Producer Mark Verheiden told CBR that changes are afoot for the NBC series. “We listen to what the general drumbeat is and as we go forward, I think we’ve made some adjustments,” Verheiden said. “But they were adjustments that were being made before all this stuff really came down. One thing I’ve learned after doing this for a while is that you can’t really control that sort of thing. You can just do the best you can do. That’s what I’m about, trying to do the best shows we can do. I was reading somewhere where someone suggested that, ‘well they must not care about the show.’ [laughs] Critique it all you want. You can have all the issues you want, but in terms of caring I’m telling you we care about the show. Not just the writers, not just the producers, the cast, the enormous crew, everyone. It’s a little absurd … You don’t stay in the office until midnight and work seven days a week and all this stuff because you’re just knocking it out … [E]verybody who’s there is killing themselves to make the best show possible. You can’t fault us for lack of trying.”
Next episode, “Cold Wars,” February 23, 2009.
Staying coaxial for a moment, the latest rumor from Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello is that season nine may be just as Clarkalicious as the previous eight. “There’s news, and it’s good. Some would even call it, ahem, super.” Ausiello wrote. “According to a well-placed Smallville insider, Welling is nearing a deal to return for a ninth season. I’m told they’re just ironing out some minor deal points, such as should the Brinks Truck pull into the actor’s driveway, or just unload on the street.” Ooh.
Kryptonsite has fresh spoilers about a February episode called “Infamous.”
Next episode “Legion,” January 15, 2009.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Mmm, how about that new poster, huh?
Release date June 26, 2009.
THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
Producer Chuck Roven spoke with Superhero Hype about the fate of another sequel. “I’m kind of like everybody.” Roven said. “I’m waiting to see what Chris [Nolan] and David Goyer come up with and if they come up and decide if there is something worthy of making another iteration of Batman and ‘The Dark Knight’… The most important thing right now like we did with the last one is that we want to make sure there is a reason to make it. In other words feel like we can do something different than we had done before. We felt we had accomplished that. If we find that again, then I think we’ll come back to the floor. If we don’t, I don’t know what we’ll do.”
Starring Christian Bale, no release date announced.
There’s a new viral site online, the “Black Freighter” section has been labeled “R” for “violent and grisly images.” All while actress Malin Ackerman had some things to say about the legal bruhaha around the film (watch out for profanity) …
The web’s also abuzz with producer Larry Gordon making public comments about the lawsuit.
Release date March 6, 2009. Maybe.
If you like spoilers, Comic Book Movie has a script review for the manga adaptation.
Starring Justin Chatwin, release date April 10, 2009.
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
Mania.com has a fist full of spoilers about the next episode.
Next episode … oh, tonight, “Enter The Outsiders.”
According to ICv2, “Summit Entertainment will hold the world premiere of footage from the upcoming Astro Boy CGI film produced by Imagi Entertainment at the NYCC.Â The exclusive presentation will take place at the IGN Theater from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 8th.” Now you know.
Release date October 23, 2009.
Empire Online has a feature story about director Danny Boyle.
No release date announced.
What comics are stuck in development hell? David Goyer told Comic Book Movie that you can’t count on “The Flash,” “X-Men Origins: Magneto” or some others.
THAT’S A WRAP
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