Tuesday, December 14, 2004
FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE UPDATE
"We are almost finished," Winter told The Continuum. "We wrap first unit Dec 17, and second unit soon after. (We're) shooting four units right now, getting all we need before the holidays."
And when might fans get their first glimpse of the film?
"We're working on a trailer for late December that is awesome," Winter said. "And we are anxious to jump into post! Full speed ahead to July 4."
Look for more on Fantastic Four soon here in The Continuum.
GHOST RIDER MOVIE UPDATE
Sony's Ghost Rider movie continues pre-production in Australia, Marvel Studios' Ari Arad told The Continuum, with an eye toward a January production start.
"Casting announcements are likely soon," said Arad, who will be Marvel's man on the set during production, similar to his role on The Punisher.
The film is being written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who had similar duties on Daredevil. It will feature the Johnny Blaze version of the character.
Nicolas Cage has long been liked to the title role, but has not been announced yet by the studio.
Miles Teves, whose credits include designing the Robin suit for the Batman movies, told The Continuum he has done design work on the bad guys of the movie.
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED FIRST LOOK
"Wake the Dead," a new episode of Justice League Unlimited, debuts on Cartoon Network on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The episode has a story by Dwayne McDuffie and Bruce Timm, and a teleplay by McDuffie. It was directed by Joaquim Dos Santos.
Timm also provides the voice of Solomon Grundy in the episode. The voice cast also includes the return of Maria Canals as Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl and guest-star Gina Toress as Vixen.
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AVATAR'S MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH
Medieval Lady Death, the character first launched at CrossGen Entertainment, returns to comic shops this February courtesy of Avatar Press and creator/writer Brian Pulido.
The new monthly series picks up where Lady Death: A Medieval Tale left off.
"Imagine the mood and tone of Lord of The Rings, but picture the main (anti)-heroine a powerful, pale skinned woman and her enemies ancient, magical beings called The Eldritch who use spells to thwart human warrior knights," Pulido said. "Humanity's last hope for survival is Lady Death, an outcast who is half-human, half-Eldritch, and all attitude. She is part of both clans, but belongs to neither. Bearing the sword of vengeance Lady Death roams the medieval realms protecting the very people who fear her."
Though Avatar Press is known for publishing edgy material, Medieval Lady Death will be an all-ages comic.
"This series continues with the same characters, mood and tone," Pulido said. "We are very aware of the Medieval Lady Death fan base and what their tastes are and we won't change this Lady Death one iota. She aspires to a heroic ideal and we won't change that. I love writing her adventures and I think my passion bleeds onto the page. I invite fans of Sojourn and Lady Death: a Medieval Tale to jump on board.
"We are being careful to make this a good jumping on point for new readers, To assure this, we've hired Barbara Kesel as editor. Barbara was my editor on Lady Death: a Medieval Tale. She knows the characters as well as I do and she is the secret weapon to the success of the series".
Joining Pulido as artist is Di Amorim for the first four issues. Art teams will rotate every four issues to maintain the monthly schedule. Issues 5-8 will be illustrated by Wellington Alves. All issues will be colored by Greg Waller of Nimbus Studios.
To enhance the series launch, George Perez has contributed
a premium edition cover, which will be auctioned off by Heritage auctions
in late February to benefit the CBLDF.
For covers and four- or five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include The Detonator #2 from Image Comics, Daisy Kutter #4 from Viper Comics and The Incredibles #2, Star Wars: Empire #28 and Star Wars: Republic #72 from Dark Horse Comics.
In other Blade: Trinity news, Reynolds will be a guest on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly on Thursday night. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film entered release in the United Kingdom at the top of the chart with a five-day total of $5.1 million, and scored $7.5 million from four countries.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for complete Image Comics solicitations for March soon here in The Continuum.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Dec. 8, including Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 7, including The Darkness and Son of The Mask movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 6, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 4, including Blade: Trinity and Batman Begins movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 3, including DVD news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 2, including DVD news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 1, including Sword of Dracula and Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 30, including Iron Man movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 29, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
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