Rafael Navarro's indie comic 'Masks of Sonambulo' is now in development as a movie. Will 'Constantine' roll in September? Giamatti talks about Harvey Pekar and 'American Splendor.' Marvel loses a skirmish in the battle over 'Spider-Man' licensing with Sony. 'Hulk' disappoints overseas.
Luther Arkwright, Smallville, CrossGen, American Splendor and LXG: Comics2Film wrap for August 4, 2003
'Luther Arkwright' makes progress. Perry White to appear on 'Smallville.' More 'CrossGen' titles headed for theaters. Does 'American Splendor' have the performance of Paul Giamitti's career? 'LXG' still a top 10 movie in its fourth week.
Rutger Hauer to give Superboy a hard time on 'Smallville.' Stan Winston designs creatures for 'Constantine.' Warner looking to push 'Yu-Gi-Oh' in the states. Norrington drops 'Akira.' Cameras roll on 'The Punisher.'
'Hulk' DVD details revealed. Chris Nolan talks about 'Batman' (a tiny bit). 'Teen Titans' helps Cartoon Network cement #1 ranking among kid demos. Wanted: DC's Avi Arad! Easter eggs on 'Batman' and 'Daredevil' DVDs.
More on 'Fantastic Four' director's exit. Cool 'Spider-Man 2' poster appears online. Marvel stock 'Hulks' out. 'Catwoman' casting rumors. Woo wooed by 'He-Man.' 'Smallville' season 3 starts October 1st. 'Daredevil' virtual concert celebrates the DVD.
Straczynski says, 'No' to a third season of 'Jeremiah.' Persistence pays off for 'S.M.A.S.Heroes' creator. 'Batwoman' DVD loaded with extras. 'X2' DVD artwork online. New 'Smallville' season three spoilers online. 'Teen Titans' comic based on TV show based on comics!
A new film distribution outlet forms around 'American Splendor.' 'LXG' loses box office ground to competitive summer release schedule. Peyton Reed exits 'Fantastic Four.' Future Comics cuts new Hollywood deal. 'Daredevil' DVD winners announced.
An all star cast of fan favorites like Stan Lee and Mark Hamill and animation voice talents gathered at Comic-Con along to celebrate the upcoming release of 'Comic Book: The Movie.' Also in attendance was the film's biggest star: Comic-Con International itself.
'The Punisher' completes casting with seven new actors. 'Smallville' ringing up three minute episodes. 'Conan' still battling in development hell.
When Columbia pictures asked Henson Pictures to restart their fantasy film line, Lisa Henson went to Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. The challenge: make a movie in the vein of 'Dark Crystal' or 'Labyrinth' on an indie film budget. CBR/C2F EXCLUSIVE: Images from the movie!
'Hulk' DVD screens appear online. 'Blade III' gets a designer. McG returning to 'Superman'? You can work on 'MirrorMask.' Watch 'Batman: Dead End' online. More 'Betty and Veronica' details. Superman second only to Oprah!
'Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman' premiered at Comic-Con International in San Diego last weekend and we've got the skinny from panelists Alan Burnett, Curt Geda, Mihael Reaves and Kevin Conroy.
'Deathlok' gets 'Die Another Day' director. Komikwerks enters the Circle of Confusion. 'Betty & Veronica' launch new Archie movie plans. Comic fan subjects himself to punishment as a movie extra. 'Teen Titans' score powerful ratings in kid demos.
Producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, special effects supervisor John Dykstra and actor Alfred Molina present 'Spider-Man 2' and Doc Ock to Comic-Con.
Spider-Man 2, American Splendor, LXG, Hulk, Marvel/Artisan, Hef's Superbunnies: Comics2Film wrap for July 22, 2003
The official 'Spider-Man 2' site opens with another good look at Ock! 'American Splendor' collects another award. 'LXG' hangs in at #3 while 'Hulk' falls off the charts in the weekend box office. Marvel submits it's bid to buy Artisan. Stan Lee and Hugh Hefner team up and cross over.
Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner and producer Ted Hope talk about "American Splendor" at Comic-Con International in San Diego.