? Apparently Jon Favreau has hired Tim Robbins to play Papa Stark in Iron Man 2. /Film says it’ll be part of a flashback sequence where Howard Stark will be involved in the Captain America project. This will be a shaft in the backside to actor Gerard Sanders, who played the elder Stark during the awards montage in the first film.
Incidentally, Tony Stark says his dad helped build the atom bomb during WWII, and this Captain America/Super-Soldier Serum fits right in with that.
But here’s what’s been bothering me. Say Howard was born in 1920, and doing the Cap n’ Bomb stuff from the ages of 19-25–within reason, although I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to be older then. And say Tony is 35 during the Iron Man movie, which assumably takes place in 2008, although I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to be younger. That would mean Howard sired Tony in 1973, which I suppose is reasonable. But not really. Bugs me, is all.
? Warner Bros President Alan Horn says Green Lantern is “probably” the next DC superhero movie they’ll do. Given how often WB changes their mind about this shit, I wouldn’t place any bets.
? I promised I would only report reasonably true Batman 3 casting rumors, or rumors so monumentally stupid as to be insane. Try and guess which one this is:
FUNNYMAN EDDIE MURPHY will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie, The Sun can reveal.
The Beverly Hills Cop star, 47, has been signed up by British director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN to reprise the role played by JIM CARREY in 1995’s Batman Forever.
Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.
Yes, this is the same British Sun that reported Cher as Catwoman, and of course, Chris Nolan STILL has not signed up to make a third Batman film. Oh, and both he and Christian Bale hate Robin. And that no one in their right mind would hire Eddie Murphy to do anything nowadays.
Also note the pic–which the Sun mocked up–still has Jim Carrey’s white hands. Fun.