Batman, Superman, Catwoman, X-Men: Evolution: Comic Reel Wrap for October 8th


Ain't It Cool News is reporting a deeply unconfirmed rumor from "Jimmy the Gent," saying that John Malkovich and Dennis Quaid were seen chatting it up with upcoming "Batman" director Chris Nolan. Rumor has it malkovich is being considered for the role of immortal geoterrorist Ra's Al Ghul and Quaid will portray police chief Jim Gordon.


The news at Dark Horizons hold a pair of rumors about the two Warner films. The eponymous source "Turncoat" said, "You've probably seen the Catwoman costume. I'm told that the first pic released was a shot from the near end of the film, and throughout most of the film Halle will look more like the Michelle Pfieffer version. The costume will be upgraded as they say. You might also want to know that Halle might be trying to get out of the sequel clause....hmmm." Hollywoodnorthreport.com also has a photo of Sharon Stone with Halle Berry on set. Turncoat also says that "Superman" is allegedly a long way from making it into production, but Scott Speedman ("Underworld") is allegedly a current favorite of Warner powers-that-be.


TheForce.net has reported that there's a working title for Episode III: "Revenge of the Sith," providing a titular counterpoint for "Return of the Jedi." The investigation centers around a phone call to an internet registrar regarding the name. Filmforce chimes in with notes about Bail Organa in the Tantive IV and that Christopher Lee's Count Dooku won't make it into the second reel of the film.


Small-screen fans following the world's most beautiful mutants will see the long-running Apocalypse storyline end this month, with a two-part story called "Ascension," playing October 18 and 25.


Two days on the job, and I'm already screwing up. Michael Graney wrote in to remind me that, with the introduction of the Euro, there are no drachma nor francs (at least in France and Belgium) anymore, and that LXG hasn't been released in the UK yet. That's what I get for trying to look well informed. Likewise, Selin Cankat and Paul Lightyoungman wrote in to ask me, Kilborn-style, "what up" with me giving Lance Henriksen a reference to "Millennium" and not "Aliens" in the note about him appearing in "Aliens vs. Predator." My only defense is not wanting to put the same word twice in once sentence (stupid college courses and their lessons about writing!) and I was loath to mention his role in "The Quick and The Dead." Honest, I'm gonna get this right one of these days ...


It was a slower news day than many of us would like, but feel free to help fix that for the future. If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adapatations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let's coordinate. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and (insert pithy sign-off here, once it gets out of development hell).

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