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Wolverine, Thundercats, A History of Violence, Serenity: August 24th Comic Reel Wrap

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Wolverine, Thundercats, A History of Violence, Serenity: August 24th Comic Reel Wrap

WOLVERINE

Dark Horizons is reporting a rumor that Hugh Jackman is going to ask “Dancing
With The Stars” winner Tom WIlliams to play “a big role” in the
Logan-centric spin-off.

THUNDERCATS

According to Animation HQ (scroll down, you’ll see it), “It’s
been rumored recently that the studio is working on a remake of the
seminal 80’s toon, ‘ThunderCats.’ The new show’s look might be
similar to ‘The Batman,’ reflecting an edgier, anime-inspired style.
Supposedly, pre-production is in the ongoing and it may be scheduled
for broadcast sometime in late 2006. There have been no official
announcements as of yet.” Somewhere in the world, John Layman is
rejoicing …

A
HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Variety (subscription required) is reporting that
New Line has partnered with Court TV to help spread the word on “A
History of Violence,” with Viggo Mortensen, through a two-hour block
of primetime network programming tied to the movie’s theme of a
double life. In addition to running thirty second “Violence” spots
during the two hours, New Line will get tagged tie-ins (in which an
announcer says at the break, “Brought to you by ‘A History of
Violence'”), in-program sponsorships (during which the bottom third
of the screen is filled with a silent promo for the movie in the
middle of “Forensic Files”) and 10 brief vignettes of “Violence”
during commercial breaks.

SERENITY

Has the viral marketing plan for the Joss Whedon cult classic started
infecting the world? People are talking about the two leaked video clips shows actress Summer Glau being chatted up
and popping up in strange places. Universal, of course, claims no
knowledge of this at all.

X-MEN 3

Another set report is over at Superhero Hype, which
includes a description of The Beast. Their spy wrote, ” I also had
the luck of literally walking into Kelsey Grammer with his Beast head
on, T-Shirt and shorts…I was going up the driveway to my car and he
was coming down to the castle…The Beast is awwwwwesome [sic] … I
didn’t recognize him because I was so astonished with the face … I
told him he was ‘looking good’ and then recognized his voice when he
said ‘thanks.’ The face is jet black and huge and builds up on his
squarish features. Just at the side the skin turns a deep blue with a
solid line running down the side so his ears are blue and his neck
and shoulders. The hair is a different blue and looks like he put his
finger in an electric socket. No one will be disappointed!”

SMALLVILLE

Just an update on that news about running around the back roads of
Smallville — the car will be blue. Which makes no sense if you
don’t like spoilers, but if you do, well, there you have it.

READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP?

I’m actually a little nervous about my fiction and poetry reading tonight (you’re not in
LA, and can’t make it, huh — that’s okay, just go buy a copy of my
novel), which is unusual. Anyhoo, if you have
the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or
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by name — we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from
Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu
saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and “don’t blame me, I’m
drunk too!”

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