Trades: Iron, Zookeeper, Smallville

“Jon Favreau indicated at this weekend’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” premiere that it looks like he and Marvel Studios are going to work out a deal for him doing the “Iron Man” sequel for Summer 2010 after all. He says that the sequel will also remain a relatively kid-safe feature film…” (full details)

“Scot Armstrong (“Semi-Pro”) has been hired to do additional script work on the Walt Becker-directed MGM comedy “The Zookeeper.” Jay Scherick and David Ronn penned the original script about a lonely, misguided zookeeper who gets unexpected romantic help from the animals in his care. Kevin James has been in discussions aboit the lead role…” (full details)

“Sam Witwer (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Dexter,” “The Mist”) will play Doomsday in the upcoming eighth season of “Smallville”. The character’s alter ego will be of easy-going paramedic Davis Bloome. He joins Cassidy Freeman who plays the seductive foil Tess Mercer who essentially replaces the exiting Lex Luthor…” (full details)