Smallville, 300, X-Men 3, V for Vendetta: October 10th Comic Reel Wrap


When the Teen of Steel (even if he's kind of squishy these days) has a Very Special Episode, it kind of needs to lead off our news. Kryptonsite has screen captures of Clark's morning after, the racier of two trailers for this Thursday's episode, "Hidden." Mmm, afterglow.

Kryptonsite also has an image gallery from the upcoming episode "Thirst," which features a very "royal" guest star as the Daily Planet's editor. Finally, they have a heaping load of spoilers from a James Marsters interview in Smallville magazine, where he spills all the beans about the whos and whys.


According to Variety (subscription required), Warner Bros. will start production on director Zach Snyder's $60 million-budgeted 300 on October 17 in Montreal. The film will be done almost entirely in front of green screens, much like Miller's "Sin City."


Actress Haley Ramm, who plays a young Jean Grey, talked to The XVerse about her time on the Brett Ratner-led Marvel sequel. "I was very excited to book Young Jean Grey," Ramm said. "Since it is all so top secret they did not give the actors who were auditioning any lines beforehand. So when I arrived I was given some lines and had a few minutes to look at them. When I got the callback it was all improv with the director, Brett Ratner."


is there trouble in future London? According to IGN's FIlmForce, producer Joel Silver is "not commenting" on the status of the film, but their inside sources say everything's A-OK for the proposed March 17th release date.


How much Doom can you handle? According to Moviehole, actor Julian McMahon will only be back for one more time. "My contract is a little different from everyone else because it is wirth Fox rather than with 'Fantastic Four,'" McMahon said. "'Fantastic Four' did a lot for me. It bridged the gap between me and studio films and it got me involved with one of the largest studios we have and with that team of people, which means you are on their radar now when they're doing different things."


The Daily Telegraph reports that the cast and crew will be back in Sydney by late October after a five week hiatus, paying a mint to keep the sets intact. "Yeah, it's costing them a fortune," location manager Peter Lawless said. "They've taken a break for (Singer's) birthday but they'll only be back for about four more weeks to film one major sequence."


New York fans and aspiring actors can meet the man who cast the new web-spinning sequel, accoridng to the Actor's Alliance Studios. Jeff Gafner will look at auditioning actors on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM.


Will he or won't he? Conflicting reports abound, as producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Sci Fi Wire that sequel talks were underway, and that he had no idea Keanu was less optimistic about the concept's commercial viability.


According to Comics Continuum, actor Bumper Robinson will give voice to Hotspot on Saturday's new episode, "Trust." The show is described as follows: "The Brotherhood of Evil has begun its master plan to eliminate all of the young superheroes around the globe, starting with honorary Titans Wildebeest and Hotspot. This new threat brings Robin to Morocco. But with an unknown enemy, how can anyone know who to trust?"


There's a bunch of screen captures from last Saturday's episode, "Fist Full of Felt," over at the Batman: Yesterday, Today and Beyond message boards (scroll down to Riskdogg's post) as well as lively and spoiler-esque discussion.


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