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Again, we present our opinions on this weeks' top news.
- Bryan Singer, the director of the only good X-Men movies, has signed on to do "X-Men: First Class" and has ordered an entirely new script. The film, a prequel to the previous X-Men fims, will now focus on the relationship between Professor X (Charles Xavier) and Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) and the development of the school for mutants. This film will now restore my faith in the franchise and finally remove the taste of bile that still lingers from seeing Hugh Jackman's naked butt. [/Film]
TOSS-UP: If you had to replace Bryan Singer as the director who would it be: Tim Burton or Steven Spielberg?
- It's insanely cool that William Baldwin was almost cast as Schumaker's Batman. "I was one of Joel Schumacher's top choices" Baldwin said in an interview, "Monday morning, the headlines in the trades said that George Clooney had gotten the part. So apparently, I did actually come very close". He would have been awesome as Batman, but, I would pay a million dollars to watch Gary Busey. [Comic Book Movie]
- No woman will ever sleep along side a man in his bed shaped like the "Star Wars Millenium Falcon". Although, it would be perfect for my future "man-cave". [/Film]
- ODDMAKERS: What are the odds that the Predator motorcycle would beat the Giger Alien motorcycle? The Alien bike looks cooler, but I think it has too much wind resistance. I'd give the Predator bike at 80%.
- Roland Emmerich's "2012" is on track to be the highest grossing US film in China due to it's pro-China themes. Not to give away any spoilers, but China and the Chinese people pay a significant part in the story. Currently, the foreign film record is held by "Transfomers: Revenge of the Fallen" with $65.8 million (400m in local currency). This will inevitably lead to movie studios pandering to other countries to increase sales. I'm not looking forward to "Crouching Transformers: Hidden Dragon" or "Slumdog Superman".