Today is April Fools Day, and is a day when there are usually news items popping up that get you all excited until you realise they are in fact just an April Fools. I would have done one myself. but it could mean that some readers permanently block Filmonic and never visit it again. Instead, I thought I’d post a round up of all the false April Fools day movie stories from around the web. Here they are:
JoBlo.com can announce that actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be replacing Tobey Maguire in the next SPIDER-MAN movie, tentatively scheduled for release for summer 2010. Jake has been meeting with Sony execs for the past few weeks, and apparently agreed to take on the role, after Maguire said that he was “moving on” from the part.
Holy “Where the hell did this one come from” Batman! In a last ditch effort to win back fans, Warner Bros. has apparently convinced both Christian Bale and Brandon Routh to reprise the roles of Batman and Superman for their upcoming live-action Justice League of America film (currently titled Justice League Mortal). A press release just sent to Cinematical comes with this hilarious quote from a studio rep: “Brandon wasn’t too hard to convince; he half-jokingly told us he’s dreamt about this opportunity every night for the past several months.”
Siegel has signed a contract with Marvel Studios to bring a Superman vs. Spider-Man movie to the big screen by 2012. Siegel will serve as a producer on the project, and has decided to go a very nontraditional route.
Bryan Singer and Sam Raimi have both been signed to co-direct the epic crossover film with Singer directing the Superman/Clark Kent sequences, and Raimi directing the Spider-Man/Peter Parker sequences. The two directors will collaborate on the collisions and action sequences which feature both worlds. Alvin Sargent has been hired to pen the screenplay adaptation.
Big news from the production of Transformers 2. Michael Bay is planning to change things up a bit for the second movie, by adding an organic element into the mix.
Bay is apparently a big fan of JJ Abrams’ Cloverfield, and in a new interview with the Sun Herald Times Daily he revealed that he’s talked to Abrams about using the Cloverfield monster in his upcoming Transformers sequel. Bay says, “we can’t do the same thing over and over again. We’ve done the Decepticons, now it’s time for these characters to face an entirely new threat. When you make a sequel everything has to be bigger, better, more spectacular, and more unexpected. People loved Cloverfield, and I can’t think of any better way to make our sequel even bigger than by combining these two franchises together.”
It was bound to happen eventually – especially after he agreed to bring back ‘The Man in the Hat’ for another round (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” opens in May). Harrison Ford has agreed to play the intergalactic smug smuggler, Han Solo, one more time.
“Han Solo”, based on a script by “Star Wars” veteran Carrie Fisher, will tell of the Space Pirate’s post-“Return of the Jedi” life – his rocky relationship with Leia, their mischievous Jedi-training twins, and principally, Solo’s ongoing battle with The Hutt’s, says BrokenDroid.com.
It looks as if Marvel is going to continue that same track-record in its upcoming Incredible Hulk feature. That’s right; in what looks to be part of the final battle sequence of the film, Wolverine will be making an appearance as part of the team that will hope to gain some semblance of control over the Hulk.
When this was filmed, we’ve no idea, and how they managed to do it, no one is really sure. But word from sources close to Hulk director Louis Leterrier have confirmed that Wolverine will indeed be joining the fray in the movie.
Wow! Wow! Wow! IGN have took the time an effort to make a trailer for a Legend of Zelda