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Tuesday, July 22, 2003
SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE
"The accident (that fuses the tentacles to Otto) is both a personal tragedy, a major loss, a loss of pride. And everything, again, is blamed on Spider-Man.
"I'm really having a good time," Maguire said. "Everybody on the picture has done it before. So I feel like it's going even better than the first one. The story's even better than the first one. I'm having fun, you know. It's exciting."
Asked if people were getting tired of "overhyped" sequels, Maguire said, "I don't know. If a movie is good, then people will go see it."
Asked if he will be in a third Spider-Man film, Maguire said, "You know, let's see if they're going to make a third one."
In other Spider-Man news:
* John Dykstra, special effects producer, told The Continuum that the clip of Doc Ock shown at Comic-Con International was not the final version of the scene. "And there's much more in this movie," he said.
* USA Today interviewed director Sam Raimi about the film and revealed several facts, including that Dylan Baker will appear as Dr. Curt Connors and Maguire's Seabiscuit co-star, Elizabeth Banks, will return with a slightly larger role at Betty Brant.
Marvel Comics on Tuesday continued its preview of 1602, releasing the cardstock cover image by Scott McKowen and five preview pages of art by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove.
The eight-issue mini-series, written by Neil Gaiman, takes place in 1602, in the final days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
The first issue of the series, set to arrive in stores on Aug. 13, will be 40 pages.
Click on the thumbnails for a larger look at the cover and pages.
TEEN TITANS RATINGS
Cartoon Network's premiere telecast of its new series Teen Titans on Saturday earned what the network called "powerful ratings increases across all target demos," according to Nielsen Media Research.
The program earned double and triple-digit delivery and ratings gains among kids 6-11 and 2-11, and stands as the most-watched Cartoon Network premiere ever with boys 6-11.
Additionally, the Sunday replay at 10 p.m. ranked as the most-watched program in its time period on ad-supported basic cable with kids 6-11, kids 2-11, boys 6-11 and boys 2-11.
Look for much more Teen Titans news very soon here in The Continuum.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Hulk: Nightmerica #2, Incredible Hulk #54 and Venom #3.
EDITOR'S NOTE: COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Comic-Con International ended on Sunday, but The Continuum's coverage continues on Monday and throughout the week with more than 30 stories and interviews to come.
Here are some previous stories in case you missed them over the weekend.
* For stories from Preview Night, including an interview with Mike Mignola about the Hellboy movie, CLICK HERE.
* For the CrossGen Comics panel, CLICK HERE.
* For the WildStorm Productions panel, CLICK HERE.
* For a look at the Hellboy movie trading cards, CLICK HERE.
* For a look at the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman movie, CLICK HERE.
* For DC Comics' Batman panel, CLICK HERE.
* For DC Comics' Vertigo panel, CLICK HERE.
* For the Spider-Man sequel panel, including a first look at Doc Ock, CLICK HERE.
* For comments from Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry about appearing in a third X-Men movie, CLICK HERE.
* For the Smallville panel, CLICK HERE.
* For an interview with Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad, CLICK HERE.
* For DC Comics' super teams panel, CLICK HERE.
* For Phil LaMarr talking about the Static Shock/Green Lantern team-up, CLICK HERE.
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