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Brandon Routh became a movie star this summer in Superman Returns. This fall, he'll become a video game star in Electronic Arts' Superman Returns game.

Routh, Kate Bosworth (Lois Lane), Kevin Spacey (Lex Luthor) and Sam Huntington (Jimmy Olsen) all reprise their movie roles to provide for the game, which hits stores on Nov. 20, the week before the film is released on DVD.

Similar to his reaction to becoming an action figure, Routh said seeing himself in a video game "was pretty crazy."

"It's weird to see me, and somebody else animating and controlling ... me," he said in a video presentation by EA its Superman Returns Community Day on Friday in Orlando. "A little bizarre, but so cool."

Routh, who also did voiceover work as The Everywhere Man in The Batman, said it's a different kind of acting.

"As an actor, you have to recreate the moment," he said. "Because you're not really in the moment when I'm standing behind a microphone, so that's kind of challenging, but also kind of fun.

"It's also cool to do voiceover work in the game because I get to interact with characters that aren't in the movie. It's fun to keep living in the world of Superman, which is why we go see movies and why we read comic books, to be a part of that world. It's cool to live out that fantasy a little bit more."

Bosworth said she was nervous about the video game project, but wound up having "a blast" working on it.

She also noticed a difference from her normal acting.

"When you're playing a character in a film, there's a lot more subtlety going on. And then when you're doing a voice for a video game, there's certain sentences and certain words you really want to hit to make an impact on the person playing the game -- concentrating on word more or one sentence or saying it a slightly different way than you would in a film just to make it work for the game."

Look for much more on the Superman Returns game soon here in The Continuum.

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IDW Publishing announced "far-reaching plans" and a January launch for its new line of Star Trek comic books.

David Tischman is writing and Casey Maloney is drawing Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between, a six-issue mini-series.

Dennis Calero and Zach Howard are providing 50/50 covers for the first issue.

"I couldn't be happier to be shepherding Star Trek comics in the 21st century," said IDW's publisher/editor-in-chief Chris Ryall. łNot only is this one of the most storied franchises in all of entertainment, but its history in comics is a long one, too.

"And yet, despite the abundance of different Star Trek comics that have come along in the past, we've hit on some unique ways to bring new vibrancy and creativity to the line. I look forward to building on the legacy that stretches back to the Gold Key comics I read as a kid and moving the franchise forward into the future. Well, further into the future, that is. Can't wait to let the fans know more of what we have in mind."


Following the events of Civil War #4, Marvel Comics announced a new creative team -- Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr. -- on Thunderbolts beginning with #110.

The new Thunderbolts roster will include Venom, Moonstone, Bullseye, Songbird, Radioactive Man, Swordsman, Penance and the Green Goblin.

Similar to the launch of New Avengers, Thunderbolts will feature interlocking variant covers for the first six issues of the Ellis/Deodato run.

Contributing those covers will be Leinil Yu, Ariel Olivetti, Pasqual Ferry, Clayton Crain, Simone Biachi and Billy Tan.

Marvel also noted that Baron Zemo's story continues in February in a limited series, Zemo: Born Better, written by Fabian Nicieza.


For covers and three- to five-page previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Oct. 11, CLICK HERE.

Titles includes Battlestar Galactica #2 and Darkman vs. The Army of Darkness #1.


* Image Comics is reporting that Sam Noir: Samurai Detective #1, by Manny Trembley and Eric A. Anderson, has sold out. Image Comics is posting the entire first issue on its website in time before issue #2 hits.


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, October 1: Battlestar Galactica, Deadworld, First Looks and X-Men.

* Saturday, September 30: Fantastic Four episodes, Cartoon Network for October, The Darkness and First Looks.

* Friday, September 29: Robert Downey Jr. cast as Iron Man, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Doug Jones, Smallville's "Arrow" episode, Hellboy: Sword of Storms on Cartoon Network, Avatar Press for December, First Looks and Spike TV cancels Blade: The Series.

* Thursday, September 28: Legion of Super Heroes, Superman Returns, Image Comics' Lower Orbit, Archie First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel/Bullet Points press conference.

* Wednesday, September 27: Occult Crime Taskforce movie, Marvel First Looks, Diamond Select Toys and Smallville.

* Tuesday, September 26: Heroes, Fear Agent to Dark Horse, The Scribbler, Batman Beyond and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, September 25: Legion of Super Heroes' Andy Milder, Justice League Unlimited DVD and Image First Looks.

* Sunday, September 24: Heroes, Image's The Nightly News and Casper on Cartoon Network.

* Saturday, September 23: Smallville, Image Comics' Drain, Dark Horse First Looks and Fantastic Four.

* Friday, September 22: The Batman Season 4, Superman DVDs, Oni Press for December, IDW's Dick Tracy, Scary Godmother and First Looks.

* Thursday, September 21: Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes, Arcana Studio for December, Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, September 20: Image Comics for December, Devil's Due for September, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks and Ron Marz's Russian Sunset.

* Tuesday, September 19: Marvel Comics for December, Heroes, Supergirl and X-Men: Phoenix -- Warsong.

* Monday, September 18: Smallville, DC Comics for December, IDW Publishing for December, Archie Comics for December, Legion of Super Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, First Looks and August sales.

* Sunday, September 17: IDW's 24: Nightfall, Smallville and Josh Howard's Viper titles.

* Saturday, September 16: Heroes, First Looks and solicitations.

* Friday, September 15: X-Men's Hugh Jackman, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Image First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Thursday, September 14: Aspen Comics for December, Hellboy 2, Anita Blake, Archie First Looks and Spider-Girl press conference.

* Wednesday, September 13: Smallville, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Supergirl DVD.

* Tuesday, September 12: Blade: The Series, Heroes, Transformers and DC First Looks.

* Monday, September 11: Legion of Super Heroes' Yuri Lowenthal, Hellboy animated, Marvel announcements, Dark Horse First Looks, Image First Looks, Ion's Kalman Andrasofszky, Moonstone Books for January and Claypool Comics for December.

* Sunday, September 10: The Simpsons, Painkiller Jane and First Looks.

* Saturday, September 9: Dark Horse Comics for December, Boom! Studios for December and Smallville Season 6 opener.

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