Friday, May 14, 2004
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED UPDATE
Bruce Timm, producer of Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited animated series, told The Continuum that the show's second episode will be an adaptation of the Alan Moore story, "For The Man Who Has Everything."
"That actually came about when we were sittng down plotting the season, it came up in the conversation that in the first two seasons we never did a show that involved just the big three," Timm said. "And we were like, 'Yeah, I guess we should rectify that situation.'
"And it was Dwayne (McDuffie, story editor) who said that the best big three story of all time was 'For The Man Who Has Everything.' And we said, 'OK, let's go that.'"
Timm said he talked to Moore about doing the episode.
"I wasn't going to do the show if he wasn't comfortable with us doing it," Timm said. "And he said, 'Oh yes, I would be honored if you would adapt that for your show.'
"So that was great. And hopefully, he'll still feel that way once the show's done. I think he'll like it."
Eric Roberts returns to do the voice of Mongul in the episode, which, along with the season opener "Initiation," has returned from overseas animation.
Look for more Justice League news soon here in The Continuum.
HELLBOY SEQUEL GREENLIT
Revolution Studios is going forward with a Hellboy sequel, it was announced on Friday by Revolution partner Todd Garner.
Hellboy writer and director Guillermo del Toro and producers Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment and Lloyd Levin are all returning for the new film. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will develop the new story with del Toro.
Hellboy, which was released on April 2, debuted at number one at the box office with $23.2 million and is on track to surpass $60 million domestically. Hellboy also debuted in first place in all five international markets where it has already opened. The film will roll out in Europe beginning with France in August.
"Hellboy was a tremendously successful and unique project," Garner said. "It was Guillermo's vision that brought the film to the marketplace, and we are delighted to be working with him again."
Said Revolution Studios partner Tom Sherak, "We are excited to be making the sequel to Hellboy and to be bringing back the amazing creative team that made it so memorable. The film was made for a relatively low cost and has performed magnificently here in the U.S., and we look forward to it continuing its successful run internationally."
"I'm thrilled to be with Guillermo on the sequel," said Gordon. "He did an amazing job in bringing 'Hellboy' to the screen and we're looking forward to building this franchise with Revolution Studios."
Hellboy star Ron Perlman is appearing at the Motor City Comic Con this weekend. Look for a report on his appearance here in The Continuum.
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Titles include Transformers Energon #23 from Dreamwave Productions, Alternation #3 and David & Goliath #3 from Image Comics and Crossing #1 from KCQ Comics.
JERRY SEINFELD TALKS SUPERMAN
Jerry Seinfeld appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week promoting, his online and television appearances with an animated Superman.
The second webisode for American Express will be online on Thursday, the same day The Adventues of Seinfeld and Superman special will air on NBC.
"Superman and I decided to go across country," Seinfeld said of the new webisode "We make a deal, no flying allowed. And Superman and I drive across country and then we break down. And he offers to fly the car to a mechanic, and I say, 'There's no flying.'"
Seinfeld has been a longtime Superman fan. "I love Superman," he said.
CONSTANTINE FILM UPDATE
The teaser trailer for Constantine, Warner Bros.' upcoming film based on DC Comics' Hellblazer comic book, debuted Thursday both online and on Access Hollywood.
The trailer will also be attached to Warner Bros.' big release this week, Troy.
Keanu Reeves stars as John Constantine in the film, which is being targeted for a Feb. 11 release. The cast also includes Rachel Weisz. Djimon Hounsou and Shia LaBeouf, and the film is directed by Francis Lawrence.
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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, May 7, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 6, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 5, including Hugh Jackman talking about a third X-Men movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 4, including Marvel movie news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 3, including Justice League news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, May 2, including Spider-Man 2 news from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
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* For Friday, April 30, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 29, including Marvel, DC and Image first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 28, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 27, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 26, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 24, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 23, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 22, including Image Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 21, including DC Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 20, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 19, including TV news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 17, including TV news, CLICK HERE.
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* For Thursday, April 15, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 14, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 13, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 12, including DC Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
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* For Friday, April 9, including Dark Horse solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
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