Speeding Bullets: Monday, May 31, 2011

from the Comic Hero News staff
There’s a lot that happens in the world of superheroes everyday, and we at Comic Hero News don’t have the ability to write up a full story about everything, as much as we’d like to. So, we bring you Speeding Bullets – for all of those pieces of news that are fired our way that are worth noticing, but don’t merit a full story in their own right.

  • Now that Darren Aronofsky has stepped away from The Wolverine, Fox is looking for a new director for the Hugh Jackman-starring film. According to Variety, the list comes down to the following eight directors: Jose Padilha, Doug Liman, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Romanek, Justin Lin, Gavin O’Connor, James Mangold and Gary Shore.
  • DC Universe: The Source has a preview look at Ralph Cosentino’s children’s book, Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess. It looks like a really cute, child-friendly take on Diana, and completes Cosentino’s trilogy (Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight and Superman: The Man of Steel).
  • Deadline tells us that Akira has hit another roadblock. In addition to losing star Keanu Reeves, director Albert Hughes has now walked away from the remake of the anime classic.
  • David Slade is set to direct a reboot of Daredevil for Fox, partially in an effort to keep the rights from reverting back to Marvel. After going on an anti-rumor rant on Twitter, Slade promised that we would get Daredevil news sometime this week.
  • Bleeding Cool tells us that a number of film tracking sites reveal that Warner Brothers is working on developing Hawkman for the big screen. The published logline reads “Part INDIANA JONES/DA VINCI CODE, part GHOST tentpole about the fictional superhero that appears in D.C. Comic books. He used archaic weaponry and large, artificial wings attached to a harness made of the Nth metal that allows flight. Most incarnations of Hawkman work closely with a partner/romantic interest named Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman in his fight against supervillains. Based on the DC comic.”
  • Matthew Modine’s role in The Dark Knight Rises has been revealed. According to Showbiz411.com, Modine will play Nixon, a character who is “a politician and a key villain.”
  • Until David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot, starring Adrianne Palicki, makes its’ way to official release (it surely will, eventually) we need to rely on secondhand reports. And now two competing reviews have arrived. Conor Kilpatrick at iFanboy has done a full review of the pilot, and is generally favorable to it, although he does point out weaknesses in the show, while Mike Ausiello wrote on Twitter “WW Pilot Post Mortem: So bad it was… awful. Dull. Humorless. Confusing. NBC was right to euthanize it. Adrianne Palicki deserved better.”

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