We featured The Sidekick as one of the five panels that should not be missed at this year’s Comic-Con, but were we right? The Sidekick follows super hero sidekick Max McCabe on a journey of self discovery after his disastrous final mission with Captain Wonder (played by a wonderfully dry Ron Livingston). Created as a way to cope with turning forty, actor-writer Rob Benedict successfully assembled a team of super-talented friends to help out with the film including Martin Starr, Lizzy Caplan, Richard Speight Jr., Jordan Peele, Jason Ritter, and Josh Meyers.
Zack Snyder has made a wise decision to put Diane Lane in as Marta Kent, the mother of Metropolis’ hero Clark Kent AKA Superman. According to Snyder, from the release, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”
I personally am a fan and totally good with this choice. Between Henry Cavill and now Diane Lane being cast, Christopher Nolan producing, David Goyer Writing and Zack Snyder at the helm, we may very well have a worthwhile movie. Now the same could have been said about Superman Returns, so we’ll just have to wait and see.