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Hot Hulk News Flash! Is Planet Hulk Next? 0

Movie blogger El Mayimbe (Latino Review) is causing a raucous in the comic world this morning. Mayimbe is reporting that Marvel is in the process of creating a Hulk movie. That’s right, folks, after The Avengers sequel Hulk may soon be starring in his own movie titled ‘Planet Hulk’ which will kick start Marvel’s third phase in it’s cinematic universe. The story (as reported by El Latino) goes a little something like this (warning: spoiler!!!):

Hulk gets kicked out of the Avengers due to his anger issues and is sent to space. He lands on a foreign planet and is taken hostage. During his time as a prisoner, Hulk is forced to compete in Gladiator competitions. Eventually, Hulk decides to rebel and takes over the planet crowning himself king. King Hulk returns to Earth to battle those who sent him into space. The war between Hulk and his alien minions and Earth’s surviving heroes will be titled “World War Hulk.”

I can just see Hulk smashing a bunch of puny humans and aliens around the screen now, can’t you? Seemingly, Hulk’s banishment into space will happen at the end of the Avengers 2 film. So, make sure that you watch the film all the way to the very end – including the credits!

If El Mayimbe’s scoop is right (and it typically is!), we are in for one heck of an upcoming film. There’s no doubt that Hulk would make an excellent main character – I mean, come on, he’s half the fun of the Avengers! There has been no confirmation of this news by Marvel yet, but we will keep you posted! In the meantime, if you haven’t read the Planet Hulk storyline as originally scripted, make sure to check out this link.

Is Snyder Planning a Christopher Reeve Cameo? 0

Superman and Christopher Reeve are synonymous. Even though Reeve played other parts, he will forever be known as the original Man of Steel. So, why not pay homage to Reeve in the upcoming Man of Steel film? There are some strong rumors circulating today that Zach Snyder plans to use CGI to return Reeve to the silver screen in the form of a cameo appearance. These rumors are based on a leaked set video that recently hit the Internet.

The film shows an extra dressed in the same suit, top hat, and glasses that Reeve wore as Clark Kent on the set of Superman III. While there’s nothing strange about a man dressed in a suit and donning glasses, it’s highly coincidental (maybe too coincidental!) that an extra would carry the same briefcase and wear the same suit – especially since there are no accidents when it comes to Hollywood sets and what clothes extras wear when part of a shot.

In the video clips and photos, Henry Cavill turns to his right while riding a bicycle and we see an image of a man carrying a briefcase and wearing the same outfit Reeve wore in Superman III. Take a look at the video to see what all the fuss is about.

Using CGI to superimpose Reeve’s face on the current extra playing the cameo part wouldn’t be such a far stretch. After all, CGI has been used in a number of films to achieve the same effect, including the ‘Terminator: Salvation’ film.

And, let’s not forget Investment firm Nuveen’s controversial 2000 Superbowl commercial that included a walking Reeve. According to IMDB there are two male “Metropolis commuters” on set, and one of them could very well be donning retro Clark Kent getup.

Man of Steel will grace the cover of Empire Magazine this week too. The magazine claims to have an “exclusive” Man of Steel story and interview. My guess is that the leaked photos weren’t accidentally leaked at all, and Empire Magazine is where you’ll want to set your sights for more news.

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