The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman Begins" Villain Talk, "Transformers" Set News, "Evan Almighty" Budget Woes, And More!

by | October 13, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, we have more guessing games regarding who will be Batman’s other foe in "The Dark Knight," music and pics from the "Transformers" movie, and "Evan Almighty"’s rapidly ascending budget, which even the power of God may not be enough to save.

Also, a beloved "Harry Potter" character does a disappearing act, and Orlando Bloom may not return for a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean." Read on for more.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Who’s Playing Two-Face in "Batman" Sequel?

Christopher Nolan has confirmed Two-Face will be one of the villains in "The Dark Knight," his follow-up to "Batman Begins," and IGN FilmForce is trying to determine who will play the role.

"Transformers" Music, Optimus Prime Headshot, and More Set Photos Emerge
Cinematical has a nice roundup of various "Transformers"-related happenings from around the web, including news on the theme song, a first look at Optimus Prime’s head, and a photo from the set!

Steve Carell’s "Evan Almighty" — At $225M, An Unholy Mess?

Few doubt that Steve Carell is an outsized comic talent. But the Los Angeles Times is suggesting that his current project, "Evan Almighty," is getting a reputation for its outsized budget, one that could ultimately run as high as $225 million, which would make it the costliest comedy of all time.

"Harry Potter" Sleight-Of-Hand: Dobby’s Disappearing Act

Looks like someone’s cast a nasty disappearing spell (written outum scripto!) on "Harry Potter" creature Dobby, since the CGI-powered timid house elf won’t be seen in "Order of the Phoenix."

Bloom Out For "Pirates 4?

Is Will Turner, Orlando Bloom’s character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, marked for death? According to WENN (via Cinescape), the script for the fourth "Pirates" movie is in the works, and it may sanction the demise of Jack Sparrow’s young sidekick.

Update: The rumors about Orlando Bloom have been highly exaggerated.


"And for your next miracle, you will make a pissed-off studio happy."

In Other News:

  • Peter Berg is set to direct the Will Smith superhero film "Tonight, He Comes," becoming the project’s fourth director.
  • Amber Tamblyn will star in the indie thriller "Blackout," about three people trapped in a hospital elevator that turns into a harrowing experience.
  • Julia Roberts is set to star in "Eat, Pray, Love," based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same name.
  • James Cameron will co-write a produce "James Cameron’s Sanctum," a live-action drama about a father and son deep-sea diving team that will be filmed in high-definition 3-D. Gary Johnstone will direct the movie for Rogue Pictures.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly will join Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s adaptation of "Sweeney Todd," the musical thriller set in Victorian England.
  • Filmimg for the movie "Dallas" has been put on hold as the entire cast, except for John Travolta as J.R. Ewing, is being replaced.
  • Fox 2000 has acquired Kim Barker’s script "All About Steve," with Sandra Bullock slated to star in and produce the film.
  • Genius Products, the home video subsidiary of the Weinstein Co., has acquired North American rights to "Dirty Sanchez: The Movie," AKA the Welsh version of "Jackass."
  • Finally, New Line Cinema acquired film rights to "Snitch," a script inspired by true events detailed in a PBS "Frontline" documentary.

Still on board for "Dallas."

Tag Cloud

Showtime CW Seed Amazon comiccon serial killer cinemax Thanksgiving The CW Box Office USA Network Song of Ice and Fire harry potter Pop mutant Walt Disney Pictures jamie lee curtis FX Fox News cats Year in Review President Netflix Musical Disney Channel singing competition YA Sundance Country FOX National Geographic Sundance Now aliens Musicals justice league Grammys Kids & Family Lionsgate Epix PaleyFest Apple ESPN hist VH1 Certified Fresh binge Esquire FXX CBS Awards The Arrangement comic Mary Tyler Moore technology Video Games TLC YouTube Red Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt unscripted Interview politics ABC Animation Warner Bros. discovery crime thriller boxoffice Music Rom-Com Freeform Drama X-Men MTV Emmys zombies dc Oscars diversity DirecTV VICE Sony Pictures DC Universe period drama Character Guide Crackle History Spike Toys political drama Comic Book HBO 007 PBS 20th Century Fox Adult Swim Tomatazos Biopics Masterpiece Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Fantasy Star Trek medical drama Universal Paramount Network cooking Comedy adventure RT History crime drama Writers Guild of America Pixar historical drama Martial Arts travel YouTube Premium IFC Superheroes science fiction 21st Century Fox psycho Extras GLAAD Christmas Lifetime finale Dark Horse Comics Disney NYCC Tumblr E3 Columbia Pictures SundanceTV biography Pirates sitcom what to watch Trivia Fall TV DC streaming service OWN blaxploitation police drama Calendar MSNBC CBS All Access Bravo Western Marathons TV Land CMT 24 frames Polls and Games Ellie Kemper San Diego Comic-Con Best and Worst docudrama Starz Shudder Acorn TV AMC cults 2017 Podcast NBC USA Sci-Fi Syfy romance El Rey SDCC BET Hulu BBC America See It Skip It war dramedy Countdown Paramount supernatural Sneak Peek Star Wars transformers Winter TV Mindy Kaling Quiz Teen Red Carpet Logo Infographic anime First Look Britbox doctor who Set visit dceu Reality Competition streaming SXSW Marvel Comedy Central talk show Election 45 TCM Premiere Dates Watching Series vampires E! Lucasfilm A&E crime Cartoon Network robots American Society of Cinematographers Superheroe CNN TruTV zombie GIFs Action Photos Rocky ratings Mystery LGBTQ New York Comic Con Reality WGN Nominations Horror thriller crossover Food Network cops 2016 DC Comics Ovation social media BBC Opinion Super Bowl television Nat Geo Ghostbusters IFC Films Creative Arts Emmys TBS ITV Valentine's Day Trailer composers Spring TV spy thriller TCA Schedule Comics on TV Holidays Summer festivals Rock TIFF Shondaland sports Cosplay based on movie TV ABC Family golden globes TCA 2017 GoT APB Winners 2015 TNT Nickelodeon