Friday, January 4, 2008

WB says Goodbye to Bryan, and now also Brandon!? The WB ready to move on with Welling in the Superman Role???

Well the last few days have been rather interesting if I may say so myself... First off I'd like to say Happy Holidays to everyone who checks up on these blogs, and on the main page "TheManFromKrypton.Cjb.Net" oh, and sorry that I haven't had many updates of late but with the Holidays, and all I haven't had much time to "blog." lol :)

But this doesn't mean the WB hasn't been busy!!!! No No from the looks of it they maybe starting to turn a corner in the right direction!

Reports broke that both Singer & Routh wouldn't be back (Which I have been asking for well a while now!) for the up coming sequels after the JLA movie.

Well the actual report if read correctly says that they won't be involed with the new JLA movie which is something we have all known about for some time now. I still hold out hope that the WB does indeed fire Singer, and Routh, and hire Welling for the role of Superman! Here is the news from Variety

January 3, 2008
Anne Thompson at
Variety has posted some interesting things about the
"Superman" franchise, new Justice League movie and third Batman pic:Speaking of
DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the
next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise's Nazi film
Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street). The next Superman we will
see on the big screen will not be Brandon Routh, but a younger Superman among a
cast of youthful superheroes in The Justice League. That movie will likely not
be shot, however, until after the WGA strike is resolved. Warners is so happy
with Dark Knight that their fondest hope is that Nolan will return to do another
Batman.While none of this is official, stay tuned for more on these projects!

But wait! There is much more, rumor has it that the WB is going to move in the direction I personally think is the right way to go! Reports over on iesb's forum is that Tom Welling is indeed interested, and thinking about taking the role or JLA.

It makes perfect sense getting Welling now, and then letting do an entire season or two extra of him as Superman on tv, and then do a SUPERMAN movie or more JLA movies.

The timing is a good one especially since this writers strike has well cut the latest Smallville season short from it's 22 episodes to 15 giving him more then enough time to be in the movie, and still be ready for next season.

This is a direct quote....

I've tried posting this twice but keep getting logged out for some
reason...Okay...You don't know how right you may actually be.I have to apologize
but I've been holding out on you guys a little.
I woke up to see Latino Review is hearing mostly the same thing with only part missing so since I like being the first to announce things whenever possible, here it goes.

Latino Review backed up the Variety story about Singer leaving (which I actually announced in Dec 2006) and that Routh would not be returning to play Superman (again I have them beat by a year). They also said the actor from JLA would take over the solo Superman films.Here's where I may know a bit more or they just aren't ready to spill it yet.They mentioned they got the news of Routh not returning several weeks ago from WB people and promised not to be the ones to say anything. Well, I got the same news back in late November with a bit more detail than what they said.
I was also told that no casting announcement was made on Nov 18th because
of the writer's strike. Not because it affected the script but because it stood
the chance of freeing up a certain person of interest about 2 months early from
his filming commitments which it has officially done so the wait seems to have
paid off.

The constant "No comments" and lack of denials were due to ongoing
(and still going) negotiations with Tom Welling. He supposedly has discussed
this with a close friend and was told that it is already too late to avoid being
typecast and he should go where the money is or risk ending up with no career
after Smallville.

He is apparently giving this serious thought. Does it mean he
will sign?? Not necessarily but it does mean there is still a lot of hope left.

Well like I've said before only time will tell but it seems that the only time the JLA movie has had any serious buzz on line, and especially any positive buzz is when Tom Welling's name comes up for the role of SUPERMAN.

Let's hope that the WB learns from it's past mistakes, and doesn't hire another MTV reject, and just gives Welling the role which he should have had from the start!

Tom Welling is Superman for this generation like it or not...

lol good job on that "WILDE" I love those suits...
UPDATE: Brandon Routh won't be returning as The Man of Steel?
Ahhhh I love when sites check their sources, and try to debunk each other! It just shows how much bullshit really goes on behind the scenes with these stupid websites all trying to one up each other, and create a little buzz so people will go to their sites, and up their hit count.
Check out the latest rounds of rumors!! This is just getting funny...
Date: January 5, 2008

By: George 'El Guapo' Roush
Source: Variety

Ainitcoolnews has an update to the Routh rumor I posted that he will no longer be playing Superman in the stand alone sequel. Moriarty says he got off the phone with someone in the know at Warner Brothers who has confirmed that Routh is still The Man of Steel:

I just got off the phone with a very high-ranking mole who is absolutely in a position to know what's happening with this film, and he tells me that it is "absolutely false" that Brandon Routh is out as Superman for the stand-alone series.
The only thing that has been determined is that JUSTICE LEAGUE will not feature the actors from the other films. That's it.
Right now, Routh is still Warner's choice to return if they make another stand-alone SUPERMAN film, and that's based on conversations as recently as a few weeks ago.
Don't believe this one, kids. Routh's still the Man of Steel.
If this is true I'm glad. I like Routh in the role. Things change in Hollywoodland and what we heard a couple of months ago could certainly be different that what we're hearing now. Maybe Warner changed their minds? Or maybe they're saving face because they didn't want anything leaked too early? Couldn't tell ya. All I can tell you is what we were told a couple of months ago by our DC contacts. If things have changed since then, then that's good news for fans of Brandon.

News is a funny thing. Sometimes when its reported the person who reported it gets the credit for breaking the news. Latinoreview has always tried to be the front runner in breaking casting news. Sometimes we miss, but most of the time we're dead on.

Kelvin knew about Brandon not being the new Superman for weeks and weeks now, but made a promise to the DC people that he wouldn't break the story. Variety has now confirmed what we've secretly known for a while and Brandon Routh will be replaced in the stand alone sequel by whomever is cast as Superman in the upcoming Justice League of America movie.

**EDIT** Other sites are breaking our balls about how I wrote this news piece, so let me correct it. (It's my first news article. Give me a break people!) The article does not state that whomever is cast as Superman will also be the same actor to carry on the stand alone Superman sequel, but we've heard otherwise. If we're wrong, you can go back to breaking said balls.

Personally, I thought Brandon did a great job. He had the look to pull off the character and the girls all went nuts for him in tighty tights (I conducted a poll). It wasn't his fault that the script was bad. Hopefully Hollywood knows what they're doing in casting someone who may be even younger than Routh in the role. I don't know what the fascination is with younger casting, especially for super heroes. But I'll take a younger actor if it means Nicolas Cage can't go anywhere near the role.

Click on the source link above to check out the article.

Everyone should E-Mail these clowns, and tell them to stop it with this bullshit already, and just wait until the WB is god damn ready to announce something!

Or just link these clowns my site, and let them read me telling them to quit this bullsh*t, and stop leaking false rumor's, and lies just to help create some sort of online buzz!

It's funny but it's starting to get fu**ing annoying!

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