In this week’s Ketchup, some sequel news: the underperforming "Superman Returns" will likely get a follow-up as planned, and — gasp — so might the "X-Men" franchise, despite reports that "X-Men 3" would be their "Last Stand"!
Also spicing up the rumor week, Peter Jackson has been mentioned as the director of the Jackie Chan/Jet Li vehicle based on "Journey to the West." A few "Transformers" character pictures were leaked to tease anyone that’s looking forward to next summer’s blockbuster. What else struck our readers’ fancies this week? A purple-haired "Harry Potter" babe, naturally. Read on for more.
Banding together for their next "Last Stand"
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Will "Superman Return" Again?
By now it’s pretty much a well-accepted fact that Bryan Singer’s "Superman Returns" didn’t do the kind of box office that Warner Bros. was expecting. That’s not a knock on the movie, but the thing’s still struggling to hit $200 million, and some industry insiders were predicting the flick would tally that much in only a week or two. But, of course, there’s always sequel considerations…
"X-Men 4" Still Definitely Not Happening, Maybe
Remember all that talk about "Nope, no fourth X-Men movie, seriously"? Well, it’s only been about a month, which means that the new sequel chit-chat from the X-producers is now arriving exactly on schedule.
Peter Jackson to Direct Jet Li/Jackie Chan Pic?
As if the thought of Jet Li and Jackie Chan starring in a film together isn’t enough to get us excited, rumor has it that the pic might be helmed by one of the biggest directors around. How big? Peter Jackson big!
"Transformers" Pics: Less Than Meets the Eye?
Hey, here’s something fun to do for about nine seconds: Check out a pair of new "Transformers" character pics and then decide for yourself if A) they’re real, B) they’re fake, C) you really give a wet slap either way.
Harry Potter and the Purple-Haired Honey
The names Natalia Tena and Nymphador Tonks mean absolutely nothing to me, but they were both recently spotted on the set of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." And there’s a Potter-crazy fansite that has the pics to prove it.
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