Musician turned actor Common talked to Crave Online about being the Gunsmith. “The Gunsmith is the calm spirit of that team that actually trains everybody with their weapons,” Common said. “He wasn’t in the graphic novel. It’s totally original.”
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
CBR News has the official press release for the world premiere of the direct-to-DVD animated feature.
Yet another TV spot? That’d be over at Superhero Hype.
HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY
That viral site Hetfet.org has been updated with new text. What does it say? “”Rise up, prepare to act,/The future is bleak in fact,/Unite as one,/Oh earthly son,/Protect the ancient pact.” The original text read “An abomination hath been done,/The wheels of motion turned and spun,/A quarter moon past,/Time runneth fast,/Our countdown already begun.” No idea what all that means …
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
More animated Bat-news? World’s Finest is reporting that Diedrich Bader will play Batman in the upcoming cartoon.
IGN has new production stills from the Frank Miller-helmed adaptation, including a shot of Samuel L. Jackson in character as the Octopus.
THE DARK KNIGHT
The news sure is batty today — Cinemablend posted a spoiler for the movie that had many believing a scene would be cut from the final film, but Moviehole said “Nuh-uh!” (there’s spoilers or we’d have posted more quotes).
STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN LI
Apparently, George Miller was sloppy seconds — director Jason Reitman told the Howard Stern show that he was first offered the big team-up movie (or so Slashfilm is reporting), and discussed the script and budget.
THAT’S A WRAP
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 Warner Brothers?” 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, and [tagline due to return with new WGA drafts shortly].