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J.K. Simmons, who returns as Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 3, said that there was definitely a sense of comfort in working with Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi again.

"We sort of hit it off on the first movie," Simmons said. "Tobey and Sam and I are all in the room together all the time and found a nice level of giving each other a hard time in a fun way and cracking jokes. Itıs like Romper Room in a way."

Spider-Man 3 actually marks the fifth time Simmons has worked with Raimi. In addition to the three Spidey films, Simmons also appeared in Raimi's The Gift and For Love of the Game.

"He's a great comedian, he's a great actor, a great chameleon," Raimi said. "He can become anybody."

In Spider-Man 3, Jameson pits Peter Parker and Eddie Brock against each other for a Daily Bugle staff opening, offering it to the one who can take an incriminating photo of Spider-Man.

"He's a lot of fun and brings a ton of energy to the set," Maguire said of Simmons. "He brings a lot of comedy to the movies, which is good."

In other Spider-Man 3 news, Sony has released another behind-the-scenes video. This one has producer Grant Curtis talking about the Goblin's liar.

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Melanie Papalia is playing Amanda Worth, Jane Vasco's neighbor, in Sci Fi's upcoming Painkiller Jane television series.

Here's how Sci Fi describes the character:

"Amanda Worth, Jane's neighbor with an affinity to loud music, is a true believer in the fight against the 'system.' Her real talent in life is her ability to survive using extreme resourcefulness and street smarts. An orphan, she's learned to be independent and gets everything she needs from her network of 'connections.' Amanda is one of the rare few who can soften, if only in small doses, Jane's hardened exterior."

Papalia, an accomplished dancer, has previously guest-starred in such series as Smallville and Blade: The Series.

Painkiller Jane premieres on Friday at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Look for more on the show on Monday here in The Continuum.

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300 continued its march toward the $200-million mark, placing sixth at the box office over the weekend.

300 pulled in an estimated $8.8 million in its fifth week or release, pushing its total to $193.9 million. The film could pass $200 million as early as this week.

TMNT, which, like 300, opened at No. 1, fell to ninth with $4.9 million.

The Ninja Turtles have pulled in $46.7 million in three weeks.

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Titles include Sonic X #18, Jughead #180 and Tales from Riverdale Digest # 19.

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* Above is a first look at upcoming products from Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles: Marvel Icons: Elektra Bust, Civil War Nitro Bust, Marvel Origins: Doom Statue and New Avengers: Spider-Man Statue.

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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.

* Tuesday, April 3: Spider-Man 3, Painkiller Jane and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, April 2: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man 3, Heroes, The Batman and Dynamite First Looks.

* Sunday, April 1: Painkiller Jane, 300 and TMNT box office and DC Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, March 31: TwoMorrows Publishing for July, Fantastic Four Extended Edition and First Looks.

* Friday, March 30: Spider-Man 3, Smallville, World of Quest, Archie Comics First Looks and Dynamite Entertainment.

* Thursday, March 29: Smallville, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Wednesday, March 28: Painkiller Jane, Marvel First Looks and Oni Press for June.

* Tuesday, March 27: Virgin Comics for June, Marshall Rogers dies and First Looks. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* Monday, March 26: BlueWater Productions for July, Heroic Publishing for July, Moonstone Books for July, First Looks, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man's Todd Nauck and Avatar Press' Black Summer.

* Sunday, March 25: BlueWater Productions' Isis, TMNT tops weekend box office, First Looks and AC Ccomics for June.

* Saturday, March 24: TMNT, Marvel First Looks and After Shock Comics for June.

* Friday, March 23: Dark Horse First Looks, Archie First Looks and The Simpsons.

* Thursday, March 22: Image Comics for June, Dynamite Entertainment for June, Marvel Comics First Looks, Spider-Man 3, Battlestar Galactica and Spider-Man: Back in Black.

* Wednesday, March 21: Wolverine and the X-Men, Image Comics First Looks, Fox's Them, Markosia Publishing for June, Dynamite's Zorro and The New Adventures of Superman on DVD.

* Tuesday, March 20: Marvel Comics for June, Marvel Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics second printings, Dynamite gets Terminator 2, Archie Comics for June, Wanted movie, The New Adventures of Batman on DVD, Witchblade anime, Green Hornet movie, Dynamite First Looks, Image's Armory Wars and V for Vendetta.

* Monday, March 19: DC Comics for June, 300 tops box office and from Wizard World Los Angeles -- Doug Jones, Heroes panel, KISS Comics panel and Man of Action panel.

* Sunday, March 18: IDW Publishing panel at Wizard World Los Angeles and Marvel First Looks.

* Saturday, March 17: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- X-Men panel, Aspen panel, DC Universe panel and IDW collects Terry and the Pirates.

* Friday, March 16: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- Mondo Marvel panel, DC Nation panel and Top Cow panel; Spider-Man 3, Avatar Press for June, Top Cow First Looks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mighty Avengers and X-Men: The Last Stand.

* Thursday, March 15: IDW Publishing for June Devil's Due Publishing for June, Aspen Comics for June and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, March 14: Painkiller Jane's Kristanna Loken, Image Comics First Looks, IDW Publishing's Simmons Comics Group, Oni Press' First in Space and Image's Dynamo 5.

* Tuesday, March 13: Painkiller Jane episodes, Marvel First Looks, 300 sets IMAX records, WildStorm's horror titles, TMNT, Desperado to self-publish and Marvel second printings.

* Monday, March 12: Smallville, Anita Blake and First Looks.

* Sunday, March 11: 300 sets box office record and Archie First Looks.

* Saturday, March 10: Dark Horse Comics for June and 300.

* Friday, March 9: Smallville, Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight and The Boys at Dynamite.

* Thursday, March 8: Fallen Son: Death of Captain America titles, Marvel First Looks, Family Guy and Ape Entertainment's new anthology.

* Wednesday, March 7: Mattel's Super Friends, Legion of Super Heroes, 300 and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 6: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel First Looks, Spider-Man 3 busts, DC First Looks, Dynamite First Looks, Avengers: The Initiative and Spider-Man: Back in Black.

Marvel Titanium Series Micro Figures Wave 4

Marvel Titanium Series Micro Figures Wave 4

They don't get much more metal than this! These tiny 3-inch die-cast metal collectible figures from the Spider-Man movies are too good to keep hidden! Collect all your favorites, and start a Marvel-ous new collection! This case includes 12 individually packaged figures, including: 5x Spideman Pose 1, 4x Venom, 3x Sandman. (Subject to change.)

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