2002 Movie News Archives
December 31, 2002: British Actor as Superman?The U.K. Times Online has published an article titled "The next Superman could be a nobody", which reports on the current situation with casting for the movie. Here's an excerpt from the article...
IT WILL go down like a dose of kryptonite at the Daily Planet but a British actor is being sought to don the famous blue tights in a film revival of America's greatest superhero.
The makers of a £100 million film of Superman have rejected Hollywood's leading men and turned to Britain in the search for an unknown actor to play one of the great American icons. Casting agents working on the blockbuster The Death of Superman, the first project in a new three-film franchise, have auditioned 40 British drama students and young actors in recent weeks in the hunt for the new Man of Steel.
The decision to cast an unknown dashes the hopes of some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Keanu Reeves, Josh Hartnett, Ben Affleck and Nicolas Cage. With less than four months before filming is scheduled at Pinewood Studios, Brett Ratner, the director, has abandoned plans to cast a high-profile star for fear of compromising the superhero's own character. Instead, casting agents have been despatched to London, Sydney and New York to screen test aspiring young actors.
2002 Movie NewsListed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2002 organized into 4 categories:
Superman and Batman vs Superman Movie News:
Christopher Reeve Movie News:
- January 30, 2002: Sarah Douglas at a Convention Near You!
- February 12, 2002: Reeve and Kidder to Present Award to Richard Donner
- February 19, 2002: Superman: The Movie on Encore
- March 5, 2002: Region 2 Special Edition Superman DVD Released!
- March 6, 2002: Special Edition Superman on Sci-Fi Channel
- March 14, 2002: Wish Jack O'Halloran a Happy Birthday!
- May 8, 2002: The Never-Made Superman Movie
- June 25, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman: The Movie DVD
- June 26, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman DVDs - Update!
- July 4, 2002: Superman: The Movie on the Big Screen in Ohio
- July 24, 2002: Superman Movie Items Up For Auction
- August 7, 2002: Superman Movie Items Sold at Auction
- August 28, 2002: Kidder in Crash
- September 10, 2002: Christopher Reeve Recovering!
- September 14, 2002: Wish Christopher Reeve a Happy Birthday!
- September 22, 2002: Christopher Reeve on Larry King Live
- October 3, 2002: Superman Movie Memorabilia on Auction
- October 5, 2002: Superman II on TV in Australia
- June 16, 2002: Miramax Commits to George Reeves Movie
- August 26, 2002: Kyle MacLachlan as George Reeves?
- September 22, 2002: Script Review of George Reeves Movie
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