According to an article at Sci Fi Wire, actor Thomas Haden Church talked about the rigorous training he had to do before getting into his green sweater. “It was physically daunting to show up last year with the physique of a fishwife and, weirdly, they said, ‘This won’t work for us,'” Church said. “[They said,] ‘You’ve got to be more built.’ But, actually, [co-star] Topher [Grace, who plays Eddie Brock/Venom,] and I both trained with a team of [physical trainers] … you just … try to once again … toe the line and do what’s asked of you. … But it’s different. … It’s been a great discipline. I worked out for about probably 16 months, and … it was a good … discipline to have in my life. It was very invigorating to reincorporate that.”
Meanwhile, Yahoo! Movies has clips from the Comic-Con presentation.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
You can find an interesting article about Bruce Timm and his involvement with the new Cartoon Network series right here at CBR, which summarizes a lot of vital info about the series. If you’re up for spoilers, you can check out the Comics Continuum coverage which details how a young Clark Kent ends up in the 31st century.
Superhero Hype has better looks at the character posters shown in San Diego last week.
NBC’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking about the long road the show took to get greenlit. Reilly said the original “concept was a little unwieldy. [Creator] Tim Kring came in and started saying, ‘I want to tell you a show about some characters.’ And it was a diverse group of characters set around the world. And he started saying, ‘Imagine if you woke up one morning, and you actually believed you could fly? What would that do to your life? Would that, in fact, be the best thing that ever happened to you or the worst thing that ever happened to you? What would you do with it? What if all of a sudden you felt like you were meant for something greater, and you started feeling that maybe other people had a similar calling? Were you crazy? Are you insane?’ It was one of those pitches — and I’ve been fortunate enough to be in quite a few — where it was right there from minute one.”
A new rumor is being circulated by, of all venues, The Los Angeles Times (registration required). Between the buzz from “Entourage” and the iTunes-busting pilot download, talk of a feature film for Arthur Curry is once again a hot topic. Somewhere, Seanbaby is aghast.
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