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Smallville, Lio, Wolverine: October 25th Comic Reel Wrap

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Smallville, Lio, Wolverine: October 25th Comic Reel Wrap

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite’s got a fresh spoiler about a new DCU character coming to Kansas.

LIO

According to Variety, Mark Tatulli’s humorously macabre daily strip is set to be the subject of a live-action feature from the maker of “Curious George” … and also those Chucky movies.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

The New Zealand Film and Video Technician’s Guild knows exacty when Logan goes before the lenses. “Prep from October 8th; Shooting 10th Dec 2007 – 18th January 2008 (2 week break over Christmas 21st Dec 2007 – 7th January 2008). Locations: Queenstown and surrounds. Production Co: WOZ Productions.” How ’bout that?

THE MAN OF STEEL

You can count Mark Millar out for the sequel, and he tells the tale at his website. “I’m a Marvel guy and we were surprised to find out that WB couldn’t hire me for a DC property. They were incredibly nice and superbly apologetic about it, but when they discussed the matter seriously DC explained just how associated I am with Marvel Comics at the moment and it’s against company policy to hire the competition. It’s absolutely nothing personal. I spoke to some friends at DC and they explained this has happened with a couple of big Marvel writers in the last couple of years and I absolutely respect that. It’s a business after all and to have a guy writing ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘1985,’ ‘Kick-Ass’ and another super-big project for Steve McNiven this year which would be mentioned in every article about a Superman movie is not only an insult to their own writers, but makes bad business sense. I have nothing but respect for the DC high-ups and, though obviously disappointed, can absolutely appreciate their position. They’re the custodians of these properties and they obviously know what they’re doing. So no Millar-penned Superman movie at this stage, I’m afraid.”

MORE COWBELL …

We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, we’ll have fresh comics reviews online shortly and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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