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Wednesday, July 7, 2004

SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE

Kirsten Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man 2, said she isn't surprised at the sequel's box-office success.

"It's a very universal story. With the success of the first everywhere, I think it will just be more successful because it's a better movie," Dunst said at the film's premiere in Berlin.

"I had fun making the movie, and other people worry about how it's going to do. I'm glad people like it," said star Tobey Maguire. "I like it. I'm proud of it."

Spider-Man 2 has already set opening-day, five-day and six-day records and figures to be the fastest film to reach $200 million.

In other Spider-Man 2 news:

* Above is an image released by ABC from Dunst's appearance on The View.

* IMAX Corporation and Columbia Pictures announced that Spider-Man 2 will be distributed to IMAX theatere worldwide this month. The film be released to the IMAX network beginning on July 23.

"When you have a movie like Spider-Man 2, it makes sense to offer audiences an opportunity to experience the film in this incredible format," said Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.

* To read interviews with the cast and filmmakers of Spider-Man 2:

For Tobey Maguire, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, CLICK HERE.

For director Sam Raimi, CLICK HERE.

For Alfred Molina, who plays Doc Ock, CLICK HERE.

For James Franco, who plays Harry Osborn, CLICK HERE.

For Kirsten Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson, CLICK HERE.

For producer Avi Arad, CLICK HERE.



CATWOMAN UPDATE

Halle Berry will be in New York City in two weeks for a whirlwind promotional tour for the Catwoman movie.

Among Berry's television appearances that week will be CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, July 20, MTV's Total Request Live on Wednesday, July 21 and NBC's The Today Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Thursday, July 22.

In addition, Catwoman's Sharon Stone will appear on Letterman's show on Wednesday, July 21 and Benjamin Bratt will appear on O'Brien's show on Wednesday, July 21.

Look for The Continuum's coverage of the Catwoman press junket beginning this weekend.

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SMALLVILLE UPDATE

The WB will show two repeats of Smallville, "Rush" and "Suspect," on Wednesday, July 21.

Here's how the network describes the "Rush" episode:

"After Pete (Sam Jones III) and Chloe (Allison Mack) are infected by a parasitic worm, it turns them into thrill-seeking daredevils and Pete uses red kryptonite to get Clark (Tom Welling) to join them on a dangerous adventure. Not only does Clark show off his powers, but he kisses Chloe in front of a stunned Lana (Kristin Kreuk)."

Here's how the network describes the "Suspect" episode:

"When Lionel (John Glover) is shot, Jonathan (John Schneider) is arrested, but after Clark and Pete perform their own crime scene investigation, they realize that more than one person had the opportunity to kill Lionel -- including Lex (Michael Rosenbaum). Meanwhile, Lana is suspicious after she asks her father (guest star Patrick Cassidy) to take on Jonathan's case and he declines for mysterious reasons."



DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on July 14, CLICK HERE.

Titles include JLA #101, Action Comics #817, Bloodhound #1, Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #1 and DC Comics Presents: Mystery in Space #1.

Look for more first looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.

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BRUCE JONES EXCLUSIVE TO DC COMICS

Bruce Jones, writer of The Incredible Hulk, has signed a 2-year exclusive agreement with DC Comics. Jones will be writing for Vertgio, the DCU and WildStorm, starting with the mini-series Vigilante and a story arc in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight.

"I've been itching to come over and play in the DC sandbox for years now to reacquaint myself with old friends both inside the books and out, and to meet new faces," Jones said. "Some of my earliest work was for DC, and it's been too long since I roamed the New York editorial halls -- and now the La Jolla editorial halls! -- figuratively and literally. I honestly think Vigilante is shaping up to be one of my best efforts, and I'm looking forward to continued work with Alex Sinclair on the series.

"At the same time, I'm enjoying my work with Jonathan Vankin, Joey Cavalieri, Scott Dunbier, and others, as well as Karen Berger on several weird and way-out Vertgio projects. All in all, I think this is going to be one of my most exciting times in comics!"

Karen Berger, VP -- Executive Editor, Vertigo, said, "We're delighted to have a writer of Bruce's talent and experience here at DC, and we look forward to working with him on projects that will showcase his signature style of modern horror."

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BRIEFLY

  • Stephen Wacker has been promoted to Editor at DC Comics. His editorial assignments include Hawkman, The Legion, the upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League Adventures.

  • Coming Thursday: Marvel news -- and much more!!!

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    COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

    In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:

    * For Thursday, July 1, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, June 30, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, June 29, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 star Tobey Maguire, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, June 28, including Blade Trinity news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, June 26, including UDON/Capcom news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, June 25, including an interview with Spider-Man 2's Kirsten Dunst, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, June 24, including Justice League news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, June 23, including Image Comics' solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, June 22, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, June 21, including Dark Horse solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, June 19, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, June 18, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, June 17, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, June 16, including Marvel's solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, June 15, including an inteview with Spider-Man 2's Alfred Molina, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, June 14, including DC Comics' solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, June 12, including Spider-Man movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, June 11, including Spider-Man movie news, CLICK HERE.

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