SPIDER-MAN 4 ... AND 5?
The latest rumor from Deadline Hollywood Daily is that both Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi are confirmed for the sequels based on James Vanderbilt's script.
IGN has posted a new video journal about the making of the beleaguered film.
Actor Zachary Quinto and producer Tim Kring were interviewed by Sci Fi Wire, promising answers this season. "I think, actually, by the end of third hour of the show you'll have kind of most of those [answers]," Kring said. "I mean, one of the goals of this season -- because we'll have been off the air for nine months -- we didn't want to drag a lot of story behind us, and we didn't want to feel like you had to have watched two years of this show to catch up. So we wanted to answer things really quickly so that you could move forward on this volume and have a kind of clean path in front of you. So there really are not a lot of lingering questions that you carry with you from before. The goal for us from now on with these volumes is to try to answer literally 95 percent of the questions that are posed in the beginning of the volume ... by the end of the volume. This particular volume, 'Villains,' is 13 episodes long."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Sony also has stepped up developing the 'Spider-Man' spinoff 'Venom,' first recruiting writer Jacob Estes to draft a script and most recently bringing in scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who penned 'Zombieland' for the studio."
Kaboom! Kryptonsite has the official network description of the season's second episode, "Plastique."
IRON MAN 2
Actor Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau did a live commentary in Santa Monica (or so said FilmCrunch), hinting about sequels and spin offs.
There's a new teaser and promotional images from the adaptation.
In an attempt at debunking the Matt Damon rumor, Cleveland Scene has a typo-plagued article discussing some of the politics slowing the production down. Thanks to Jeff Baab for pointing that out.
DARK KNIGHT BOX OFFICE UPDATE
Checking out Box Office Mojo, hmm ... domestic total? $512,198,000. Foreign total? $437,200,000. That adds up to ... lessee ... carry the one ... $949,398,000. Just shy of a billion bucks. Nice.
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