Tuesday, January 27, 2004
KEVIN NASH TALKS THE PUNISHER
Kevin Nash, who plays The Russian in the upcoming movie The Punisher, told The Continuum that fans of the comic will be happy with Thomas Jane's performance as the title character.
"The first time I went on set and I watched him and he has kind of that Clint Eastwood-ish approach," Nash told The Continuum. "Thank God this movie came along because all of The Punisher fans will finally be able to put the Dolph Lundgren version to rest.
"He does The Punisher justice. He really hits a home run. He's a very talented actor."
Nash, a long-time professional wrestler who was once approached for the role of Sabretooth in X-Men, cut his hair for the role, which includes an extended fight scene with Jane's Punisher.
Nash, a comics fan who has published a Nash comics title, said he hopes to make a convention appearance before the April 16 release of The Punisher. He also will wrestle in Japan in March.
Look for a full feature on Nash and more Punisher news soon here in The Continuum.
MARVEL COMICS FOR APRIL
Marvel Comics will release its solicitations on Wednesday at noon (ET).
Check back here then for a complete rundown.
Joss Whedon, creator and executive producer of The WB's Angel, said that he feels the show could go beyond its current fifth season.
"I've never not thought that the show could carry on into a sixth or seventh year," Whedon said at the recent WB Winter Press event. "Last year there was some doubt as to whether we were coming back. This doubt was not something I was actually informed about. ...That was a bit of an eye opener.
"This has been a strong year for us. The response has been strong. The demos have been strong. We all feel really good. As for stories, I don't think we'll ever run out of stories to tell about these people. They're constantly changing. They're constantly shifting their alliances. And there's so much to say on the subject. Any good show is ultimately about people and people are endlessly fascinating.
"It feels to me like the new energy could propel us into more seasons, and I very much hope it does. Because as a creative team, I never doubted we had enough stories to tell."
In other Angel news, above is a new promotional image from "You're Welcome," which marks 100 episodes and the return of Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia.
X-MEN: LEGENDS PREVIEW
Activision has provided The Continuum with a preview of X-Men: Legends, its newest action RPG.
The game will be available for the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube platforms this fall.
X-Men: Legends was developed by Raven Software and features 15 playable X-Men characters.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images.
STATIC SHOCK UPDATE
"Out of Africa," a new episode of Static Shock, is scheduled to air Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Kids' WB!
The episode features the return of Anasi, voiced by Carl Lumbly, who also stars in Alias and does the voice of Martian Manhunter in Cartoon Network's Justice League.
Weekday episodes of Static Shock include "Bent Out of Shape" on Wednesday, "Replay" on Thursday, "Static in Africa" on Friday, "Brother-Sister Act" on Monday, "Tantrum" on Tuesday, "Static Shaq" on Wednesday, Feb. 4, "Pop's Girlfriend" on Thursday, Feb. 5 and "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" on Friday, Feb. 6.
To the left is a promotion banner for Static Shock from The WB's Winter Press event.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Jan. 20, including CrossGen Entertainment and Devil's Due solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 19, including DC Comics' solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 18, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 17, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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