Everyday Hero, your fanboy news round-up

Oct. 06, 2008 | 5:41 p.m.


It’s Monday morning and we feel like we could smoke rings around Captain Marvel. The cover on the right is from one from the vault, a 1946 issue with a memorable C.C. Beck cover. The story inside is called “Captain Marvel Gets Promoted!” Yes, that’s right, sailor, please address him as Rear Admiral Marvel from now on.

Here’s the latest from the fanboy wire:

Ridley Scott talks about a “Brave New World adaptation and Leonardo DiCaprio’s involvement. [i09]

Exaggerated numbers alert: Johnny Depp will reportedly get $56 million upfront to star in a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie that will not costar Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom. [AOL Australia]

There’s a snapshot from the set of Tim Burton’sAlice in Wonderland” floating around (literally). [Top Floor Flat]

AMC will adapt Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars” into a TV series. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Iron Man” is already the bestselling Blu-Ray ever. [Slash Film]

George Clooney still has something nice to say about the deliriously bad “Batman & Robin“: “It changed my career.” [Underwire]

Steve Fritz has written a nice historical piece on “Sleeping Beauty.” [Newsarama]

Body of Liesactor Oscar Isaac wants to be Daredevil [Splash Page blog, MTV] … but may have to fight Jason Statham for it. [Hero Complex]

Some early reports on George Romero’s next zombie movie. [Ain’t It Cool News]

— Geoff Boucher

This vintage Captain Marvel image used with the permission of DC Comics.

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