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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Odds n' Ends

Just a few random bits of news have come my way that I want to pass along.

First up, you might remember, a few blog entries ago, I was telling you about the upcoming DC Comics DTV movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.  Well, they have announced one of the big celebrity voices that is contributing to the film.

Summer Glau will be voicing Kara Zor-El/Supergirl!

Glau, of course, is a pin-up girl for all the geeks out there.  She first rose to fame as the psychologically scarred supersoldier River Tam in Firefly/Serenity, and was most recently seen as the good Terminator Cameron on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  This is her first venture into voice acting.

Other voices announced for the film is that the one, true voices of Superman and Batman, Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy, will be back. 

So, since we've had movies based on GI Joe and Transformers, are we ready for another movie based on a classic toy?

Lego is coming to theatres!

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who last directed the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, have just signed on to direct.

Not much is known yet, just that their pitch for the property had to pass both the Warner Brothers brass and the higher-ups at Lego.  Lord and Miller also said that they didn't know if Warner Brothers wanted a pitch for an animated film or a live-action film, so their idea was for an animation/live-action blend.  And it got them the job.

No word yet on when it might be hitting theatres.  I'd still kind of like to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  The reviews were surprisingly good.  And, Lord and Miller were also responsible for that brilliant-but-canceled animated series, Clone High

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