AMC did it for The Walking Dead, now the network is hoping to find success with a live action TV series adaption of the Vertigo comic book series, ‘Preacher’. Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the series centers on Reverend Jesse Custer, a disillusioned Texas preacher who discovers that God has abandoned Heaven and takes it upon himself to set things right. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg – the writing/directing duo behind last year’s This Is the End – will write the pilot and serve as executive producers on the series. Breaking Bad producer Sam Catlin will be the showrunner.
While not many people are squealing with anticipation over a new Fantastic Four movie, Fox is going to try like hell to leverage its Marvel movie properties into some sort of coherent whole, starting with a reboot of the Fantastic Four that would theoretically then merge into the X-Men films. But of note in otherwise biting casting speculation is that the new FF movie just very well might have a female Dr. Doom. Why? Because fuck it, why not?
After months of all kinds of incorrect rumors on who would be playing the evil Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, today it was announced that the role is going to Jesse Eisenberg. Yes, you read that correctly. Re-read it and it won’t change anything. Too young, and way too much of a possibility that writers won’t be able to help themselves in creating some sort of Facebook = Lex Luthor motif, even if it’s not slap-you-in-the-face overt, because… Eisenberg still looks like Mark Zuckerberg and everyone knows it. Bad casting choice… bad. Oh, and Jeremy Irons is going to be Alfred Pennyworth, but Jesse Eisenberg.