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Source: Film Music Reporter
It's been previously reported that Alan Menken has been working on music for Joe Johnston's "Captain America: The First Avenger", but reports are coming in that composer Alan Silvestri ('Back to the Future', 'Forrest Gump') has signed onto the film as well. It's rumored that Menken will just be writing a short song for the film's USO tour scenes (where Cap is rumored to begrudgingly sing and dance for the troops), while Silvestri will be composing the rest of the film's score.
Known for his expertise in horn-heavy scores and heavily percussive rhythms, he seems the perfect choice for a memorable, heroic, "Americana-yet-military" themed score. While Menken was brought in much earlier in the production (presumably to coordinate parts of the scene along with the music), it's not uncommon for a composer to be brought in this close to a film's release date. Silvestri will most likely complete his work over the next few months as post-production and editing on the film continues.
Bruce-Banner-To-Be Mark Ruffalo recently chatted up MTV News at the Independent Spirit Awards, and spoke briefly about his role as "The Hulk" in 2012's "The Avengers". While previous versions of the not-so-jolly green giant have relied on CG animators and motion capture, this will be the first time that the actor will protray both Bruce Banner and The Hulk. Using new technology similar to the suits used on James Cameron's "Avatar", Ruffalo will actually give the performance for both sides of the character's personality:
"All the features are mine, just really big. I got to see the maquette of the Hulk yesterday in full scope, and it's awesome," the actor remarked. As for the script? It's right "in [director] Joss Whedon's wheelhouse... a nice combination of funny with pathos."
Source: Screenrant, THR
Rumor has it that - similar to Kevin Costner's unconfirmed role of Jonathan Kent - both Viggo Mortensen ('Lord of the Rings') and Daniel Day-Lewis ('Gangs of New York') have become "people of interest for an unspecified role" in WB's "Superman: The Man of Steel". Current fan speculation is aiming towards the role being that of evil Kryptonian General Zod - last seen in 1980's "Superman II". It could also possibly be Lex Luthor - the film is a reboot so he and Superman would no longer have to remain close in age. Both actors have been attached to several upcoming projects - Mortensen to the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman", and Lewis in Spielburg's untitled Abraham Lincoln biopic - but neither film would conflict with Zack Snyder's rapidly approaching shooting schedule.
20th Century Fox has released two brand new (and quite slick) posters for "X-Men: First Class" featuring Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender). See for yourself (click for full-size):
Co-writer Bryan Singer commented on the appeal of the X-Men in a recent interview:
Let the jokes and fan captions begin! Even more set photos from Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" have found their way to the internet, this time showing leading man Andrew Garfield taking a snack break, and Spidey apparently getting ready to school some chumps down at the local gym basketball court:
Nice shorts, Spidey.
Until next time!