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Tuesday, November 9, 2004


Erica Durance, who plays Lois Lane in Smallville, told The Continuum that "Spell," this Wednesday's episode on The WB, is "a wild one."

"It's our Witches of Eastwick," she told The Continuum. "It was a lot of fun to shoot."

In the episode, after Lana reads from a spell book written in the 1600s, she, Lois and Chloe become possessed by witches that had been burned at the stake. The three witches have come back seek revenge and search for the powerful Kryptonian crystals, wreaking havoc on the town in the process. Clark attempts to stop the witches but they strip him of his powers and force him to reveal the location of the crystal he hid in the cave.

Durance had just finished a signing session on Sunday and answered a few questions from the media. She said there's a chance she'll be appearing in more than the 13 episodes originally slated.

"They're working on possibly getting me into more episodes," she said. "So I'll hopefully have another eight this year and as far as next year, it's up in the air and they're working on that right now."

As far as Lois' future in Smallville?

"The writers don't give you a lot of an idea of exactly where you are going, but they're figuring on ways to keep me back in Smallville and get me interacting with the other people," Durance said. "So I'm sure there's going to be a lot of funny, weird things going on with Clark to keep things going again."

Durance said the cast members all have their own different personalities.

"Michael (Rosenbaum) is a bit of a prankster, Tom (Welling) is really genuine and a lot fun and the girls ... we actually have quite a little party and they tell us to be quiet all the time," she said.

"Being part of the whole Smallville family has been great. They're a well-oiled machine, and it seems to be doing really well. It's been a pleasure for me to be a part of something that already had momentum. It's been a win-win situation for me."

Durance, who also appeared at Comic-Con International in San Diego, said she enjoyed her convention experience.

"It's my first one actually sitting down and chatting with people, so I've had a chance to meet everybody and it's been a lot of fun," she said.

"What makes this job lovely is the fans have been very warm and supportive. Considering that some of these people know way more about Lois Lane than I do, they could have possibly blasted me. But they were all very nice and very positive and seemed to really welcome me."


Ryan Reynolds, who plays Hannibal King in the upcoming Blade: Trinity, said he's still interested in playing Deadpool.

"I love Deadpool. I love the character," Reynolds said. "I love the merc with a mouth. It's something Iım dying to do.

"It was talked about. We talked about it yesterday. It would be a very difficult comic book (movie) to make."

Blade: Trinity writer/director David Goyer said Reynolds gets to show off his action/humor chops in the third Blade film.

"Ryan's version of Hannibal King is a lot like Deadpool in a lot of ways," Goyer said. "It kind of depends on first, if there's going to be another version and we do something else with the Hannibal King character. Theyıre not dissimilar in some ways."

Goyer said the two have also talked about another character: DC's The Flash.


The Continuum has obtained a first look at the animated version of Blade, to be included in the Blade: Trinity Deluxe Edition soundtrack, in stores on Nov. 23.

The animaed short, Blade: Blood Thirsty, is from Imajimation Studios, creators of the Blokhedz comic book.

The Deluxe Edition also includes a 12-page manga comic by Takashi Okazaki, creator of Afro Samurai, along with making of the album and anime.

Contributors to the soundtrack include Lil' Flip, WC, O.O.B, The RZA, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan.

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Adam Fortier announced he is debuting Speakeasy Comics as a new publisher.

According to the publisher, Speakeasy Comics "promises to provide both a new home for existing creators and projects as well as a starting point for up and coming comics creators."

"I've been developing my own comic books and wanted to place them all under one umbrella," Fortier said. "In getting closer to being ready to publish, I realized that not only do I need an umbrella, but a lot of existing creators and projects could benefit from a fresh face."

Fortier will be adding more staff before the end of the year to assist in the operations and development of Speakeasy.

Aside from Fortier's own projects, Speakeasy will be home to new, and existing creators and comics, with the initial group of titles scheduled for release in March, through the Direct Market distribution system.

The company will also be open to submissions from both established and new creators.

"We do have space available on our 2005 production schedule for interested parties to submit their materials for review," Fortier said. "The broad strokes of the Speakeasy deal are available at the site (, and once read through, we can talk specifics with interested parties."

The company also plans to offer management and marketing services, and representation concerning media and entertainment rights.

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  • Access Hollywood will feature the Elektra movie on Tuesday.

  • Peter David is writing the adaptation of the Fantastic Four movie for Pocket Books.

  • According to writer Christopher Priest's web site, plans are for Captain America & The Falcon to become a Falcon title.

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