Movie News: 'Man of Steel' May Be 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.,' New 'X-Men' Pic Reveals... Something; 'Planes' Trailer

Movie News: 'Man of Steel' May Be 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.,' New 'X-Men' Pic Reveals... Something; 'Planes' Trailer

May 29, 2013

Man of Steel / The Lone Ranger

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: We just heard that Tom Cruise dropped out of the big-screen version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but Warner Bros. and director Guy Ritchie are moving quickly to replace him. Henry Cavill, the titular star of Man of Steel, is now in talks to play the lead role; he would star opposite Armie Hammer, the titular star of The Lone Ranger, and Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair). Production is scheduled to begin this fall. [Variety]

X-Men: Days of Future Past: We love director Bryan Singer, not least because he keeps sharing photos from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. His latest pic is captioned simply "Craft Service," but the uniform is marked with the logo for Trask Industries, which refers to an antimutant character named Boris Trask, played by Bill Duke in X-Men: The Last Stand. Trask's participation in Singer's new X-Men has not yet been confirmed. Or has it? [Bryan Singer's Twitter via Empire]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Leprechaun: Before she gained fame on TV's Friends, Jennifer Aniston starred in the nasty (and darkly comic) 1993 horror flick Leprechaun, which was sufficiently popular to spawn five sequels. Now Zach Lipovsky, a visual-effects artist whose chief claim to fame is that he was discovered by Steven Spielberg on a reality show, will direct a rebooted version, with Hornswoggle, WWE star, set to appear in the title role. We have yet to hear if Aniston will return to take on the Irish fortune hunter. [The Wrap]

Planes Trailer: Neither Cars nor its sequel Cars 2 quite hit the sweet spot for many Pixar fans. Is there any hope that the spin-off movie Planes -- from Disney Animiation rather than Pixar -- will do the trick? Check out the new trailer for yourself. Dane Cook voices the lead role, with Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, John Cleese and Julia Louis-Dreyfus also lending their vocal talents; the movie lands in theaters on August 9. [Moviefone via First Showing]



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