Just catching up on a week’s worth of buzz, here.
1. Did Glen Keane voluntarily step down as co-director of Disney’s Rapunzel, or did John Lasseter fire him? It depends on who you talk to. What is known is that Keane and his co-director have been replaced by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, the latter of whom was one of the two directors who took over the upcoming Disney film Bolt after the original director, Chris Sanders, ankled the project. — Cartoon Brew, Ain’t It Cool News, Jim Hill Media
3. A plot synopsis has been revealed for The First Avenger: Captain America — and yes, it takes place during World War II. What is more, some sharp-eyed observers have spotted Captain America’s quasi-cameo in one of the deleted scenes on the Incredible Hulk DVD — and yes, he is buried under the Arctic ice, just as it was rumoured he would be. — Film School Rejects, Film School Rejects
5. They rebooted the Hulk franchise after making just one movie, so hey, why not reboot the Daredevil (2003) franchise after just one movie, too? (Assuming we don’t count 2005’s Elektra as part of the franchise, that is.) Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman says his studio is “seriously” thinking about starting over again with Daredevil — and Oscar Isaac, who was so good as Joseph in The Nativity Story (2006), is one actor who says he would die to play that superhero. Ben Affleck, for those who have forgotten, played Daredevil in the earlier movie. — IESB.net, MTV Splash Page
6. The Green Lantern movie is “moving along at a pretty hefty clip,” says one of its writers, and rumours have begun to surface that the title role may have been offered to Ryan Gosling. — Newsarama, Latino Review
8. DC Comics president Paul Levitz says Superman Returns (2006) star Brandon Routh is still in the running for the next Superman movie! But first, DC and/or Warner Brothers are waiting to see what happens with the next Batman movie: “Everyone is waiting for Nolan to sign on for another Batman, once that happens, the release date for Superman and all other future projects will follow.” — Latino Review, MTV Splash Page