Satuday, March 13, 2004
THE BATMAN PREVIEW
Kids' WB! on Saturday previewed its upcoming The Batman animated with a short segment during Yu-Gi-Oh!
Instead of merely showing a clip from an episode like it did with Teen Titans last year, the network provided a presentation, with images cut from an episode and possibly the opening theme.
Sources told The Continuum a larger preview will be presented this summer during the convention season. The Batman, which features Rino Romano in the title role, is scheduled to premiere on Kids' WB! in the fall.
Click on the thumbnails below for larger images from the preview and look for more on The Batman soon here in The Continuum.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Tomb Raider #39, Street Fighter #6, Spawn #133, The Walking Dead #5 and Manic #1.
CROSSGEN/DARK HORSE FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of CrossGen Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Route 666 #21, Steve Rude's The Moth Double-Sized Special and Go Boy 7: Human Action Machine #5.
THE PUNISHER MOVIE UPDATE
ShoWest 2004, the world's largest motion picture industry convention that runs March 22-25 in Las Vegas, has announced that it will screen The Punisher before the event's opening day luncheon.
Marvel Studios' Avi Arad, a producer of The Punisher, will be honored with the first-ever Robert W. Selig Showmanship Award for Achievement in Filmmaking.
The Punisher stars Thomas Jane and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos will attend the luncheon and hte screening.
"ShoWest could not be more thrilled to have Lions Gate Films and Christie team up to host the Opening Day Luncheon," said ShoWest's Mitch Neuhauser. "It's going to be a truly exciting day, starting off with the screening of the eagerly anticipated release of The Punisher, to be followed by the lunch -- a surprise-packed event featuring highlights from Lions Gate's spectacular upcoming slate."
Tom Ortenberg, President, Lions Gate Film Releasing said, "Since our recent merger with Artisan Entertainment, we knew that ShoWest was the perfect place for our 'coming out' party. With so much exciting product, including The Punisher, which features Tom Jane in a true star-making performance, we look forward to putting on a good show for the exhibition community."
In other Punisher news:
* Above is a first look at two Tim Bradstreet-designed posters.
* Television commercials for the film have begun airing.
Described as "The Fugitive meets Firestarter," Unleashed follows a man with an uncontrollable affliction that causes things he touches to explode. He's forced to go on the run from authorities and a ruthless enemy intent on harnessing his destructive power.
In addition to Unleashed, Platinum will develop other characters from the same series for film and TV projects.
"The comic is a gold mine of characters and story hooks," said Platinum chairman Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. "The story is action and drama, but the core has to do with just what ordinary people do when tossed into extraordinary circumstances."
Scooter Girl is a black romantic comedy about two opposite characters who crash into one another unsuspectingly. Neither Ashton Archer nor Margaret Sheldon want to admit what theyıre really feeling, and theyıll do just about anything to get out of it-even try to kill each other.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Sunday, March 7, including CrossGen news from MegaCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, March 6, including Hellboy and Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, March 5, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, March 4, including Marvel first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 3, including Marvel and DC first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 2, including Marvel movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 1, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 28, including first looks, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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