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MOVIE NEWS NOV. 25TH: BATMAN, SUPERMAN, TRON: LEGACY, JON FAVREAU & PAN

by Caro, November 25, 2010

Jon Favreau Does Commentary For Cowboys & Aliens Teaser

www.cinemablend.com: As far as we can tell, everyone was blown away by the outright radness of Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens trailer that hit the web last week. The toughness, the action and the sci-fi all seemed to mesh together in one western omelette of awesome, which was surprisingly un-silly given the title.

The Dark Knight Rises will be Christian Bale’s last Batman film

blastr.com: After shooting the third Caped Crusader flick for Christopher Nolan next year, Christian Bale will hang up the cape and cowl for good.

While out doing press for The Fighter—which also gave us the “Mark Walhberg hates The Happening” nugget from yesterday—Bale let slip that The Dark Knight Rises will be his final go-round as the protector of Gotham City: “I believe, unless Chris (Nolan) says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman.”

Director set for ‘Pan’

www.variety.com: Swiss director Ben Hibon, who helmed the animated sequence in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” has been tapped to direct fantasy action thriller “Pan” for Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment.

Project is based on Ben Magid’s script, originally acquired in 2006 by New Line as a vehicle for Guillermo del Toro to direct. The film puts a dark spin on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” with Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.

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Building the Grid: a conversation with Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski

io9.com: We recently had the chance to talk with Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski. Kosinski, who originally trained as an architect at Columbia, told us about constructing the brand new Tron City and updating the Tron aesthetic for the 21st century.

You have a background in architecture. In Tron Legacy, you’re building this virtual cityscape from scratch. Were there any architects or designers who informed the building of Tron City?

The architects who come to mind are Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Albert Speer — Speer was an architect for the Nazis, and you can see his influence in the designs for CLU’s game arenas. You can see the influence of Neil Denari in Flynn’s safe house. It was fun to pull from all these influences and construct something new for this movie. That’s part of the reasons I took this project — I saw the opportunity to build a universe from scratch, not only with the architecture, but also with the character and vehicle design. You can put all of these elements together in a way that you couldn’t do with other movies.

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Zack Snyder’s Superman Plot Revealed?

www.comicbookmovie.com: As always, rumors are rife with any big CBM and Snyder’s Superman(Man Of Steel?) is no different. We have heard that Matthew Goode is a likely contender to play the man himself, and now we have some more speculation as to the story the film may follow. A few days ago CBMer MrDCUniverse posted a story from a casting website, and revealed potential plot details for the film. Well, it looks like they may have been accurate as Whats Playing’s synopsis is very similar. The fact that this comes from a fairly reliable source does lend it some validity, since they did not post this as a rumor themselves and seem fairly certain that this is on the level..

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I can’t wait to see Tron and get the soundtrack. It looks really great! Are you excited to see Tron: Legacy? What do you think of Cowboys and Aliens?

As much as I love Christian as Batman/Bruce, well it’s obvious he wouldn’t be Batman for every movie they would make. I just hope they have a good villain in this one or show Catwoman. What do you think about this? Who would you pick to be the next Batman?

What did you think of Pan’s director? What did you think of Superman’s new plot?

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