Movie File: Batman, Zach Braff, Will Ferrell, Clint Eastwood, Jet Li, Andre 3000

'Scrubs' star is Kevin Smith's latest favorite for 'Fletch' prequel.

Everyone knows “Batman Begins” is going to be big, but who could’ve guessed that it would be 62 feet tall and 82 feet wide? Warner Bros. announced this week that Christian Bale‘s debut in the batsuit will arrive on IMAX’s enormous screens on June 17, the same day the film hits traditional theaters. … Will the real Dr. Rosenrosen please stand up? After years of speculation surrounding Jason Lee, director Kevin Smith has posted a message on his Web site stating that he has a new name in mind for his update on the “Fletch” franchise. Zach Braff, the scruffy-haired sarcastic “Scrubs” actor whose star skyrocketed with last year’s “Garden State,” is now the top choice to follow in Chevy Chase‘s footsteps with “Fletch Won.” Somebody get that man a bloody mary, a steak sandwich and a steak sandwich — and put it on the Underhills’ tab! …

Surely, the world never imagined that it would want to see a 37-year-old man in yellow tights so badly, but the calls for a sequel to Will Ferrell‘s “Elf” have not gone unnoticed at New Line Cinema. As reported in Variety, the studio has approached the ridiculously busy funnyman to see if he’d be interested in doing a sequel for a $20 million payday. Director Jon Favreau might not be on board for the follow-up, however, to which we say: C’mon, Jon, it’s money, baby, money! … Commenting on his Best Picture win, Oscar’s million-dollar grandpa can only look to what’s next. “For future projects, I have another project I’m doing with Steven Spielberg next year called ‘Flags of Our Fathers,’ ” says Clint Eastwood. “He and I are going to produce that, and we’ll see how that comes up. And that’s my next project. But you know, how do you top this? I don’t know.” Spielberg will produce the film about the battle of Iwo Jima, with Eastwood directing. …

Cartoon Network’s animated “Clone Wars” Star Wars spinoff comes to DVD on March 1. Volume one, which contains 20 “chapters” portraying the epic battles that take place between episodes II and III, boasts the latest in eye-popping animation while getting closer to the themes of the original trilogy than anything else that has ever involved Jar Jar Binks. In other news from a galaxy far, far away, the first full trailer for “Revenge of the Sith” will be unveiled March 10 during “The O.C.” … “Unleashed,” the upcoming Jet Li movie that casts the martial arts star as a mentally deficient warrior who knows how to do nothing but fight, has been pushed back to May 13. …

Word on the street had been that Andre 3000‘s long-rumored dream of playing Jimi Hendrix on the silver screen was in a crippling state of legal limbo. Not so, says the Outkast superstar — but the film isn’t exactly ready for a theater near you either. “It’s a 50-50 chance, you know, if the Lord is willing,” the singer/actor said. “I can just say Hollywood is behind it. And the people with the guns are ready to go. We’re just waiting and praying on the rights to the songs. That’s the issue right now, those Hendrix song rights.” Andre claims to see a connection between himself and the late rock legend: “I can see a lot of similarities. Onstage he was the wild guy, wild crazy man, but he was actually totally the opposite [in real life.] … He is the greatest guitar player in history, and it’s a shame there hasn’t been a Hendrix movie to share with all the rock and roll movies that have come out.” …

This past weekend, the “Spider-Man 2″ team took home an Oscar for Visual Effects. Backstage, animation director Anthony LaMolinara tried to contain his victorious afterglow (“I almost shot a web, I got so excited”) while discussing the restrictions on Spidey for his upcoming third adventure. “The character Spider-Man, each time, is something you have to develop. It’s a learning curve. Whereas, when you get a new character you’re going to put all of the bells and whistles you can on him. And it has to [be like that] — Spider-Man can’t take too big of a leap. No pun intended.” …

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