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Sunday, March 5, 2006

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND UPDATE

A new trailer for X-Men: The Last Stand will air Monday during Fox's two-hour 24 broadcast and should give fans a good look at the May 26 release.

"The new trailer is great and give us chills with how good it is," producer Ralph Winter told The Continuum. "We are pretty excited."

A representative of the Fox network could not pinpoint a time as to when the trailer will air. 24 will air from 8-10 p.m. on Monday.

In other X-Men movie news:

* Fox is releasing UMD versions of the first two X-Men films on May 6. Click on the thumbnails for larger looks at the packaging.

* Production designer Ed Verreaux said the look of X-Men: The Last Stand will be consistent with the first two X-films.

"I think that it's going to be more stylized as far as the acting and the cutting goes as opposed to the look," Verreaux said. "Because the look is somewhat established. Some of the stuff really can't be too much changed like the established X-Jet, things like that, because it's stuff we've already seen."

* The film is featured in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

* Look for more coverage on X-Men: The Last Stand this week here in The Continuum.



KEVIN MAGUIRE TALKS BATMAN

Artist Kevin Maguire told The Continuum he's on board for a three-issue stint of DC Comics' upcoming Batman: Confidential title.

"It's the first meeting of Catwoman and Batgirl," Maguire told The Continuum. "I'm working on it with Fabian Nicieza."

What should readers look for in Maguire's version of Batman?

"What I like to do with Batman is have it so you never see his face," Maguire said. "He's a mysterious figure."

Before the Batman: Confidential gig, Maguire is filling in on Superman/Batman #27.

"It's a fun script," Maguire said, noting that it features Huntress, Power Girl, Solomon Grundy and the Ultra-Humanite.

Superman/Batman #27 is scheduled for a May 24 release. DC Comics has not announced a launch for Batman: Confidential.



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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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

* Tuesday, Feb. 28: Marvel/Diamond Select, X-Men: The Last Stand's David Gorder, Speakeasy Comics shuts down, The Simpsons and Spider-Man & Friends action figures.

* Monday, Feb. 27: V for Vendetta's Natalie Portman and from New York Comic-Con: X-Men: The Last Stand, Ultimate Universe and WildStorm.

* Sunday, Feb. 26: From New York Comic-Con: Spawn, Blade TV, X-Men, DC Universe and Marvel's Cup 'O Joe.

* Friday, Feb. 24: X-Men: The Last Stand's John Bruno, Jim Lee's Batcave spread, Elephantmen, The Batman, Alias Comics First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Thursday, Feb. 23: Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand's Kelsey Grammer, Claypool Comics for June and First Looks.

* 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. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* 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.

* 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.




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