SUPERMAN REBOOT PLANNED

HOLLYWOOD – This just in – Superman will be the latest franchise to get the reboot treatment

Mere days after Man of Steel broke box office records worldwide, Warner Bros. has decided to reboot Superman again. The entire cast of Man of Steel is due to be replaced and the writers are going back to the drawing board.

A spokesperson said:

 We almost got it right, but as you can see from the mixed reaction the film has received from audiences and critics alike, we still have some work to do. But Man of Steel has definitely reignited interest in Superman again, that much is clear, so we want to strike while the iron is hot. Seven years between Superman Returns and Man of Steel was simply too long and we don’t want to make that same mistake again.

Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer will once again be on board as producer and writer although director Zack Snyder will not be returning to the franchise. It is unclear at this point who will be helming the reboot but the names Michael Bay, McG and Tim Burton (who were all attached to Superman projects at one stage or another) have been mentioned as possibilities. Even Christopher Nolan hasn’t ruled himself out yet.

What we DO know at this point is that the film will be another origin story and will feature Lex Luthor as the main villain, but we shouldn’t rule out another appearance from General Zod either.

The spokesperson continued:

Origin stories are big business, just as Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, Batman Begins and Iron Man proved. We know they work so why bother trying to come up with a fresh idea for a sequel when you can just hit the reset button and do another origin story instead? It’s also a great way of keeping overheads down as we can cast an unknown in the title role who won’t be looking for an exorbitant fee! Just look at the trouble Marvel and Disney are having with Robert Downey Jr.

The news came as a huge shock to actor Henry Cavill, who is currently in the Far East, still on promotional duties for Man of Steel. It is far too early to say who will be playing the coveted title role but rumour has it that Brandon Routh may be in with another shot.

“It will save us a lot of money on casting and he needs the work,” the spokesperson said.

The Superman reboot will be out as soon as humanly possible.

5 FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

HOLLYWOOD – He is the enigmatic director of Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and the upcoming Interstellar, but who is Christopher Nolan really?

What are Christopher Nolan’s dreams like? Is it true that he has an iguana called Stephen who makes all his decisions for him by moving across a Twister floor mat? NO. That’s exactly the kind of nonsense we want to get rid of at The Studio Exec, so prepare your brain pads to receive the returning helicopter of FACT, and watch out, there are casualties.

1. When 12 years old, Nolan invented the Jenga game which he originally named the CONFUSERATOR. However, Paul Rudd had already invented it and so Nolan received no money from the idea. As an adult Nolan would attempt to make a film on the idea (CLICK HERE for more on that story) but it collapsed after someone over-enthusiastically removed one of the lower most blocks.

2. Christopher has three brothers. Jonathan: a script writer who has worked on many of Christopher’s films, Matthew, who is successful in the world of shoes, and Wayne Nolan, who is locked in East Wing of Nolan Towers, the crumbling family pile and is only seen by his nurse Tik. For a short time in the 80s the four brothers performed as a barber shop quartet called the Nolan Brothers until they were eclipsed by the more famous Nolan Sisters, who are – ironically – their sisters.

The Nolan Brother (with Tik)

3.  Christopher Nolan’s first film was a black and white art house effort called Miener Houser Baader Miener Hoffer Gang, about a man who for the life of him can’t remember the name of the German terrorist organisation that terrorised the world in the 1970s.   

4.  Nolan is a committed advocate of film and the IMAX experience. When a sex tape was leaked onto the net of Nolan and his producer wife going at it, Nolan insisted it also be shown in Imax, impressing everyone with width, length and girth. 

5.  Little is known about his new project Interstellar, except that it is a science fiction film. But now Studio Exec can exclusively reveal that Interstellar is actually Memento, which – ironically -Nolan has no memory of making. Jonathan Nolan gave him the script of Memento with a new title page when he was drunk and has yet been able to rectify the mistake.

For more FACTS on everything from this to that click HERE!