From the CW to NBC — Entertainment Weekly is noting that former “Smallville” actor John Glover has been cast as Sylar’s father. “When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take,” says a source. “He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized.”
The magazine also talked to Bryan Fuller, who talked about returning to the show while giving up some spoilers. “The whole ‘Fugitives’ arc starts out very strongly,” Fuller said, “and then it gets a little dense in the middle in terms of the mythology. So I came in right at the point where everybody was realizing, ‘Oh, we’re getting too dense here and we need to put faces on stories because there is no face to a formula; there is no face to saving the world.’ So it’s turning this big ship back into a character stream, and everyone on the writing staff shares that desire. We need to get back into a character place, because that’s where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That’s the path that we’re taking. But it is a big ship so it’s going to take a little while to turn it.”
Also CBR News has the latest of their Behind the Eclipse features.
Next episode: Monday, December 15th, “Duel.”
CBR News has an exclusive interview with creator Bill Willingham about the proposed primetime series.
No series debut announced.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, writer/director Joby Harold is negotiating to write the adaptation of the Platinum Studios comic book for DreamWorks Pictures. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing along with Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
No casting information or proposed release in 2011.
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Superhero Hype has an interview with actor Liev Schreibner, discussing getting feral as Sabretooth. “I’m really looking forward to people seeing it,” Schreibner said. “I found it to be really intense. The character I play is incredibly brutal and feral, has blood-lust unlike any other character I’ve ever played. This guy is a real killer.”
Starring Hugh Jackman, release date May 1st, 2009.
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello has new spoilers about the newest married couple in town.
Next episode: “Legion,” January 15, 2009.
You can find four new posters for the manga adaptation at IGN.
Starring Justin Chatwin, release date April 8, 2009.
Toon Zone has an interview with actor Alfred Molina about playing the god of war Ares in the direct-to-DVD animated feature.
Starring Keri Russell, release date March 3, 2009.
Ain’t It Cool News has a new set photo from the Mark Millar adaptation.
Release date April 2009.
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