Thursday, March 4, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Avengers/Thunderbolts #1, Captain America #24, Emma Frost #9, Incredible Hulk #68, Iron Man #78 and Spectacular Spider-Man #11.
HUGH JACKMAN TALKS WOLVERINE
Hugh Jackman says he studied wolves in bringing Wolverine to life in the two X-Men movies.
Jackman appears on Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio on Sunday at 8 p.m. (ET). He talks about his upbringing in Sydney, Australia, as well as his acting background and upcoming projects.
A segment on X-Men brought cheers from the studio crowd, and a clip is shown from the first X-Men film in which Wolverine confronts an antagonist in a bar and shows his claws for the first time.
Jackman says that, like wolves, Wolverine is always looking up at people.
"He's a guy that's looking up at you, but he's also smelling you and he's listening to everything that's going on behind you. So he's always aware," Jackman says.
Jackman also addresses rumors that he might be the new James Bond: "I've heard more rumors than official confirmation from my agent."
Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller views from Jackman's appearance.
BATMAN BEGINS BEGINS
Batman Begins, the new Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan, has commenced production in Iceland, with Gary Oldman joining the cast. The announcement was made Thursday by Jeff Robinov, president of production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In Batman Begins, Oldman will play Lieutenant James Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force. The film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Michael Caine as his trusted butler Alfred; Katie Holmes as Rachel, a childhood friend of Wayne's; Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard; Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne Enterprises; and Ken Watanabe as the villainous Ra's Al Ghul.
Directed by Nolan from a screenplay by David Goyer and Nolan, Batman Begins is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Larry Franco. The executive producers are Ben Melniker and Michael Uslan.
Batman Begins is scheduled to film in Iceland, London and Chicago.
The film, which "explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham," will be released summer 2005.
THE PUNISHER MOVIE UPDATE
Lions Gate is working with artist Timothy Bradstreet to create a series of five collectible Punisher images in conjunction with the April 16-debuting film.
The first image will soon be appearing as a teaser movie poster at special locations around the country.
Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
In other Punisher news, Laura Herring, who plays Howard Saint's wife, will appear at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci Convention on Saturday, March 14.
Click on the thumbnails below for larger images from the spot and look for more Hellboy news soon here in The Continuum.
The image is currently posted as a three-story billboard atop the Foot Action at Seventh Avenue and 34th Street in New York, a block away from Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks play.
"I am thrilled to be part of such a creative and innovative company as WildStorm, especially since they are producing some of the most exciting comics in the market today. It's an incredible opportunity to work with some of the best creators in the business," Kanalz said. "I've enjoyed working with DC Comics these last few years through the theme park business, and I look forward to this new and thrilling ride with WildStorm. The things I've already seen in the pipeline will simply amaze readers... Coup D'Etat is just the beginning!"
Kanalz was most recently director of Worldwide Theme Parks for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, where he oversaw the company's relationship with theme park licensees such as Six Flags and Universal Studios, as well as other destination entertainment businesses. He has been a key liaison between DC Comics and Warner Bros. Consumer Products for several years.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Kanalz was a line editor at Malibu Comics for the Ultraverse imprint. Kanalz also wrote comics, including The Flash and various Image Comics titles.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Feb. 27, including Dreamwave Productions' solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 26, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 25, including Marvel's solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 24, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 23, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 21, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Feb. 20, including an interview with Kevin Nash from The Punisher movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 19, including Devil's Due solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 18, including CrossGen solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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