Geek News for Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

Spider-Man 5&6, Metallo, Wonder Twins, Superman’s origin and more in today’s geek news.

MOVIE NEWS

Spider-Man (photo Movie Mantz)

Spider-Man (photo Movie Mantz)

Sony has hired James Vanderbilt to write the scripts for Spider-Man 5 and 6. Vanderbilt previously wrote a draft of Spider-Man 4. These scripts could be a reboot to the franchise and will have an interconnected story. (via Variety)

TELEVISION NEWS

Dave Franco has joined the cast of Scrubs as a medical student named Cole and will be a series regular in the new season. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Wonder Twins (picture from TV Squad)

Wonder Twins (picture from TV Squad)

The two “unknown” DC Comics guest stars *cough*The Wonder Twins*cough* appearing in the fifth episode of the upcoming season of Smallville have been cast. David Gallagher has been cast as Tanner *cough* Zan*cough* and Allison Scagliotti has been cast as Twyla *cough*Jayna*cough*. (via Kryptonsite)

Brain Austin Green as Metallo

Brain Austin Green as Metallo

And in other Smallville news, the first official picture of Metallo, played by guest star Brian Austin Green, from the upcoming season of Smallville has been released by TV Guide and can be seen above.

Patton Oswald has been cast as a recurring talk show host, named Baxter Sarno, on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

COMIC BOOK NEWS

Superman (picture from Bend the Round)

Superman (picture from Bend the Round)

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have lost control over the depictions of Jor-El, Lara, Krypton, baby Superman, the destruction of Krypton and the sending of Superman to Earth along with his landing to the heirs of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman. It is unknown what this means for Smallville and the reboot of the movie franchise. (via Variety)

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