WWE is going to release a Rise and Fall of WCW DVD set later this year. Jim Ross noted in his WWE.com blog that he had been interviewed as part of the documentary portion of the release.
Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he is still attached to the Shazam! movie project, based on DC Comics’ Captain Marvel and his family, but that the project is still stuck on square one. Following the success of Dark Knight, Warner Brothers wants to create more superhero movies that are darker in tone but this is rather difficult to reconcile with the Captain Marvel character – a boy who can turn himself into an adult superhero by saying a magic word.
Johnson also praised The Wrestler: “I thought that the movie…was real and memorable. That world…it’s a very visceral, authentic world that [director Darren Aronofsky] created and I can’t say enough great things about the movie. My uncle actually trained Mickey and he would call me weekly and give me progress reports. [He] was amazed at…his desire to do everything. That takes commitment.”
Elsewhere on the ‘comic book movies kinda vaguely associated with wrestling’ front, Mickey Rourke has signed on to play the villain, thought to be Crimson Dynamo, in Iron Man 2. The film is due for release next summer.
Also, Steve Austin has signed on to join the cast of The Expendables. The film is being made by Sylvester Stallone and will also feature Rourke, plus Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren and has the ability to make you into a real man by just thinking about it.
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