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He wasn't taking on the legions of Persian like his character, but Gerard Butler faced quite a challenge in playing King Leonidas in 300, the upcoming movie based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

During the recent 300 press junket, the actor talked about the various aspects of his character, training for the role and a spectacular fight scene.

To read an edited transcription of the roundtable interview, CLICK HERE.


Probably the reason a proposed Justice League television series didn't spin off of Smallville, a Justice League of America movie is being developed by Warner Bros.

According to Variety, Kiernan and Michele Mulroney have been tapped to write a script for the film.

"The Justice League of America has been a perennial favorite for generations of fans, and we believe their appeal to film audiences will be as strong and diverse as the characters themselves," Warner Bros. president of production Jeff Robinov said in announcing the hiring of the Mulroneys.

No word yet on which characters will be involved.

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Avatar Press has provided The Continuum its solicitations for May.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For other May solicitation listings, with images, click on the publishers' names below.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* Heroic Publishing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* TwoMorrows Publishing.


For covers and four- to six-page previews of upcoming Top Cow titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Witchblade #104 and The Unusual Suspects. - More Product. More Exclusives.


For covers and four- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on March 21, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Franklin Richards: March Madness! and Spider-Man: Reign #4.

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* Sony Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes look at Spider-Man 3. Click above to watch the video.

* Stuart Moore and Tyler Kirkham are the creative team for the Transformers/Avengers crossover between IDW Publishing and Marvel. Look for more on that book soon here in The Continuum.

* Phil Hester is writing Top Cow's new Darkness title and will also be contributing art. Look for more details soon here in The Continuum.

* Mitchell Breitweiser is following up Drax the Destroyer as artist of Captain America: The End, The Continuum has learned.


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

* Sunday, February 18: Ghost Rider box office, and Marvel and DC panels at MegaCon.

* Saturday, February 17: Ghost Rider box office, George Perez at MegaCon, First Looks and January sales.

* Friday, February 16: Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight, Dynamite Entertainment for May, The Batman and Family Guy.

* Thursday, February 15: Image Comics for May, 300, Smallville, Image Comics First Looks, Legion of Super Heroes, Archie Comics for May and Zero-G.

* Wednesday, February 14: Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes, Devil's Due Publishing for May, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Red 5 Comics.

* Tuesday, February 13: Marvel Comics for May, Lynda Carter on Smallville, Battlestar Galactica renewed, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer toys, Fallen Angel, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Action Comics and Heroes.

* Monday, February 12: DC Comics for May, Smallville's Miles Millar and Al Gough, Zack Snyder talks Watchmen movie and Legion of Super Heroes.

* Sunday, February 11: DC Comics for May preview, The Simpsons Toys and Wanted movie.

* Saturday, February 10: Battlestar Galactica, Ocean movie?, Zen's 20th anniversary and First Looks.

* Friday, February 9: Ghost Rider, Heroes, The Batman, First Looks and Smallville.

* Thursday, February 8: New seasons for Legion of Super Heroes and The Batman, Marvel Comics First Looks and Whiteout movie.

* Wednesday, February 7: 300, The Boys at Dynamite Entertainment, First Looks and World of Warcraft action figures.

* Tuesday, February 6: Dark Horse Comics for May, Aspen Comics for May, Jeff Bridges joins Iron Man movie, DC Comics First Looks, Black Panther and 300's Gerard Butler.

* Monday, February 5: Painkiller Jane, Spider-Man 3, Shawn Levy to direct The Flash, Smallville, Image Comics First Looks and Battlestar Galactica.

* Sunday, February 4: IDW Publishing for May, The Amazing Screw-On Head and Heroes.

* Saturday, February 3: Stan Lee on Heroes, Legion of Super Heroes and The Batman renewed, Smallville, The Simpsons and First Looks.

* Friday, February 2: Joss Whedon off Wonder Woman and David Goyer off Flash, The Batman's Alan Burnett, WildStorm/Vertigo collections, BlueWater Productions for May, Heroic Publishing for May and Moonstone Books for May.

* Thursday, February 1: Smallville, Civil War #7 variant, DC Universe collections, TwoMorrows Publishing for May and Heroes.

* Wednesday, January 31: Marvel First Looks, Legion of Super Heroes, Image First Looks, Adam Beechen on Teen Titans, Firebreather and Family Guy.

* Tuesday, January 30: KISS, George Perez, Heroes, Marvel First Looks, DC roundup, Krypto the Superdog and BlueWater Productions graphic novels.

* Monday, January 29: From Phoenix Cactus Comicon -- Hellboy's Mike Mignola, Mighty Avengers' Angel Medina and Feedback; plus, DC Comics First Looks, The Simpsons and Stephen Colbert.

* Sunday, January 28: Smallville, Rob Liefeld, Heroes and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, January 27: Ghost Rider movie, Free Comic Book Day titles and Battlestar Galactica.

* Friday, January 26: Marvel Comics First Looks, Smallville, Painkiller Jane, Hero Initiative's Ultimate Spider-Man covers and Fell trade paperback.

* Thursday, January 25: DC Comics teaser image, TMNT's Kevin Munroe and Tom Gray, 300 goes IMAX, DC's World War III, The Tick, Virgin Comics for April and Heroes.

* Wednesday, January 24: Smallville, Dynamite Entertainment for April, Marvel animation, Image First Looks, DC First Looks and Spider-Man 3.

* Tuesday, January 23: Marvel Animation, Marvel First Looks, 300, Transformers movie images, Kevin Spacey on Superman sequel, Oni Press for April, Avatar Press for April, Smallville and Heroes.

* Monday, January 22: Invincible Iron Man's Marc Worden, Markosia named editor-in-chief, Image Comics' Unravel, Dark Horse First Looks and Battlestar Galactics.

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