Writer John Shirley has a post at his blog about writing the novelization for the Keanu Reeves-fueled flick, with perhaps a spoiler or two. “I think Hellblazer fans will enjoy the picture,” Shirley said. “The movie’s John Constantine is like the comic’s version in other important respects: his mordant sense of humor, his magical abilities, his working-class sensibility, his resourcefulness and willingness to play dirty. His cynical exterior and (under the dark crust) heart of gold also survived.”
According to IGN’s FilmForce, “the feature film version of Thor is now set-up at Sony Pictures. Our scooper also advised us that David Goyer (‘Blade,’ ‘Batman Begins’) isn’t currently attached to the project. Goyer has stated in press reports and at the L.A. Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention in December that he was considering writing and directing ‘Thor.’ Marvel Studios prexy Avi Arad went a step further, saying in a video interview at the ‘Blade: Trinity’ premiere that Goyer was writing the script. That was an overstatement on Arad’s part. Goyer’s reps advised IGN FilmForce that he is NOT writing Thor at this time and that there is no deal for him to do so but he is talking to Marvel Studios about the project.”
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA
Blockbuster director James Cameron talked to IESB about his work on the anime adaptation (Windows Media only).
Comics Continuum has a first look at this Saturday’s new episode of the hit Cartoon Network series, “Titans East, Pt. 2,” including a number of screen captures.
According to Moviehole, Ben Affleck did indeed film a cameo in the Jennifer Garner spin off, but once “Jen and Ben announced they were having a relationship, the studio got nervous and trimmed him out of the picture.”
The team at Kryptonsite had a busy weekend, posting a deluge of new material. They have new images from upcoming episode “Pariah,” the network’s official description of another upcoming episode called “Recruit,” a slew of spoilers for the season’s “doubly” effective 17th episode, and the return of a character from the show’s past. Finally, they have the news on who’s being cast as Lois Lane’s sister.
Meanwhile, Devoted to Smallville has a preview clip from Entertainment Tonight spotlighting the show.
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