Thursday, January 2, 2003
DAREDEVIL MOVIE UPDATE
Producer Gary Foster told The Continuum that the Daredevil movie is in its final stages of post-production.
"Finishing up our last visual efx shots, color timing and final mix," Foster said. "We will deliver the film in late January for our Feb. 14 release."
In other Daredevil news:
* Entertainment Tonight rated the Daredevil trailer among the best for 2003. Also lauded were trailers for Spider-Man and The Hulk.
* Sources told The Continuum that a commercial for Daredevil will "likely" be shown during ABC's Super Bowl coverage on Sunday, Jan. 26.
* Joe Pantoliano, who plays Ben Urich, will appear in a rebroadcast of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Monday, Jan. 13.
* A Daredevil action figure based on the film will be part of Toy Biz's Marvel Legends line and should be in stores soon. The figure is currently being offered in online auctions.
* Director Mark Steven Johnson is scheduled to appear at a Daredevil presentation at the Los Angeles Comics Book and Science Fiction convention on Jan. 19.
MUTANT X UPDATE
Jeyna Lano is guest-starring in the next new episode of the syndicated Mutant X television series.
Lano, whose credits include the Russian woman who is attacked by a vampire at the end of Blade, is appearing in the episode "Understudy," which is scheduled to air the week of Jan. 13.
In the episode, Lano plays Nikki, an old friend of Shalimar who was one of the first mutants Adam found when he was assembling Mutant X. Because Nikki was a feral like Shalimar, Adam decided not to make her part of the team.
"Understudy" was written by Darrell Fetty and directed by John Bell.
Following "Understudy" will be new episodes "The Grift" the week of Jan. 20, "At Destiny's End" the week of Jan. 27, "Within These Walls" the week of Feb. 3, "Hard Time" the week of Feb. 10, "Under The Cloak Of War" the week of Feb. 17 and "Once Around" the week of Feb. 24.
Look for more on "Understudy" and other Mutant X news soon here in The Continuum.
REVERSE FLASH RETURNS
DC Comics has released details about "Blitz," the four-part story in The Flash that returns Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash.
The story kicks off in The Flash #197 and is written by Geoff Johns, with art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood and covers by Kolins.
"Wally West is about to learn the most painful lesson of his life," Johns said. "The Flash is not the Fastest Man Alive. That honor belongs to another: Zoom. Face-to-face with a twisted enemy bent on molding the Flash into his own version of the perfect hero, Wally West is about to go through the biggest change in his life since he donned the scarlet uniform."
The secrets behind Zoom's origin are revealed in The Flash #197, a story that puts a dark new twist on an old adversary and offers a new look at the life-threatening clash between two men who can move at the speed of light.
The story builds up to July's The Flash #200, guest-starring Jay Garrick and Jesse Quick, in which Wally West faces a startling change.
The Flash #197 will arrive in stores on April 16.
ARCHIE COMICS FOR APRIL
Archie Comics has released its solicitation information for April.
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CLAYPOOL COMICS FOR APRIL
Claypool Comics has released its solicitation information for April.
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FIRST LOOK: THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN #1
Thundercats: The Return #1 will arrive in stores on Feb. 19 from DC Comics. The issue is written by Ford Lytle Gilmore, with art and cover by Ed Benes and Joe Pimentel and a variant cover by John Cassaday.
Here's how DC describes the issue:
"The 'Cats are on the prowl again in a new series. Writer Ford Lytle Gilmore returns and thrusts everyone's favorite feline heroes five years into a disturbing future. When Lion-O - imprisoned for the last half-decade but unaware of the passage of time - is rescued from captivity, he emerges into a Thundera plundered by evil! Can the King of the Thundercats return the team to its former glory?"
Thundercats: The Return #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
FIRST LOOK: KARZA #1
Karza #1 will arrive in stores on Feb. 5 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Jim Krueger, penciled by Steve Kurth and inked by Ray Snyder.
Here's how Image describes the issue:
"When Ryan Archer was abducted and transported to the world of the Micronauts, he witnessed Baron Karza's tyranny first hand. Now, with the help of the enigmatic Time Traveller, he will go on a journey through time and space, and learn how the megalomaniac became the monster he is today."
Karza #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
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