Weekly News 6-Pack: April 20th, 2011

Here are six of the top PoP! News stories from the past week, as heard on the PanelsOnPages.com PoP!-Cast, live every Tuesday night at 10PM EST, and available for download on the PoP!-Cast Network.


This week:
Thor reviews are in, Bradley Cooper for The Crow (!?), Marvel spoils Death of Spider-Man, Dwayne McDuffie’s final work, Dark Knight Rises casting, and animated Dark Knight Returns!

Early reviews are in for Marvel Studios’ tentpole Thor, and they are overwhelmingly positive, including CBR dubbing it, “The Best Marvel Film Yet”. This just in:  Pete Norbot, AKA Chi-Town Spidey, reports, “I brought that guy a chicken sandwich”.

Remember that Crow reboot we talked about last week…the one that just nabbed a director?  They’re looking into actors to play the title character, Eric Draven, originally portrayed by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 original.  At the top of their list?  The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper. That guy is just DYING to be in a superhero movie, even if he doesn’t fit.  I guess he can sleep soundly with the knowledge that Ryan Reynolds won’t beat him out for it.  Breaking News:  Ryan Reynolds now in talks to star in The Crow.

Marvel continues to spoil its properties via the mainstream media, this time, revealing details of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man post-“Death of Spider-Man” arc via The New York Post.  In a developing story, Fear Itself has been spoiled via an article in The Village Voice, revealing that “hammers are so in this summer.”

Dwayne McDuffie’s legacy continues, as his screenplay for the animated movie Justice League: Chaos will come to fruition next year, announced by Bruce Timm at a McDuffie Memorial.   Rob Granito is currently plotting how to take credit for the project.

Warner Bros. has confirmed the casting or Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for The Dark Knight Rises, but surprisingly, not as characters pivotal to the Batman mythos.  Instead, they will be tasked with the mission to incept the notion of bringing back The Joker into Christopher Nolan’s subconscious.

In other Batman movie news, Warner Bros. is reported to be in the early stages of adapting Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns as an animated direct-to-dvd movie.  Stay tuned next month, as I promise to bring you the punchline to this news story.

And as a bonus…check out this nutsness.  Might have already been debunked…but it was cool while it lasted:  Scott Snyder Uncovers Bizarre Background Character Mystery


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Jason Knize, K-Nice if you're nasty, is a co-founder of PanelsOnPages.com, resident News Editor, and one-half of the World Tag Team Champions, The 11th Hour. You can usually find him in the most wretched hive of scum and villainy...The PoP!ulation Forums.


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  1. Spider_Fan14 says:

    I hope they get Ron Pearlman for the voice of Batman.

    • Jason Kerouac says:

      Y’know… that’d actually REALLY work for me.

      Holy ass cats! I’d no idea he was Clayface on the animated series!!!

  2. Joshua says:

    Ron Perlman could be good, but I’m pulling for Michael Ironside. Not only do I think Michael Ironside should star in everything, but he did a bang-up job as the DKR-style Batman in the tribute episode of The Animated Series.

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