Comics Continuum talked to producer Dwayne McDuffie about the upcoming season finale. “It was a pleasure to be a part of the team on the series finale of JLU, in many ways the conclusion to a single grand continuity spanning Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Batman Beyond and depending on who you’re arguing with, several other fine shows,” McDuffie said. “As always, director Jaoquim Dos Santos brought the funk, delivering several classic action sequences — wait for ‘the punch,’ after you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. All of our major characters take a final bow and even Luthor still has a trick up his sleeve.”
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According to the Dominion Post, the Steve Niles adaptation “has become the latest big-budget Hollywood movie to be shot in New Zealand. Filming … is expected to begin in Auckland in July. Auditions were held in Wellington yesterday [May 10].”
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ICv2 is reporting that the film, now in limited release, expands to 130 screens this weekend.
According to Reuters, the Greg Grunberg-fueled superhero drama was picked up by NBC, but the network declined to note how many episodes were ordered, waiting for next week’s “upfront” advertiser presentations to do so.
The first TV spot aired last night during the season finale of “Smallville,” and you can check it online in various formats at Ain’t It Cool News.
Ready for your daily dose of mutant movie news? Last night’s seven minute clip from the film is now online at Dell.com. There’s even more new clips available from Moviefone, MTV, Yahoo! Movies and IGN, plus two new TV spots here and here (doncha love YouTube?). Speaking of, that’s where you can find a clip of actor Shawn Ashmore on ET Canada, where he showed even more spoilery clips during his appearance. Finally, you can check new still images at Superhero Hype, Comics Continuum (you may have to dig for ’em there) and The Xverse. Whew!
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