Monday, December 13, 2004

Superman voted top superhero; Hulk demands recount

Superman has been voted the most popular superhero of all time in a survey of moviegoers conducted by Britain's poll-happy UCI Cinemas. The poll of 4,985 people was conducted to mark the release of Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles, but the timing did little to help Mr. Incredible, who came in fifth behind the Man of Steel, Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk.

Daredevil, The Mask, Wolverine, Catwoman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rounded out the Top 10.

The Scotsman chimes in with some facts about Superman.

In other movie news, Coming Soon picks up on a Variety report that 20th Century Fox has picked Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard) to write Magneto, the second X-Men spinoff. Here's Turner:

"I pitched a film that is almost The Pianist meets X-Men, about a guy who, after watching his family slaughtered, has an awakening of his powers and seeks revenge."

Uh ... great?