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Sunday, July 20, 2003
COMIC-CON: SPIDER-MAN SEQUEL PANEL
The look of Doctor Octopus in the Spider-Man sequel was debuted in a big way on Saturday at Comic-Con International, with a reveal of the character in poster and clip format, as well as an appearance by actor Alfred Molina.
For a complete report on the panel, with more images and comments from Molina, producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin and effects supervisor John Dykstra, CLICK HERE.
COMIC-CON: HALLE BERRY, HUGH JACKMAN TALK X3
Halle Berry seemed cool and Hugh Jackman receptive to coming back for a third X-Men movie installment.
"I think that if I do, I would love your support, and write a letter and let them know that Storm should do more. And Storm should actually use the cape that I've spent two movies wearing and I never fly anywhere. I'm really upset about that. So if you guys write a letter and let them know your thoughts, I'd appreciate that."
Berry, who was promoting her knew film Gothika, is scheduled to play Catwoman. Although she did not specifically reference Catwoman, Berry said she enjoys comics-based movies.
"They're cool," Berry said. "It's part of my culture. I grew up with comic books. And so many of them have wonderful messages - especially for children. All of you seem to be adults, so adults get into them. But I like that children can really learn some very complicated themes and messages through something that they deem really fun.
"And as adults, we can reconfirm things that we already know. And it's a fun way, I think, to remind ourselves of things we need to hold close to us as we continue to grow."
During the Universal panel for Van Helsing, Jackman was also asked about X3.
"I haven't been asked," Jackman said. "But I'd find it very hard to pass it up. Wolverine is one of those great characters."
Jackman was asked who would win in a fight: Wolverine or Van Helsing.
"It'd be best of three," he said with a smile. "And it'd be 1-and-1 after the first two. I'd, I'dů (laughs). I'm signed on for a second Van Helsing and my contract with X-Men is over, so I'd say Van Helsing would win."
COMIC-CON: DC COMICS PANEL
DC Comics announced on Saturday that it has signed Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale to a two-year exclusive contract.
The pair's first project will be Catwoman: When in Rome, a six-issue mini-series that will show where Selina Kyle was during the time she was missing in Batman: Dark Victory.
The announcement follows DC signing Grant Morrison to a two-year exclusive. A source told The Continuum to expect another announcement on Sunday.
For a rundown of the panel, including the announcement of the release for the Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy series from Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, CLICK HERE.
COMIC-CON: SMALLVILLE PANEL
Smallville's third season on The WB will open with a two-part episode, executive producer Al Gough said Saturday.
"It's going to take a while for him to get back from where he is now," Gough said after the second season ended with Clark heading for Metropolis. "There are repercussions from that decision."
Gough was appearing at the Smallville panel at Comic-Con International, along with Miles Millar, Jeph Loeb, Mark Verheiden and cast members Sam Jones III and Allison Mack. The Smallville team then signed at the DC Comics booth.
For more news from the panel, including the possibility of Bruce Wayne appearing, CLICK HERE.
In other Smallville news, the Tuesday, Aug. 5 episode will be "Witness" and the Wednesday, Aug. 6 episode will be "Dichotic."
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