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Variety.com - Spacey set for ‘Superman’ sequel
Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in “Superman: Man of Steel” and appear in “Telstar,” Nick Moran’s film version of Moran and James Hicks’ 2005 darkly comic West End play about flamboyant ’60s record mogul Joe Meek.
“Superman” director Bryan Singer met with Spacey in New York while the latter was appearing on Broadway in Eugene O’Neill’s recently wrapped “Moon for the Misbegotten.” Singer was about to pitch his “Man of Steel” sequel to Warner Bros.; “Superman Returns” scripter Michael Dougherty is now writing the screenplay.
After Singer completes “Valkyrie” and “The Mayor of Castro Street,” he plans to start production on “Man of Steel” next year for a 2009 release.
Spacey hopes to shoot his Luthor role in a six-week block, as he did on “Superman Returns,” after he completes his run in David Mamet’s “Speed the Plow” in April.


I wasn’t a big fan of Spacey’s Luthor. Hopefully it was just the story/script and they’ll be better this time.
I am the biggest Superman fan - but the movie just wasn’t that great. Loved Brandon as Supes and the airplane seen was awesome - but that’s about it. Still - looking forward to this.

groovychk: (science)

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First habitable Earth like planet outside Solar System discovered
Munich, Apr 23 : An international team of astronomers from Switzerland, France and Portugal have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date.

The planet has a radius only 50 percent larger than Earth and is very likely to contain liquid water on its surface.

The research team used the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO’s) 3.6-m telescope to discover the super-Earth, which has a mass about five times that of the Earth and orbits a red dwarf already known to harbour a Neptune-mass planet.

Astronomers believe there is a strong possibility in the presence of a third planet with a mass about eight times that of the Earth in the system.

However, unlike our Earth, this planet takes only 13 days to complete one orbit round its star. It is also 14 times closer to its star than the Earth is from the Sun.

However, since its host star, the red dwarf Gliese 581, is smaller and colder than the Sun - and thus less luminous - the planet lies in the habitable zone, the region around a star where water could be liquid!

Very neat.
Circling a red sun - a heavy gravity, habitable world where the sun is giant in the sky…. Sounds like Krypton. :-)

Good thing we’ve discovered kryptonite ;-)

Better article at - http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1501AP_Habitable_Planet.html

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Original Story

July 21, 2006

Singer sees ‘Superman’ sequel for summer ‘09

Bryan Singer

By Sheigh Crabtree

SAN DIEGO — If director Bryan Singer has his way, Superman will take to the air a second time.

Singer, who directed the current “Superman Returns,” told fans Friday at Comic-Con International, that he has had discussions with Warner Bros. Pictures about directing a sequel for release in the summer of 2009.

“Superman Returns,” starring Brandon Routh, has grossed $169 million domestically to date, a figure that has been regarded by some observers as a disappointment given the movie’s production costs of more than $200 million.

But while Singer stressed that plans for the sequel are still tentative, he expressed his interests in keeping the franchise aloft.

“I plan to get all ‘Wrath of Khan’ on it,” Singer said — a reference to 1982’s “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan,” which is generally considered as having breathed life into the “Star Trek” franchise after 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” suffered critical barbs. “We haven’t concluded a deal. That’s always iffy,” Singer added. “The intention is to do it for 2009.”

Original Story

July 21, 2006

Singer sees 'Superman' sequel for summer '09


Bryan Singer

By Sheigh Crabtree

SAN DIEGO -- If director Bryan Singer has his way, Superman will take to the air a second time.

Singer, who directed the current "Superman Returns," told fans Friday at Comic-Con International, that he has had discussions with Warner Bros. Pictures about directing a sequel for release in the summer of 2009.

"Superman Returns," starring Brandon Routh, has grossed $169 million domestically to date, a figure that has been regarded by some observers as a disappointment given the movie's production costs of more than $200 million.

But while Singer stressed that plans for the sequel are still tentative, he expressed his interests in keeping the franchise aloft.


"I plan to get all 'Wrath of Khan' on it," Singer said -- a reference to 1982's "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan," which is generally considered as having breathed life into the "Star Trek" franchise after 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" suffered critical barbs. "We haven't concluded a deal. That's always iffy," Singer added. "The intention is to do it for 2009."

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I saw Superman Returns last night at the IMAX 3D. Around twenty minutes of the movie are in 3D.
My recommendation -
Do not see this movie the first time in IMAX. It is incredibly distracting and takes you completely out of the movie.
You sit there waiting for the green glasses icon to put the damn things on then looking for the red glasses to take them off.
It really detracted. Probably would have been really neat for a second viewing.
That said - The movie was very entertaining and Brandon Routh did an excellent job as Superman.

I saw Superman Returns last night at the IMAX 3D. Around twenty minutes of the movie are in 3D.
My recommendation -
Do not see this movie the first time in IMAX. It is incredibly distracting and takes you completely out of the movie.
You sit there waiting for the green glasses icon to put the damn things on then looking for the red glasses to take them off.
It really detracted. Probably would have been really neat for a second viewing.
That said - The movie was very entertaining and Brandon Routh did an excellent job as Superman.
Yay - I have high expectations so I'm really hoping I'm not disappointed.

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/archives/2006/06/i_saw_superman.php
http://news.bostonherald.com/blogs/stephenSchaefer/?p=63
http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=7528



And I thought this was a neat little blurb from Bryan Singer - The Director - about Brandon Routh in the Superman uniform.

Bryan Singer - It’s weird. Well, honestly, I must tell you it came just during shooting, when Brandon, during the first costume test just walked on set and he'd just be standing there. It was just that, in and of itself, because it was SUPERMAN, because he is so indelibly imprinted upon our minds, is enough to be very evocative.

Although, there was this one time when Jack Larson (the original George Reeves era Jimmy Olsen) was standing next to me upon the roof of the Daily Planet in Australia and he didn’t participate in the Richard Donner era, so it has been a long time since he’s come face to face with Superman. He came up to my shoulder and said, “There HE is!” And I didn’t know what he was talking about, and then I saw Brandon and I was like, “Yeah there HE is” He was just taken in. Really I think it was seeing him, ya know, seeing HIM was what was the most evocative aspect of it.

How cool is this?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002275255

Director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" will leap onto Imax screens in 3-D in the summer.

The Warner Bros. Pictures release is the first live-action film to have sequences remastered in 3-D using the proprietary Imax DMR process developed by the large-format exhibition firm.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/7815017/index.html

A video interview with Brandon Routh, the new Superman
Lordy - there is nothing I hate worse then seeing happiness finally achieved and then having it ripped away in the worst way possible.
Ow
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/gallery_photos/routh3_supermanreturns_gal.jpg

In this first of four new images from Bryan Singer's upcoming Superman Returns, Brandon Routh plays the Man of Steel, captured here in a pose reminiscent of the June 1938 cover of Action Comics No. 1, which marked the superhero's debut. (David James for Warner Brothers)

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=10&id=1513&type=10

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