Friday, October 22, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FOR JANUARY
Marvel Comics will release its solicitations for January on Friday at 5 p.m. (ET).
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
For a rundown of trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.
(Note: These links will not work until 5 p.m. on Friday).
WARNER CONFIRMS BRANDON ROUTH AS SUPERMAN
As expected, Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Thursday that Brandon Routh, a 25-year-old native of Iowa with television and film acting experience, has been cast as in the lead role in the new Superman moviee, to be directed by Bryan Singer.
The announcement was made by Jeff Robinov, President of Production for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The untitled Superman movie is expected to begin principal photography in Australia early next year for release in summer 2006. It is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler from a screenplay by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. No other casting has been announced.
Said Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros., "We are so pleased to have put this extraordinary team of filmmakers and talent together and to be moving forward with a project we've all anticipated so much. I think we're going to make a Superman movie that all of us can be very proud to bring to our audience around the world."
Routh was chosen for the role of Superman following an exhaustive search that spanned the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Thousands of candidates were interviewed before the final selection was made.
Singer said, "Contrary to speculation, it was always my absolute intention to hire an unknown for this role. Brandon is an extremely fine actor who possesses the physical qualifications of Clark Kent/Superman. But he also embodies the legacy and history of this character in a way that makes me certain he's the right choice."
"We respect and appreciate the intense interest that our fans around the world have in Superman, and we went everywhere in search of a talented actor who would represent his look, character and presence," said Robinov. "We think Brandon is a gifted young performer who can re-energize this iconic character and excite new audiences about the legend of Superman."
Routh's television credits include One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace and Cold Case. He recently wrapped his first feature role in the upcoming film Deadly, starring opposite Laura Prepon.
THE BATMAN UPDATE
Mr. Freeze will be introduced into The Batman animated series for the November sweeps.
"The Big Chill" episode is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 6 on Kids' WB!.
The Teen Titans episode for that morning is "Winner Take All."
For the entire Kids' WB scheduled for the week of Nov. 1, CLICK HERE.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
* For Saturday, Oct. 16, including Image news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 15, including Blade: Trinity news and Image Comics solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 14, including Marvel and IDW news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 13, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 12, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 11, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 9, Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 8, Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 7, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
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