Smallville, The Spirit, Spawn: July 19th Comic Reel Wrap


Sci Fi Wire has some quotes from actor Aaron Ashmore, talking about cuddling up with Allison Mack as Jimmy Olsen. "He's also going to be a love interest for Chloe [Allison Mack]," Ashmore said. "They met a couple of summers before and had a bit of a thing, so now they're kind of reconnecting. "He's basically been hired as an intern at the Daily Planet, and his job right now is, like, scanning pictures into the computer and stuff like that. But he really wants to be a photographer. Hasn't really perfected his skills yet, you know, half of it's out of focus. He is supposed to be younger [than Clark and Lois], but we're all peers, I think." No deference to "Mr. Kent?" "I call him CK, actually. Yeah, CK. I don't know how much he likes that, but that's what he's been labeled." Heat vision, anyone?

Also, Kryptonsite has fresh spoilers about the title of the season's fourth episode, although it involves yesterday's guest star news.


According to Variety (subscription required), "Comicbook artist Frank Miller will adapt and direct 'The Spirit,' based on comic legend Will Eisner's classic strip, for Odd Lot Entertainment and Batfilm Prods." Miller said he's putting together a treatment that consists in large part of panels from the "Spirit" strip. Shooting is expected to start in late spring. "I intend to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of the material, but it won't be nostalgic. It will be much scarier than people expect," said Miller.


Creator Todd McFarlane said in an interview with Now Playing Magazine that the new animated series is, after a fashion, homeless. "WeÕre still trying to ... we sort of hit a bit of a patch," McFarlane said. "WeÕve got everything done. WeÕre just trying to find a studio that makes sense to us. I mean, itÕs just we canÕt find that right now."


The director, screenwriter and stars of the film held a press conference, and Superhero Hype has the transcript, including a detailed discussion of metahuman sexual activity, and how celebrities hit on perspective victims.


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