Superhero Hype has a great new look at the Stan Winston-created armor. Mmm, shiny!
Ain't It Cool News has an interesting rumor ... but we'll save it for a few paragraphs ... look for something green ...
THE DARK KNIGHT
There's a new poster and lots of stuff coming to towns everywhere, and CBR News has the skinny on all of it.
Meanwhile, UGO's Movie Blog got a look at the first six minutes of the film, and in IMAX at that. Lucky bastards ...
According to SlashFilm, former Sith Ray Park has joined the Hasbro adaptation as Snake Eyes.
The Los Angeles Times (registration required) claims that "The OC" actor Adam Brody has been cast as the Fastest Man Alive, and that "Friday Night Lights" star Scott Porter will be Superman, although they are quick to note the studio remains silent on the subject.
We got an email from Shmuel Reuven pointing out screenwriter David Benioff giving some slight spoilers to Jew Review.
Matthew Fox talked Racer X with Entertainment Tonight, and you can see what all that's about thanks to iKlipz ...
Tim Roth is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking a bit more about the new Emil Blonsky. "I play him as a Londoner," Roth said. "He's a guy. He's a Special Ops guy who goes a little too far. ... I watched [the old television series,] and I used to like it when I was a kid. And I used to get the comic books, too. So it was fun."
Ready for that interesting rumor? According to a scooper at Ain't It Cool News, "There are some fuzzy politics going on with the Iron Man and Hulk movies -- they're shooting a scene TOGETHER! The trouble is, I can't tell if its an Iron Man scene with the Hulk in in or a Hulk scene with IRON MAN in it, more interestingly, it's possible that the SAME SCENE or some variation of it might be in BOTH movies lending to the comic book/single universe, many heroes idea seen in the past -- uber cool." Allegedly, Sam Jackson as Nick Fury will be the thread that ties the films together.
One more for the road -- director Greg Beeman has posted what's probably the last blog update for the season.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
Moviehole has a compare and contrast piece looking at an old and a new draft of the script.
HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Director Guillermo del Toro made an interesting message board post saying, "In the next 3/4 weeks we will reveal Johann. Expect 'Baddies' around mid-December too. A trailer SHOULD be out around the Holidays." Cool!
Wizard Magazine has an interview with creator Mark Millar about what's gonna happen with his big screen adaptation. "Once [director] Timur [Bekmambetov] came aboard, it started looking great," Millar said. "I was out there about a year ago looking at some stuff they'd been putting together, and I really expected it to be crap, because I didn't like the first draft of the script. I wanted the film to basically be the opposite of the 'Spider-Man' movie, the idea of someone getting powers and realizing they can do what they want, then choosing the dark path. The [script] I read was just too tame. It just seemed a little bit Americanized. But Timur came in with his Eastern European madness, and he really made it nasty. He went closer to the spirit of the book, so I'm very happy with the end result"
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY THIRTY-ONE
Bloomberg discusses the WGA counterproposal as day five of the latest round of negotiations grinded on. The AMPTP issued "An Open Letter to the Entertainment Industry" on their website making their case to the public (which again loses the mind-share war since they make people come to them to even hear their side, instead of, say, doing interviews and issuing it as a press release to media outlets).
Meanwhile, the networks are looking at contingency plans. While NBC reshuffles their schedule with "Law & Order" and bringing back "Criminal Intent" from cable, CBS head Les Moonves is set to entrench himself with repurposed cable content including edited versions of "Dexter" and "Californication." Moonves says, programming "costs will be down considerably," so in the near-term and midterm, the strike "will not affect us at all."
Good that he's so cheery, because the Hollywood Reporter notes that the strike could ground pilot season. That means no new upfront advertiser dollars, no new contracts, and no big payouts to the networks. Which, clearly, they'd hate.
In the comic book front, Joss Whedon is declaring "Mutant Enemy Day" and leading a fan powered rally at Fox Studios this Friday from 10AM to 2PM.
The Chicago Tribune believes that the studios are making the same mistakes the music industry made in the new media realm.
On the late night front, host Jimmy Kimmel is going the extra mile to make sure his staff is taken care of, even as he's been suspended without pay. Over at NBC, Carson Daly said his return was due to a network ultimatum that would have left 75 staffers unemployed.
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS
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