Thursday, July 8, 2004
TEEN TITANS UPDATE
Cartoon Network has provided The Continuum with air dates and synopses of upcoming episodes of Teen Titans, which will air Saturdays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
The new episodes of Teen Titans air Saturdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT), beginning Aug. 7. Led by Robin, the group forms a defensive force to protect their sunny hometown from a new generation of villains. When the group, which also includes Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Cyborg, are not battling bad guys they live together in a T-shaped tower, playing video games and bickering about whose turn it is to do the dishes.
Saturday, Aug. 7: "Fractured"
When Robin accidentally wrecks the R-Cycle while pursuing a nasty thug named Johnny Rancid, he winds up with his arm in a cast. Lucky for Robin, he gets a helpful visit from his Number One Fan: a short little weirdo from another dimension known as Larry the Titan. But Larry's reality-bending powers cause more problems than they fix.
Johnny Rancid's voice is done by Henry Rollins.
Saturday, Aug. 14: "Aftershock, Part 1"
A long lost friend of the Titans returns and Slade orders Overload, Cinderblock and Plasmus to launch a series of sinister strikes all over the city.
Saturday, Aug. 21: "Aftershock, Part 2"
In a world without Titans, Slade has taken control of everything: the streets, the city, and the heart of his young apprentice.
Sunday, Aug. 28: "Deception"
School is back in session at the Hive Academy, and Gizmo, Jinx and Mammoth are up to something. To find out what, the Teen Titans send Cyborg on a daring undercover mission to infiltrate the academy and blend in as one of their own. Using a holographic cloaking device, Cyborg creates the appearance that he is fully human and takes on the persona of "Stone," a tough transfer student who can change into a powerful creature of solid rock.
Look for a complete schedule for Teen Titans on Friday here in The Continuum.
FANTASTIC FOUR CASTING
Three of the four members of the Fantastic Four have been cast for 20th Century Fox's live-action movie.
According to Variety, Michael Chiklis has been cast as Ben Grimm/the Thing, Iaon Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/the Human Torch.
Jessica Alba, who is starring in Sin City, is the top candidate to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, according to Variety. Rachel MacAdams and Keri Russell are also candidates.
Gruffudd currently can be seen as Lancelot in King Arthur. He also starred in the short-lived CBS series Century Series and is providing the voice of Mister Miracle in Justice League Unlimited.
Chiklis is best known from the FX series The Shield. Evans will be seen in Cellular.
Production is expected to start under the direction of Tim Story in August in Vancouver for a July 1, 2005 release.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED UPDATE
Cartoon Network announced on Wednesday a new episode of Justice League Unlimited, "This Little Piggy," as part of its schedule for the Aug. 2-Sept, 5 period.
According to sources, "This Little Piggy" is one of the stranger episodes of the new episode. The title might change before airing.
Following is a schedule of Justice League Unlimited episodes for the Aug. 2-Sept. 5 period:
"For the Man Who Has Everything," at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14; "Kids Stuff" at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14; "Kids Stuff" at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15
"Kids Stuff" at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21; "Hawk and Dove" at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21; "Hawk and Dove" at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22.
"Hawk and Dove" at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28; "This Little Piggy" at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28; "This Little Piggy" at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29.
"This Little Piggy" at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4; "Fearful Symmetry" (aka "Galatea") at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4; "Fearful Symmetry" (aka "Galatea") at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5.
WARNER BROS. DVDS
Warner Home Video has announced three new DVD releases for Oct. 19, based on DC Comics characters.
Following is a rundown, with descriptions from WHV.
Batman: The Animated Series -- Secrets of the Caped Crusader
"Defending the streets of Gotham City, Batman stands as a beacon of justice, a crusader for good, a one-man crimefighting force. In these four fabulous adventures from the Emmy-winning TV series, the Caped Crusader takes on Gotham's toughest criminals! When Batman's favorite feline villain Catwoman stirs up trouble, the Dark Knight flirts with danger -- literally! He certainly can't believe what he doesn't see as he searches for an invisible crook. And he gets a chillingly lethal reception from archnemesis Mr. Freeze. Join the heroics with Gotham's finest for more than an hour of action-packed thrills and excitement."
Episodes: "The Cat and the Claw," Parts I and II, "Heart of Ice," "See No Evil."
Superman Animated Series: A Little Piece of Home
"Timeless characters and innovative storytelling unite to create a powerhouse collection of episodes as Superman faces off with four formidable foes to defend his adopted home. Mild-mannered Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman take on a government conspiracy, a lunatic scientist known as the Weather Wizard, the fiery villainess Volcana and of course, archnemesis Lex Luthor all in the name of Truth, Justice and the American Way in these thrilling stories from the acclaimed TV show! Experience a universe of hard-hitting excitement with The Man of Steel."
Episodes: "A Little Piece of Home," "Speed Demons," "The Late Mr. Kent," "Where There's Smoke."
Justice League: The Brave and the Bold
The first showdown pairs Green Lantern and The Flash against Gorilla Grodd, an evil genius primate with a mind-controlling device and a vendetta against humankind. Only the Justice League can save us from gorilla domination! Then Lex Luthor's reputation as a devious mastermind is finally exposed or is it? Luthor assembles a mighty evildoer team - Ultra-Humanite, Cheetah, Copperhead, Solomon Grundy, Star Sapphire, The Shade and The Joker - to destroy the Justice League. This is the one battle of might and wits that could truly finish the World's Greatest Super Heroes!
Episodes: The Brave and the Bold Parts I and II Injustice for All Parts I and II
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Marvel Knights Spider-Man #4, Marvel Knights 4 #7, Iron Man #86, Captain America #29 and Identity Disc #2.
Look for more first looks on Friday here in The Continuum.
DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include El Zombo #3, Freaks of the Heartland #3, Fierce #1 and Blade of the Immortal #91
Look for more first looks on Friday here in The Continuum.
SPIDER-MAN MOVIE UPDATE
Spider-Man 2 was expected to go over the $200 million mark in eight days, which would be a record at the box office.
The film hauled in $12 million on Tuesday, pushing it to $192.1 million.
The first Spider-Man needed nine days to reach the mark.
In other Spider-Man 2 news:
* Look for a new special, E! News Live Special: Superhero: The Blessing. The Curse, to debut on Saturday. The show details actors who have played superheroes.
* 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.
Producer and creator G. Michael Witt said that the series is currently being shopped. "There are a half dozen networks dedicated to pop music. We are confident there is sufficient interest in pop art to warrant this program," Witt said.
The series is hosted by Jennifer Korbin.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, July 2, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* 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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