We got an email from El Mayimbe, who pointed out this rumor that actor Dominic West may be joining the cast as Scottish-born arms merchant James McCullen Destro.
According to TV Guide, actress Keri Russell has been cast as the voice of the Amazon princess in a direct-to-DVD animated feature planned for late this year or early next year.
We also got an email from TV Guide’s Rich Sands, who noted this article announcing the web spinner’s return to animated television on March 8th, and discussing some of what’s to come.
ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Oui oui! Check out four minutes from the new film at Allocine.
You can pop over to Marvel’s website for a look at two new production stills from the metal minded Marvel movie.
THE DARK KNIGHT
In a new fit of viral marketing, singer John Mayer commented on his blog that he received a package from “Gotham Novelties” which included a Joker card and a special Joker-faced t-shirt. This column, it should be noted, has received absolutely zero free Bat-swag, and we like cake too, dammit!
CBR News has a feature on anime director Kobun Shizuno.
A bit afield of our normal coverage, but CBR News also talked to television luminary Bryan Fuller about his work, from “Deep Space Nine” to “Heroes” all the way up to his current hit ABC series.
If you’re up for some spoilers, Kryptonsite has the official network description for the next new episode of the hit CW series.
World’s Finest has an interesting report on a direct-to-DVD feature that never came to pass — “The Batman Versus Hush,” complete with pitch artwork.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY SEVENTY-TWO
Despite the media blackout, people are talking about negotiations between the DGA and the AMPTP, claiming that a deal could be made as early as today.
This non-news comes as more producers get the axe from networks essentially conceding this television season as unsalvageable. Sixty five production deals have been whacked since Friday. This is bolstered by reports that reality TV is a major weapon in the networks’ arsenal at outlasting the striking writers.
The Associated Press notes that moviegoers won’t notice much in 2008 due to lots of scripts in the can and a long lead time on productions like the new “Star Trek” and “Indiana Jones” movies.
I CAN’T WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS
We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and [tagline redacted until the WGA strike is resolved].
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