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Exclusive : Bad Teacher 2 not happening, says Kasdan

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Seems school’s out on the “Bad Teacher” sequel.

I had a chance to yak to Jake Kasdan, the director of the 2011 hit comedy, to see where the sequel to the Cameron Diaz starrer currently sits. You’ll recall that in 2013, Sony announced that Kasdan and Diaz were reuniting on a sequel with Justin Malen on script duties. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who wrote the orignal, would produce this time around, along with Kasdan and Jimmy Miller.

Kasdan – speaking to Moviehole for the home entertainment bow of his “Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle”- said the sequel won’t be happening… not because star Cameron Diaz is eyeing her exit from acting, but because they just couldn’t “figure it out”.

“I think it’s probably unlikely at this stage I’m afraid. We could never really figure it out, even though we loved making that movie and I loved working with Cameron but I think it’s probably unlikely that we’d do a “Bad Teacher” sequel.”

A loss for fans of the original, but no so much for Kasdan – who has a blossoming, sure-thing franchise on his hands with “Jumanji”.And for those “Bad Teacher” fans that didn’t catch it, the short-lived TV series spin-off starring Ari Graynor in Diaz’s part is available on VOD.

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Exclusive : The Flash’s Harrison Wells as an Aussie?

Cavanagh on the version of Wells we’ll see in season 6

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Tom Cavanagh – the scene-stealing, dynamite performer who plays many incarnations of Dr Harrison Wells on TV’s “The Flash” – tells Moviehole that this season’s version of Wells was nearly an Australian.

“He was almost an Aussie. We played with that idea. I love Australia and I’d love to do that version. We ended up going with something different — but we were very close to making him Australian. I think it’s possible a future version will indeed be from Down Under.”

Cavanagh, who said a big appeal for him in doing the show is playing the many versions of Wells each season, said the version of the character we’ll see this year isn’t someone we’ve seen before.

“It’s a new character. You’re going to really, really dig it.”

“The Flash” returns for its 6th season on The CW in October.

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Exclusive : Brandon Routh on the version of Superman he’ll play in Crossover

The actor will step back into the tights for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

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Update! : It was revealed the following day  – at Comic-Con – that Routh will be playing the ‘Kingdom Come’ version of Superman.

 

One of our favourite supermen is inheriting his ‘S’ again.

As reported yesterday, the upcoming Arrowverse crossover will see Brandon Routh – ‘Superman’ in “Superman Returns” (2006) – reprise the Man of Steel for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths”, which kicks off in December

Speaking to Routh last night, the top question on the ‘must ask’ deck was “are you you reprising the same Superman from Superman Returns!”

“No, he’s not the same Superman  (from the film)”, Routh tells Moviehole. “He’s a different version.. but there are some similarities.”

Routh plays Ray Palmer on The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow”. We can only assume it’s Palmer who dons the Superman suit on an alternative Earth. Guess we’ll find out..

 

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Exclusive : Paws for news on another Catwoman contender

Plus Vanessa Kirby also said to be in contention!

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Vanessa Kirby, the leggy, versatile Brit that’s helped fill out the credits blocks on such films as “Mission Impossible : Fallout” and “Hobbs & Shaw”, is in contention to play Gotham’s meowing marauder, Catwoman in “The Batman”.

The news hails from the reliable (they were the first on the scene with Robert Pattinson’s anointment as Batman – and I wish they’d gotten more credit where it was due for that one), amiable gang at Geeks Worldwide, just as we’re hearing another name-  Florence Pugh.

Like Kirby, another versatile Brit.

While the “Fighting with my Family” scene-stealer is high on WB’s wish list for Selina Kyle, her involvement in Marvel’s “Black Widow” – she plays the new lass being primed for the ‘Black Widow’ moniker, so it’s a big role and one that will likely require reprising in the years to come -could prove a problem. While it does happen, appearing in both a DC and Marvel franchise around the same time isn’t usually the norm… if only because the studio’s don’t care to mix commodities. Still, she remains an interest.

The Purgh tip is solid, and from a good tipster (last tip from this cat turned out to be 100% accurate), but with more and more actresses  said to be meeting with the studio about the part (Vanessa Hudgens is also said to be in contention), could that “Black Widow” commitment be hurting her chances to snag the feline tail?

Interestingly enough, Kirby is slightly older than the other actresses said to be in the mix – so it could be that casting has decided to go for a Catwoman of similar age to their Batman (Pattinson).

Vanessa Kirby

Kirby, 31, would be the first actress to play live-action Ms Kyle since Anne Hathaway’s take in “The Dark Knight Rises”. Director Matt Reeves has promised us a ‘rogue’s gallery’ of villains in the film – and he’s not fibbing, with The Riddler, The Penguin and Two-Face also reportedly in the flick.

The film, set for a June 2021 release, kicks off principal photography early in the New Year.

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