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Monday, Feb. 5, 2001


Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitations for May. For a complete rundown, CLICK HERE.


The X-Men sequel could go before cameras by the end of the year, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige told The Continuum.

"We hope to have the script done before the strike - or the possible strike -- then we'll start prepping it and shoot it before the end of the year," Feige said.

Director Bryan Singer and writer David Hayter are expected to return, with the long-awaited announcement from Fox coming within the next two weeks.

The cast from the first movie is expected to be back, along with some new mutants.

But which ones?

"We haven't decided yet," Feige said. "Everybody has their wish list, and then we'll put them on the reality list and then put them in the script."


The final design for the Green Goblin costume that Willem Dafoe will wear in the Spider-Man movie is almost ready.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige told The Continuum that images of the costume probably won't be released to the press for a while yet.

"They're being secretive about it until the final, final costume," Feige said.

Feige has been on the set daily since production began. "Things are going well," he said, noting that night shoots are now taking place.

In other Spider-Man movie news:

* Contrary to Internet reports, there will not be a villain called The Heckler in the movie. Feige said there are several hecklers during the movie's wrestling match scene who yell at Spider-Man. "They say some pretty funny stuff," Feige said.

* The Detroit News' Features section contained a lead story on the Spider-Man movie last week. The headline compared the hype already surrounding the film to that of Star Wars.


Darren Davis, editor-in-chief of Tidalwave Studios, told The Continuum that an upcoming issue of The 10th Muse this summer will feature Savage Dragon and be co-produced by Erik Larsen.

"I'm really excited for this opportunity to work with Erik Larsen. Teaming up with other books opens up a whole new creative world," Davis said. "I remember how cool it was when Superman teamed up with Spider-Man."

Marv Wolfman will write the story, and Ken Lashley will draw.

"Savage Dragon! This is too cool," Lashley said. "Of all the Image characters to draw this has got to be the most exciting. These characters will make an awesome mix."

Said Larsen: "The big draw for me on this puppy is 'Marvelous' Marv Wolfman. I mean, the guy created Nova -- how cool is that? As is usual for Marv, he's come up with something brilliant and I think it's pretty fair to say that the synergy between the Savage Dragon and the Muse will be electric. And y'know--I'm really looking forward to seeing how 'Kinetic' Ken Lashley draws ol' fin-head."

According to Davis, the Muse will travel to Savage Dragon's universe.

"I am looking forward to bringing the Muse and Savage Dragon together," Davis said. "Crossing over is a great way to unite two of Image Comics titles together."


Gambit & Bishop: Sons of the Atom #2 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Cary Nord and Mark Lipka and a cover by J.H. Williams III.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Bishop and Gambit are on the run, and there's only one person they can turn to: the Witness. But isn't he a future version of Gambit? The action heats up as our two mutant outlaws delve deeper into the mystery of their shadowy enemy."

Gambit & Bishop: Sons of the Atom #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.



  • Smallville, the new WB series starring Tom Welling as a teenage Clark Kent, will begin production in April, a studio representative told The Continuum.

  • Director Greg Aronowitz, responding to rumors that the Alley Cat movie is dead: "Not true, not yet."

  • Jimmy Palmiotti told The Continuum he is providing dialogue for Stray, a one-shot from WildStorm Productions by Scott Lobdell and Adam Pollina.

  • Coming Tuesday: Spider-Man news - and much more!!!
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