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Matt Bomer Almost Played Superman in 2002 for Brett Ratner and J.J. Abrams

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Tim Burton’s Superman Lives is perhaps the most notorious of the Superman films that almost existed, but there’s another one you may have forgotten: in 2002, J.J. Abrams wrote a screenplay for a Superman film to be directed by Brett Ratner, with rumors of Josh Hartnett playing the lead. In a new interview, Magic Mike XXL star Matt Bomer reveals that Ratner selected him to play the Man of Steel, and he tested with some surprising actors.

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Link Ink: Chris Pratt’s Children’s Hospital Visit, Superheroes By Height And A New ‘Gotham’ Featurette


Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Storyboards Reveal What J.J. Abrams and McG’s Superman Film Would Have Looked Like


Before Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder teamed up for Man of Steel, even before Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, Warner Bros. had plans for a movie called Superman: Flyby. The 2003 script for that never-made film was written by none other than Star Trek: Into Darkness director and soon-to-be King of Star Wars J...

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New ‘Star Trek’ Gets Old School In First Issue From IDW Publishing [Preview]


On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Star Trek Ongoing #1, launching a new series starring the modernized characters of director J.J. Abrams' 2009 motion picture in what IDW is calling "re-imaginings" of classic adventures from the original 1960s Star Trek television series...

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Costume Designs from J.J. Abrams’ Unmade ‘Superman: Flyby’ Film


Now that the next Superman film is safely in the hands of director Zack Snyder and composer Hans Zimmer (having been conceived by Batman luminaries Christopher Nolan and David Goyer), it is fun to look back on what might have been...

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‘Boilerplate’ Creator Paul Guinan on His Robot’s Journey to a J.J. Abrams Film


Long before J.J. Abrams announced that he was going to be adapting the story of Boilerplate into a feature film, the adventures of the Victorian Era combat robot were catalogued in a coffee table book by Portland creators Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett...

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IDW ‘Star Trek’ Adaptation To Flesh Out Film By Including Deleted Scenes


Following the success of this summer's "Star Trek: Countdown" IDW's releasing a full six-issue adaptation of the J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's 2009 film.

"Star Trek: The Official Movie Adaptation" #1 comes your way from artist David Messina who also lent his pen to "Countdown," the title that served as a prequel to the film...

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