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G.I. Joe, The Phantom, Heroes: March 23rd Comic Reel

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G.I. Joe, The Phantom, Heroes: March 23rd Comic Reel

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

We got an email from Phil at Live for Films, who pointed out this early look at what Destro’s mask might look like before the CG techs get all fancy with it.

There’s also a lot of spoilers in the special report from IGN.

Starring Dennis Quaid, release date: August 7, 2009.

THE PHANTOM

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network soon to be called the SyFy Channel is developing a new take on the pulp property from RHI Entertainment.  

Airing in 2010.

HEROES

How about a gang of spoilers?  Here’s official network descriptions for the 21st and 22nd episodes of the year (plus production stills for the former), as well as  updates to Herosite’s spoilers page.  

Next episode: “Cold Snap,” tonight.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

How exactly does the mutant movie set up a spin off for the Merc with a Mouth?  Comic Book Movie offers alleged spoilers for you.

Meanwhile, Comingsoon has a new TV spot for the Hugh Jackman vehicle.

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

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has screen captures from this week’s new episode.

Next episode: “Hex,” March 26, 2009.

DR. WHO

We got an email from Ace Calban, who said that that Stephen Hopkins (“Lost in Space,” “24”) is to  direct the first  episode in the  new  series.  Thanks Ace!

CBR News also talked to actress Eve Myles and director Euros Lyn.  

New series debuts in 2010 starring Matt Smith.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

Toon Zone has an interview with producer Greg Weisman, talking about the animated series.  “We definitely planned season-by-season,” he said. “Even then, we planned with a view towards what would be coming in the following season. So, because I had to plot season 2, I had to have at least a general idea of where season 3 would go, though it may or may not ever happen. When we started with season 1, we broke down the entire 13 episodes and we had a fairly good idea generally of what we had planned in season 2. Then I had a VERY large bulletin board — it was actually so big, it was 2 bulletin boards bolted to the wall next to each other to make one really big one — and I had a lot of index cards of various colors. Green index cards were for villains, blue ones represented things going on in Spider-Man’s life, pink ones represented things going on in Peter Parker’s life, yellow cards represented our big bad villain, and orange cards represented points in time, since we were on a calendar. Since we’re staring in September of his junior year, Halloween had to come in October, so orange cards worked for things that were fixed in time.”

Next episode, “Destructive Testing.”

SPIDER-MAN 4

Keeping the news all webbed up, MTV and IGN talked to director Sam Raimi about settling on a villain and the perplexing MJ question.  “I’m hoping she’ll be in it and I’m planning on having a story with her in it,” Raimi said of actress Kirsten Dunst. “It wouldn’t be the ‘Spider-Man’ series without her.”

Starring Tobey Maguire, release date May 6, 2011.

SUPER CAPERS

CBR News has a review of the superhero parody.

Directed by Ray Griggs.

GREEN HORNET

Actor Seth Rogen talked to The Sydney Herald-Sun about getting ready for the role.  “I have a little while to sculpt this piece of meat into the perfection that is required of it, but I am looking forward to the day that I can just bathe in pizza dough,” he said.  

Sci Fi Wire has quotes from Rogen talking about the mix of comedy and action. “To me, the two aren’t mutually exclusive,” Rogen said.  “You can have a big action epic with a lot of funny parts.”

Release date: June 25, 2010.

GHOST RIDER 2

Yes, actor Nicolas Cage is still talking about a sequel to his Marvel-mined movie.  Talking to MTV, Cage said, “It has to have that action horror element and go deeper into that if it were to happen and [it should] keep us asking questions. Keep it interesting on a philosophical level.”

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

How about five new character based promotional spots (first found at Superhero Hype.

Starring Justin Chatwin, release date April 8, 2009.

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER

Want a look at the trailer for the comic-within-the-comic adaptation of “Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” that comes out this Tuesday? Here you go.

THE CASTING COUCH … REUPHOLSTERED

Please, whatever you do, don’t call it a comeback!

First off, special thanks go out to Shaun Manning for “manning” the fort while this writer went off and got hitched.  Damned sporting, actually, so crazy appreciation for the first week off in … spirit, almost seven years.

Second, we may as well get back to business.  If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let’s coordinate.  You can choose an alias if you’d like, or be mentioned by name — we honor requests for anonymity.  Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and The Hundred and Four thinks that there’s no pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater than central air.  

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