This Week in Superhero Movies and TV: 'Man of Steel' meets Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor has come out of hiding. Remember when Bradley Cooper was rumored to be making a cameo as Luthor in "Man of Steel"? Or, later, that the bald business mogul would be played by Joaquin Phoenix, Bryan Cranston or Mark Strong? We were all wrong. Also in this exciting issue of This Week in Superheroes: "Ant-Man," "NInja Turtles," and not one, not two, but three "X-Men"-related movies.
"Man of Steel 2"
"The Social Network's" Jesse Eisenberg has been revealed to be playing Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the sequel. It's the most surprising comic book movie casting coup since Gal Gadot was announced as Wonder Woman. No, wait -- since Ben Affleck was revealed as Batman. Or maybe Heath Ledger as the Joker.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Take a look at the prequel sequel's Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch (sort of), and Blink here.
Sure, "Days of Future Past" won't be in theaters for a few months, but director Bryan Singer already wants to get fans stoked for the follow-up.
Does "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner really want a Gambit solo film starring Channing Tatum? Riot has a few ideas about who would be better in the role.
"The LEGO Movie"
A new trailer spoofs "Man of Steel." At the very least, it'll be funnier than the Superman movie.
The Vertigo character is coming to the small screen, and Neill Marshall ("The Descent," "Game of Thrones") is on board as director. Will Keanu Reeves watch?
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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