Movie News: Superman Villain Revealed
The villain for the new Superman: Man of Steel movie has just been announced. Michael Shannon, best known as the guy in that small role in revolutionary road and pearl harbor) will play Zod, one of superman’s main villains. I love the idea of him playing Zod but…..Zod. They’ve already had Zod featured in a superman movie, and it was in my favorite superman movie, Superman 2. If you’re going to reboot a franchise don’t start right out the gate with a villain that’s been done before. Start fresh, new. Everyone is going to now compare his performance to the the one Terrence Stamp did in Superman 2 and it’ll be criticized like crazy. But who knows, maybe his performance as Zod will be that of Heath Ledger’s Joker. Every despised the fact that Ledger was playing Joker and that it wouldn’t live up to that of Jack Nicholson’s, but after they saw it, people everywhere praised Heath’s Joker and now that’s the only one that people associate Joker as. This could be the same situation. Only time will tell.
Movie News: Deadpool Movie
The new Deadpool movie just got closer to being made. Ryan Reynolds wants to do this movie for sure, but so far it hasn’t seen any progress. Deadpool is the character Ryan Reynolds portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Even though they ruined the character at the end, Reynolds did an amazing job in the beginning and he was made for this role.
It was just announced that Tim Miller has signed on to direct the new film. This will be Tim Miller’s first directorial debut but he’s worked on movies before. He did all of the Visual effects work on X-Men and X2: X-Men United. He also was the creative director for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Everyone is questioning why they chose him though. They could have gone with a big time director. Most people are assuming they chose a first timer so the company making it (Fox) can have creative control and push around the newbie. I hope that’s not the case.
The film is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who wrote Zombie land. I have really high hopes for this movie. I was actually able to read the first draft of the Deadpool script and all I have to say….amaziiiing! Hopefully they stick to that one and also I hope they make it R rated, because thats how Deadpool needs to be made. I believe this could be a turning point for fox. They’ve screwed up the rest of the X-men films but this is a fresh start, let’s see of they can do it right. Although I must say my expectations for X-men: First Class are exceedingly high. The footage so far seems like director Matthew Vaughn has done it correct, nice job. Now since the movie has a director they can get the ball moving in this because everyone wants more Deadpool!