Don’t look for Lana Lang anytime soon — a story at Kryptonsite has the actress talking about her future on the show. “I am in Bangkok for a few more months,” Kreuk wrote. “So, no shooting of the Ville for me. I will return for a undetermined, although small, number of episodes in season 8.” Their link to her Facebook profile wasn’t working as of 8AM this morning, sadly, so no inviting her to play Knighthood with you.
Kryptonsite also has twenty screen captures from the trailer to the next new episode, “Traveler.”
Speaking of “Traveler,” if you don’t mind some spoilers, you can check out the extended Director’s Cut from YouTube …
… and an extended trailer has been posted on the Devoted to Smallville message boards …
Writer Jeph Loeb made a throwaway comment in a Wizard World Los Angeles panel this weekend that shapeshifters — a la Skrulls — might play an important role in the returning NBC series.
SPIDER-MAN: THE MUSICAL
Superhero Hype caught up with actor Jim Sturgess about taking on spandex and song. “I haven’t spoken to Julie about it but we did do a two-week workshop for it over in New York, and it was just a real chance to hang out with Julie again,” Sturgess said. “I love Julie, she’s like a mentor to me, and Evan’s just a great friend, and the three of us are just so bound by the experience we had doing ‘Across the Universe.’ It was a lot of fun. I was just playing music with Bono and Edge from U2, singing songs about ‘Spider-Man.’ The project is definitely happening. Julie will definitely make this piece of theater. Whether I’ll be in it or not, I have no idea at this point.”
Coincidentally, Laurence Fishburne also noted that he’d be in favor of playing the Silver Surfer again in a proposed spin off.
DARK HORSE GOES UNIVERSAL
Collider has a video interview with actor Robert Downey Jr. discussing the metal-minded Marvel movie.
CBR News also has a new look at images from the video game based on the movie.
Finally, CBR News noted that this weekend’s Mega Movie Panel at Wizard World Los Angeles confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson would play Nick Fury in an upcoming Marvel movie.
THE DARK KNIGHT
An article in the Associated Press noted that nothing will be changed in actor Heath Ledger’s performance for the Bat sequel. “I think he’d be very pleased to see we’re just moving ahead as is,” director Christopher Nolan said. “If you try to honor somebody, you honor them by respecting their work and putting it out there for as many people to see. He was immensely proud of the work he did on the film. I feel a great burden to present that in an undistorted form.” “The Dark Knight” is due in theaters July 18.
Actor Andy Serkis talked to Indie London about reuniting with Peter Jackson. “I’m flying out to start on Tintin,” the actor said. “Steven Spielberg is directing the first one, and then Peter Jackson is doing the second. The bulk of the shoot starts in September but things got a little bit moved around after the writers’ strike.” Serkis will be playing the role of Captain Haddock.
Creator Frank MIller has updated the production’s blog on the official website.
There’s a new script review at Latino Review that’s generally positive.
CBR News has a retrospective with actor Lou Ferrigno looking at the live action legacy of the character.
CBR News also looked at the Wizard World Los Angeles panel featuring the comedy show.
A VOTE FOR CHAOS IS ITS OWN REWARD
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