Ghost Rider, 300, Smallville, Heroes: January 18th Comic Reel Wrap


What's so funny? According to quotes from Sci Fi Wire, actor Nicolas Cage had a great idea on the set one day. "Nic convinced me that, although Johnny may be in pain, the Ghost Rider is actually happy about the transformation, and it probably feels really good for him to be unleashed after all this time," Johnson said. "And so the screaming with horrible pain that I imagined turned into this maniacal laughter. That made it so much better. We know that the transformation scene is the most important scene in the whole movie, so it was important that we get it right."

Speaking of getting things right, actress Eva Mendes did what she could to satisfy fans of the property, she told All Headline News. "The original Roxanne was blonde and blue-eyed," Mendes said, "but also had huge bajoongas. If I gain weight it goes to my boobs and my butt. I figured since I can't be blonde and blue-eyed, I'll at least have her bra size. So the bajoongas got big. They were out of control!"

Finally, there's a second TV spot, and you can check it out on YouTube.


While you're over at YouTube, you might wanna check out three new TV spots for the Frank Miller adaptation.


Can't wait for tonight? You can catch the first twelve minutes of the big team up episode "Justice" at Yahoo TV. You can get an idea about what the heroes will be wearing in this article at Albany, NY's Times Union. Finally, Devoted to Smallville has the data about The Oliver Queen Chronicles which will be available on broadband and for mobile devices.


Speaking of clips, you can see new footage in this four minute video from Access Hollywood.

Meanwhile, actor George Takei isn't sure about what he's doing, or so he told Sci Fi Wire. The thing isÑand this is the part of the challenge of doing HeroesÑI really don't know who my character is and why my character does what he does and what his motivations are and where he's going." Takei said. "Because with each new script, I make new discoveries. Is he good or is he bad? Is he domineering or is he being told to behave that way? I mean, there's so many ambiguous things about it."

We have the announcement for the second season pick up here at CBR.


Director Jon Favreau has posted an update on his MySpace group about the production, confirming rumors and reinforcing news. "Gwyneth Paltrow has been cast as Virginia Pepper Potts," Favreau said. "I met her on an indie called 'Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle' many years ago. We begin filming in eight weeks. Stan Winston is working on the suit. Sets are being built. Fergus and Ostby ('Children of Men') are working on the script. Matty Libatique is shooting it. Everything is really coming together."

Meanwhile, on the animated side, Newsarama has an interview with voice actor Mark Worden, who brings the animated Tony Stark to life.


For another spoiler-ish take on the web-spinning sequel's finale, you can check out Ain't It Cool News.


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, you're all set with fresh comics reviews and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."

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