• Diane Lane has been cast as Martha Kent, Superman’s adoptive mom, in the Superman reboot being readied by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill plays the Man of Steel.
Because she looks so matronly, shown here with husby Josh Brolin at the TRUE GRIT premiere.
• Elizabeth Hurley has been cast as a villain in the Wonder Woman pilot according to a tweet. Smart money has it that she’ll play Veronica Cale, an evil scientist/businesswoman created in the comic by Greg Rucka.
• A new X-MEN: FIRST CLASS still from Empire magazine reveals that at the Hellfire Club they are also quite taken with the effects of Photoshop filters.
• Some folks in Hollywood have purchased some rights to both the beloved film BLADE RUNNER and its literary antecedent, Phillip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” with hopes of
destroying the world as we know it making a prequelish/sequelish kinda somethin somethin. You know, maybe just noodle around.
They must be stopped.
At all costs.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.