Thursday, January 9, 2003
STATIC SHOCK'S THIRD SEASON
Kids' WB! on Wednesday announced that Static Shock will occupy the 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. PT) time period when its third season debuts on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The network's Saturday morning schedule beginning that day includes Yu-Gi-Oh! at 8 a.m., What's New Scooby Doo? at 8:30 a.m., Jackie Chan Adventures at 9 a.m., Ozzy & Drix at 9:30 a.m., Pokemon: Master Quest at 10 a.m., Static Shock at 10:30 a.m, Yu-Gi-Oh! at 11 a.m. and íMucha Lucha! at 11:30 a.m.
Static Shock's third season begins with the episode "Hard as Nails." In the episode, Allie Langford (a.k.a. Nails), a teenager at Virgil's school, goes to Gotham City in search of the veteran villains Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to eliminate her recent problem - she is starting to turn into metal. Teaming up again with Batman, Static must expose Harley and Poison Ivy's nefarious plans so that Allie may get the real guidance she needs.
The Feb. 1 episode will be "Gear," in which Richie reveals his newly acquired identity.
Hip-hop musician Lil' Romeo raps the series' new main title song, co-written with his father Master P. In addition, he will guest-star as himself in an episode of Static Shock later this season, entitled "Lil' Romeo."
As previously reported, the season will also include the Justice League and a new character She-Bang.
Click on the thumbnails above for third-season promotional images, and look for more Static Shock news very soon here in The Continuum.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Batman: Gotham Knights #37, Green Lantern #158, Nightwing #77, Hunter: The Age of Magic #19, Lucifer #34 and Mek #3.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include The Ultimates #8, New X-Men #136, Wolverine #185, Iron Man #64, Spider-Girl #56, Soldier X #7 and Thunderbolts #75.
MARVEL TV/MOVIE ROUNDUP
Kids' WB! has put X-Men: Evolution on hiatus following the Jan. 18 episode.
The series has not been canceled, a network representative told The Continuum, and will likely return with the final four episodes of the third season in May, which would coincide with the release of the X-Men movie sequel.
The network has not announced if there will be a fourth season of the show yet.
In other Marvel TV/movie news:
* According to Daily Variety, Munich-based VIP Medien has joined Artisan Entertainment and Marvel on the Punisher movie. The movie, with a budget of $30 million, is being written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. Casting announcements are expected soon.
* Brother Voodoo is joining 1,000 Days (based on Strikeforce: Morituri) as television series in development with Reveille for Sci Fi Channel. Hans Rodionoff, who has worked on Werewolf by Night and Man-Thing films and the Spawn sequel, is on board for Brother Voodoo.
* There's no word yet if there will be a third season of Mutant X.
* Look for an update on the Daredevil movie on Friday here in The Continuum.
The WB has released a second promotional image from "Visage," the episode of Smallville scheduled to air on Tuesday.
The image shows guest-star Emmanuelle Vaugier as Dr. Helen Bryce and Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Whitney (Eric Johnson) returns home from the Marines looking to rekindle his relationship with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) but his suspicious behavior prompts Clark (Tom Welling) to question his true motives, ultimately revealing a shocking truth about 'the new Whitney.' Lex becomes suspicious of his new girlfriend (Vaugier) after he discovers a questionable photo of her with Lionel (John Glover)."
In other Smallville news, an upcoming issue of DC Comics' Smallville comic book will feature Sam Jones III, who plays Pete Ross.
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