Comics2Film Wrap for April 7th, 2003


Kirsten Dunst told SCIFI Wire that she hopes to see her character grow in the sequel to"Spider-Man."

"She's going to be a much stronger woman and empowered by herself andher sexuality and her choices in life," Dunst told SCI FI. "She'sgoing to be a very strong woman."

The actress said that the filmmakers sat down with her last year and let herhave story input with regards to her Mary Jane. "[They] asked where I sawmy character going and what I wanted," Dunst said. "And they gave itto me. That's really nice, to be able to change things and to really becreatively involved in where you want your character to go. ... I think it'sgoing to be better than the first one, for sure."

While the original movie left Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker breaking thingsoff with the super-model-to-be, Dunst said fans shouldn't expect her characterto stand for that. Mary Jane will be active in deciding where the relationshipwith Peter goes.

Cameras roll on "The Amazing Spider-Man" this month.



Fans who want in depth insights into next month's blockbuster comic-to-filmrelease "X-Men 2" can get them straight from the mutant cast anddirector Bryan Singer himself.

On April 15th, at 12 Noon PST, the officialX2 Movie site will host a Live Global Video Chat with members of the castand director Bryan Singer. Registered members of the official site can downloadthe RealOne Player that they'll need to participate.



Fine Line has announced that "AmericanSplendor," based on Harvey Pekar's comic of the same name, will see alimited release in Los Angeles, New York City and Pekar's home stomping groundsof Cleveland on August 15th.



The $100 million markremains elusive for the man without fear. According to weekend estimatespublished by Box Office Mojo,"Daredevil" ranked #25 on this week's box office chart. The total takefor the movie now stands at $99.96 million dollars, just a hair shy of thelandmark six-figure sum.



Accordingto Krypton Site, AOLusers will have access to exclusive "Smallville" shorts.

ChloeChronicles, a series of 2 to 2 and a half minute stories featuring"Smallville's" Allison Mack and available only online at AOL keyword"Smallville," will be beginning on April 28. The April 12 TV Guide (onsale this week) will has details.

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