Timm quality.
I'd like to see an adaptation of Red Sun. I happen to really like that book (don't kill me) and think it's the best thing that Millar has ever produced. It's so unlike the rest of his stuff. And the story it tells isn't dependent on everything that occurred in the comic to happen on screen. There's quite a bit you can cut out. The dynamic between Luthor and Superman is what's important. And that ending shouldn't be changed for the world.
Agreed, especially on Red Sun. A few years ago DC released a serialized motion comic based on that mini, created by a company not affiliated with DC or WB, and was not very good; the voice acting for one lacked the articulation and seriousness that we see with Timm-produced films —namely Andrea Romano.
Spiderman reboot, i can almost guarantee many wont like if what ive read about some of it is true.
the new wolverine...ehh..i dont know maybe the fans should make the movies. LOL
I didn’t like the news of the Spidey reboot at first, Sam Raimi and his team were fired by Sony after all, but because I love the character of Spider-Man and realize they have a strong group of filmmakers, I will be at that midnight screening faster than you can say “Ms. Lion”!
As for the new Logan film, simply titled The Wolverine …it will be directed by Darren Aronofsky. Holy moley, even I can’t believe I just typed that!
The derailing of characters isn't what bothers me. In the nearly 50 years that Marvel has been printing X-Men they've done more than enough to make Fox's decisions look downright saintly at times.
My biggest problem is them screwing up their own cinematic timeline. By their own chronology Cyclops was closer to 50 by the time of the first film than he was to 20. Somewhere in the 16 years between First Class and Origins we're supposed to believe that McAvoy somehow end up looking like Stewart. Jean Grey is somewhere in between 10 to 20 years younger than Cyclops. Not to mention that his Scott's younger brother is now nearly a grown man a couple of years before Scott's even born.
I guess I still shouldn't complain though. This sounds like an average 10 year span for your common X-book. Maybe the Fox Mutant Universe is more faithful than we've given them credit for.
Is it right to hope that there be a logical explanation to this in the film? This is weird —and is this intentional on the filmmakers part?
I think they will stay true to the characters because if they mess up how they become who they are there isnt any going back. They hopefully should stick to the comics and let them develop like they should. Transformers too was alright but i thought it was great until now because i just thought about the plot.
Sadly, there is going back… Fox can press the REBOOT button, like Sony just did with Amazing Spider-Man. However, with Bryan Singer involved with First Class, and Hugh Jackman co-producing the new Wolverine film, that is unlikely to happen…
I give Transformers a lot of well-deserved shit, but I admit I had fun watching them on the big screen! Not many films can toy with my emotions like that; making me cringe, upset, and burst out laughing in 2 and a half hours is no easy feat. Kudos!