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Anarchy came to the Super Bowl yesterday, when the Hugo Weaving-fueled adaptation had a trailer appear in the high profile broadcast. What? You were in the kitchen getting a snack when the commercial was on? Well, that’s why you turn to the Comic Reel — we love you so much that we have the whole thing for you in its quick cut QuickTime glory. You’re welcome.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, veteran character actor James Cromwell has joined the cast, playing the role of Captain Stacy, father to new love interest Gwen. Meanwhile, the Just Jared blog has new behind the scenes photos of Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Finally, those wacky kids at Ain’t It Cool News have a rumor argument about exactly which villain Topher Grace will play.
Sci Fi Wire has quotes from actor Samuel L. Jackson about the upcoming animated limited-run television series based on the Gonzo comic book of the same name. “I think that it will air later this year [on Spike TV],” Jackson said. “We’re doing five episodes. If those are popular, then we’ll probably do more.”
Amidst their spoilers, Kryptonsite notes that star Tom Welling will direct the April episode “Fragile.” The site also has new promotional images from the February 16th episode named after a Teen Titan.
By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! Comics Continuum claims that Dormammu will be a villain in the upcoming “Doctor Strange” animated movie. “Doctor Strange” is the fourth film in the Marvel/Lionsgate direct-to-video series, following two “Ultimate Avengers” movies and an Iron Man movie. It will likely be released in late 2006 or early 2007. Like “Iron Man,” “Doctor Strange” will be an origin story. Frank Paur, whose recent credits include “X-Men: Evolution” and “Spawn: The Animation,” is producing both Iron Man and Doctor Strange. The films were written by Greg Johnson, who is currently developing a “Wolverine and the X-Men” series for television.
The Sean Wang sci-fi adventure comic has been adapted as an animated film.
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According to a rumor over at Superhero Hype, Christopher Nolan has been having meetings virtually daily with Michael Caine and Christian Bale, discussing the sequel. Their scooper also added, “I would just like to point out I have heard the names Paul Bettany followed by Joker and Jake Gyllenhaal followed by Dent.”
Want some new screen captures from the upcoming animated direct-to-DVD feature? Of course you do. Mmm, yes, Hulk … you do smash!
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