Thursday, January 22, 2004
DAREDEVIL MOVIE UPDATE
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige told The Continuum that the upcoming new Daredevil DVD will be a "whole new experience."
"I hope the people who loved the first one will love this one even more," Feige said. "And I think who the people who had other opinions will be won over by this new version.
"Moreso than many director's cuts that you'll see, it's really a different experience. Not only are there other subplots and things in it, there are turns in his character, darker turns, and more interesting turns that he takes in this version."
Feige said that writer/director Mark Steven Johnson and producer Avi Arad of Marvel Studios are providing a new audio commentary for the director's cut. "It's very entertaining," he said.
Like Fox's X-Men franchise did with its titles, the new Daredevil DVD might be called Daredevil 1.5, but unlike the X-Men version, there will be no lookahead materials.
An Elektra spin-off movie is being targeted to go before the cameras next year, but a Daredevil sequel might be a few years down the road. Ben Affleck, who starred as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, has been quoted in recent reports as saying he's reluctant to return to the role.
"There are many more stories to be told with old Hornhead and we'd love to tell them someday," Feige said. "Right now, all of our efforts are on Elektra's solo adventure."
Look for more from The Continuum's visit to Marvel Studios here on Friday.
Charisma Carpenter is returning to her role as Cordelia Chase for the 100th episode of Angel, scheduled to air Wednesday, Feb. 4 on The WB.
The episode is titled "You're Welcome."
Here's how the network describes the story:
Cordelia mysteriously awakens from her coma and is shocked to discover that instead of fighting against the evil law firm, Wolfram & Hart, Angel (David Boreanaz) and the group are now running it. Realizing that Angel has lost his conviction to be a hero, Cordelia gives him the information and support he needs to get back on track. Meanwhile, while Angel has security keeping an eye on Eve (Sarah Thompson), her partner Lindsay (guest star Christian Kane) prepares to bring about Angel's demise."
Angel has enjoyed renewed success in its fifth season and is currently The WB's second highest-rated series with adults 18-34.
The WB has released 10 new images from "You're Welcome." Click on the thumbnails for fuller and larger images and look for more news on Angel's 100th episode next week 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 Mystique #10, Amazing Spider-Man #503, Captain Marvel #19, Silver Surfer #5, Emma Frost #7, Hawkeye #4, X-Statix #18, X-Treme X-Men #49, Venom #10 and Incredible Hulk #66.
MUTANT X UPDATE
Rachel Crawford is playing a time-traveling mutant in "Possibilities," the new episode of Mutant X that is airing the week of Jan. 26.
In the episode, Brennan (Victor Webster) and the Mutant X team join forces with Crawford's character to diffuse a bomb threatening devastating consequences.
"Possibilities" is written by Lisa Steele and directed by Rene Bonniere.
In other Mutant X news:
Tribune Entertainment has released the schedule of episodes through the February sweeps. Titles include "Conspiracy Theory" the week of Feb. 2; "Art of Attraction" the week of Feb. 9; "A Normal Life" the week of Feb. 16 and "Divided Loyalties" the week of Feb. 23.
For the latest version of the Season 3 schedule, CLICK HERE.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Wanted #2, Powers #36, Romp, WildGuard: Casting Call #5, The Walking Dead #4 and Marc Silvestri Sketchbook.
Incorporated in the agreement are two seminal works by veteran animation director Mamoru Oshii -- Ghost in the Shell and the Patlabor movies. Others in the deal include Blood: The Last Vampire, Perfect Blue, Street Figher II V, Fist of the North Star, Black Magic M-66, Macross II: Lovers Again, Marcross Plus, New Dominion Tank Plice, Shadow Skill and X.
"Alex has once again outdone himself here," said Nick Barrucci, president of Dynamic Forces. "These are definitive versions of the incredible characters and teams from that time. When we talked the concept over, I knew he was excited to put these characters in one setting. Alex's pencils are so tight, distinct and beautiful, that we had to give the fans a sneak peek at this dynamic litho. Alex has been laboring on this piece for two years, and we're just about near completion."
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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Jan. 16, including Dark Horse solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 15, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 14, including Image Comics' solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 13, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 12, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 11, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 10, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 9, including a feature on Image Comics' Patient Zero, as well as Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 8, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 6, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 5, including Mutant X, Smallville and Justice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 3, including Transformers news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 2, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 1, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 31, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 30, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 29, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 27, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 26, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 25, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 24, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 23, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 22, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 20, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 19, including CrossGen solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 18, including New X-Men news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 17, including Image Comics solicitations, CLICK HERE.
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