Smallville, X-Men 3, Batman Begins, The Batman: April 7th Comic Reel Wrap


Kryptonsite has fresh spoilers about the May 11th episode, "Forever." They also have a new photo of the band Lifehouse playing the Smallville High prom, and some new emails hacked from Lex's Verizon Wireless phone (which would seem to make it a bad idea to get a Verizon phone, if they're that easy to get into ...). Meanwhile, their rivals over at Devoted to Smallville have the trailer (Windows Media only) for next week's new episode, "Onyx."


IESB has posted a video interview (WIndows Media required) with actor Aaron Stansford about the idea of playing Pyro again in the next mutant-themed sequel. Meanwhile, Sir Ian McKellen echoed yesterday's comments when he spoke at the British Independent Film Awards in London, according to Dark Horizons: "If my character is in it and if he's my age. They might bring Magneto back but it may be the young Magneto. Who knows?" He also reiterated his reasons for being a part ofthe franchise: "'X-Men' and its story is about mutants, about people who feel disaffected with society, and whom society is hard on, appeals most to young blacks, young Jews and young gays. That's why I did the movie and that's why I intend to do the third movie if it happens."


Score Reviews has some loose quotes from composer James Newton Howard about how things are going on the work. "... we're already doing sketches and sending things to [the] director ... Chris [Nolan] is interested in an unconventional score ... my idea (and what we've talked about the most) is the idea of co-devising certain building blocks of the score which we will then both be able to use independently ... if I have a certain rhythmic or tonal bed I've written and we sort of exchange them then we're both working with the same elements, but perhaps embellishing them differently ..."


Keeping it in Gotham, Toon Zone talked to writer Greg Weisman, who wrote the season two episode "Meltdown," which addresses plot threads from the two-part season one finale with Clayface. "Meltdown" will premiere Sunday, April 10th, but only on Canada's Teletoon. US Airdates remain unannounced.


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