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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006


Superman Returns news -- and much more!!!


The Continuum today begins its series of stories from its visit to the set of Superman Returns in Sydney, Australia, last summer.

The first installment is a lengthy question-and-answer with Brandon Routh, who makes his big-screen starring debut as Clark Kent and Superman.

Routh sat down with The Continuum and some 15 journalists from around the world for a nearly hour-long session.

For an edited transcription of the interview, CLICK HERE.

In other Superman movie news:

* Warner Home Video on Thursday announced a June 20 release for Look, Up in the Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman.

Here's how the DVD is described:

"Here he is! It's Superman -- in an amazing, thrill-packed story of the legendary hero through the years: from comic books to cartoons to TV to movies, including awesome see-it-first, see-it-now footage of 2006's Superman Returns. Discover the Man of Steel story that's never been told with the action and excitement you expect from the mightiest of all heroes. No matter if you're a super fan or just a movie fan, this is the adventure you've been waiting for."

* Kevin Spacey, who plays Lex Luthor in Superman Returns will be the guest host on NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 20.

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Marvel Comics announced on Friday that Amazing Spider-Man artist Ron Garney is exclusive to the publisher.

"I feel good about it," Garney said. "It's nice to come back after a few years, and it feels new again and in a lot of ways it's a different place to come back to. It's like your favorite sports team - some different players, same franchise but you love it just the same because the characters are there."

Marvel also released pages from Amazing Spider-Man #532, drawn by Garney.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"After pitching in with the relief efforts at the site of the Stamford disaster in Amazing Spider-Man #532, Peter Parker accompanies Tony Stark to Washington once again.

"With the Super Hero Registration Act seeming to be a foregone conclusion, Spider-Man makes a decision that will force the heroes of the Marvel Universe to never look at him the same way again."

Amazing Spider-Man #532 goes on sale on May 31. Click on the thumbnails above for larger images.


Fox has released promotional images from the final two episodes this season of The Simpsons.

Above is an image from "Monkey Love," which airs on Sunday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After visiting an evolution exhibit narrated by guest-star Melanie Griffith, Flanders pushes Mayor Quimby to appoint Reverend Lovejoy as a 'Mortality Czar"'in charge of spreading the theory of creationism. Darwin's theories are quickly outlawed and Lisa finds herself as the only supporter of the scientific theory. After holding secret evolution classes, Lisa is arrested and retains Southern lawyer Wallace Brady (guest-star Larry Hagman) to help defend her beliefs in front of a judge. While Flanders is on the stand in court, Homer's antics cause him to crack under pressure and he calls Homer an ape, which leads the judge to believe Homer resembles the missing link - putting a monkey wrench in the prosecutors' case."

To the right is an image from "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play," which guest-stars Mandy Moore and airs on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After a passionate kiss between Marge and Homer airs on the Isotope Jumbotron, struggling second baseman Buck Mitchell turns to the couple for marital advice. The Simpsons are able to get Buck and his sexy singing wife, Fiona (Moore), on track, and the Isotopes' season turns for the better. Things seem to be coming up aces for the Simpsons until Buck catches Homer giving Fiona a post-show neck massage, which results in both couples separating."

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Ron Perlman and Michael Jai White are among the voice talents for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertaiment's Justice League Heroes video game.

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, distributed by Eidos Interactive and developed by Snowblind Studios, the game will be available on the PlayStation2, Xbox and PSP this fall.

Dwayne McDuffie, comics writer and producer of the Justice League Unlimited animated series, created the story for the game.

Perlman, who starred in comics films Hellboy and Blade II, provides the voices of Batman. White, who starred in Spawn, provides the voice of Green Lantern.

Other voice actors include Ralph Garman as Green Arrow, Courtenay Taylor as Wonder Woman, Chris Edgerly as The Flash; Kari Wahlgren as Zatanna, Daniel Riordan as Martian Manhunter, Peter Jessop as Brainiac and Carlos Alazraqui as The Key.

In the game, each hero possesses an array of character-specific superpowers. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers will be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe.

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For covers and five-page previews of Devil's Due Publishing titles arriving in stores on May 10, CLICK HERE.

Titles include G.I. Joe: America's Elite #11, killer 7 #3, G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 #6 and Forgotten Realms: Sojourn #2.

Look for more First Looks on Saturday here in The Continuum.

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"Oracle," Thursday's episode of The WB's Smallville, set up next Thursday's fifth-eason finale, "Vessel."

Executive producer Al Gough told The Continuum that, in tradition of the show, "Vessel" will be a cliffhanger.

"If we have a cliffhanger and don't get picked up, it will be terribly frustrating," Gough said, laughing. "But we're going in with that assumption (of Season 6). That's our plan."

The episode will be Smallville's last new one on The WB, but the series is expected to be part of The CW -- the new network merging The WB and UPN -- next fall. An announcement will be made at the upfronts on May 17.

Here's how The WB decribes the finale:

"Brainiac (guest star James Marsters) unleashes a deadly virus, which will kill millions of people, and refuses to give Clark (Tom Welling) the vaccine unless he agrees to release General Zod. Clark turns to Lionel (John Glover), who once again channels Jor-El. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is stunned by his newfound powers and shares the discovery with Lana (Kristin Kreuk), who decides to stand by her new man, unaware of the shocking turn Lex's life is about to take due to Brainiac's evil machinations."

The episode was written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders and was directed by James Marshall.

Presented here are images from the trailer for "Vessel" that aired at the end of "Oracle."

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* The Catwoman movie, starring Halle Berry, returns to HBO in July.

Air dates and times include Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 5 at 12:15 p.m.; Thursday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 25 at 9 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; and Monday, July 31 at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

* Burger King's international campaign for X-Men: The Last Stand has begun. The toys will not be available in chains in the United States.

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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.

* Sunday, April 30: X-Men: The Last Stand, Teen Titans, Alias Comics' The Vindicators and Image First Looks.

* Saturday, April 29: X-Men: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Krypto the Superdog and First Looks.

* Friday, April 28: X-Men: The Last Stand, Iron Man movie, Smallville, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Wolverine and Claypool Comics for August.

* Thursday, April 27: Spider-Man on Cartoon Network, Activision's Marvel Alliance, Ed Brubaker extends exclusive and First Looks.

* Wednesday, April 26: Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Image First Looks, Wolverine: Origins and Smallville.

* Tuesday, April 25: The Batman and Legion of Super Heroes on Kids' WB!, Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Infinite Crisis and Anita Blake.

* Monday, April 24: Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel Legends, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Turner panels at Pittsburgh Comicon and Xena creative team.

* Sunday, April 23: DC's One Year Later panel at Pittsburgh Comicon, The Librarian and Smallville. Free Shipping on orders $40 and above.

* Saturday, April 22: Spider-Girl panel at Pittsburgh Comicon, Image Comics' Task Force 1 and First Looks.

* Friday, April 21: Conan, Virgin Comics for July and Alias First Looks.

* Thursday, April 20: Devil's Due for July, Alias for July, Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel First Looks and Superman: Brainiac Attacks.

* Wednesday, April 19: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Archie First Looks, Witchblade #100 and Superman Returns.

* Tuesday, April 18: Marvel Comics for July, Marvel Comics First Looks and IDW sell-outs.

* Monday, April 17: DC Comics for July, Image Comics for July, Archie Comics for July and Moon Knight.

* Sunday, April 16: Absolute Dark Knight, Ultimate Avengers and Emily Edison.

* Saturday, April 15: The Simpsons, Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes animated and Transformers: Evolutions.

* Friday, April 14: Storm's wedding dress, Superman movies on Cinemax, Family Guy, Aspen Comics for July, Big Bang Comics and March sales figures.

* Thursday, April 13: DB Pro for July, Moonstone Books for August, Justice League Unlimited, Tom DeFalco press conference, Archie First Looks and DC Comics' second printings.

* Wednesday, April 12: Superman Returns, DC Comics' second printings, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, April 11: X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel First Looks, Marvel Legends and Skye Runner.

* Monday, April 10: Dark Horse Comics for July, X-Men: The Last Stand, Heroes for Hire artist and White Tiger artist.

* Sunday, April 9: Justice League Unlimited, Heroes for Hire, V for Vendetta and Smallville.

* Saturday, April 8: Batman movies on HBO, Heroic Publishing for July and First Looks.

* Friday, April 7: Superman Returns, Civil War press conference, Justice League Unlimited, Smallville, Boom! Studios for July and Claypool Comics for July.

* Thursday, April 6: Fantastic Four sequel, X-Men: The Last Stand, Smallville and The Batman.

* Wednesday, April 5: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, X-Men: The Last Stand, G.I. Joe: Declassified and Astonishing X-Men.

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