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Dragonball Evolution, Heroes, Wolverine: March 31st Comic Reel

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Dragonball Evolution, Heroes, Wolverine: March 31st Comic Reel

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

Actor James Marsters talked to Sci Fi Wire “Until I shot the role of Buzz Aldrin on a BBC film called ‘Moonshot,’ it was the hardest shoot of my life,” Marsters said. “‘Moonshot’ ended up being harder. ‘Dragonball’ was one of those shoots that was really tough, but I wanted it all. It was kind of like climbing a tall mountain. You don’t expect it to be easy, and it isn’t, and you’re proud of yourself the whole time. I did a month of training in Los Angeles before we went to Durango, Mexico. Durango has a high elevation, about 1,700 feet, so we had to get used to that when we got there. I realized on the last day, when they were kicking me in the face for about an hour, that ‘Hey, this is the last shot. I’m doing it all.’ So that part was very fun. And, in fact, I went home with no injuries at all.”

Marsters and actor Justin Chatwin told IGN about sequel ideas. “All I know is I’ve been signed to three movies,” Marsters said, “but I would like to make five — seven of them. You could just pretty much paint by numbers using the wealth of source material to easily get the seven films. There’s that much there.”

Chatwin said, “There’s a whole generation of kids waiting to be introduced to ‘Dragonball,’ so this first movie is really important for that. I mean the main plot is the battle between Piccolo and Goku, but this first film still serves to introduce the characters and where they’re from and what they’re deals are. And so to cover that ground really takes up most of the first movie.”

Directed by James Wong, release date: April 10, 2009.

HEROES

CBR News has the latest installment of the popular Behind The Eclipse series with producers writers/producers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coliete.

Next episode: “Turn And Face The Strange,” April 6, 2009.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Debunked! Variety is reporting that the rumor of “Slumdog Millionaire” screenwriter Simon Beaufoy writing the sequel is untrue. “Recent blog-fanned rumors that Beaufoy had been hired to write Wolverine 2 were unfounded,” the trade reported. “though he did have a conversation with ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the project.”

Directed by Gavin Hood, release date: May 1, 2009.

PRIEST

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Paul Bettany is in talks to take on the title role in the Tokyopop adaptation. Cory Goodman (“The Brood”) wrote the screenplay.

No release date announced.

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