Okay, I'll start this on a positive note.
Herc over at AICN suggested Jeff Goldblum for Reed Richards and Christoph Waltz for Dr. Doom.
I concur. Waltz for Doom? Concur, concur, concur.
Having said that, I'm absolutely not shocked to see this moving forward. For one thing, IESB announced this in March. This is just the official confirmation from the studio now that they've got a writer onboard. Michael Green (a writer for "Heroes") has been signed to kick things off as screenwriter, although if I were him, I wouldn't count on making it to the finish line. I'm sure Fox will run it through several different writers by the time it shoots. That's just the way they make the sausage.
I'm more curious to see who they bring on as director. Akiva Goldsman is producing the movie, and it's impossible to bring that up without pointing out that he did, in fact, write "Batman and Robin," and no quantity of Oscars can ever enable him to time travel backwards and erase that.
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