Yay! This just in: the man who behind Watchmen and 300 will be helming Superman. We know Christopher Nolan who gave new life to Batman on the big screen is producing and the script is by his Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer. These three men have proven their healthy respect for comics, and with Snyder now on board I’m a happy man. 300 ties with Sin City as the most direct and faithful adaptation of a comic ever put to screen, and though Superman has been around since 1938 and doesn’t benefit from one single, self-contained tale like those Frank Miller tales, Snyder is still a good man to trust with this long in development revival.
We know Brandon Routh who last palyed the Man of Steel in 2006′s abysmal Superman Returns won’t be..returning and that the villain will probably be Zod, as played by Terrence Stamp in the first two films starring Christopher Reeve decades ago, and Callum Blue in season nine of TV’s Smallville.
Snyder’s latest film is the owls-in-action Legend of the Guardians while next year sees his wild Sucker Punch unleashed.
As mentioned in our most recent podcast, Frank Castle has just waved goodbye to his man/monster status and is now returning to normal, ie, killing bad guys. Here’s a text-free preview of next month’s Punisher mini-series.
Your First Look At The RETURN OF THE PUNISHER!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Punisher: In The Blood #1 (of 5), from the acclaimed creative team of Rick Remender and Roland Boschi! The Punisher has returned to the Marvel Universe and he’s looking for payback! Criminals beware, with nothing left to lose, Marvel’s most feared vigilante has embarked on his most brutal campaign yet and the gutters are running red with the blood of the city’s scum. It isn’t pretty. But then again neither are the Jigsaw Brothers or their plans for Frank Castle. Find out what happens when The Punisher brings his fight back to the streets this November in Punisher: In The Blood #1 (of 5).
PUNISHER: IN THE BLOOD #1 (of 5) (SEP100636)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 10/14/10, On Sale – 11/3/10