Superman, Fantastic Four, The Batman, X-Men 3: Comic Reel Wrap for September 7


According to Superhero Hype, actor Michael O'Hearn from the fan film "World's Finest" got a chance to audition for the Bryan Singer-helmed production. In his own words: "I went in on Tuesday at 2:45 at Warner Bros. and met with the casting director. They put me on tape, then last night I got a phone call from my manager who stated he talked to the casting director, and their response was they loved my reading, and they are sending me onto the next level. I hope the fans are on my side. Just to give you an update - all the people at Warner Bros. loved my size. They were all screaming out 'Now that's a jacked up Superman!' The other 2 guys that were reading besides me, were both about 5'10" and 160 lbs. I think they are looking for somebody taller, because the first thing they asked me when they put me on camera was how tall I was. 6'3" -- the same size as Superman."


The ever-vigilant eyes of Hollywood North Report are giving the Marvel adaptation the same treatment Chi-town gave "Batman Begins" -- they have more set photos and set reports, with mild spoilers as well.


There's another QuickTime clip from the upcoming Kids WB animated series online. The official website has been updated with more details about the show.

Comics Continuum also has some comments from producer Alan Burnett about the new voice of the Joker, Kevin Michael Richardson. "It's almost like a baritone Blue Meanie," Burnett said. "It's the eeriest voice. I can't wait for you to hear his voice. It's unbelievable." They also include some screen captures from the show.


Speaking of animated series from AOL Time Warner, Comics Continuum is keeping the screen captures coming from upcoming episodes as well as schedule information.


Actor Bruce Davison, a veteran of the first two films as Senator Kelly, spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about the beleaguered mutant-themed franchise. "I don't know what the story is with the third film," Davison said. "I had lunch with ['X-Men' director] Bryan Singer in Vancouver recently and he seems pretty busy. I know he wants to make 'Logan's Run' and he's directing 'Superman' now. I know they're trying to put a script together for 'X-Men 3,' but no one knows how the story is going to evolve." Davison even addressed rumors that Halle Berry won't be back. "I guess I could play Storm if all else fails," he said. "I'd just have to get a wig."


CineMovies has the new international trailer for the Keanu Reeves-fueled Vertigo adaptation in Real, Windows Media and glorious QuickTime formats.


The Continuum also has synopses from the October episodes of the show, including shows focused on Beast Boy, Raven and Cyborg.


Can it be? More about Chicago filming? The British outlet the Telegraph recaps the hits from the City of Wind, and what must have been the least secure set since Vitalij Djomocka decided to become a TV mogul.


Bringing it back to Krypton, TV Guide interviewed producer Alfred Gough and he let some spoilers slip. Speaking of spoilers, the team at Kryptonsite has two sets of screen captures (one, two) from the WB "Insider" special, which looked at the upcoming season's fourth episode, "Devoted." The site also caught what magazine In Touch Weekly had to say about the upcoming season with -- you guessed it -- more spoilers. Lats bits of spoiler data come from actress Moneca Delain (who starred in the season 3 episode "Velocity") who makes a comeback this season and the network's official description of the season premiere, "Crusade."


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