The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the biggest and most popular film and television stories of the week. Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here. Check out all the stories after the break.
As always there is a lot of weekly buzz surrounding comic book properties left and right. You have already seen the second full trailer for Thor but did you know that Wonder Woman, the new TV series got a lead? or that Shane Black was going to direct Iron Man 3? We have that news and a bunch more in this week’s buzz article courtesy of FusedFilm.com, one of the top film, TV and Entertainment sites in the community. I haven’t decided my thoughts on a lot of these stories but both Black and Palicki’s are sure to be controversial choices for fans. Tell me in the comments what you think about these stories?
The day has come as Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki is the new Wonder Woman. The actress has been cast as the title character, Diana Prince, in Wonder Woman, David E. Kelley‘s pilot for NBC. The project is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles [ >> ]
Just a week ago FusedFilm wrote about the possibility that Shane Black could direct Iron Man 3 and now it is official the writer/director has signed for the third film in the franchise once helmed by Jon Favreau. Deadline reports that the ever secretive Marvel Studios is in final negotiations with Black to direct Iron Man 3 set to be released…[ >> ]
It’s been awhile since we updated this project, and back when we first wrote about it, DiCaprio was reuniting with another director, Ridley Scott. Vulture has learned that the project has left the studio, and Scott has left the project. Replacing him: Director Martin Scorsese, who’ll shoot his fellow Boardwalk Empire executive producer Terence Winter’s script as an indie this summer, [ >> ]
Tom Cruise has officially boarded New Line’s Rock of Ages, an adaptation of the hit stage musical about 1980s rockers. Adam Shankman is directing from a script by Chris D’Arienzo. Cruise is set to play Stacee Jaxx, the arrogant and charming star at the top of his career. Jaxx sings Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead of Alive” in the theater production. Alec Baldwin [ >> ]
TV News – Top Stories
Our TV top stories for the week also revolve around some heavy genre names as well. Smallville could live on through Superboy? Michael Rosenbaum’s Lex Luthor returns for the series finale. Remember Ben Linus from Lost? I do he was my favorite character. Now Michael Emerson will lead JJ Abrams’ and Jonah Nolan’s CBS series Person of Interest and finally BSG’s Jamie Bamber, he played young Adama on the series, will return to US TV audiences with a Magic Cop series from Ron Moore called 17th Precinct.
Everyone knows the story of Superboy right? well if not The CW may see fit to produce a spinoff following the end of Smallville, being that the series plans on introducing him to the world in the two hour series finale that will hit May 13, 2011. In the images we posted the other day of the upcoming March 4[ >> ]
Just days after fans were clambering online about Michael Rosenbaum’s denial of ever returning to Smallville again, especially not for the finale. It seems all the speculation and banking the producers have put on his return. Deadline reports that talks heated up over the past week, leading to the deal which was signed last night. It seems that fans’ prayers have been answered [ >> ]
Lost alum Michael Emerson will headline another JJ Abrams pilot with CBS’ new series, Person of Interest, developed by Abrams and Jonathan Nolan (Screenwriter of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). Emerson will play a billionaire who teams up with a CIA agent, presumed dead, to solve violent crimes in New York City. The pilot is being directed [ >> ]
BSG fans are yelling “frak!” right now as young Adama from the series, Jamie Bamber, is joining the cast of Rob Moore’s 17th Precinct. TV Line reports that the Brit actor, who returned to his native London after BSG ended to headline Law & Order: UK — has landed a lead role in Ron Moore’s NBC pilot 17th Precinct. The project, an ensemble cop [ >> ]