Captain America, Superman, and Batman: Your Daily Superhero Update
Now that Hollywood is done with that yucky business of the Oscars, it can go back to honoring what it really does best: superhero movies! Here are all the latest updates on some of the biggest franchises over the last 24 hours:
Captain America: Though Fox 411 reported a few days ago that John Krasinski was the frontrunner for the title role, both Deadline and Heat Vision say he's out of the running (which could explain why he just picked up another hiatus project), as are the bulk of the other contenders rumored. Still in the mix: Garrett Hedlund and Mike Vogel, plus new names Chris Evans and Wilson Bethel (The Young and the Restless).
Spider-Man: Evan Rachel Wood has dropped out of the troubled Broadway adaptation of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, leaving leads Reeve Carney and Alan Cumming in the dust. Another fun tidbit: Kathryn Bigelow was in the mix to direct Sony's bigscreen Spidey reboot, but turned it down? before Marc Webb accepted. Spider-Man needs women!
Batman (and Superman): Congratulations, LAT! You got a big ol' interview with Christopher Nolan about the future of the Batman and Superman franchises! Too bad that the savvy director revealed literally nothing new about either, aside from the fact that Mr. Freeze will never, ever be a Batman villain. The pun canon withers.