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Superman, Black Widow, El Muerto, Fantastic Four: January 19th Comic Reel Wrap

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Superman, Black Widow, El Muerto, Fantastic Four: January 19th Comic Reel Wrap


Actor Hugh Laurie seems excited about being cast as Perry White …
despite having little idea what that will entail. He spoke to Now Playing Magazine about how secretive the
suits at Warner were about the production. “I have to read it in a
room with an armed security guard,” he says. “They’re terrified.
These things get on the Internet.” “‘Goddamn it, Clark. Where were
you?’ will be my life,” Laurie theorized. “That’s all I know. You
know as much as I do now.”


Comics Continuum talked to screenwriter David
Hayter, who said that the Black Widow movie should go into production
this year. “I am handing in my script for Black Widow to Lion’s Gate
this month, and understand that they want to get into production
right away,” Hayter said. “I am directing this one.” Hayter also
had a hand in the latest draft of the “Iron Man” script, now
featuring Nick Cassavetes as director, and Paul Greengrass is set to
direct Hayter’s script for “Watchmen.”


TV actor Wilmer Valderrama spoke with Now Playing Magazine about taking on the title
role in the independent comic-book adaptation. Valderrama describes
the project as “The Crow meets Desperado meets Spawn” and said it’s
unlike anything he’s ever done before. “It’s an odd choice for me,
but I love making those,” he said. “It’s presented in such an odd,
hardcore, rad way. It’s very Robert Rodriguez. It’s very, very hard.
It’s a beautiful story told through the eyes of this young guy who’s
sacrificed in the name of the Aztec gods and he comes back to be a
weapon for them. And he rebels against them and asks all these
questions about religion. It has a lot of soul and it deals a lot
with religion and it deals a lot with love. It’s all of these
mixtures plus a lot of heart. It’s very simple, but it’s more
performance-based than action-packed.”


The film’s official website has launched with a Flash-based
interface, photos and various downloads. The film’s trailer has been
posted at Apple Computer in glorious QuickTime.


Kryptonsite weighs in with a bunch of updates today, including a new
photo showing characters Lex Luthor and Genevieve
Teague sharing a drink. They also have a scan from a recent issue of TV Guide, showing
Clarkt checking out a new pet. They also have excerpts from an interview with Kyle Gallner, the
actor who played Bart Allen on the series, who shared what he hoped
Clark would get out of the encounter. “I think Bart helps Clark
out,” Gallner said. “In the sense that he accepts his powers. He goes
with it, and doesn’t think that they are a curse. Clark always seems
to think that they are a problem, and I kind of told him to lighten
up a bit!”

The site also notes that “playing brothers Zack and Josh Greenfield
will be Nolan Funk and Diego Klattenhoff, respectively.”

Finally, at both Kryptonsite and Devoted to Smallville, there’s spoilers galore
for the season’s sixteenth episode, “Lucy.”


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Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu
saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and “don’t blame me, I’m
drunk too!”

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