FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
Actor Doug Jones is the subject of an interview at CHUD.com, where he talked about whether or not we'll see someone big and purple. "So many decisions are being made every day, we went into it with a lot of things not decided," Jones said. "My official answer, that no one has told me I can't say is: it's difficult to introduce the Silver Surfer on film without Galactus having some sort of presence, now, isn't it? There, that's my answer."
CBR's own Rich Johnston is floating around a new rumor that the production is auditioning people for the role of "Montoya," as in everyone's favorite Latina detective.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Daily News reports that Gotham goes before the lens starting in April.
Take the next item with a pinch of salt: veteran hypester Mark Millar dropped a line on his website after seeing 30 minutes of pre-vis (rough versions of sequences in a movie using computer graphics) for the film. He said, "This is going to be amazing. Like I trailered yesterday, even Gill's Mum gave a big Keannu[sic]-style WHOA at a sequence between a car chase and a train. I can't give much in the way of details here, but watching some of the scenes from the book come to life can only be compared to giving birth to a 100 million dollar baby. The opening sequence with The Killer plus boyfriends chasing his would-be assassins across the rooftops is just jaw-dropping. I was honestly pinching myself, worried I was bi-polar and this whole thing was just a wishful hallucination. March 08 cannot get here fast enough. McAvoy, Freeman and the big star they aren't telling you about until Summer plus an action director THIS GOOD really is going to be something special. Three months ago my expectations were zero. Now they're enormous."
You can find new photos and a video from the Sci Fi Network series at Hollywood North Report.
Comics2Film has a press release about seeing some of the cars (Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Jazz) from the Michael Bay-helmed movie at the festivities surrounding Sunday's Oscars.
What exactly is the deal with HRG? According to some quotes from actor Jack Coleman over at Sci Fi Wire, you can find out with next week's episode "Company Man." "I think the toll is starting to wear on H.R.G., and he can no longer just roll with it and gloss it over," Coleman said. "His antipathy toward Sylar is put on the backburner for a little while, because other things come up and supersede it. Sylar is out on his own wreaking havoc away from the prying eyes of H.R.G. for a little while. H.R.G. has other things on his plate, which are demanding his full attention. And I can say I'm not exactly sure what H.R.G.'s approach to Sylar will be towards the end of the season and how it will all play out. But there's no question that that is a guy he would very much like to get his hands on, and it will keep him moving forward."
first of all, avoid this next link if you don't want some pretty hefty spoilers about "Heroes," but according to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, the show's quest for renewal looks good for another season in Kansas.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was assassinated on this day in 1965. Just saying ...
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