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Hulk, Hulk 2, Daredevil, Punisher and LXG: Comics2Film wrap for June 20, 2003

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Hulk, Hulk 2, Daredevil, Punisher and LXG: Comics2Film wrap for June 20, 2003

HULK

“The Hulk” will open big this weekend, according to Variety.
The movie is opening on 6,000 screens in 3,661 theaters and conservative
estimates are calling for a $50 million box office.

However, with Hulk being one of most recognizable comic characters of time,
thanks in large part to a fondly-remembered TV series, with ground-breaking
effects in the CGI leading man and with web buzz at fever pitch, the opening
could go well beyond that somewhat modest take.

Reviews for the movie have been fairly positive, review aggregator Rotten
Tomatoes
scores the movie 66% “fresh” based on 53 published
reviews.

Genre site CHUD
has posted a second review of the film, this one from Smilin’ Jack Ruby. That
one is positive scoring the movie a 7.75 out of 10. Ruby writes, “So, the
long and short of it is this: Hulk is two movies. The first half is a long,
tedious boring ‘Outer Limits’ episode written by Pen Densham that never seems to
resolve itself. The second half is a kick-ass, extraordinary bit of action
filmmaking written by ‘Predator’-era Shane Black.”

It’s unlikely that “Hulk” will bust “Spider-Man’s” box
office records but by the end of the weekend we should see how it stacks up
against this year’s C2F champ: “X2.”


To
kick “Hulk” weekend off, Comics2Film drew winners in our toy giveaway.
The
good folks at Toy Biz dropped a
trio of Hulk action figures on our doorstep earlier this month to hand out to
you loyal readers. Here are the winners:

John M. of Corpus Christi, TX is jumping for joy over the 6″ Leaping
Hulk figure.

John P. of Mililani, HI will roar with delight over the 6″
Rage and Roar Hulk.

Quito O. of Arlington, VA is going to twist and shout for
the 6″ Twist and Slam Hulk.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to
everyone who entered. Don’t forget to check out our other giveaways mentioned at
the end of this write up!

HULK 2

“Hulk” opens in theaters today but it’s never too soon to talk
sequel. USA
Today
was at the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday and they chatted with
producer and screenwriter James Schamus.

Schamus told the national paper that the sequel could deal with emergence of
the mean-spirited, grey Hulk. Furthermore, villains like The Leader and The
Abomination could make an appearance.

And is director Ang Lee on board for “Hulk 2?”

“Maybe,” Lee told USA Today, but first, “I need to de-Hulk
this process.”

DAREDEVIL

The 2003 superhero movie season came in with a bang as Twentieth Century Fox
and Marvel presented fans with “Daredevil,” a movie that held the
number one spot at the box office for two weeks in a row.

Now, in just over a month, fans will be able to take the man without fear
home in a 2-disc special edition DVD. The set is packed with features and Fox is
giving fans a chance to sample them online first.

Click the links below to try before you buy, then check back on Monday for
more DD DVD news!



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PUNISHER

The teaser trailer for “The Punisher” will be officially unveiled
to the web today when PunisherTheMovie.com
goes live.

However, if you can’t wait that long, a video grab of the trailer that aired
on Access Hollywood can currently be downloaded at The
Movie Box
.

Thanks to Lauren for the scoop.

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

For 10
new pictures from the upcoming “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”
check out Comics
Continuum
.

LAST CHANCE FOR PUNISHMENT: PUNISHER GIVEAWAY


This
weekend is the last chance fans will have so sign up for some punishment from Artisan
Entertainment.

The studio gave us 10 posters and five T-shirts promoting the new movie to
pass on to our readers.

On Monday well draw the following: One
grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners
will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you’ve already entered, you don’t need to do anything else.

If you haven’t entered yet, we’ll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the
official website official
website
launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU


Comics2Film
has teamed up with Devil’s
Due Publishing
to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in
print.

We’re looking for a few good pencil and ink
gurus to work up a faux cover for the “G.I. Joe” comic. The top three
entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil’s Due comics.

We’ve
just launched the contest, so there’s still plenty of time to enter. Click over
to the Comics2Film.com
website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!