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Spider-Man 2, Elektra, Superman: June 21st Comic Reel Wrap

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SPIDER-MAN 2

The official site has been updated with new photos and three more TV spots (Real and Windows Media).
Speaking of things to look at, iFilm has six clips from the upcoming sequel.

While on the subject of smaller screens, a fan over at Superhero Hype wrote in about Alfred Molina’s
appearance on E! News Daily: “The interview itself was fairly short,
and nothing new was talked about; Alfred just joked more about his
‘pecks’ and ‘man-t*ts’ in comparison to his action figure. Clips were
also shown (that I hadn’t seen before), mostly involving the Doc
Ock/Spider-Man fight on the clocktower. It showed Ock looking up to
Spider-Man (Spidey was clinging to the top of the ‘tower) and saying,
“Let’s talk.” Spider-Man dropped down to where Ock was, where Doc Ock
tried to hit him, but Spidey just bounced off of several tentacles
before landing in front of Doc Ock; where Spidey then began to punch
the snot outta him. There was also a few brief snippets of the train
sequence, but that was mostly old footage (though there was a close
up of Spider-Man kicking Ock in the face that I hadn’t seen before).”

You’ll also find “The Secrets of Spider-Man” in the current issue of
Newsweek. The article discusses the old “Maguire’s Back Almost Kept
Him From The Sequel” and “Kirsten Dunst Will Only Do Three Movies”
stories that has been reported in the online media for some time.

Finally, Comics Continuum sat in for a round table discussion with
director Sam Raimi on the Sony lot, where Raimi spoils possible
Marvel universe characters and antagonists you might see in the third
film and makes jokes about Tobey Maguire’s spine. As always, they’re
happy to share a full transcription with you.

WONDER WOMAN

Media darling Jennifer Lopez wants to follow in the footsteps of her
Latina kindred Lynda Carter and take the movie world by the golden
lasso. Sky News reports that “Jennifer Lopez has
revealed that she would love to star in a big screen version of
Wonder Woman. Lopez explained that she was a massive fan of the cult
70s television show, which starred Linda Carter. She said: ‘The
outfit would be crazy. You know, the hockey boots and little
bikini.'”

ELEKTRA

IGN’s FilmForce reports that “‘Harry Potter’
thesp Jason Isaacs will have a cameo in ‘Elektra'” and offers a
spoiler on who he will portray.

Meanwhile, Superhero Hype chimes in with these tidbits: “One of the
cooler characters will be Tattoo (aka Tengu), who is one of The Hand
members. He actually has tattoos of animals that come alive in the
film, like a spider on his shoulder that can go ahead and scope out
the place. There’s also wolves, tigers, etc. There’s also a character
called Kinkou who is played by an actor who is skilled in Brazilian
martial arts. Typhoid Mary, played by Natassia Malthe, will be
totally different from the comics.”

Finally, author Yvonne Navarro posted a note to the Internet Movie Database saying that she’s been
hired to do the novelization for the Jennifer Garner-fueled spinoff
film.

SUPERMAN

According to CHUD, the addition of producer Neal Moritz has
brought in new developments for the oft-beleaguered production. The
rumor being bandied about is that “with Moritz’s involvement comes
the desire to place Vin Diesel in the role of criminal mastermind Lex
Luthor (a role previously linked to everyone from Kevin Spacey to
Johnny Depp).”

We also received an email from Luke Jenson saying, “Summer Altice is
being screened for Lois Lane for new movie.” Altice starred in
“Grind” and “Scorpion King,” as well as being a Playboy Playmate in
September 2002.

BLADE: TRINITY

The official site is now online with the logo, finally settling the “Blade
3/Blade: Trinity” debate for once and for all. IGN’s FilmForce has a
first look at the teaser poster.

BATMAN BEGINS

Superhero Hype has a spy report from merry olde England and the set of
the Chris Nolan-helmed film with some arguable spoilers for the plot.

NAMOR

Comingsoon.net has a scooper alleging that
“effects group Cinovation Studios might soon be working on director
Chris Columbus’ adaptation of Marvel Comics’ ‘Namor.'”

GLOBAL FREQUENCY

Variety reports that “Alias” and “ER” vet Nelson McCormick has signed
on to direct The WB’s Mark Burnett drama pilot of the Warren Ellis
adaptation, which will shoot in Vancouver this August.

WONDERWORLD

According to Comicon’s Pulse, {Wesley Snipes’ Amen Ra Films
have optioned the film rights to ‘Wonderworld,’ an upcoming comic
book short story that will appear in Komikwerks third anthology. The
story was created by Shannon Denton and Keith Giffen and features art
by Caroline Hu and Denton.”

SMALLVILLE

Devoted to Smallville has a page full of spoilers for this fall’s Season Four.

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