Saturday, October 2, 2004
ELEKTRA MOVIE UPDATE
The first poster for the Elektra movie is hitting select theaters this weekend.
The poster includes the film's tagline "Looks Can Kill" and its release date, Jan. 14.
Jennifer Garner, star of ABC's Alias, reprises her role from Daredevil for Elektra and recently said she feels added responsibility this time around.
"I read so many Elektra comic books and I realize how much this world means to people and how much I don't want to screw it up for them," she said.
In other Elektra news:
* Look for the first trailer from the film "soon," a source told The Continuum.
* The Elektra movie is one of the sponsors for the Autocon Motorsports team in the 2004 American Le Man Series. "We have a great relationship with the studios, and we're proud to bring Elektra to the ALMS," said driver Tomy Drissi.
* The Director's Cut version of Daredevil, due in stores on Nov. 30, will include a Making of Director's Cut featurette. The revised film's running time will be 124 minutes.
The WB has released a description of "Run," the Wednesday, Oct. 20 episode of Smallville.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"After Jonathan's (John Schneider) wallet is stolen, Clark (Tom Welling) super-speeds after the thief (guest star Kyle Gallner) but is stunned when he cannot catch him. The thief, Bart, a.k.a. The Flash, later shows up at the farm and tries to talk Clark into leaving Smallville for a life on the road together, flexing their super powers. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) buys a priceless framed manuscript with Kryptonian symbols and Clark learns that it contains a mysterious hidden map. However, when Bart steals the manuscript from Lex, he inadvertently puts Clark's life in danger and must make the decision whether to save Clark or himself."
"Run" was written by Steven S. DeKnight and directed by David Barrett.
In a recent interview with The Continuum, executive producer Al Gough described Smallville's take of The Flash.
"He's sort of this fun-loving kid who is sort of using his power to have fun, a little bit of a street urchin and a little bit of a con artist, a small-time thief," Gough said. "And he crosses paths with Clark, and what Flash shows Clark is that just because you have all these powers doesn't mean you have to have the weight of the world on your shoulders and always hide them. You are allowed to go out and have some fun.
"And toward the end of the episode, you see that Clark puts Bart on the road to responsibility so that somewhere down the line he will become The Flash."
Gough also promised a race between the two speedsters.
STATIC SHOCK UPDATE
In addition to airing Monday-Thursday at 10:30 p.m., Static Shock has now joined Cartoon Network's Sunday lineup beginning Oct. 10, airing at 8 a.m.
The network announced the additional episodes on Friday.
Sunday episodes this month include:
"Shock to the System" on Oct. 10; "Aftershock" on Oct. 17; "The Breed" on Oct. 24; and "Grounded" on Oct. 31.
"The response to Starkweather has exceeded my expectations," Rodriguez said. "From our sell-out response at Wizard World Chicago to the great feedback from retailer signings, I've just been having the time of my life. Seeing Starkweather on the shelf at the comic shop was a huge accomplishment for me, and I'm hoping that people continue the series. It's my personal feeling that issue 2 is where the reader can really dig into the characters and story and John's art starts to take off as he grows more comfortable with the characters. So thank you to everyone for making my first issue a wonderful experience for me, my family, and the Starkweather team!"
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Monday, Sept. 27, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 25, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 24, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 23, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 22, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 21, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 20, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 18, including Image Comics' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 17, including The Batman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 16, including Smallville and Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 15, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 14, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 13, including DC Comics' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
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