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Friday, January 6, 2006


Screenwriter Zak Penn provided The Continuum with an update on X3, which recently wrapped photography in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"The film is posting right now. Editors are editing. Effects guys are effecting. Sound mixers are mixing their sound," Penn said.

"There won't be too many mutants. You never know about a movie before it's done, but it has a good chance of owning everyone's collective ass."

In other X3 news:

* Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in all three X-Men, films will be honored, along with Olivia Netwon John and INXS, at the Penfolds Icon Gala Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, the opening event of the third annual G'Day LA: Australia Week 2006 in Los Angeles.

* Zizzle is listing X-Men movie toys among its upcoming products.

* Sideshow Collectibles is producing Beast and Juggernaut maquettes.

* Look for more on the film soon here in The Continuum.

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Richard Branson and Virgin Books Limited on Friday announced a new entertainment partnership with author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and South Asia's leading publisher of comic magazines, Gotham Entertainment. The partnership will launch two new Virgin branded companies, Virgin Comics LLC , based in New York and Virgin Animation Private Limited, based in Bangalore, India, focused on creating original comic books and character properties for a global audience.

Virgin Comics intends to look to Asia, and India in particular, as both a growing market for consumers of entertainment products and also a source for content to be brought to the world in comics and licensing into movies, animation, toys, video games and consumer products.

In addition to the Indian-infused, Shakti line -- through the Virgin Comics Maverick and Director's Cut imprints -- the company will tap into creators in comics, film and entertainment from around the world.

As part of the launch of the Director's Cut line, Virgin Comics will collaborate with filmmaker John Woo to create an original comic book property.

Virgin Comics intends to launch its first original comic book titles in mid-2006 and will simultaneously be exploring partnerships for animation development.

"India is an incredibly vibrant market which Virgin already, through Virgin Atlantic, has the pleasure of working in," Branson said. "Virgin Comics embodies all that Virgin stands for -- innovation and launching, developing and opening up markets, for the benefit of the consumer -- both at home and abroad. Virgin always strives to work with the best of the best and with Chopra and Kapur we are certainly doing that! I am delighted that Virgin Comics, will not only help to launch the Indian comic market and spin it into the west, but will develop new and exciting talent - giving a whole generation of young, creative thinkers a voice."

As part of the launch of the Director's Cut line, Virgin Comics will collaborate with filmmaker John Woo to create an original comic book property.

Virgin Comics intends to launch its first original comic book titles in mid-2006 and will simultaneously be exploring partnerships for animation development. "On the back of global movie and licensing deals, the market for comics and graphic novels worldwide is exploding," said Adrian Sington, executive chairman of Virgin Books Limited. "In the USA sales of graphic novels have grown by 44.7% percentin the year to date. In the UK the market has doubled since 2003.

"Much of the growth in both territories has come from the emergence of comics out of Asia. Not surprisingly therefore I am delighted to be Gotham Entertainment's new strategic partner in Virgin Comics, a venture that sizzles with creativity and energy."


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* Above is a look at upcoming Marvel Comics titles Amazing Spider-Man #528, Amazing Fantasy #17, Black Panther #12, Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her #5, Daredevil #81, Defenders #5, Exiles #76, Fantastic Four #534, Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #4, New Avengers #15, The Sentry #5, Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #6, The Ultimates 2 #10, Ultimate Spider-Man #89, X-Men: Deadly Genesis #3 and X-Men and Power Pack #4. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

* Marvel has announced a second printing for the sold-out Marvel Zombies #1. Featuring a new cover by Arthur Suydam based on Spider-Man #1, the second printing will be in stores on Feb. 8.

* Smallville's John Schneider is providing a guest-voice to the Sunday, Jan. 29 episode of King of the Hill on Fox.

* The Elektra movie will air seven times on HBO2 in February. Air dates and times include Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:15 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12 at noon and 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

* Coming Saturday: First looks -- and much more!!!


In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Sunday, Jan. 1: The Batman DVD, Heroic Publishing for April and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Friday, Dec. 30: X3, Teen Titans and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Thursday, Dec. 29: Marvel and DC First Looks and Smallville.

* Wednesday, Dec. 28: IDW Publishing for April, Narwain's Hollywood Noir, Kurt Busiek exclusive to DC and First Looks.

* Tuesday, Dec. 27: X3, Family Guy and Transformers: Best Wars.

* Monday, Dec. 26: Smallville, The Batman, Victoria's Secret Service and First Looks. Star Wars Helmet Collection

* Saturday, Dec. 24: X3's Halle Berry, Smallville's Erica Durance, DC First Looks and Family Guy.

* Friday, Dec. 23: Ultimate Avengers, Smallville's Cyborg, Marvel and Image First Looks and Narwain's Neptune.

* Thursday, Dec. 22: The Batman, Marvel First Looks, Image Comics roundup and Painkiller Jane ratings.

* Wednesday, Dec. 21: Devil's Due and Apsen Comics for March, Marvel First Looks and Smallville.

* Tuesday, Dec. 20: Justice, Ghost Rider movie, DC Comics First Looks and Alias Comics for March.

* Monday, Dec. 19: Ultraviolet, Marvel Comics First Looks, Devil's Due trade paperbacks and Archie Comics for March.

* Saturday, Dec. 17: Street Fighter, X3 and First Looks.

* Friday, Dec. 16: Image Comics for March, Avatar Press for March, Image Comics First Looks, November sales and UDON's Raw Editions.

* Thursday, Dec. 15: X3, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Ghost Rider movie.

* Wednesday, Dec. 14: Marvel solicitations for March, Wolverine and the X-Men animated series and Teen Titans and Krypto schedules for January.

* Tuesday, Dec. 13: Witchblade movies, Marvel's Annihilation, Teen Titans, The Batman, Alias' Twin Blades, Marvel First Looks and Oni Press for March.

* Monday, Dec. 12: DC Comics for March, Blade TV, Cyborg on Smallville, Neal Adams covers Green Lantern and Dave Sim on Gun Fu.

* Saturday, Dec. 10: Teen Titans, Cyberforce and Archie news.

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