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Daily Scan for 10.21.09 – Reynolds Is Green Lantern, Orci and Kurtzman Rewrite Cowboys

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• Ryan Reynolds is now confirmed to be cinema’s Green Lantern, but the producer of Deadpool doesn’t see why the actor can’t play both a Marvel and a DC hero at the same time.

Batman & Robin scribe Akiva Goldsman says that his superhero movie might be the most important ever made… for being so execrable it forced Hollywood to take comics seriously. Interesting point!

The New Yorker has posted a mammoth 12-page piece on Avatar and its director James Cameron, in which he laments that whenever he tries to do an action movie, people claim it’s a chick flick. Interesting point: Strong female leads tend to classify your movies that way, for better or worse.

• Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may have been hired to do an adaptation of the scfi-western comic Cowboys and Aliens, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to use anything besides the concept.

Sci Fi Wire has been posting some great Halloween lists this month, and their round-up of rampaging space zombies is no exception.

• Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan of the Apes fame turns 97 this month.

• Marvel combines Avengers, X-Men and Harry Potter to come up with Avengers Academy.

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