Comics News Round-Up

The casting of Captain America for the big screen movie version is imminent, according to the film's director, Joe (The Wolfman) Johnston. Speaking to Sci Fi Wire he says, "We need to cast it soon. We have a very short list, but we're still juggling actors here. I'd say within the next couple of weeks we'll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope."

He also adds that shooting will commence in June, "but we're getting ready to go to the UK, it looks like."

Meanwhile, Warner Bros is promising some exciting news of the future of DC Comics-related movies and TV. According to a Time Warner Inc press release published on Coming Soon , Time Warner Inc chairman & CEO Jeff Bewkes reveals: "We are going to have a fairly interesting set of announcements and presentations pretty soon – like in a matter of weeks, I think – about our plans for DC. And basically, if you look across the title of the whole band of hits – whether its Batman, The Dark Knight, Green Lantern coming up, Superman – there have been a huge number of franchised films that have been part of the Warner [tent pole] strategy that's been the reason for Warner's unparallel high and consistent earnings advantage over the other studios and DC has already been a part of that and we are now going to outline an even more expansive plan for that in the coming months. [You'll] hear more about our plans to mine more aggressively the deep catalogue of DC Comics characters across Warner Brothers' theatrical, home video, TV and games divisions and across our other divisions as well."

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