Saturday, November 6, 2004
WIZARD WORLD TEXAS: WILDSTORM/VERTIGO PANEL
"We have really, really big plans for the WildStorm Universe in 2006, and this book plays a pivotal role," Lee said.
Majestic -- written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Neil Googe and Trevor Scott -- features the character returning from the DC Universe into the WildStorm Universe.
For more news from the panel, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD TEXAS: ASPEN PANEL
Soulfire #4 will have four covers, it was revealed Friday at the Aspen panel at Wizard World Texas.
Two of the covers will be by Aspen's Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell are providing the other two.
For more news from the panel, CLICK HERE.
WITCHBLADE: MOVIE, DVD, ANIME
Witchblade is now being developed as a feature film, with director Chuck Russell attached, Top Cow's Matt Hawkins told The Continuum.
The film is not set up at a studio yet, Hawkins. It will be a separate entity from the TNT television series.
Russell recently worked on a Way of the Rat movie, based on the CrossGen Comics book. That movie did not materialize.
Russell's directing credits include The Scorpion King, Eraser and The Mask.
Hawkins said that TNT's Witchblade, which starred Yancy Butler as Sara Pezzini for two seasons, will likely be coming to DVD in the spring.
And Witchblade is being developed for animation in Japan. The character is being developed as a television series by Gonzo Digimation, the third-largest anime company in Japan. Twenty-six episodes will be produced.
"They were really aggressive about coming to us," Hawkins said.
This version of Witchblade probably won't feature Sara Pezzini, but another wielder of the blade. Hawkins said Top Cow drafted an eight-page document of what could and could not be done with the character.
BLADE: TRINITY UPDATE
New Line Cinema has a display devoted to Blade: Trinity at Wizard World Texas.
Main points of attention are the costumes worn by Wesley Snipes (Blade), Ryan Reynolds (Hannibal King) and Jessica Biel (Abigail Whistler) in the film.
There are also banners, poster giveaways and the trailer shown in a loop in the middle of the display.
Click on the images for larger and fuller images.
Blade: Trinity writer/director David Goyer and stars Reynolds and Biel are scheduled to appear at the convention on Saturday. Look for a complete report this weekend here in The Continuum.
The WB has released six more images from "Bound," the Wednesday, Nov. 17 episode of Smallville.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"After Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is accused of killing a young woman, Clark (Tom Welling) sets out to prove his innocence and turns to an unlikely source for help - Lionel (John Glover). Swearing he is a changed man, Lionel offers Clark insight into the crime but he asks for something in return. Meanwhile, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) meets Jason's (Jensen Ackles) parents and has a vivid flashback of the incident in Paris, leading her to suspect that Jason's mother (guest star Jane Seymour) was there when she got her tattoo. Allison Mack"
The episode was written by Luke Schelhaas and directed by Terrence O'Hara directed the episode written by Luke Schelhaas.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Oct. 29, including Teen Titans, Smallville and The Batman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 28, including Marvel movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 27, including Smallville and IDW news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 26, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 25, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 23, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 22, including Marvel's solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 21, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 20, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 19, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 18, including DC Comics' solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
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