Wednesday, February 25, 2009

News & Notes

Gato Chico put together this poster, the first time I recall someone wanting Casey Affleck to play the Riddler.

Just the one piece of news today. Batman on Film is reporting that even though Warner Brothers fully expects Christopher Nolan to direct the next Batman movie after he finishes Inception, should that somehow fall through, their backup plan will be Watchmen/300 director Zack Snyder. I'll reserve judgement on Watchmen until I've seen it, but I worry it will end up like 300. Very slick looking, great trailer, great attention to detail, but in the end not all that good. Other than Nolan being my first choice, I'm not sure who I'd prefer... David Fincher comes to mind, but I recall hearing that he has no interest in superhero movies. Martin Campbell maybe? Though other than Casino Royale, he hasn't done all that much that I've liked. Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments.


Anonymous said...

The Coen Brothers!

Bill said...

Well that would be... different. But I can see it now: Frances McDormand as Poison Ivy, J.K. Simmons as Mr. Freeze, Steve Buscemi as the Riddler.