Jeff may not be the only Kent flashing his super skill in Los Angeles.
Last week, director Bryan Singer ("X-Men") turned Dodger Stadium into a set piece for the upcoming film "Superman Returns."
According to reports on the Blue Tights Network, three different baseball games were being filmed for a very critical scene, though reports said it was only second-unit filming and not principal photography. None of the lead actors were on hand, and most of the filming is taking place in Australia.
The site iesb.com updated the information Friday, reporting the director used real minor league and college baseball players. The batter, catcher and umpire were all reacting and looking towards center field as if something was coming down. According to a stadium employee, the script calls for plane to crash on the field and Superman saves the day.
"Superman Returns" is scheduled for release next summer.
Superman is definitely worth an update, and with Bryan Singer at the controls, I expect "Superman Returns" to be pretty darn good. If more details become available, I’ll pass them along. Beerleaguer.com is proud to be the official Phillies blog of the new Superman movie.
An interesting Hollywood-meets-Phillies sidenote: Former Reading Phillie Walter Dawkins played Wesley Snipes’ butt and body double in the film "The Fan." Dawkins was drafted in the 15th round by the Phillies in the June 1995 amateur draft and played in Reading from 1996 to 1998.