Thursday, January 23, 2003
HULK MOVIE UPDATE
Fans got an unexpected early glimpse of the Hulk commercial airing Sunday on the Super Bowl when a Universal Pictures link leaked out on the Internet Friday morning.
Access to the clip was eliminated by 11 a.m. (ET).
The commercial will show a tortured Bruce Banner (played by Eric Bana) and lots of Hulk action. Look for a familiar line to be said by Banner.
While it has been advertised that the Hulk commercial will air during the first quarter of ABC's coverage of the Super Bowl, a network representative would not specify any more details about the spot or when any other film commercials will air. The representative cited network policy.
STATIC SHOCK SEASON PREMIERE
"Hard as Nails," the season premiere of Kids' WB!'s Static Shock, will reveal the show's new look for the third season.
"It's a darker palette," Static Shock supervising producer Alan Burnett told The Continuum. "Our producers, Swinton Scott and Denys Cowan, were responsible for that and did a great job."
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Allie Langford (aka 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 the famed caped crusader Batman, Static must expose Harley and Poison Ivy's nefarious plans so that Allie may get the real guidance she needs."
The episode was written by Paul Dini. Guest voices include Kevin Conroy as Batman, Robert Hastings as Commissioner Gordon, Tkeyah Crystal Keymah as Nails, Robert Costanzo as Harvey Bullock, Efram Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred and Diane Pershing as Poison Ivy.
Static Shock airs at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday. Click on the thumbnails above and below for larger looks at the episode.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics books arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include X-Statix #7, Avengers #63, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #53, Captain Marvel #5 and Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours #2.
CROSSGEN COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of CrossGen Comics books arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Brath Prequel, Meridian #32, Path #11 and Ruse #16.
According to The WB, Smallville "held up very well" and the ratings juggernaut of the season premiere of Fox's American Idlo.
Smallville was No. 2 in all 12-34, 18-34 and teen demos. Its ratings were 3.9/10 in adults 18-34, 3.8/10 in persons 12-34, 3.7/9 in women 18-34, 4.1/11 in men 18-34, 3.7/9 in women 12-34, 4.0/11 in men 12-34, 3.7/10 in teens, 3.6/9 in female teens and 3.7/11 in male teens. Smallville was also No. 2 in men 18-49 (3.5/9) and No. 3 in adults 18-49 (3.4/8) and women 18-49 (3.3/7).
In other Smallville news, The WB has released eight new Smallville images.
The image above shows Smallville star Tom Welling with Christopher Reeve, who is guest-starring in the Feb. 25 episode "Rosetta."
The seven images below are from "Prodigal," which airs on Feb. 11. The images show guest-star Paul Wasilewski, who plays Lucas Luthor.
Click on the thumbnails for larger looks.
NEW MUTANT X EPISODE
A new episode of Mutant X, "The Grift," is scheduled to air in syndication this week. The episode is written by Elizabeth Keyishian and directed by Oley Sassone.
For a plot synopsis, complete with spoilers, CLICK HERE.
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