Smallville, Heroes, Incredible Hulk: October 16th Comic Reel Wrap


Yahoo! TV has new video features on the show, while actress and singer Christina Milian told MTV about working on the hit CW series. "It's kinda funny," Milian said. "My character, Rachel Davenport, is almost in the Lois Lane/ Lana Lang position. She's the one figuring everything out, and it's ironic for Clark to be watching everything going on."


Director Greg Beeman has updated his blog talking about last night's episode, while CBR News has another exclusive Behind the Eclipse report on "The Kindness of Strangers" as well.

Also, faithful reader Matthew Hedge wrote in with the following report: "Not sure if this is a genuine report, but my sister was outside of Midtown comics today (Wednesday October, 3rd) and says she saw a camera van racing down the street, followed by a NYPD cop car and a black van with Greg Grunberg (AKA Detective Matt Parkman) leaning out the window, looking up and down the street holding one of HRG's super-badass gigantic guns. They were filming as they drove, and she tried to wait around to see it again, and snap some photos but they didn't come back."


Latino Review claims to have a set of spoilers for the Louis Leterrier-led Marvel movie.


The Comic Reel owes an apology to creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who wrote in to remind us of a Hollywood Reporter article announcing his graphic novel-to-television project. "Matt Keeslar and Natalie Morales have been tapped to star in ABC Family's light drama pilot 'The Middleman,'" the trade writes, "Mary Pat Gleason also has been cast in the one-hour project." Woops.


Cinematical has your first look at the poster for "Persepolis," the animated film sensation thats making the festival rounds here in the U.S. after playing to critical acclaim overseas. The film, based on the graphic novel of the same name, tells of author Marjane Satrapi's growing up in Iran.


If you can read Portuguese, you'll note that Omelete claims that seven minutes of the Bat-sequel will be revealed in December.


Comics2Film has an interview with the makers of the manga adaptation. "I got the manga from you when you were thinking of getting a screenplay written, and I was blown away by it," said screenwriter Anthony Weintraub. "Somehow those two guys felt so real ... So distant from the world that was caving in around them, yet so passionate about it. I couldnÕt believe the look of the manga -- not only the way the characters were drawn but also the way the story was designed. To me it looked like the best of Japanese manga illustration meets the innovative design of the best graphic novels. But it was the story that got me- these two boys who are thrust into this terrible situation. I could really sympathize with their plight, and I was also amazed at how the story develops. It made sense to me as a movie, and yet I knew it was going to be an amazing challenge to try to take a story which was developed over three volumes and figure out a way to tell that story in a feature length film. This is an incredible human story set in a futuristic, impersonal environment. Taiyo MatsumotoÕs true talent is that he bounces one off the other so poetically."


According to Superhero Hype giant robot fans can get a chance to take a photo with Bumblebee this week in West Hollywood, CA. "The full-size, 18-foot tall, 8,200 pound traffic-stopping robot will greet passers-by in the courtyard of the West Hollywood Gateway shopping center on the corner of La Brea and Santa Monica Blvd. This actual prop from the blockbuster film requires a forklift and 10 ton crane to assemble and set up and he will make for an extraordinary visual. He'll be there starting Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 a.m., through Sunday, October 21st."


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