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Smallville, Speed Racer, Incredible Hulk, Transformers 2: July 12th Comic Reel Wrap

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Smallville, Speed Racer, Incredible Hulk, Transformers 2: July 12th Comic Reel Wrap

SMALLVILLE

Oh, we got your Supergirl right here, pal — People Magazine revealed that Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort has been cast to play Kara, cousin to Clark and an equally (possibly more) powerful Kryptonian.

While we’re on the topic, Kryptonsite has the title for next season’s third episode on their spoilers page.

SPEED RACER

According to Variety, actress Nayo Wallace has been cast as Minx, Racer X’s girlfriend.

INCREDIBLE HULK

An article on Extra Online claims that director Louis Leterrier and producers from the upcoming reboot visited Tavares Bastos, Brazil to scout locations a possible October shoot. Don’t panic, you’re not having a stroke — the link’s in Portuguese, but the Google translation is almost worse (ask ’em over at Comics2Film.

TRANSFORMERS 2

Voice actor Mark Ryan was interviewed by SKNR and said he’s “recently recorded more material for the DVD release of the film. It has to do with the Prequel that will set up the second film.”

Oh, for all those still keeping score, Superhero Hype has a box office update on the Cybertronian adventure in theatres now, noting that the movie “set an industry record for a non-sequel of $155.4 million in its opening week, surpassing the previous record held by the original ‘Spider Man’ in 2002.” It also can claim to be “top July 4th weekend ($70.5 million) for a non-sequel, surpassing the studio’s own ‘War of the Worlds’ in 2005 ($64.9 million)” and “op Wednesday gross of all time ($29.073 million) for a non-sequel, beating the previous record holder 2004’s ‘The Passion of The Christ’ ($26.6 million).”

THE DARK KNIGHT

Reader Tom Stillwell sent in a memo he got at his office about Bat-related street closures for Chicago residents adventurous enough to drag their digital cameras into the Windy City night. Here’s what it said …

STREET CLOSURES
2006 Film Services, with the assistance of the Chicago Police Department, will be filming scenes for “Rory’s First Kiss” Wednesday, July 11, 2007 through Sunday, July 15, 2007.
While the closures will not affect access to our building and parking garage, please be aware the following street closures will be happening this week.

Wednesday, July 11
Lower Wacker Drive (From Harrison to Michigan) from 7:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M..

Thursday, July 12
Lower Wacker Drive (From Harrison to Michigan) from 7:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M..

Friday, July 13
Lower Wacker Drive (From Harrison to Michigan) from 7:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M.

Saturday, July 14
Lower Wacker Drive (From Harrison to Michigan) from 7:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M.

Sunday, July 15
Lower Wacker Drive (From Harrison to Michigan) from 7:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M.

In addition, there will be no parking from Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15 on the following streets:
(presumably all day but there should be postings)
– Both sides of Lake (Franklin to LaSalle)
– Both sides of Franklin (Wacker to Randolph)
– Both sides of Post Pl. (Lake to Lower Wacker)
Please remember that these times are approximate and may vary depending on weather conditions and scheduling conflicts.

Superhero Hype has some more locations around the Chi where stuff will be happening and when.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER

BuddyTV has a rundown of the voice casting for the new Darwyn Cooke-inspired direct-to-DVD animated feature, including Kyle Maclachlan as Superman, Lucy Lawless as Wonder Woman, Brooke Shields as Carol Farris, Phil Morris as King Faraday, David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan and Neil Patrick Harris as the Flash (which we first reported on March 26th).

YOU’LL NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN!

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, fresh comics reviews are already online, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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