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Daily Scan for 07.01.09 – Cumming Cast As Green Goblin; Star Wars Goes Live-Action


• George Lucas’s much-rumored Star Wars live-action series may well be coming in 2009.

• Frank Darabont doesn’t just want to adapt Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451he wants to claim The Illustrated Man, as well.

• Robert Downey Jr. apparently performed a real-life act of heroism on the set of Iron Man 2, saving an extra who’d broken his hip grappling with a rampaging robot.

• Alan Cumming has always seemed fairly sleazy to me, so I think his casting as the Green Goblin in the upcoming Spider-Man musical is genius.

• Who knew that Burt Ward and Adam West reprised their roles as Batman and Robin as late as 1979? Poor Robin looks particularly bad.

• Of course, not every moment in J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek script was filmed, and not every moment that was filmed made it into the final cut. Here’s what you missed.

Lost will be getting another hour next season, putting to rest all of the residual questions. My opinion? More Lost is a good thing, especially given the show’s streak of excellence in the fifth season.

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