Click Here to Buy Posters!
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE UPDATE
Entertainment Tonight's Maria Menounos has joined the cast of Fox's Fantastic Four movie, which is in production in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Menounos will play a nurse who is romanced by Chris Evans' Johnny Storm.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the role is part of Menounos ramping up her acting activities, including parts in The WB's One Tree Hill and UPN's One on One.
In other Fantastic Four news:
* The Continuum has learned that the role of Alicia Masters has been cast. The actress should be announced soon.
* While promoting his new release Cellular, Evans talked about playing the Human Torch.
"I think it's every little kid's dream to be a superhero," he said. "Come on, dude. You're telling me you didn't wrap a towel around your neck and run around? You can't pass that up."
Evans said he doubts he'll be involved with real fire much during the production. "I think most of my stuff is going to be computer-generated," he said.
* Look for more on FF soon here in The Continuum.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Batgirl #56, Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer #1, Ex Machina #4, Lucifer #54, Manhunter 32, Sleeper Season Two #4 and The Witching #4.
ABC Family has released its schedule of episodes for its Smallville Marathon, which will debut the series on the cable network on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2-8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Episodes will include the two-hour version of "Pilot) at 2 p.m.; "X-Ray" at 4 p.m.; "Heat" at 5 p.m.; "Red" at 6 p.m and "Whisper" at 7 p.m.
The Smallville Backstage Special will then air at 8 p.m., with an encore at 9 p.m.
Smallville will debut in its regular 7 p.m. time spot on Monday, Oct. 4.
Look for more Smallville news soon here in The Continuum.
DOUG MAHNKE REMAINS WITH DC
Doug Mahnke, artist of the current maxi-series Justice League Elite, has extended his exclusive agreement with DC Comics by two years.
Mahnke, whose previous assignments for DC Comics include JLA and Superman: Man of Steel, will become the regular artist on Batman with December's issue #635, joining writer Judd Winick. He is also slated to draw the upcoming JLA/Cyberforce Special, co-published with Top Cow, and has contributed to the lead story in JLA Secret Files 2004.
"I'm happy to sign my agreement with DC," Mahnke said. "The agreement in itself is a great motivator to work hard -- it's a great show of faith in me. I've had nothing but a good experiences with DC's editors and staff, including getting paid on time and a variety of other courtesies. Working on comic book icons like Superman and Batman is rewarding in itself, and the exclusive agreement just sweetens the deal.²
"Doug Mahnke's on fire these days," said Mike Carlin, DC's Senior Group Editor. "His work on Justice League Elite is the best of his already impressive career, and his upcoming Batman work will clearly show why Gotham City is where Doug belongs!"
"This is like going home, because Doug and I go back to the days when he and I were at Dark Horse Comics and he was drawing The Mask," said Group Editor Bob Schreck. "He's a total pro and a pleasure to work with. I've admired his big brain, unique pencilling style and storytelling skills ever since, and he just gets better with every project he's on. Between Judd's scripts and Doug's art, Batman fans are in for a real treat."
Marvel also announced the appointment of David Cho, 45, a business-oriented senior technology executive, as the company's new Chief Information Officer. Gui Karyo, who previously held the titles of President of Publishing and Chief Information Officer, has recently left Marvel in order to pursue new business opportunities.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, Sept. 9, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 8, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 7, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 6, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 4, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 3, including Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 2, including Marvel and Image first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 1, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 31, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 30, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 28, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 26, including Image Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 25, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 24, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 23, including Amy Acker's voice role on Justice League Unlimited, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 21, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 20, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 19, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 18, including LeBron James comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 17, including Wolverine news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 16, including DC Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, Aug. 15, including Batman Begins news and other news from Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 14, including Green Lantern news and other news from Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 13, including J. Scott Campbell news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 12, including Dark Horse's solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
E-mail the Continuum at RobAlls@aol.com
Copyright © 2004, The Comics Continuum