Peter Jackson not confirmed for Hobbit, Tommy Lee Jones confirmed for Cap America

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06.28.10 12 Comments

(Tommy Lee Jones is getting pretty f*cking sick of these Hobbit rumors too)

The last we heard about The Hobbit, Peter Jackson was “in talks” to direct.  But today’s news is that last week’s news wasn’t really news.  (*sigh*)  Sap my will to live, Harry Knowles:

The only quote that I’ll attribute to my source, whom I’ll call “DEREK”, when I asked if he was directing, “No, nothing has really changed – I’ve always said that me directing was one option, and so that’s not really news. The studio are working out what that deal would look like, because how else do they know if it’s a viable option? But it’s honestly one of several different options – many irons are in the fire right now.”

I’m assuming Knowles was quoting Peter Jackson there, but honestly, you figure that sentence out.  Until something actually happens, let us never speak of this again.  Meanwhile, in actually confirmed news, Marvel sent out a press release that Tommy Lee Jones would be playing “Colonel Phillips” in Captain America.

In the early comics, Phillips recruited Steve Rogers to join Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the Super Soldier known as Captain America. The character will be updated for the film. [CHUD]

He joins Chris “Hi, I’m Chris Evans” Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Stanley Tucci. In even more casting news, Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) has been cast as Emma Frost in the X-Men First Class movie, joining James McAvoy as professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.  I’m told this is very important news because Alice Eve has huge jugs.  Upon hearing about it, Jay Baruchel said something glib and p*ssed himself.

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