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05.06.2008

Cinemablend has reported three comic-related rumors today. Alone, none of these would probably have been enough to warrant an article, but I figure at least one must have something to it. I think Gaia figured the same thing when she gave the rings out to the Planeteers, because no way Ma-Ti gets a ring on his own. And if it's a good enough policy for Mother Nature, it's good enough for me.

First up, apparently, in Gotham, for the third BATMAN film, The Joker is out. Like completely out. No re-casting, and I couldn't agree more. Instead we'll get a film that continues with Two Face, and possibly... sees the introduction of Robin? Also: Nolan is doing a Guillermo del Toro, and getting out after 3. Boo.

Second, apparently, Marvel was really busy today and couldn't make it round to punch your childhood in the nuts. Sorry. They will however, do the next best thing and draw up a shortlist of candidates for the vacant CAPTAIN AMERICA role, with Matthew McConaughey at the head.

And thirdly, apparently one of the plot lines being pushed for the IRON MAN sequel has Jacksonís Nick Fury enlisting the help of Tony Stark in going after a terrorist called The Mandarin. And the best bit (and probably my favorite ever sentence): The Mandarin will have at his disposal, an inter-galactic dragon called Fing Fang Foom.

Of course, all of this is just rumor at the moment. So don't worry about the McConaughey thing too much. But please, please, my friends: discuss!
Source: Cinemablend

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8:49PM on 05/07/2008

what about.....

Anyone (everyone?) think Ryan Reynolds is too much of a wiseass/prettyboy character to play a Captain America?
Anyone (everyone?) think Ryan Reynolds is too much of a wiseass/prettyboy character to play a Captain America?
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4:27PM on 05/07/2008
Joker no recast is perfect and could only be done by Depp if they did, and as for Mr Freeze and all that, They are too outlandish and corny, but any genius could make them fit in a nolan world. Just doesn't seem important and Burton nailed Penguin in that mood the first time. Campy but Dark. As for Cap America. Paul Walker who i thought would have been a PERFECT DareDevil could pull it off. Brad Pitt was my first pice ever but he is aging and too big of a name to really be looked at as
Joker no recast is perfect and could only be done by Depp if they did, and as for Mr Freeze and all that, They are too outlandish and corny, but any genius could make them fit in a nolan world. Just doesn't seem important and Burton nailed Penguin in that mood the first time. Campy but Dark. As for Cap America. Paul Walker who i thought would have been a PERFECT DareDevil could pull it off. Brad Pitt was my first pice ever but he is aging and too big of a name to really be looked at as steve rogers unless the director atached is that good to make us forget all that.

The costume will be rather hard to make for the movies without the cornyness cause Cap America's costume is pointless and wouldn't really help him with much in the real world. Spidey, Ironman, Batman...all make sense with their respective attires, but Cap Am??? I don't know how they'll do it unless they Dare devil style him or something.
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3:18AM on 05/07/2008
Even though he is the Spirit... Gabriel Macht kind of has the look down
Even though he is the Spirit... Gabriel Macht kind of has the look down
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1:10AM on 05/07/2008

Captain America

Reign of Fire is enough evidence for me that McConaughey has what it takes to pull off the role.
Reign of Fire is enough evidence for me that McConaughey has what it takes to pull off the role.
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10:32PM on 05/06/2008
Okay. I hope the Joker's story ark is complete. I'd be hip to the idea if it were necessary to do a Brandon Lee and have joker cameo in Bats 3. I just wouldn't want to see him as a main plot point. I'd love to see Two Face take the lead in 3. I'd love to see Paul Giamatti as The Penguin. I'm open to an intro to Robin but in passing. As for Captain America... No on Matthew. I'd prefer someone like Clive Owen or Brad Pitt as already mentioned. And what ever happens with Iron Man... I'm sure
Okay. I hope the Joker's story ark is complete. I'd be hip to the idea if it were necessary to do a Brandon Lee and have joker cameo in Bats 3. I just wouldn't want to see him as a main plot point. I'd love to see Two Face take the lead in 3. I'd love to see Paul Giamatti as The Penguin. I'm open to an intro to Robin but in passing. As for Captain America... No on Matthew. I'd prefer someone like Clive Owen or Brad Pitt as already mentioned. And what ever happens with Iron Man... I'm sure Marvel will do what is right. They have with this first one...
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10:13PM on 05/06/2008

whoa...plz no

Please God, I will stop enabling Lindsey Lohan if you don't allow a "Robin" in the Batman movies. The only sidekick Bale needs is Oldman as Gordon.
Of course I would watch Bale mow the lawn. That guy rules.

My 2 cents for the Captain America role is....Mathew Fox of LOST? McConaughey is ok but I just don't see him in this role.
Please God, I will stop enabling Lindsey Lohan if you don't allow a "Robin" in the Batman movies. The only sidekick Bale needs is Oldman as Gordon.
Of course I would watch Bale mow the lawn. That guy rules.

My 2 cents for the Captain America role is....Mathew Fox of LOST? McConaughey is ok but I just don't see him in this role.
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9:42PM on 05/06/2008
No McConaughey please. I like him, but not in that role.
No McConaughey please. I like him, but not in that role.
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8:47PM on 05/06/2008
Batman: I remember reading an interview when begins came out that Nolan wanted to do a trilogy, so that's no surprise. I always wondered if Nolan could pull of a kick-ass movie with some of the more cartoonish batman characters like Robin, penguin, or Mr. Freeze (not that this is a good idea, just something I played with in my mind). I really wanted the Joker to be in 3, but it makes sense to take him out rather than recast him.

Captain America: McConaughey hasn't done a good movie since
Batman: I remember reading an interview when begins came out that Nolan wanted to do a trilogy, so that's no surprise. I always wondered if Nolan could pull of a kick-ass movie with some of the more cartoonish batman characters like Robin, penguin, or Mr. Freeze (not that this is a good idea, just something I played with in my mind). I really wanted the Joker to be in 3, but it makes sense to take him out rather than recast him.

Captain America: McConaughey hasn't done a good movie since the 90's, so he's a risky bet. I'd prefer Ryan Philippe.

Iron-man: i'd prefer them to focus on Iron-man rather than the avengers, but it could work either way.
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7:38PM on 05/06/2008

TDK, IRON-MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA

TDK: I'm glad their not thinking of bringing back the Joker for Batman 3, or re-casting the role, as for Robin, I don't know, I'd like to see Nolan pull off Catwoman in a 3rd film since it seems like he's doing characters already used in the previous films.

IRON-MAN 2: The idea of introducing Thor in Iron-Man 2 is great, and I can't wait to see the Mandarin on the big screen, but how will the Iron-Man trilogy end? if after 2 their making Avengers? and Fav's vision is to make an Iron-Man
TDK: I'm glad their not thinking of bringing back the Joker for Batman 3, or re-casting the role, as for Robin, I don't know, I'd like to see Nolan pull off Catwoman in a 3rd film since it seems like he's doing characters already used in the previous films.

IRON-MAN 2: The idea of introducing Thor in Iron-Man 2 is great, and I can't wait to see the Mandarin on the big screen, but how will the Iron-Man trilogy end? if after 2 their making Avengers? and Fav's vision is to make an Iron-Man trilogy?

CAPTAIN AMERICA: I think I'm one of the few who likes 'The First Avenger' included in the Capt. film title, I hope they cast a good actor like they did with Robert Downey JR. and getr a good director.
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7:17PM on 05/06/2008
Okay. I hope the Joker's story ark is complete. I'd be hip to the idea if it were necessary to do a Brandon Lee and have joker cameo in Bats 3. I just wouldn't want to see him as a main plot point. I'd love to see Two Face take the lead in 3. I'd love to see Paul Giamatti as The Penguin. I'm open to an intro to Robin but in passing. As for Captain America... No on Matthew. I'd prefer someone like Clive Owen or Brad Pitt as already mentioned. And what ever happens with Iron Man... I'm sure
Okay. I hope the Joker's story ark is complete. I'd be hip to the idea if it were necessary to do a Brandon Lee and have joker cameo in Bats 3. I just wouldn't want to see him as a main plot point. I'd love to see Two Face take the lead in 3. I'd love to see Paul Giamatti as The Penguin. I'm open to an intro to Robin but in passing. As for Captain America... No on Matthew. I'd prefer someone like Clive Owen or Brad Pitt as already mentioned. And what ever happens with Iron Man... I'm sure Marvel will do what is right. They have with this first one...
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7:10PM on 05/06/2008
Nolan said after Batman Begins was released that he couldn't picture Robin in his vision, but things change I guess. Though, if you think about it, Robin MIGHT work within Nolan's style, just wouldn't (and hopefully) be the Robin you see in the comics. It's probably just a rumor and Nolan doesn't rush out the Bat picures as quick as Raimi did with Spiderman or apparently Marvel is doing with the rest of their stock. Josh Lucas could pull off Captain America, anyone?
Nolan said after Batman Begins was released that he couldn't picture Robin in his vision, but things change I guess. Though, if you think about it, Robin MIGHT work within Nolan's style, just wouldn't (and hopefully) be the Robin you see in the comics. It's probably just a rumor and Nolan doesn't rush out the Bat picures as quick as Raimi did with Spiderman or apparently Marvel is doing with the rest of their stock. Josh Lucas could pull off Captain America, anyone?
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7:02PM on 05/06/2008
FIN FANG FOOM PUT YOU IN HIS PANTS!

Honestly, I don't know how anyone could actually take that guy seriously. As for McConaughey as Cap ... I don't know, in a weird way I could almost see it. And hey, when they first announced RDJ as Iron Man, most people thought the Fav'd lost his mind, but look how that turned out. I'm just gonna wait and see what happens.
FIN FANG FOOM PUT YOU IN HIS PANTS!

Honestly, I don't know how anyone could actually take that guy seriously. As for McConaughey as Cap ... I don't know, in a weird way I could almost see it. And hey, when they first announced RDJ as Iron Man, most people thought the Fav'd lost his mind, but look how that turned out. I'm just gonna wait and see what happens.
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6:58PM on 05/06/2008

On the 3...

On Bats: It's understandable considering the circumstances. It's a shame though, had Heath lived he probably would have been amazing in 3 as well as TDK more so. It also sucks Nolan would drop out after 3 but i'd imagine he'd get tired of doing Bat films at some point.

On Cap: I like the Ryan Gosling pick

On Iron Man 2: I like the idea of bringing in Thor and/or Hulk in to battle alongside him. For Thor, it's a great way to introduce people to him, for those who are unfamiliar with him.
On Bats: It's understandable considering the circumstances. It's a shame though, had Heath lived he probably would have been amazing in 3 as well as TDK more so. It also sucks Nolan would drop out after 3 but i'd imagine he'd get tired of doing Bat films at some point.

On Cap: I like the Ryan Gosling pick

On Iron Man 2: I like the idea of bringing in Thor and/or Hulk in to battle alongside him. For Thor, it's a great way to introduce people to him, for those who are unfamiliar with him. For Hulk, I'd hope if they did bring him in, that they'd keep Ed Norton on as Bruce for as long as they can in future cameos/sequels...
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6:16PM on 05/06/2008

Cap

Brad Pitt would have been perfect for the role of Captain America in my opinion, although i think he's perhaps a tad too old now. Don't like the idea of Matthew whatshisface playing him though...
If they make at least the first half of the movie similar in style to Saving Private Ryan then it could be really good.

As for Batman, Nolan has already stated he doesn't like The Penguin, Robin & Catwoman so the next movie can only really feature the return of Two-face and the introduction of The
Brad Pitt would have been perfect for the role of Captain America in my opinion, although i think he's perhaps a tad too old now. Don't like the idea of Matthew whatshisface playing him though...
If they make at least the first half of the movie similar in style to Saving Private Ryan then it could be really good.

As for Batman, Nolan has already stated he doesn't like The Penguin, Robin & Catwoman so the next movie can only really feature the return of Two-face and the introduction of The Riddler, who could be interesting done Nolan-stylee.
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6:07PM on 05/06/2008

NO NOLAN?!

they shouldn't make a 4th. We should petition the idea. Boycott it.

This series belongs to Nolan!!!!!
they shouldn't make a 4th. We should petition the idea. Boycott it.

This series belongs to Nolan!!!!!
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5:54PM on 05/06/2008
It's best they keep Joker OUT of 3. You can't replace Heath for many reasons. Nolan said before that he wanted Frankie Muniz for the role of Robin, which I'm gonna go ahead and say that that was a joke. My guess, Nolan = no Robin.

As far as Cap, why not McConaughey? Dude's a good actor, descent looking, pretty buff, and he can get fired up. Ever see his pissed off face (Reign of Fire)? I could dig that bit of casting. It could really light up the dudes career again too. Or what about
It's best they keep Joker OUT of 3. You can't replace Heath for many reasons. Nolan said before that he wanted Frankie Muniz for the role of Robin, which I'm gonna go ahead and say that that was a joke. My guess, Nolan = no Robin.

As far as Cap, why not McConaughey? Dude's a good actor, descent looking, pretty buff, and he can get fired up. Ever see his pissed off face (Reign of Fire)? I could dig that bit of casting. It could really light up the dudes career again too. Or what about Gyllenhaal? Russell Crowe? Viggo Mortenson? Not American enough? I could go for McConaughey though.
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5:11PM on 05/06/2008

Regarding Batman

I don't care about the other superhero movies. But, I am certain Nolan and Co. have said that Robin will not enter the equation. And I am hoping that they cut the Joker out and do not replace Leger- move on to Two-Face for Batman 3.
I don't care about the other superhero movies. But, I am certain Nolan and Co. have said that Robin will not enter the equation. And I am hoping that they cut the Joker out and do not replace Leger- move on to Two-Face for Batman 3.
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4:32PM on 05/06/2008
*thinks of Matthe [link] of Captain America...goes back to Maca...then shudders*
*thinks of Matthe [link] of Captain America...goes back to Maca...then shudders*
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4:31PM on 05/06/2008
i think Damon would be someone to consider for the Cap'n. He would fill out the suit and he knows how to fight.
i think Damon would be someone to consider for the Cap'n. He would fill out the suit and he knows how to fight.
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3:50PM on 05/06/2008
Ryan Gosling = Captain America!

That is my choice and I hope that Marvel is considering him because I think that he may be the most perfect fit for the character! Also f**k Robin who needs that hack keep it with Batman and no sidekicks.
Ryan Gosling = Captain America!

That is my choice and I hope that Marvel is considering him because I think that he may be the most perfect fit for the character! Also f**k Robin who needs that hack keep it with Batman and no sidekicks.
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2:48PM on 05/06/2008

Oh, wait

I actually went back and read the cinemablend article, they didn't say that their source told them that Robin would be in Nolan's third bat movie, they simply compared the third batman movie to the storyline in the graphic novel "Dark Victory", in which the origins of both Two Face and Robin were explored. The guy writing the article simply speculated that since Robin was in Dark Victory, that maybe he'd be in the next bat flick as well..So don't freak out people. I highly doubt that Nolan's
I actually went back and read the cinemablend article, they didn't say that their source told them that Robin would be in Nolan's third bat movie, they simply compared the third batman movie to the storyline in the graphic novel "Dark Victory", in which the origins of both Two Face and Robin were explored. The guy writing the article simply speculated that since Robin was in Dark Victory, that maybe he'd be in the next bat flick as well..So don't freak out people. I highly doubt that Nolan's "No Robin" policy has changed. And they mentioned Fin Fang Foom as a possiblity, but only as a "Monster". They only referred to it as an "intergalactic dragon" when explaining Foom's COMIC BOOK origin, NOT in relation to the plot line for Iron Man 2. So again, no need to freak out.
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2:43PM on 05/06/2008

NO!

No Robin please,it would proboaly kill Nolans Bat. No Matthew McConaughey as Cpt.America, he is one of my favorite super heros and he would kill him. And no Fing Fang Foom, that would be really bad.
No Robin please,it would proboaly kill Nolans Bat. No Matthew McConaughey as Cpt.America, he is one of my favorite super heros and he would kill him. And no Fing Fang Foom, that would be really bad.
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2:36PM on 05/06/2008

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1:48PM on 05/06/2008
They won't bring Robin out of the closet, Arvindh, but I would definitely not be surprised if they introduced Dick Grayson.

I'm more excited about the potential cast for the Avengers. Does everyone realize that this involves motherfucking THOR?
They won't bring Robin out of the closet, Arvindh, but I would definitely not be surprised if they introduced Dick Grayson.

I'm more excited about the potential cast for the Avengers. Does everyone realize that this involves motherfucking THOR?
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1:29PM on 05/06/2008

THE GOOD & THE BAD.....

Robin?! Holy cow, Batman! I now officially remove Cinemablend from my list of trusted sources because there is NO way ever that Nolan will introduce Robin. He said so himself and so did Christian Bale. No sissyf*ck in the colorful spandex. I doubt they'll remove The Joker entirely from the third film. There were rumors about Ledger being tied for two movies. If Mr.J doesn't get killed off in TDK, he'll probably have a small cameo in the sequel. Maybe in the shadows, maybe in Arkham. It's
Robin?! Holy cow, Batman! I now officially remove Cinemablend from my list of trusted sources because there is NO way ever that Nolan will introduce Robin. He said so himself and so did Christian Bale. No sissyf*ck in the colorful spandex. I doubt they'll remove The Joker entirely from the third film. There were rumors about Ledger being tied for two movies. If Mr.J doesn't get killed off in TDK, he'll probably have a small cameo in the sequel. Maybe in the shadows, maybe in Arkham. It's bittersweet actually...coz you'd want co much for The Joker to return, but then again you'd rather not see anyone else play him in the near future. Oh well. And no part 4? I guess it's a good idea to leave if there's no more steam, but knowing how Nolan works, I wouldn't be surprised if he agreed to make a fourth Bat-flick. Now, about Marvel's side...What The Fing Fang Foom is wrong with them? Pffft....seriously? What is this, Sesame Street?
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1:30PM on 05/06/2008

Nooooo

Please, no Robin in Bats 3.

Also, I beg you Marvel, no Matthew McConaughey for Cap.

And most of all PLEASE, no Fing Fan Foom in Iron Man 2.
Please, no Robin in Bats 3.

Also, I beg you Marvel, no Matthew McConaughey for Cap.

And most of all PLEASE, no Fing Fan Foom in Iron Man 2.
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1:17PM on 05/06/2008
Batman good.

Robin...not so much.

It's hard to be the Dark Knight when your squire is an underaged, annoying little $#!+ dressed in bright, primary colours.

Even Tim Burton understood this.

Joel Schumacher...not so much.
Batman good.

Robin...not so much.

It's hard to be the Dark Knight when your squire is an underaged, annoying little $#!+ dressed in bright, primary colours.

Even Tim Burton understood this.

Joel Schumacher...not so much.
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12:51PM on 05/06/2008

smok3h, you are not mistaken....

.... Batman is DC :) As for Robin, I don't think Nolan will introduce him, he said there will be no Robin in his movies. Anyway, if you read the text in the link posted, you'll notice there is not a single rumor of Robin in the sequel of TDK (only that he appears in the comic on wich TDK's sequel will be based upon).
.... Batman is DC :) As for Robin, I don't think Nolan will introduce him, he said there will be no Robin in his movies. Anyway, if you read the text in the link posted, you'll notice there is not a single rumor of Robin in the sequel of TDK (only that he appears in the comic on wich TDK's sequel will be based upon).
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12:46PM on 05/06/2008
Robin in Batman 3!?? No, no, no, no, no....!!!!

If Nolan wants to continue with the dark setting and mood, then Batman needs always to be alone. NO ROBIN!!
Robin in Batman 3!?? No, no, no, no, no....!!!!

If Nolan wants to continue with the dark setting and mood, then Batman needs always to be alone. NO ROBIN!!
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12:46PM on 05/06/2008

wait..

Isn't Batman a DC comic? Three Marvel related rumors? Am I confused or is this article mistaken?
Isn't Batman a DC comic? Three Marvel related rumors? Am I confused or is this article mistaken?
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12:43PM on 05/06/2008

Ewww

Keep Robin out of Nolan's Bat Trilogy!
Keep Robin out of Nolan's Bat Trilogy!
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12:44PM on 05/06/2008
Fing Fang Foom was a great synth-pop band from the eighties.
Fing Fang Foom was a great synth-pop band from the eighties.
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12:39PM on 05/06/2008

wait..

Isn't Batman a DC comic? Three Marvel related rumors? Am I confused or is this article mistaken?
Isn't Batman a DC comic? Three Marvel related rumors? Am I confused or is this article mistaken?
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12:35PM on 05/06/2008
Matthew? I was pulling for Mark Valley (of "Boston Legal" fame of late). I'm afraid that casting Captain America will turn into Superman casting-type curse.

Matthew might make a better Hawkeye.
Matthew? I was pulling for Mark Valley (of "Boston Legal" fame of late). I'm afraid that casting Captain America will turn into Superman casting-type curse.

Matthew might make a better Hawkeye.
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12:33PM on 05/06/2008

yeah

I don't trust Cinema Blend as a source.

Even he's 'taken' I would've thought that Aaron Eckhardt himeself could be a great Captain America!
I don't trust Cinema Blend as a source.

Even he's 'taken' I would've thought that Aaron Eckhardt himeself could be a great Captain America!
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