Dan Mazeau is reportedly writing a script for The Flash, although no one involved with the property would confirm it. Considering the DC-Warner Bros record so far, we shouldnt hold our breath. Also, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer have apparently begun their work on the script for the next Batman movie, according to a source over at IESB. No other details are available. [IESB.net]
Don't hold your breath for Hellboy 3 -- Guillermo del Toro says there aren't any solid plans for a third film. "We're three, four years away from anything happening-so I don't think anyone is, you know, in a big hurry." Except the fans, of course. Maybe del Toro will hand the reins over to someone else while he's in Middle Earth? Or maybe the energetic director can film it while on his Hobbit lunch break! [MTV Splash Page]
And speaking of setbacks, Emily Blunt may not be Black Widow after all, thanks to her joining the cast of Guilliver's Travels. Blunt's representatives are trying to work out the schedule conflict, but Fox holds an option on her and may exercise it in order to make sure she's in Travels. Come on, Marvel and Fox -- work it out! [Variety]
Scott Derrickson will be directing Dan Simmons' novel Hyperion Cantos for Warner Bros, with a script penned by Trevor Sands. The film will combine two of Simmons' novels, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, into one. I would be skeptical of that (how many movies get a single book right, let alone two?) but reviews on Amazon suggest that one doesn't work without the other, anyway. It's more the plot that might be the problem on this one -- the story centers on seven travelers who make a pilgrimage to the time tombs of Hyperion, and face down the terrifying Shrike. I've never read it, but it's one of those legendary, horrifying works of sci-fi that seem impossible to describe or adapt. Is there a reader out there who can shed a little more light? [Variety]
Darren Aronofsky gave a hint as to what his Robocop re-imagining might involve: "The world has so changed-how much every one of us is somewhat of a cyborg at this point with cell phones hanging out of us, with implants of all different types. I think there's a lot of really timely ideas in it. If it comes together, it'll be great, but who knows?" He swears to do right by the fans, but can't promise a Peter Weller cameo at this point. But that's okay -- isn't this the only remake people are interested in? [MTV]
Kyle Newman denies that Kristen Bell was added to Fanboys as mere eye candy, or to appeal to a female audience. She was actually included to represent the female geeks of the world. "I don't think all Star Wars fans are guys. I've been to a lot of different conventions - Star Wars conventions, SF conventions, comic-book conventions - and there's a huge community of females that are into this, too, and they don't get due credit. So that's one of the things we talked about when I got involved, and we added the female character. There's that separation. She's one of the guys, but is she one of the guys? She still gets looked at sexually, but also platonically." I officially heart these guys. [Sci Fi Wire]
The Watchmen music site has been updated, and you can listen to the full version of Tyler Bates' Prison Fight track. You can also download the video for My Chemical Romance's Desolation Row cover on itunes if you're so inclined.
additional reporting from Erik Davis