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Monday, February 27, 2006


Natalie Portman, who stars in the upcoming V for Vendetta film, said she is awaiting the reaction of the comic-book commmunity to the film.

"I guess at Comic-Con I saw a lot of fans there, but not people who had seen the film, obviously," she said Monday morning at the V for Vendetta press junket in New York. "Itıs been a great experience. Everyone was warning me about strange experiences, but itıs been really positive, people who love the movies and are excited about that. Theyıve been very nice to me.

"Iım looking forward to talking to people because it so provokes strong reactions from everyone, such different reactions that itıs really exciting.

"Even this part of the process (press junket interviews), which is usually the most tedious, has been so interesting, different peopleıs interpretations and reactions, itıs been so nice to hear."

Portman said that she was a big fan of the V for Vendetta graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and that the filmmakers did their best to be true to it.

Producer Joel Silver said that Portman was always the first choice for the role of Evey in the V for Vendetta movie.

Nevertheless, Portman auditioned for the part. "I had to come in from school in Israel," Portman said.

One of the more interesting parts of the process was when Portman was asked to pull her hair back, so the filmmakers could see what she might look like with a shaved head.

Portman said there was no hesitation on her part to have her hair taken off.

"It was something I always wanted to do," she said. "I think making a dramatic change thatıs reversible is always a worthy experience, as is getting the courage to do it. Obviously for the character, itıs a very traumatic experience because itıs forced upon her, a sort of violence committed upon her. But as a person, I was excited to do that."

Portman's hair was removed in one take. Several cameras were set up, and crew members volunteered to have their heads shaven as part of rehearsals.

"I just tried to focus and do my best in one chance," Portman said.

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Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont told The Continuum he had "great fun" filming a cameo for X-Men: The Last Stand.

"I mow the lawn," Claremont said when asked what he is doing in his scene.

Even if the scene is cut from the film, all won't be lost. "The scene's definitely in the novel," said Claremont, who has written the film's novelization for Del Rey.

Claremont said he has completed the novel. "It's in third-edit rewrite," he said.

The book will hit stores on May 16.

In other X-Men: The Last Stand news from the New York Comic-Con:

* Danny Fingeroth has written the junior novel version of X-Men: The Last Stand for HarperKids Entertainment. The 144-page book will be released on May 1.

Fingeroth told The Continuum he was allowed to look at a script, but he was not allowed to leaving Fox property with it. He said he used "copious" notes and talks with screenwriter Simon Kinberg -- who he interviewed for issue #13 of his Write Now! magazine.

"I was so familiar with the characters and that helped out," he said.

* Within blocks on the Javits Convention Center were two stories-tall images from the "Take a Stand" promotional campaign. Click on the thumbnails above for larger images.

* Toy Biz's Damon Nee confirmed for The Continuum that there will not be an X-Men: The Last Stand toy line, although there will be new X-Men action figures featuring characters who appear in the film.

* There will also not be a comics adaptation of the film, according to a Marvel representative.


Mike Carey and Pasqual Ferry are the new creative team on Fantastic Four and details of this year's Ultimate Annuals were among the highlights at Marvel's Ultimate panel Sunday at New York Comic-Con.

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The Deathblow creative team and Fred Gallagher's Megatokyo were among the highlights of Sunday's WildStorm panel at the New York Comic-Con

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* Dale Eaglesham is in line to become the new artist on DC Comics' JSA, The Continuum has learned. Eaglesham, the artist of Villains United, signed a two-year exclusive with DC last October.

* DC's Dan DiDio said the publisher will have a subscription rate of $100 for the entire run of 52.

* New Thunderbolts #103-105 will tie into Marvel Comics' Civil War event.

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

* Wednesday, Feb. 22: X-Men: The Last Stand press conference, new Witchblade creators, Hack/Slash movie, Aquaman TV, Marvel First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Tuesday, Feb. 21: Ving Rhames joins Aquaman TV cast, Justice League Unlimited, new Top Cow editor-in-chief, Ms. Marvel, Planet Hulk and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, Feb. 20: X-Men action figures, Boom! Studios for May, V for Vendetta, Squadron Supreme variants, First Looks and X-Men: The Last Stand.

* Sunday, Feb. 19: V for Vendetta, Dabel Brothers Production for May and First Looks.

* Saturday, Feb. 18: Alias Comics for May, Spider-Man action figures, First Looks, January sales and Ultimate Avengers.

* Friday, Feb. 17: Movie/TV special: Ultimate Avengers 2, Superman Returns, X-Men: Evolution, Fantastic Four, Legion of Super-Heroes, Ultraviolet, Just a Pilgrim and more.

* Thursday, Feb. 16: Marvel Legends preview, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Image First Looks. Free Shipping on orders $40 and above.

* Wednesday, Feb. 15: Marvel Comics for May, Oni Press for May and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, Feb. 14: Image Comics for May and Archie Comics for May.

* Monday, Feb. 13: DC Comics for May and, from WonderCon, Superman Returns, Frank Miller, DC Crisis and WildStorm.

* Sunday, Feb. 12: From WonderCon: Superman Returns, X-Men: The Last Stand, DC Universe and Dark Horse Comics.

* Saturday, Feb. 11: From WonderCon: Mike Mignola, Bongo Comics, Vertigo Comics, Image Comics and Boom! Studios.

* Friday, Feb. 10: X-Men: The Final Stand, Just a Pilgrim movie and First Looks.

* Thursday, Feb. 9: Marvel's Annihilation, Justice League Unlimited, Rising Stars: Untouchable and First Looks.

* Wednesday, Feb. 8: Mike Deodato's New Avengers and First Looks from Marvel, DC and Image.

* Tuesday, Feb. 7: Supergirl, The Batman, Dark Horse and DC First Looks and Moonstone Books for June.

* Monday, Feb. 6: X-Men movie game, Spider-Man 3's Captain Stacy, Aspen Comics for May and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

* Sunday, Feb. 5: Sin City, Heroic Publishing for May and Doctor Strange movie.

* Saturday, Feb. 4: Smallville, Alias' Valkyries and First Looks.

* Friday, Feb. 3: Dark Horse Comics for May, First Looks and Death, Jr. returns.

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