EntertainmentBrandon Routh to Return to Superman Role for CW's 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover
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Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers. Rising tensions between the United States and China have sparked concerns that Beijing could use its dominant position as a supplier of rare earths for leverage in the trade war between the two global economic powers. China supplied 80% of the rare earths imported by the United States from 2014 to 2017. China is home to at least 85% of the world's capacity to process rare earth ores into material manufacturers can use, according to research firm Adamas Intelligence.
Brandon Routh is coming back as Superman for The CW's upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover.
However, the version Routh will play on the crossover will not be the same one he portrayed in the 2006 film, "Superman Returns." Tyler Hoechlin, who plays the Superman that had shown up in the "Arrowverse" — mostly in "Supergirl" — will return as well.
Routh already plays a character in the CW universe, starring on "Legends of Tomorrow" as Ray Palmer aka The Atom. He is expected to play both. Since the "Arrowverse" is part of a larger multi-verse, it is possible for two different actors to play the same character. Hoechlin last appeared during the "Elseworlds" crossover event in December.
Mark Wahlberg to Replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite’
Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to take over Chris Evans’ role in Antoine Fuqua’s action thriller, “Infinite.” Evans, who signed on to the pic in February, was unable to continue with the project due to scheduling issues. “Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. John Lee Hancock and Ian Shorr are adapting the story for the screen.
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" was a best-selling 12-issue series running from 1985 to 1986 that replaced the DC multiverse, which since 1961's "The Flash of Two Worlds," had explained the company's varying and contradictory continuities, with a single streamlined universe and a complete reboot of most DC characters. It was a critical hit and a best seller for DC and is credited with popularizing the idea of large-scale crossovers in comics.
Storm Reid Eyed to Play Idris Elba's Daughter in 'Suicide Squad' Sequel (Exclusive)
"A Wrinkle in Time" headliner Storm Reid is being eyed to star as the daughter of Idris Elba's character in James Gunn's sequel to 2016's "Suicide Squad," multiple individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tell TheWrap. Although there is currently no deal in place, Reid is the top contender for the role. Details about the role are being kept under wraps. The film, which is also called "Suicide Squad," will hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021. Peter Safran and Charles Roven are producing. Gunn, who directed "Guardians of the Galaxy," was brought on board to helm the project.
In the series, The Monitors (played by LaMonica Garrett in the "Arrowverse") evil counterpart, The Anti-Monitor, attempts to destroy all of the different universes with the goal of becoming the sole ruler of whatever is left. He's eventually foiled but at a staggering cost: the surviving five universes are merged into one, and a huge number of classic DC characters were killed off, seemingly for good — including both Supergirl and Barry Allen.
Deadline first reported the news of Routh and Hoechlin playing Superman on the "Crisis" crossover.
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Dwayne Johnson: Idris Elba Nixed ‘Black James Bond’ Joke in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’
In the “Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw,” the movie’s villain Brixton, played by Idris Elba, spreads his arms out wide and declares “I’m black Superman.” It turns out that might not have been the original line. Dwayne Johnson tells Variety that Elba was first asked to proclaim he’s “black James Bond,” but the Brit actor declined, saying, “It’s too close to what everybody’s talking about.” Elba has continually been on the top of fans’ wish lists for who should replace Daniel Craig as 007. Now the question is who came up with the black Superman quip. Johnson insists it was his idea. “Everyone loves ‘the black Superman’ line.
Pelosi delegation visits Central America amid migrant crisis.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Guatemala with a congressional delegation Thursday, starting a Central American trip that seeks to explore the causes of immigration amid a crisis of migrants on the southern U.S. border.
Brandon Routh Returns as Superman Crisis on Infinite Earths
The CW appears to be pulling out all the stops and announced Brandon Routh will return as the Man of Steel in this years Crisis on Infinite Earths Event!
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