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Actress Jessica Alba told MTV that she wants to get maternal for the next Marvel minded movie. "[I'd like to see] little Franklin running around," she said.


CBR News has an extended interview with creator Neil Gaiman covering not only the film but Miracleman and more. A more succinct video interview is available at Superhero Hype.

Would you like to see the new Russian-language posters for the movie? Da? Poshalsta, tovarisch.


Variety has confirmed it -- actress Helen Slater, known for playing Supergirl in the ill-fated cinematic film of the same name, will be playing the role of Clark Kent's Kryptonian birth mother in this season of the hit CW series.


The film makers are being quite coy with the data, but according to a fan on the Blue Tights Network forums co-writer Michael Dougherty managed to let a detail slip. "He said that they were on track and that the goal is still to have the movie out in the Summer of 2009. He seemed a little hesitant about it but did his best to try and reassure that it will get done by then. I asked if he could give any more info on the film. He responded, 'There are TWO villains,' and he smiled." Given that we reported on July 11th that Lex Luthor would be back, that leaves ... whom, exactly?


A documentary on the art of Alex Toth? Oh, that's right here at CBR News.


Regardless who else shows up, special effects guru Stan Winston is vocal about his appreciation for the Jon Favreau-helmed action film, or so he told Latino Review. "I have never been so jazzed about anything!" Winston said. "Creating that suit legitimizes its comic book basis. 'Iron Man' is something IÕm so proud of, and itÕs nothing about designing it for Robert Downey Jr.; it was designing it so Robert Downey Jr. could get in it. But it had to look like Iron Man, which is a suit, which is supposed to be a suit, and not pretending to be anything else. Therefore, you design the suit to look like the real version of a comic book which youÕve been in love with. And that's what we did and it's freakin' brilliant! TheyÕre beautiful!"


Chicago's Fox affiliate is on the ball with more videos of the Joker and a scene being produced on the Windy City set.


Sticking in Gotham for a moment, you can catch an .AVI file of footage shown in San Diego, showing the Man of Steel checking in on Bruce Wayne for the first time.


Actor Hugh Jackman is quoted at Wizard talking about what to expect for the Canucklehead. "[The Japan connection] is still something we really want to do," said Jackman. "What we need to do is establish who he is and find out how he became Wolverine. And by the end of the movie, I want it to be that you definitely knew who this guy was, like Mad Max and Dirty Harry. He's a good guy, but he's not a nice guy. He's just the guy you want on your side."


Speaking of Japan, according to Ain't It Cool News, fans of the anime property can check out five episodes on the big screen at Santa Monica, CA's Aero Theatre, complete with producer Eric Calderon for a Q&A. This all takes place Sunday, August 12th at 7:30 PM.


Film maker Randy Queen sent a note to Newsarama about the horror property being translated for the silver screen. "Just wanted to give a heads up that the first filmic images have been captured of 'Darkchylde,' based on the comic of the same name. I am intimately involved, as is 5 time Oscar Winner Richard Taylor ('King Kong,' 'Lord of the Rings') and Weta Workshop, and Dark Horse ('Hellboy')."


For all those still keeping score, Box Office Mojo reports that the Michael Bay-led adaptation has reached a global box office tally of $545,776,071, creeping up on the $300 million mark both domestically and internationally.


We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."

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