Friday, 5 August 2011

Friday Si-fi and Film News

A first look at the new "Man of Steel," showing Tudor’s star Henry Cavill as Superman. This is the first showing of Cavill in the costume which shows significant changes to the one worn by Brandon Roth when he played Superman in Superman Returns.
The film will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor, Perry White. Martha and Jonathan Kent are played by Diane Lane & Kevin Costner; with Superman’s Kryptonian parents played by Julia Ormond & Russell Crowe.
Villains for the film are General Zod & his partner Faora played by Michael Shannon & Antje Traue, the film is scheduled for release on the 14th June 2013.
The change to a darker costume is already causing a lot of noise across the net not all of it good, personally I am happy to see how the suit looks during film sequences before passing any judgement on it (but it does look good)

The BBC has announced that the final 6 episodes of Doctor Who will begin on Saturday the 27th of August both here in the UK and in the USA, and not in September as many fans had believed it would. That’s a big sigh of relief for me as I had concerns it would start in early September when I was on holiday, meaning I would miss setting my V+ box to record it. Rumours that I petitioned the BBC on a daily basis to start the second part of the series in August are untrue.

Photos of Batman from the Dark Knight Rises have also been released this week, they show Batman fighting a rather puny looking Bane, I can only assume that Bane hasn't had his weetabix or he has not yet pumped up on the muscle enhancing steroid Venom.
 A first glimpse of the Catwoman costume was also released, the first photo shows Anne Hathaway's in full Catwoman mode and can be found on the films official website, the second photos shows Anne Hathaway's stunt double in costume.

And finally my wife and I spent a enjoyable few days in the wonderful city of York, and while doing so came across the filming of a new ITV supernatural drama. 
Eternal Law is in six part drama by the team behind Spooks and Life On Mars, the story focuses on two lawyers Zac & Tom who are Angels who have been sent to earth to try to understand the human condition. The series stars Samuel West as Zac & Ukweli Roach as Tom, Tobias Menzie of Rome fame plays the fallen Angel Richard Penbroke whilst Orla Brady plays the enigmatic Mrs  Sheringham, Fringe fans would recognise Orla as she played Elizabeth Bishop in that series.

The slightly out of focus shots (we couldn't get too close) were taken at York train station, and show Orla Brady, Tobias Menzie with a 3rd actor relaxing between shots. I have no idea who the the 3rd actor in the photos is, but apologise to him for not knowing on the off chance he ever reads this blog.



  1. I'm fine with the tweaked Superman costume so far, it's the tone of the film that will make or break it for me - I sincerely hope they're not as po-faced as the Batman films.

  2. samuel west is the 3rd actor i think look at facebook page eternal law

    1. Thanks for that info on thye 3rd actor, at the time of putting this up there wasnt too much information on the show. Having seen the first tow episodesmy wife and I are loving it.