Constantine, Blade: Trinity, Transformers, Superman: November 24th Comic Reel Wrap


According to Superhero Hype, their Edward Douglas was among a select few invited to see twenty five minutes of footage from the upcoming Keanu Reeves-fueled Vertigo adaptation (funny ... the Comic Reel wasn't asked ... hmm). The write up has the requisite spoilers, including noting who would play a certain fallen angel.


More clips from the David Goyer-helmed vampire sequel are available here (Windows Media only) as well as four more here (all formats).


Producer Don Murphy mentioned on his message board that he and Tom DeSanto have met with "Transformers" comics guru Simon Furman. "Very happy to report that the talented Tom DeSanto and I had the luck to meet this morning with Simon Furman, Transformers Historian Extraordinaire. We brought him up to speed on the movie as it stands now. He brought us a glimpse into the dark and deep recesses of his noggin. It was a very exciting first meeting, under a sunny sky in the courtyard of the old Charlie Chaplin lot (now owned by the the Jim Henson heirs) and was FOR SURE the beginning of many good things to come."


Despite losing out on the part, Scott Cranford (better known as the Metropolis Superman, who works with the Illinois town that shares its moniker with Clark Kent's adopted hometown) discussed the audition process in detail in a Superman Homepage interview. "I sat in the waiting area with two other 6'2" gentlemen with blue eyes and black dye jobs. In contrast to the McG Superman office, which looked like a mini version of the Super Museum in Metropolis, there were only subtle hints of Superman. Above were a row of clocks with different time zones -- New York City, Los Angeles, and Metropolis, my favorite city in Illinois."

Meanwhile, The team at Superman-V reports that the rumors have become reality: Kevin Spacey will play Lex Luthor, reuniting the actor with his "Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer.


According to Comics Continuum, " Vixen, Wildcat and Black Canary all will get the spotlight in upcoming episodes of Cartoon Network's 'Justice League Unlimited' ... Vixen is voiced by Gina Torres, Wildcat by Dennis Farina and Black Canary by Morena Baccarin. 'We had a good-sized list for Wildcat, and Dennis Farina was at the top,' producer Bruce Timm told The Continuum. "And he was the first guy who said, 'Sure, I'd like to come play.' 'And he worked out great. He was awesome, actually.'"


Yes, it's true, done until Monday. Despite not celebrating the US holiday that happens on Thursday, everybody else I work with does, so both The Comic Reel and The Buy Pile comic book reviews are taking the rest of the week off, which leaves me down to, what, two jobs this week? Fancy. Anyway, if you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck 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!"

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