Transformers, Voltron, The Losers, Watchmen: June 18th Comic Reel Wrap


IESB starts the week off right with a listing of many of the voice talents that will give life to your favorite Autobots and Decepticons.

Director Michael Bay was quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking about a harrowing filming experience during the shoot. "I always like to put my actors in real circumstances," Bay said, "and ... there was a 17-story building downtown with the statue, and my producer says, 'How do you want to shoot that? We're going to do a blue screen, right?' 'Nah, f--k, we're going to put him up there.' And we put him on wires, and we rigged it, very safe, but there was only 4 inches to stand on. Shia's like, 'Yeah, I think I can do it. I'm going to go up there. So we're ready to go, and he goesÑand, mind you, I would never go out there on my own; I would never do thisÑbut he goes, 'Oh, man, I can't get up there. I can't get up there!' I said [sotto voce], 'Dude, you're going to embarrass yourself in front of the whole crew. You get paid way more than those kids on 'Fear Factor!' Get the f--k out there!' So he did it, and it was really scary. But he was on cloud nine when he did."

Finally, here's another TV spot found on YouTube ...


Let's keep droppin' science for the heavy metal, as the kids might say: Latino Review's Mayimbe sent us an email to note a very positive script review of the cinematic take on the Lion Force.


Writer Andy Diggle wrote in to point out an article in Empire Magazine talking to director Tim Story about the project. "I read the script about a month ago," Story said. "I didn't know anything about it, but I went and read all the comics and really got into the idea of making the movie ... so here we go ... Peter Berg has written the script and he's also producing, so I've been able to go and talk to him about it. This is definitely going to be an edgier film for me ... We're not looking to make it an R rating as far as I know, but it's going to be an edgy PG-13. So, yeah, definitely edgier ... as edgy as I've ever done."


There's huge rumors about the Alan Moore adaptation, and we've got it all right here at CBR.


CBR also presents news about the Bat Cycle, and exclusive snooper report and some set photos.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Nick D'Agosto has landed a major recurring role on NBC's hit sci-fi drama ... he will play Claire's (Hayden Panettiere) boyfriend, West, who is said to have 'a very cool superpower.'"

Speaking of the world-saving cheerleader, CBR covered actress Panettiere's packed panel at Philadelphia's Wizard World convention.

Creator Tim Kring is also the subject of an interview at Voices of Krypton.


That Neil Gaiman keeps on cashing the big checks -- the prolific creator made a note at his website that he's signed a deal to option the Michael Reaves collaboration to Dreamworks Animation for the feature film treatment.


Sci Fi Wire has a video interview featuring actress Kristanna Loken, discussing the role and the show.


Getting back to Voices of Krypton, they have a three part audio interview with creator Bruce Timm about the made-for-DVD animated feature. As well, the Superman Homepage has two desktop wallpaper images taken from the movie.


According to a note at the official blog, it's the end of the line for animated Hellboy features. "Contrary to some rumors you may have heard, there is no Hellboy TV series planned," producer Tad Stones wrote. "For now, it's just the two DVD movies ... The Hellboy crew is now spread out working on such varied shows at 'Slacker Cats,' 'Ben 10,' 'The Batman' and the new 'Spider-man' series ... As for Hellboy Animated, the future rests on sales and the whims of Hollywood."


Don't panic if you don't speak French, because this new video from the set of the new movie is aimed at Francophone fans, but you should get the gist nonetheless.


The return to the Baxter Building scored the number four position in the weekend's box office tally, according to Comingsoon.net, raking in a grand total of $25.4 million from 3,292 screens in 32 markets. Its early worldwide tally stands at $82.8 million. "Spider-Man 3" climbed to an international gross of $543.9 million on the strength of a $3.1 million weekend at 4,300 screens in 77 territories. That brings just the international tally to $868.2 million, putting it at No. 12 on the all-time worldwide list.


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, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."

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