Constantine, Spider-Man 2, Aliens vs. Predator, more: Comic Reel Wrap for December 23rd, 2003


Variety reports that Peter Stormare (filmography, pictures) will portray Satan in the Keanu Reeves-starring film.


Superherohype has a new image from the Paul Anderson directed action movie.


Kirsten Dunst appeared on "Live! with Regis & Kelly" and talked a little bit about the web spinning sequel. She repeated the spoiler aboout Mary Jane's relationship status, said both story and special effects are better, and said Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus "is so cool." Thanks to Superherohype for catching that. Also, About.com caught up with two of the supporting characters, Molly Cheek and Elizabeth Banks, about their roles in the new film. Cheeks is in just one scene, and there's nobody in spandex to be seen. "It's just a little thing where I'm a society matron at a big gala event and I introduce this hero," Cheek said. "Not Spider-Man. It's this guy who's an astronaut. He's the son of the newspaper guy. But I don't know the script so I really have no idea how it fits into anything. I'm lost." Banks said, "I reprise my role of Betty Brant and other than that, I can't say anything about the movie.


A new teaser poster has been released, dropping "The Crow" from the title. The studio describes the film as follows: "When Jimmy and his half Native American girlfriend Lily are murdered by a rampaging satanic cult led by Luc Crash and his demonic bride, he is traumatized to find himself reincarnated as 'The Crow,' an immortal being of Native American folk law and the 'killer of killers'. With revenge burning in his broken heart, and whilst he tries to come to terms with his new dark powers, Jimmy comes to realize what he can do, and what he must do -- as he confronts the onslaught of gang members Famine, Pestilence, War and Death in this epic action battle of good and extreme evil. There is no rest without vengeance."


We're gonna call this one a team effort: as noted, Kryptonsite pointed the world to a WB teaser trailer which included footage of the event episode "Asylum." Then, the kids at Dynamic Forces pored through the footage with a fine toothed comb to find an interesting homage: "One of the characters appears to take a greenish hue and super-strength (sound familiar?)." Kryptonsite also took notes on the new "Asylum" clip shown on "The View" Monday.


The WB series (and source of the Dark Horse comic) is having a charity auction (including the amulet that Spike used to close the Hellmouth at the end of the "Buffy" series) as part of the "Wolfram & Hart Annual Revue," a special event February 21st at the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa. Proceeds go to the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a neighborhood organization dedicated to the revitalization and empowerment of the South Los Angeles community. According to Sci Fi Wire, the series will return to new episodes with "Harm's Way," an episode focusing on the character Harmony. It's slated to broadcast Wednesday January 14th at 9PM ET/PT.


Season two of the animated series starts January 10th, and ToonZone has spoiler-esque details about the new episodes.


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