Monday, February 23, 2004
ELEKTRA MOVIE UPDATE
Although production isn't expected to start until May, Jennifer Garner said that she is getting ready for the Elektra movie.
"I am officially getting started on training," Garner said in an interview with E! on Sunday night.
"In a couple of weeks, I'll be grrrrrrrrrrr," she added, flexing her muscles.
Garner was at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. She was nominated, but lost, for her role in Alias, and also was a presenter.
Elektra, which is expected to begin production in May, spins off of Daredevil.
In an earlier interview, Garner said playing Elektra is a notch up in the action department.
"Alias was kind of my bootcamp for Daredevil," she said. "I would say I went into it prepared to take on the next challenge, which was learning to fight with weapons, fighting every single day, learning to do the extensive wire work that we did in the movie."
Look for more on Elektra soon here in The Continuum.
THE PUNISHER MOVIE UPDATE
The Punisher movie arriving in theaters on April 16 will be rated R -- which is exactly what the filmmakers intended.
"We never wanted to water it down to get a younger audience," said Marvel Studios' Ari Arad, a co-producer. "He's never been aimed towards younger kids. I think he was someone most people discovered later.
"We never wanted to try it as PG-13. It's going to be The Punisher. It's going to be intense."
Producer Gale Anne Hurd said she applauded Marvel for going ahead with an R-rated version for the film.
"They've had a pretty terrific history with Blade, which is an R-rated character and has an R-rated audience," Hurd told The Continuum.
"Obviously, we aren't in a position to rate the film. But in terms of the intensity and in terms of the action and all of that, the intent was certainly not to make the G, PG or PG-13 version. That's certainly quite a distinction fron the Hulk and Spider-Man and the characters by rights belong into a PG or PG-13 world. The Punisher doesn't."
NEW MUTANT X EPISODE: "DIVIDED LOYALTIES"
"Divided Loyalties," a new episode of Mutant X, will air in syndication this week. The episode is written by Elizabeth Keyishian and David S. Wilks and directed by Richard Flower.
For a thorough plot synposis, with spoilers, CLICK HERE.
NEW TEEN TITANS EPISODE: "TEEN RISING"
"Teen Rising," a new episode of Teen Titans, is scheduled to premiere on Saturday at 9 p.m. on Cartoon Network.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Terra returns with the intention of becoming a full-fledged member of the team, but after what happened the last time, everyone has doubts. Raven has the most apprehension, but Robin reminds her that everyone deserves a second chance."
Ashley Johnson provides the voice of Terra.
Click on the thumbnails for preview images from the episode.
For covers and four-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include El Cazador #5 from CrossGen Entertainment, Devil May Cry #1 from Dreamwave Productions and Batman: Harley and Ivy #1 from DC Comics.
"As the strip progresses long time underground comic fans may start to notice the style and spirit of my old Martini Baton beginning to take over in it," Bagge said.
Bagge also said he has a six-issue mini-series, Apocalypse Nerd, to be published by Dark Horse early next year. "Each issue will follow the adventures of a middle-aged, middle-class computer geek with zero survivor skills try to cope in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust," Bagge said.
The Genesis Awards will be presented on Saturday, March 20 at a ceremony in the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Calif. The show will be taped and edited for a two-hour television special airing on Animal Planet on April 25.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Tuesday, Feb. 17, including DC solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 16, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 14, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Feb. 13, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 12, including Superman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 11, including news on The Batman, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 10, including an interview with Smallville executive producer Al Gough, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 9, including Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 7, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Feb. 6, including Simpsons news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 5, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 4, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 3, including Daredevil news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 2, including CrossGen news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 31, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 30, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 29, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 28, including Marvel solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 27, including Kevin Nash talking about The Punisher movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 26, including movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 24, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 23, including Blade: Trinity and Hulk movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 22, including Daredevil movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 21, including CrossGen Entertainment and Devil's Due solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 20, including DC Comics' solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
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