FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
The Doctor is in the house -- A new photo located at Counting Down shows the new look for Victor Von Doom. Mmm, armored ...
THE DARK KNIGHT
Speaking of morally challenged doctors, here's an interesting rumor for you -- Comic Book Movie claims that "Several sources are saying that TV's 'Buffy TVS,' [sic] Sarah Michelle Gellar, is being cast as the Joker's psychotic side-kick and some-time lover in the next Batman movie sequel." Daphne as Harley Quinn, eh? Kooky.
Meanwhile, Freeze Dried Movies talks about some exciting developments from the set of the film. "Our Chicago stringer has been hanging out pretty close to the production of the latest Batman movie and discovered something pretty damn cool ... spoilers follow ... in June they're blowing up the Batmobile!"
If you've got some free time and wanna beat up or get beaten up, an extras notice on the Chicago Film Office's website has the goods for you. "A Warner Bros. Film requires extras to play as Victims and Perpetrators within a city besieged by crime and corruption. Take part in the urban action adventure ripping through the streets of Chicago from June to October. We are searching for males and females, all ages, all ethnicities, to work as paid extras (non-speaking roles). If you are interested please attend our open call."
Actor James Franco talked to us here at CBR about taking on more to do in the web-spinning sequel.
The network has posted an extended trailer for the upcoming episode "Noir," while Kryptonsite has the official network description of the season finale, "Phantom." Across the aisle, their archenemies at Devoted to Smallville have posted an image gallery chock fulla screen captures from last week's episode, "Nemesis."
How about the first review of the the Michael Bay-helmed action movie? You know where to find it, so jam packed with spoilers that it'll make your brain swell? Ain't It Cool News.
Sticking with the heavy metal for a moment, director Jon Favreau made a post on his MySpace group message board calming some fan concerns. "Let me confirm a few things," Favreau wrote. "The movie will contain both the gray suit and the gold and red. The light you see in the photo on Robert's chest in the USA Today article is the chest piece glowing through his shirt. He is in captivity and forging the mask of the Mark 1. Both suits have been built practically by Winston Studios and are busily at work as we speak. We are exploring ideas for teaser trailers, though no date has been decided. We are planning to attend San Diego Comicon. Bridges is bald and plays Stane. The movie is on schedule and could not be going better." 'Nuff said!
Pictures speak louder than words, however. IESB has set photos from an Irvine building that just might be Stark Industries.
The Los Angeles Times (registration required) has a story about director Frank Miller in Los Angeles, taking the Will Eisner creation in front of the cameras this year.
Keeping it masked, Batman Yesterday, Today and Beyond has screen captures from the first part of the season finale.
FIlm Ick has a very positive script review of the mutant minded spin off.
Speaking of positive opinions, artist Charles Vess posted a review of the Neil Gaiman project on his blog.
LET'S DO LUNCH
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 (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."