Spider-Man 4, Smallville, Heroes: October 17th Comic Reel Wrap


That's no typo, true believers -- Superhero Hype has the word from director Sam Raimi about what's next for the wall crawler. "Right now, Sony is meeting with different writers to try and bring a fresh new story and approach to the 'Spider-Man' franchise," Raimi said, "so I've been in meetings with Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, the producers, and Amy Pascal. Different writers have been coming in and spinning different tales of where 'Spider-Man' can go from here."


Kryptonsite has screen captures of the preview footage for Thursday's episode, "Cure."


Actress Kristen Bell is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking about what's up with her character. "I have been crossing my fingers in hopes that I would get a job soon where I could play someone who was, as [creator] Tim [Kring] likes to call it, 'a little off,' or perhaps didn't have the brightest and shiniest of intentions," Bell said. "And I think the depths at which they've written Elle, this character, she's so conflicted and sort of comes across as such a victim. It's so much fun to play with ... I can't reveal her secret power. You'll have to watch next Monday. But it's a very cool power. She has ties to H.R.G. [Jack Coleman] and Claire [Hayden Panettiere], and I think there's going to be a very interesting dynamic, I think, between her and Claire as far as what is and what is not. I think there's going to be a deeper relationship there than people are expecting. Or they're going to see maybe some parallels. She also has ties, a little bit, to Suresh [Sendhil Ramamurthy]."

Meanwhile, Herosite has the official network descriptions for the October 29th episode called "The Line" and the one for November 5th titled "Out Of Time."


Sci Fi Wire also has quotes from actress Melissa George who talks about the ghoulish creatures from that film. "They're in couture," George said. "And I love fashion. I remember Josh and I were in the sheriff car, and the scene where the vampire smashes their hand through the window, and we had sugar glass, like, covered us, and we looked at each other and said, 'Was that normal?' And I look over at the vampire, and he's just like in a couture-cut trench coat. And it was like, 'This is awesome.' And you know when they were all walking towards us? It looked like 'Thriller.'"


Superhero Hype is reporting that composer Ramin Djawadi will score the comic book adaptation.


Voices from Krypton has an interview with DC's movie guru Gregory Noveck, who addressed the Tom Welling rumors that just won't die. "I think part of it is that the character is larger than the actor," Noveck said. "If you look at Batman, Superman and Justice League as separate franchises, if all of a sudden you have Brandon in it but you don't have Christian, then what movie is it? I think you have to have it stand on its own. I'm just speculating, but if I'm the director of this movie, I don't want to have to be too careful of another director's iteration of a character. If I use his actor, then I'm kind of beholden to it. What if George Miller hired Brandon and Christian, but he wanted Brandon to really play Superman tougher and wanted Christian to show more humanity? Then all of a sudden you're entering very strange creative territory. The same is true of using Tom Welling. I think ultimately it's a better movie if you have different actors to keep the iterations of the characters distinct. The example I've been using is, is it the Mike Mignolia Batman versus the Frank Miller Batman? It's still Batman, they're just different versions of it. I think when we start to open up the films with that kind of lens, where you can say, 'These are all Superman, but they're different versions' -- even from Tom Welling to Brandon Routh, right? That's pretty cool."


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