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Remember when Brendan Fraser & Courtney Cox were going to be Superman & Lois?

Fraser comments on the movie that could’ve been – and it’s director

Caffeinated Clint



I sure do, I was writing for a gossip magazine at the time who considered it – rather amusingly – headline news.

Those of us who’d been following the long-gestating search for a new Superman at the time though, knew that Brendan Fraser would likely be one of hundreds of young, fit Hollywood-types meeting with the studio about the part. And, after everyone from Paul Walker to Josh Hartnett and even Heath Ledger revealed later that they too had to met about starring in the film that would ultimately become “Superman Returns”, that assumption was solidified.

Courtney Cox, on the other hand, was one of a few rumoured Lois Lane’s at the time – but her association with the part likely stemmed from her link to WB at the time, being that she was a studio darling because she was in the number one show on TV (“Friends”). How far down the river they actually got with Cox, I do not know.

All these years later, Fraser – who at the time was headlining the money-spinning “The Mummy” franchise – spoke this week about his audition, way back when, for Superman. His audition, he says, wasn’t so successful.

“I auditioned for Superman [in what would become Superman Returns],” Fraser told SyFy Wire. “I even wore the suit.”

Fraser, reading for a JJ Abrams-penned script titled ‘Superman : Flyby’, met with the film’s director Brett Ratner – who he describes as a bit ‘woo hoo’.

“It was cool, it was pretty cool. I mean, I didn’t get the job. It went away,” Fraser said. “Brett Ratner was a bit “woo hoo” in those days, and that’s well documented. And that was a script J.J. Abrams wrote but it never got made. And it was freaking Shakespeare in space. It was so cool. It was worlds colliding and, it was really, really cool. But you know, I hear he’s done well since then.”

During development of the film, Ratner told Moviehole that he had his eye on Anthony Hopkins to play Jor-El. He also wasn’t against casting an unknown for the main roles.

“I’m going to do a search for Superman – maybe an unknown – and surround him with a great Lex Luthor and a great Jimmy Olsen. I might just find Superman on the New York Stage or something.”

Ultimately, Rather exited the project and passed the baton to McG.

Fraser now plays another superhero, Robot Man on DC Universal’s brilliant “Doom Patrol”.

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William Sadler will return for Bill & Ted 3. Excellent!

His character of Death returning

K.T Simpson



“Bill & Ted Face the Music” will begin production this summer, and it’s been made official that William Sadler will return as Death for the third film! The actor appeared in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”, and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson previously stated their intent to write the character back in.

As previously announced, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves will be returning as the titular characters, and Dean Parisot is directing. The film is due out August 2020.

The plot: Two would-be rockers from San Dimas, California, were once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, but find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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New Spider-Man: Far From Home posters revealed, sending our friendly neighbourhood hero global

Peter Parker is back!

K.T Simpson



Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has gone global!

Peter Parker returns in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, the next chapter of the “Spider-Man™: Homecoming” series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Directed by Jon Watts.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is in cinemas July 4 – check out the new posters below!

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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present





The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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