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Hellboy 2, 30 Days of Night, The Dark Knight, Underdog: July 6th Comic Reel Wrap

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Hellboy 2, 30 Days of Night, The Dark Knight, Underdog: July 6th Comic Reel Wrap

HELLBOY 2

Film Ick has spoilers, details and impressions in their script review of the Ron Perlman-fueled sequel.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT

Fangoria has some new photos from the Steve Niles adaptation.

THE DARK KNIGHT

There’s a note at the website for the Fraternal Order of Police – Chicago Lodge 7 discussing opportunities to appear in the next Bat-flick. “JOAN PHILO CASTING (‘Fred Claus,’ ‘The Fugitive’) of ‘RORY’S FIRST KISS’ needs YOU! They are recreating a magnificent marching scene and looking to cast real police officers, sheriffs, county guards and bag pipers to work as non-speaking extras in August on or around Friday, August 24th, Saturday, August 25th or Sunday, August 26th. They are excited about this scene and it is important to us to keep this scene authentic and memorable. The rate of pay is $125 for 8 hours and time and a half after that. A nice lunch is provided. The real officers that have already been cast have been having a blast! There are other scenes available aside from the above dates. If you are interested, please call the hotline at 312-924-1805 and leave your name and phone number and let them know you are calling about the marching scene.” This movie has been codenamed “Rory’s First Kiss” in a limp attempt at secrecy.

How about a somewhat blurry behind the scenes video? Would you like that? Sure you would …

UNDERDOG

Superhero Hype has an exclusive set report from their visit to the live-action adaptation. It opens nationwide on August 3rd.

WATCHMEN

Rumors had linked “Superbad” actor Jonah Hill to the Alan Moore adaptation, but he told MTV that wasn’t the case at all. “I guess they just started all these rumors on the Internet that I was going to be in ‘Watchmen’,” Hill said. “If you guys want to put me in there, you should give me a callÉand I could say ‘No’ on the phone.”

WANTED

A note at the Chicago Film Office website notes that the Mark Millar project will be in the Windy City for a week at the end of July and start of August. Waiting for the Rosemont conventioneers to clear out?

TRANSFORMERS 2

Director Michael Bay talked to Entertainment Weekly about coming back for a sequel. “Let’s see how this one does,” Bay said. “I’ve got a lot of ideas for the next one. There’s a lot of really cool, big robot stuff that I had in my head that we didn’t do. I just want to see how this works. You might not grow as much as a director [to do a sequel]. But it’s kind of like you have your baby and you don’t want someone else to take it. It just takes so long to do a script. A couple things are on the horizon, but [maybe] I’ll do my little movie that I can knock out, because we all think we’re going to have a strike.”

Meanwhile, Superhero Hype reports that the box officer tally has reached $65.7 million after $29.1 million rolled in on the 4th of July, now becoming the third highest-grossing movie on a Wednesday in history.

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 saying thank you for your time and indulgence, holiday-delayed comic book reviews are online, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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