– Zack Snyder has announced at Comic-Con this week that the sequel to Man of Steel will be a Batman/Superman crossover movie. Details are few and far between at the moment but it is thought that the duo will not be particularly co-operative in the story. A Flash movie is planned for 2016 with a full Justice League movie expected in 2017.
– Also at Comic-Con, brand new footage of Godzilla, Gravity and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was previewed. Check out the latest trailer for The Hunger Games below.
– In other movie news, Veteran British comedy actor Mel Smith has died aged 60 from a heart attack. The popular comedian, best known for his TV work on Not The Nine O’Clock News and his partnership with Griff Rhys Jones, starred in films such as Twelfth Night and The Princess Bride.
– Christopher Guest has hinted there could be some activity from Spinal Tap next year. It is unclear at the moment whether this would be some shows, a new album or another sequel to the original This Is Spinal Tap.
– Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are currently in talks with director John Hillcoat to star in his latest feature, Triple Nine.
– Disney has announced that the female lead to star in Tomorrowland will be Britt Robertson. Robertson will star opposite George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the highly anticipated Brad Bird epic.
– Troy and 28 Weeks Later star Rose Byrne is hoping to join Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz in the latest adaptation of Broadway musical Annie.
– Se7en scriptwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has signed on to pen the script for the upcoming sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film will see Walker reunited with director David Fincher, although question marks remain over the busy schedule of both Fincher and Daniel Craig, with some suggestions that Craig’s character may be written out entirely.
– With Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno gracing the bestseller charts, news has emerged that Tom Hanks has signed up to return as Robert Langdon, and Ron Howard will also be directing the planned film adaptation. Strangely Dan Brown’s previous Langdon novel The Lost Symbol seems to have been overlooked entirely.
– In typically Sly style, Sylvester Stallone has teased some rumours that Mel Gibson may feature in The Expendables 3. Nothing has been confirmed at this stage, but some suggestive tweets look to point to Gibson as the next villain.