The Weekly Ketchup: "Starship Troopers 3," "Spider-Man 4" Update, "Hulk 2" Changes, And More!

by | June 22, 2007 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, "Starship Troopers 3" is coming … straight to video, "Spider-Man 4" is pretty much a given, but won’t be rushed, and the "Hulk" gets a makeover for the second installment.

Also, some "Dark Knight" tidbits made the rounds, and Hasbro wants a high-profile director to helm "Monopoly." Read on.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

The Bugs Are Back in "Starship Troopers 3"
Well, they’re calling it "Starship Troopers: Marauder," and you’ll never guess who’s coming back…

Marvel Takes Time on "Spider-Man 4"
Whatever critics and analysts say about "Spider-Man 3," a fourth one is still a given. Even Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige concedes that, though what form it would take with which actors and directors remains to be decided.

More Bixby, Less Bana in Hulk 2

Marvel Studios is happy to be relaunching the "Hulk" franchise with all new actors and a new vision for the film. They’re not even above slamming their own work, as Marvel president Kevin Feige addressed questions about how "The Incredible Hulk" will differ from Hulk.

"Batman" Bits: A New Suit and Some (More) Set Pics!

Yep, every little drop of information of "The Dark Knight" news can be found right here ar RT. That’s what happens when a movie turns out as good as "Batman Begins."

Who’s Up for Ridley Scott’s "Monopoly"?

Not too long ago we heard that Hasbro wanted to turn a bunch of their properties into movies. Now they seem to have ensnared Sir Ridley Scott into their plan.

The Batpod!

In Other News:

  • National Lampoon has acquired rights to "Homo Erectus," the prehistoric comedy starring Adam Rifkin who also serves as writer and director.
  • Peter Medak will direct the erotic thriller "Addicted" for Lionsgate, with Christina Welsh writing the script based on a novel by adult author Zane.
  • Visual effects maestro Thor Freudenthal will direct "Hotel For Dogs," the big screen adaptation of Lois Duncan‘s novel for DreamWorks.
  • Angela Bassett will star opposite Tyler Perry in "Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns," the big screen adaptation of Perry’s stage play "Meet The Browns."
  • DreamWorks has acquired film rights to British author P.B. Kerr’s children’s fantasy book series "Children of the Lamp," and set up Nina Jacobson to produce.
  • Morgan Freeman will portray Nelson Mandela in "The Human Factor," the adaptation of John Carlin’s upcoming book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World."
  • Jerry Spinelli’s young-adult novel "Stargirl" will be brought to the big screen by Montecito Pictures and the Gotham Group.

Who better to play Mandela than the guy who played God?

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