We hear a lot of whispering about Frank Miller’s upcoming cinematic take on Will Eisner’s “The Spirit.” And with the first trailer due to be released in just a few days at New York Comic-Con, the whispering is picking up steam, especially as the first green screen images were leaked to the fan press a few days ago.

Of course, if you’re old enough to remember the brouhaha about Michael Keaton as “Batman,” you know it’s too early to accurately judge.

On the other hand Brandon Routh as “Superman”? Terribly miscast, poor guy.

Anyway, if you’d like to keep up with the debate – or participate in the conversation – check out this message board over at The Comics Journal. You can also see green screen shots there of Gabriel Macht as The Spirit, Samuel L. Jackson as The Octopus, and several more, including a hot shot of Eva Mendes.