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The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Heroes: August 16th Comic Reel Wrap

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The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Heroes: August 16th Comic Reel Wrap

THE DARK KNIGHT

According to Hollywood Chicago, downtown Chicago’s IBM building will be standing in as Bruce Wayne’s corporate HQ for the next week or so, because the production is running a little bit behind.

IRON MAN

CBR News shines a spotlight on actor Terrence Howard for his role as Jim Rhodes in the Marvel movie.

HEROES

NBC has posted their entire Primetime Preview Special on YouTube, and you can see some season two clips scattered through it …

Thanks to Herosite for the heads up on that.

INCREDIBLE HULK

The scuttlebutt from San Diego was that actor Edward Norton had a hand in the screenplay for the reboot, and the Los Angeles Times settles the score. “By spring 2007, [screenwriter Zak] Penn was about to go off to promote his movie ‘The Grand,’ but the studio and the director, Louis Leterrier (‘The Transporter’), still felt that the screenplay needed work. When Norton came in to meet about starring as Banner in April, the film had already been greenlighted and there were just three months before shooting was scheduled to begin, just after Independence Day. But Norton had well-established (if underground) writing experience and strong ideas about how to separate the film from any confusion over its connection to the 2003 Ang Lee version by casting it in a more distinct, starting-over vein like ‘Batman Begins’ or ‘Casino Royale.’ So Norton’s initial deal included payment not just for his acting services but for his writing talents too, with his draft contractually stipulated to be turned around in less than a month. As it turned out, Norton delayed work on another screenplay job to do ‘Hulk,’ and he continues to tweak the script as principal photography hits its halfway point outside Toronto. Meanwhile, Penn is writing a big-budget version of ‘The Avengers’ and yet another potential ‘X-Men’ spinoff.” So there you go.

WORDS FAIL ME …

We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, fresh comics reviews are online, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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