Movie News

Brett Ratner exits "Superman"

Brett Ratner exits "Superman"
Clint

A Big Blow to the "Superman" production with news that Director Brett Ratner has officially left the project. The Hollywood Reporter says that after siix months after coming aboard to direct the film Ratner packed his bags. "I have chosen to withdraw as director of ‘Superman,’ " Ratner said. "The difficulty of casting the role of Superman has contributed to my decision. I appreciate the efforts of Warner Bros. and the entire production team during this process." Last month, Josh Hartnett screen-tested for the role, but despite an offer to play Superman, he balked at the commitment to doing three consecutive features. By the end of February, a new trio of actors emerged as top choices: Brendan Fraser, Paul Walker and newcomer Matthew Bomer. All three screen-tested, but two weeks ago, Walker pulled himself out of contention before Warner Bros. president Alan Horn could view all three candidates. Fraser and Bomer remained in the mix, but Ratner’s option expired Saturday, and the studio and remaining two actors parted ways.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

raydseason2

Watch season premieres of Ray Donovan & Masters of Sex now!

ClintJul 4, 2015
fx

Trio join Donald Glover pilot Atlantis

ClintJul 4, 2015
Actress Elisabeth Moss attends Gotham Magazine Fall Fashion Issue celebration at Tender Restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)

Queen of Earth slated to release in August

AshJul 4, 2015
hellokitty

Hello Kitty, I see you’re making a movie!?

ClintJul 4, 2015
jennys-wedding

Trailer: Jenny’s Wedding

AshJul 4, 2015
deadpool2

Two new Deadpool pics

AshJul 4, 2015
antman

New Ant-Man TV spot has 10% more Yellowjacket!

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015
terminatorgenisysbanner

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Terminator : Genisys

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015
blackpantherlogo

Black Panther frontrunner nixes directing offer

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015