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The Morning Roundup: Nolan/Batman News, Leno Late Night News, New T4 Trailer

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning we've got news that Leno isn't leaving late night (just The Tonight Show), Mickey Rourke might be out of Sin City 2, Chris Nolan is working on a third Batman film, as well as the latest Terminator: Salvation trailer, and more!

The Dark Knight score is back under consideration for an Academy Award nomination after being temporarily disqualified due to too many people being listed as composers.  The list of five names has been whittled down (by a not entirely clear method) to Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.

Perhaps coming off his unexpected (in my estimation at least) success with Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck is now being considered to direct Arizona, a film based on the real-life events surrounding Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic, who was killed in 1976 by a car bomb as he was investigating the infiltration of organized crime into state government.

This next bit comes in the form of good news/bad news.  The Good News: Christopher Nolan has confirmed that he has begun outlining ideas for a third Batman film.  The Bad News: He isn't happy with anything he's come up with so far.  Or is that also good because it means he's committed to only moving forward with the best story possible and realizes what is at stake?  Maybe it's more of a good news/bad news/good news thing.

Now this is just kinda funny:


Hey!  Michael Bay says that the first trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen will premiere in February of 2009, either attached to a movie or during the Superbowl, which right now I'm predicting will be Giants vs. Steelers.

Jay Leno may be retiring from The Tonight Show, but that doesn't mean he's leaving late night television, or for that matter, NBC.  It's been announced that Leno will have a new show in a new, earlier timeslot.

Mickey Rourke as Marv was one of the best things about Sin City.  Is there a chance he's not returning to the character for the sequel?  Hells yes, says Rourke (I'm paraphrasing).

Trailer Time!


Friday the 13th:


The Proposal:

Terminator: Salvation (Japanese version, but still very cool):