According to Superhero Hype director Joss Whedon talked to Australia’s ABC Radio National about his plans for Themiscira’s Finest. “We’ll meet a Wonder Woman who is similar to the one from the original comics and from the TV series to an extent,” said Whedon. “Neither of them are really a template. I’ve never loved the comics and I didn’t watch the television series, but I loved the character very much.” He also said, “she doesn’t really understand this world, she’s very strong but she’s also very naive. She’s not quite as little as the girls I’m used to writing, but she’s definitely one of them in the sense of she’ll undergo that kind of baptism of fire that used to be relegated to the male gender. She’ll have to come into the world and see how corrupt it is and learn to deal with it and with her own powers. She is kind of, in a way, the grandma of everything I’ve been writing my whole life, so it makes sense that we should meet.”
ICv2 is reporting that “The Adult Swim premiere of The Boondocks, the new animated series based on Aaron McGruder’s daily newspaper strip, has been pushed back to November 6th. It was originally scheduled for October.”
What? You’d like a casting update, you frisky little ponies? Well, all right. X-Men Films has the following to say: “MF’s has learned that 12-year old Riley Cantner and 14-year old Sanjeen Sandhu are part of the cast of X-Kids. Cantner’s credits include ‘Mission To Mars,’ ‘Get Carter’ and ‘Life Or Something Like It.’ Sandhu was an uncredited student at Xavier’s School for the Gifted in the second ‘X-Men’ film. Both Riley and Sanjeen have already been on set for scenes that were shot at the Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada last month.”
Comingsoon.net has a new two page image gallery from the Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean creation.
Did you feel that the DVD release was a smidge anemic? Dimension Home Entertainment agrees, and they have a “Recut and Extended” version to be release on December 13th, according to DVD Answers. The set will include both the 124 minute theatrical release and a 147 minute extended cut, along with a ton of features.
Meanwhile, actress Carla Gugino talked to IESB about the sequel in this video interview (Windows Media only).
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Actor Ed Harris going nuts at a press conference for the David Cronenberg-led graphic novel adaptation? It kind of sounds like it, based on a report at Hollywood North Report. “Ed Harris decided to demonstrate ‘violence’ by pounding the press conference table and smashing his water glass. ‘What is that?’ he asked slamming his fist down repeatedly in apparent fury. ‘What is it? What is violence? What is it?’ ‘We can imagine a world that does not have violence,’ Cronenberg said. ‘But we seem not able to achieve that at all. So we are this strange kind of limbo, frustrated animal.'”
Speaking of, there will be a special premiere in Hollywood on September 21st, and you can be there, if one were so inclined.
MISSING IN ACTION
There was no Comic Reel on Friday because, frankly, there was nothing going on. We had the “Mirrormask” bit, but it didn’t seem enough to hang an entire news summary on. So the Comic Reel took a long weekend, recovering from some drama best left discussed elsewhere, finished up last week’s comics reviews and moved on.
Anyway, if you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a briefcase full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let’s coordinate. You can choose an alias if you’d like, or be mentioned by name — we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and “don’t blame me, I’m drunk too!”