Friday, June 27, 2003
STATIC SHOCK MEETS BATMAN BEYOND
An episode of the fourth season of Static Shock will have Static meeting the future Batman from Batman Beyond, The Continuum has learned.
Static will time travel to the future in the episode.
Will Friedle returns from Batman Beyond to do the voice of Terry/Batman.
Although Kids' WB! hasn't officially announced that Static Shock will return next year, production has begun on a fourth season.
In other Static Shock news, upcoming episodes include "Bad Stretch" on Saturday, July 5 and "Replay" on Saturday, July 12.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Action Comics #805, The Authority #3, Extinction Event #1, Formerly Known as the Justice League #1, JSA: All-Stars #3, Superman: Birthright #1 and 100 Bullets #46.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Uncanny X-Men #427, Elektra #25, Amazing Spider-Man #54, Exiles #29 and Sentinel #4.
LISA LOEB TALKS SPIDER-MAN
Lisa Loeb, who provides the voice of Mary Jane Watson in MTV's upcoming Spider-Man animated series, said the show is more adult than previous versions of Spider-Man in animation.
"This new Spider-Man series is cool because it's a little bit more edgy than you've seen Spider-Man before," Loeb said. "It's cooler.
Loeb made the comments while promoting the series early Thursday on CBS' The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn. A clip from the show, including both Spider-Man and Mary Jane, was shown.
Loeb, one of several musicians voicing characters in the show, has previous acting experience.
"It's been really cool to be working in the studio with my voice as a character as opposed to just singing my own songs," she said.
Loeb said Mary Jane's voice is "a little different" from her own. "Sometimes it's sexier," she said.
Spider-Man debuts on MTV on Friday, July 11 at 10 p.m. Look for more on the show soon here in The Continuum.
HULK MOVIE UPDATE
Universal Pictures confirmed on Thursday the presence of a "supercode," hidden in the No. 1 box office hit The Hulk that unlocks completely new gameplay in the Hulk videogame.
Hulk, by Vivendi Universal Games, was released recently for the PC, PlayStation2, Xbox Video Game System and Nintendo GameCube.
Hulk fans who correctly identify this code in the movie will be rewarded with the ability to re-play the interactive game with a new look for the green goliath -- gray. As an homage to the character's first appearance in The Hulk #1 (1962), players will be able to continue to rampage through the game in the Hulk's original color.
"The Hulk video game was designed with the goal of rewarding fans who experience both the movie and the game," said Nicholas Longano, VU Games' SVP of Marketing. "We created the Gray Hulk bonus gameplay as the ultimate payoff in which the key to the treasure is literally buried in the body of the film."
The code that unlocks Gray Hulk appears in a scene right before Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk for the first time. Gamers can unlock the Gray Hulk by entering the code word into any computer terminal in the game.
Additional special game content can be unlocked with a series of passwords related to the film's plot and characters. Clues can be found online at www.thehulk.com .
In other Hulk news, the film pulled in $4.4 million on Wednesday, pushing its total to $77.6 million.
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN MOVIE UPDATE
The Continuum has obtained three more new images from Fox's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie, which reaches theaters on Friday, July 11.
The images show Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray and Peta Wilson as Mina Harker.
Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images.
In other League news:
* The film has been rated PG-13.
* Sean Connery, who plays Alan Quartermain, will be a guest on NBC's The Today Show on Monday, July 7. Wilson will be a guest on The Today Show on Tuesday, July 8.
The new series by writer Judd Winick and artists Tom Raney and Scott Hanna.
"We were happy just to bring back Metamorpho - this is too much!" said Winick. "Tom, Scott and I are thrilled with the reaction and enthusiasm from readers for Outsiders' maiden voyage. We're real confident that if folks liked the first taste of the book, they will lose their minds for what's coming up. You have my word that the end of the first arc will be a big honking blowout ... and this is just the start!"
"We went into this premiere issue with a significant overprint, and it still sold out very quickly," said Bob Wayne, DC's VP - sales and marketing.
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