The Weekly Ketchup: Robert Downey Jr. As "Iron Man," George Lucas In The News, And More!

by | October 6, 2006 | Comments

In this week’s Ketchup, Robert Downey Jr. finally gets cast as "Iron Man," and George Lucas discusses many things, including "Indiana Jones 4."

Also, the "Superman Returns" DVD will be affordable to everyone (in China), and the "Fantastic Four" sequel has an attractive new cast member. Read on for details.

This Week’s Most Popular News:

Robert Downey Jr. IS Iron Man

Marvel has picked Robert Downey Jr. to play billionaire-turned-metallic superhero Iron Man, AKA Tony Stark, in the John Favreau-directed comic adaptation slated for 2008.

George Lucas Donates $175m, Quits Movies, and Discusses "Indy 4"

The somewhat wealthy George Lucas recently donated $175 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts — after which he denounced the world of filmmaking and basically said "Now TELEVISION, that’s where it’s at!" Then he dropped a few new non-hints about "Indiana Jones 4" and went home to his 12 mansions.

"Superman Returns" Fights Pirates With $2 Price Tag

In an attempt to defeat the dastardly pirates of the home video market, Warner Home Entertainment will be selling the "Superman Returns" DVD for a price comparable to black market knock-offs, at about 2 bucks a pop.

Gorgeous Model Joins "Fantastic Four 2" Cast

Fashion model turned actress Beau Garrett has been signed to play the Human Torch’s love interest in next year’s "Fantastic Four" sequel. Here’s hoping she owns a few fire extinguishers.

"You know, people also doubted Michael Keaton as Batman."

In Other News:

  • Jack Black‘s new production company, Electric Dynamite, will helm the film based on a New York Times article "In College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation," about small college football teams earning money for playing against national powerhouses.
  • Franka Potente will star in "Pope Joan," a big screen version of Donna Cross’ bestselling novel about a female pope.
  • Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon will co-produce "The Game of Sunken Places," based on the children’s book by M.T. Anderson.
  • Halle Berry is set to star in "Class Act," as Reno, Nevada teacher Tierney Cahill, who ran for congress in 2000 after a challenge from her students.
  • David Ayer will write and direct "Mafia Cop," based on the life of Louis Eppolito, the NYPD detective who moonlighted as a mob hitman.
  • Drew Barrymore‘s Flower Films will produce the film versions of Melissa de la Cruz’s "The Au Pairs" series of young-adult novels.
  • Rogue Pictures will produce an untitled adult sex comedy to be written by Erik Lindsay and directed by Joe Nussbaum, the same duo behind the upcoming "American Pie: The Naked Mile."
  • Joe Nussbaum will also direct Erik Lindsay’s "Cougars" for Focus Features, about a group of young men who set out to date older women.
  • Sam Jones will make his directorial debut with "Boomerang," a comedy about a man who reclaims his life from his controlling parents.

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