Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
We got in about 200 e-mails today that looked pretty much exactly like this:
thought you guys might like to see this news for superman returns from superherohype.com
if its true this is one awesome cast
Scooper 'Rich' sent us this scoop, which we can't confirm at this time. We can tell you that 'Rich' was the first one to tell us that Kal Penn is actually Luthor's right-hand man, which at first contradicted reports that said he was playing Superman's best friend, but now turns out to be true. If the rest is accurate, there's some big names still to be officially announced for Warner Bros.' Superman:
I have some exclusive casting news on Superman Returns. Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Van Wilder) has indeed signed on, as a earring wearing, tattooed punk that serves as Luthor's right hand man.
Famke Janssen's (X-Men 1 & 2, Goldeneye) meeting with director Bryan Singer down under was for Superman Returns, and she has snagged the role of Lora, the birth mother of The Man Of Steel, while Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs Of New York, The Last Of The Mohicans) has gotten the role of his birth father, Jor-El.
As for the other villians, Jude Law (Cold Mountain, Gattaca) has finally signed on as General Zod, and Kevin Bacon (Mystic River, Apollo 13) has signed as John Corbin.
Finally, Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile) has gotten the role of a reporter at the Daily Planet, who becomes Clarke's rival after his return. Expect WB to make these casting bits official in about a week.
Stay tuned for the possible confirmations of these casting bits.
Fascinating cast. I’m impressed if Singer actually got Daniel Day Lewis to do it. He’s normally impossible to pin down for these types of films, but if you want someone as eccentric and gifted as Brando, he seems like a good fit.
I guess we’ll see in the days ahead.