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Ghost Rider, Preacher, Spider-Man 4, Hellboy 2: December 1st Comic Reel Wrap

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Ghost Rider, Preacher, Spider-Man 4, Hellboy 2: December 1st Comic Reel Wrap

GHOST RIDER

Wanna see something cool? IESB has some new images released from the studio from the Nicolas Cage vehicle. Mmm, fiery.

PREACHER

While we’re discussing projects from director Mark Steven Johnson, he’s quoted at Sci Fi Wire about HBO’s ambitions for the series. “I gave [HBO] the comics, and I said, ‘Every issue is an hour,'” Johnson said. “And it’s exactly the book. … I had my meeting yesterday, and [‘Preacher’ creator] Garth Ennis is on the phone, and we’re all in the room, and Garth is like, ‘You don’t have to be so beholden to the comic.’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no. It’s got to be like the comic.’ So that’s what’s so brilliant about it. It’s just like, HBO, who else would do it but them? Nobody. … HBO is just like, ‘Bring it on.’ There was going to be a movie made of Preacher a while ago, and I read the script, and it broke my heart. Because I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s not a two-hour movie. Preacher’s six yearsÑsix dedicated years of the most incredible stuff you’ve ever seen in your whole life. So I always thought HBO was the only way to do that.”

SPIDER-MAN 4

Holding out for a hero? Actor Tobey Maguire told Starpulse that he’s done donning the spandex. “This might be a good place to stop,” Maguire said. “I am not tied contractually to any more ‘Spider-Man’ movies. I am not completely closed to the idea of another one if it made sense but I would say the odds were in favor of this being the last one.”

HELLBOY 2

The answer could be Bruce Campbell, and the question, directly from director Guillermo del Toro, is over at Entertainment Weekly.

THE DARK KNIGHT

Two UK-based publications — the Independent and Show-and-Stay — note that costumer Gary Page (who’s worked on some “Harry Potter” films) has joined the crew for the Bat-minded sequel.

SMALLVILLE

Devoted to Smallville has posted the trailer for next week’s episode “Subterranean,” and there’s screen captures at Superhero Report.

PUNISHER 2

Director Jonathan Hensleigh confirmed details about the sequel to Newsarama. “There’s a high likelihood that we’re going to do it. There are many issues involved in the sequel. One has been the timing between my schedule and Thomas Jane’s schedule. The major one has been the content of the script and we’ve been wrestling with script issues for two years now. In other words, normal Hollywood stuff. Once those script issues are resolved and I think they’re going to be resolved very quickly, I think we’re going to make another one … Jigsaw is the villain.”

WATCHMEN

Speaking of confirmation, Adam Hughes confirmed to Newsarama that he is indeed working on costumes for the beleaguered Alan Moore adaptation. “I haven’t been asked to do sketches of all the Watchmen, just a few of them,” Hughes said. “I think, the message at least I’m taking from that is that with some of them, there’s nothing that needs to be tweaked for the 21st century.”

THAT’S A WRAP

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 (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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