Cher To Play Catwoman In ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?

25 08 2008

Rumor has it that aging pop sensation (and walking corpse), Cher is in talks to play Catwoman in the upcoming sequel to The Dark Knight. Now, none of this has really been verified by anyone of any merit at this point.

British tabloid/gossip magazine, The Telegraph, made the following report:

“The 62-year-old singer and actress is reported to be in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan.

The Oscar-winner will join a cast that includes Johnny Depp as The Riddler as she plays the whip-carrying burglar. The character has also been played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry.

A studio executive said: “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.

Filming of the new Batman instalment, provisionally entitled The Caped Crusader, is due to begin in Vancouver early next year.”

Of course, we should all know better than to trust a magazine like The Telegraph, but the thought of Cher playing Catwoman makes me want to vomit. I would hope Christopher Nolan would be smarter than that if he even chooses to sign on to a third film (I don’t know why he wouldn’t).

While ‘The Caped Crusader’ isn’t at the top of my list of potential titles for the sequel, I am somewhat supportive of Johnny Depp as a choice to play The Riddler. I think he’s a rare talent and would do the role justice, but I’d like to see if anyone else is considered for the role, if in fact The Riddler is the villain in the sequel.

Please, share your thoughts on Cher as Catwoman. Should result in some interesting comments.





‘Superman’ Will Follow In The Footsteps Of ‘The Hulk’ And ‘The Punisher’

22 08 2008

That’s right. It looks like the Superman franchise is going to see a reboot much like The Hulk and The Punisher. Warner Bros. has decided to reinvent Superman with a darker tone to sort of follow in the footsteps of The Dark Knight. Awesome. Because there aren’t enough dark movies out there already. It’s not yet known if Bryan Singer will be involved with the new movie, but if we all cross our fingers, maybe he won’t be. As of yet, there’s no date set for a new Superman movie, but Warner Bros. plan to put out 4 new comic book movies within the next three years and that includes a sequel to The Dark Knight. At least there’s ONE thing to look forward to.





Awesome Fan-Made Poster For Batman 3

15 08 2008

I know it’s way too soon to even start thinking about a sequel to The Dark Knight, considering it’s still in theaters AND still #1 at the box office, BUT I though this was really awesome. From what I’ve been hearing, a lot of fans want to see the Riddler in a sequel to TDK and honestly, it’s the first name that came to mind when I was considering villains for a third movie. Even though a third movie hasn’t even been announced yet, it’s still wishful thinking.

Anyway, here’s the poster, courtesy of SlashFilm:

 





‘Watchmen’ Teaser Trailer

22 07 2008

Sorry I’ve been gone for a while, but here’s something that might cheer you up. The new trailer for Watchmen was released with The Dark Knight on Friday and, being a huge fan of the graphic novel, the trailer looks amazing. Everything literally looks ripped from the pages and plastered onto the screen. March is going to be an exciting month.





Harvey Dent Interview On ‘Gotham Tonight With Mike Engel’

14 07 2008

There have already been a bunch of segments for Gotham Tonight, but this one is particularly interesting, I think, since it gives some background information on Harvey Dent as a character. Sure, we all know Bruce Wayne, but Harvey Dent is the perfect foil for someone like Bruce Wayne. For example, Bruce came from a well-to-do family, Harvey didn’t. They both feel the need to clean up Gotham City and end the corruption, yet they obviously have opposing view points on how to do so. I’ve always thought the relationship between Bruce and Harvey has been an intriguing one and this video sheds a little bit more light on Harvey Dent for those not so familiar with him. You can see more episodes of Gotham Tonight at GothamCityNews.com

Oh, and yes, that IS Anthony Michael Hall as Mike Engels.





Michael Bay’s Rejected ‘Dark Knight’ Script

8 07 2008

If there’s one thing I associate with America, it’s gotta be Batman. Screw apple pie (and Captain America). Just the thought of Batman on the roof of some Gotham City sky scraper with the American flag waving behind him brings a tear to my eye. So, apparently, hack-director Michael Bay ‘wrote’ pages for a Dark Knight script that was ‘ultimately rejected by Warner Bros.’ Now, these pages are completely fake, as you probably would’ve guessed after reading the title page: ‘Michael Bay Presents, In association with Michael Bay Productions, and Michael Bay, Director: Michael Bay’s The Dark Knight by Michael Bay, Featuring Dialogue Scripted by Michael Bay,’ but if you hate Michael Bay as much as I do, you’ll love this. If you love Michael Bay, you’ll probably still love it. Actually, if you love Michael Bay, you may not even want to read this blog. Sorry.

You can check out the hilarious script pages at The Spill.





Yet Another Clip From ‘The Dark Knight’

7 07 2008

I discovered this today while browsing the internets and thought you might enjoy it. This is a clip of the Joker crashing that party we’ve seen in just about every trailer. It’s sort of reminiscent of that scene in Tim Burton’s Batman when the Joker shows up at that fancy restaurant to deface it with graffiti and flirt with Vicki Vale, although Heath plays a significantly scarier Joker here. While the clip is short, it’s a great look at Heath’s performance. Everything else I’ve seen so far hasn’t really been enough to tell me just how awesome he is. Here, we get to see him for almost an entire minute being the Joker and, I must say, it’s brilliant.