No Zod in 'Superman' Movie, Says Zack Snyder
Fanboy Fix: 'Superman' News and More 'Spider-Man' Casting
He squashed the rumor before, but now Zack Snyder has made it very clear that Zod will not be the villain in his upcoming Superman movie. Speaking to Empire about the movie, Snyder said the notion that Zod would be the villain is "just wrong" and that "the internet has no idea what's going on." Well, not yet anyway.
In terms of what we should expect from this new, updated Superman movie, Snyder couldn't say much, but he did note the following: "It's a different story…I won't say there's a break from the canon or anything like that, but there is definitely an approach that makes you go, 'Okay, that's a way to get at it.'…It has its roots in the canon and again, like I say, it has a point of view about who he is…"
Earlier rumors suggested this film would follow a younger Superman traveling the world as a journalist while trying to decide whether or not he actually wants to be a superhero. Sound like a good enough story to you?
'Spider-Man' Reboot Casts Uncle Ben and possibly Aunt May
As the next Spider-Man movie gears up for production, two fantastic actors have been chosen to take on the roles of Peter Parker's Uncle Ben and Aunt May: Martin Sheen and Sally Field, though the latter hasn't yet been confirmed to be playing Peter's beloved aunt.
In the comics (and the original franchise), Peter's Uncle Ben is killed in the first film by the man who later becomes Sandman in the third movie. Not sure how they'll set that up here, though. Additionally, word has it that Mary Jane Watson will not be a part of this first film, and that Emma Stone's Gwen Stacey will be the one and only lead female.
But is that a smart choice? Will fans support a 'Spider-Man' movie that doesn't feature Mary Jane? What do you think?
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