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Friday, December 6, 2002
SPIDER-MAN ONLINE THEATER
Fans of Spider-Man will get an inside look at the film when they take part in the online event, The Spider-Man DVD-ROM Online Theatre, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The event, presented by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Cingular Wireless, will be streamed using Windows Media.
This online exclusive event incorporates playback of the Spider-Man feature film from a participant's PC DVD-ROM drive with a streamed online audio commentary in Windows Media featuring the film's star, Tobey Maguire, and J.K. Simmons, who played J. Jonah Jameson, editor of the Daily Bugle. The commentary portion of the event will start at 8 p.m. ET, and is only available to those who have the Spider-Man DVD in their PC-ROM drive at that time.
"Based on the success of Spider-Man, we have found that there are many loyal enthusiasts who cannot get enough of this year's superhero," said Benjamin S. Feingold, President, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. "We are pleased to offer fans the opportunity to experience Spider-Man in a whole new way."
For complete details on how to participate in the event, consumers can get step-by-step instructions by logging on to sony.com/spiderman.
Through the Countdown to Spider-Man 2 link on disc 1 of the 2-disc Special Edition DVD, fans can log on at 7:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 15, prior to the start of the online commentary to access all pre-show activities featuring Spider-Man specials: including an introduction from Simmons; revealing of the DVD's hidden Easter Eggs; previews for the DVD release of XXX and the summer theatrical release of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; and a sweepstakes with prizes such as a walk-on role in the Spider-Man sequel or a signed, framed piece of one of the original Spider-Man costumes.
X-MEN SEQUEL UPDATE
The Danger Room was originally scripted to be in the X-Men sequel, but director Bryan Singer said it won't be in the film.
"I think the Danger Room is cool," Singer said. "We dabbled with ideas and Danger Room designs, but not in this picture."
Production designer Guy Dyas showed the online press some designs of the Danger Room during a recent press tour. "It's not in the film, but it's here to look at," Dyas said.
Sources told The Continuum that in earlier versions of the script Wolverine is in the Danger Room when Stryker's troops attack of the X-Mansion. In the Danger Room, after choosing "Real Danger" mode, he was to have faced columns sprouting from the floor and flying projectiles.
"Everything changed in the script, so we had to go back to square one," Dyas said of the design process. "There was a lot of that. So have tremendous amounts of artwork that's going to go back to Fox archives."
In other X² news, Ian McKellen, who returns as Magneto, recently posted two images of himself in character on his website. The first one shows Magneto in his plastic prison, abused by Stryker and his minions. The second one shows Magneto aboard the larger X-Jets.
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CROSSGEN COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of CrossGen Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Sojourn #18, Sigil #31 and Negation #13.
DAREDEVIL MOVIE UPDATE
"Man Without Fear," the song from the Daredevil soundtrack by Drowning Pool featuring Rob Zombie, will be previewed online.
Head over to www.kegl.com on Friday at 6 p.m. (ET), to listen to the band live on the air as they debut their song from Daredevil - The Album.
Also just added to www.daredevilmusic.com is a clip of Fuel's track, "Won't Back Down," which will also be on the soundtrack.
The soundtrack will be in stores on Feb 4; the movie opens on Feb. 14.
Look for more Daredevil news soon here in The Continuum.
Bidders can view the items by going to http://www.ebay.com and clicking on the "charities" section. Proceeds will be donated to the charities Children Now (http://www.childrennow.org), an organization that helps poor and at-risk children around the nation, and The National Wildlife Federation (http://www.nwf.org), a conservation group dedicated to protecting wildlife, wild places and the environment.
Exclusive, limited-edition Smallville merchandise to be up for bid on eBay includes a class ring--complete with its infamous red center stone--worn by Clark Kent on the show; Smallville High leather varsity jackets, each signed by a series star; and Smallville High T-shirts, baseball caps and backpacks, each signed by Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk.
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