X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
NewstalkZB is reporting that the Hugh Jackman-fueled spin off will wrap in April instead of March. The publication stated, "The company making the $100 million blockbuster, Woz Productions, has applied to vary their resource consent. It wants to extend their filming period from March to April, as well as double their helicopter movements from 10 to 40 each day."
According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello (who, coincidentally, graduated from USC in 1995, just like this column's writer), actress Jane Seymour will not reprise her role of Gienevieve Teague for the final season seven episode "Veritas" due to scheduling conflict.
Actor Doug Jones told IF Magazine that sequels are already planned beyond "The Golden Army." "The third movie was talked about the entire time," Jones said. "In fact, Guillermo has been talking about 'Hellboy 1, 2, and 3' since we were filming 'Hellboy'. He said he had three 'Hellboy' movies in him then. Now, as the footage was being edited and put together and the studio was getting more and more excited about what they were seeing, now weÕre all excited for 'Hellboy 4, 5, and 6' even! If it can keep going why not? I canÕt speak for everyone, but I did here lots of speculation about how long this can go. ItÕs very exciting. So we donÕt want to put limits on it if we can help it."
A story at Shock Till You Drop notes a rumor that there's a direct-to-DVD animated feature planned, based on the hit Robert Kirkman comics.
Y: THE LAST MAN
Director DJ Caruso told USA Today that the film adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan could be a trilogy, that the first film will cover the first 14 issues of the comics. He adds that this opens the door for a trilogy. "For me, thematically, the most important thing and the reason I want to do this is -- I don't want to say it's the end of the innocence, but it's actually a man-child who has to become a real man now," Caruso says. "I think it's a really simple, beautiful theme, but at the same time, the movie's really pop-culture entertainment." Thanks to Jeff Ward for emailing us about that.
Meanwhile, Latino Review claims that comics writer Larry Hama will will join the staff as a creative consultant ... and that Devil's Due has lost the G.I. Joe license? What's up with that?
Comics2Film has details about the next new episode of the animated series.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY EIGHTY-SEVEN
With the closed-door informal talks going on between the AMPTP and the WGA, the only news today is a rumor from Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke, claiming that "things are looking good."
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