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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

MEGAN FOX LINING UP JONAH HEX, FATHOM MOVIES

Megan Fox might have two comic-book films in her near future.

Sources have confirmed for The Continuum that Fox is in final talks for a role in Warner Bros.' Jonah Hex and has been part of the team developing a Fathom movie as a starring vehicle at Fox Atomic.

Fox, 23, and featured in both Transformers movies, would play Leila, a love interest, for Josh Brolin's Jonah Hex.

Gregory Noveck, senior vice-preisdent, creative affairs, at DC Comics, told The Continuum that pre-production of Jonah Hex is well underway. Shooting is expected to begin in April

"Jonah's a classic dark Western," Noveck said. "Josh Brolin's kind of perfect for it."

Jonah Hex will likely be shot in New Mexico and/or Louisiana. John Malkovich is playing the film's villain, and Jimmy Hayward is directing.

Fox would play the lead in Fathom, based on the Aspen Comics character created by Michael Turner. The propety has been in development for years in both animation and live-action forms, even gestating at James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment at one point. Getting a script faithful to the source material proved problematic, and, before his death last June, Turner insisted that he would not do a movie at all rather than do one poorly.

Fathom is now being written by Jordan Mechner, whom insiders say has a firm grasp of Fathom's characters and concepts.

Frank Mastromauro, who now runs Aspen with Peter Steigerwald, has been working with Fox and Fox Atomic and will executive produce Fathom. Turner will also be credited as an executive producer.

Fathom could conceivably go before cameras this year.

Look for Fox to promote her new film, the supernaturual thriller Jennifer's Body, and likely both Jonah Hex and Fathom at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July.

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BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD ROUNDUP

Production has begun at Warner Bros. Animation on a second set of 26 episodes of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

"So there will be 52 episodes -- at least," producer Michael Jelenic said last weekend at Wonder Con while promoting the Wonder Woman animated movie he wrote.

In other Batman: The Brave and the Bold news:

* For a clip from Friday's new episode, "Game Over for Owlman!," CLICK HERE.

* Credits for upcoming episodes include writer Jim Krieg and director Brandon Vietti for "Mystery in Space!" and writer Todd Casey and director Michael Chang for "Trials of the Demon!"

* Look for an upcoming episode in which Red Tornado creates a son.

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WATCHMEN ROUNDUP

Dr. Manhattan has arrived in London.

To celebrate the UK release of Watchmen on Wednesday, an image of Dr. Manhattan rose above the Thames River to a height of more than 70 feet.

The event was created with the world's biggest water screen projector. The water screen, moored especially for this occasion in the middle of the Thames between the London Eye and The Shell Building, created vertical screen of water that will extend to 72 feet in height and 100 feet across. Specially created, never to be seen again Watchmen footage, was projected onto the screen to showcase Dr Manhattan's translucent and shimmering form.

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In other Watchmen news:

* For a roundtable interview with screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse, CLICK HERE.

* Fandango is reporting that as of Wednesday at noon (ET) 90 percent of if its ticket sales were for Watchmen.

* The Watchmen Singles Box Set will be released on March 24 from Warner Sunset / Reprise Records. The box set contains seven 7-inch vinyl picture discs, one for each Watchmen, plus the original Silk Spectre. The picture discs come inside a hardbound book packaged in a special slipcase. Each picture disc has an image and unique saying. The Watchmen Singles Box Set will include My Chemical Romance's cover of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," plus 13 hand-selected tracks from Tyler Bates' Original Motion Picture Score.

The Watchmen Singles Box Set will be available exclusively at www.watchmenmusic.com.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: "ISLANDED IN A STREAM OF STARS"

SciFi Channel has released three images from "Islanded in a Stream of Stars," Friday's new episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"As Galactica continues to deteriorate, Adama resists the need to abandon the ship and Baltar emerges as an unlikely voice of hope."

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FAMILY GUY: UPCOMING EPISODES

Fox has released descriptions of the next three new episodes of Family Guy.

Following is a rundown:

"Family Gay," Sunday, March 8

Description: "To help pay off his incredible debt, Peter participates in medical experiments to make some extra cash. First, he is injected with the ''Seth Rogen' gene (guest-voice Seth Rogen) that 'gives you the appearance of being funny even though you haven't actually done anything funny.' Then he is injected with a gene that leads him to a new mate, leaving a broken-hearted Lois behind. Although the family is crushed, they quickly realize the most important thing is that Peter is happy."

"The Juice is Loose," Sunday, March 15

Description: "Peter cashes in a raffle ticket from 1989 and wins a golf outing with O.J. Simpson. When Peter befriends the infamous former running back and brings him home to meet the family, the residents of Quahog aren't so welcoming to the new houseguest and tell him to take a hike."

"FOX-y Lady," Sunday, March 22

Description: "Lois lands a job as a news reporter where her first assignment is to shoot an investigative expose on a liberal filmmaker, but when her story implicates a conservative radio host she gets canned on."

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TOP COW PRODUCTIONS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and a five-page preview of Top Cow Productions' Witchblade #125, CLICK HERE.

Look for more Image Comics First Looks soon here in The Continuum.

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DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and two- to three-page previews of upcoming Dark Horse Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Kull #5, Conan the Cimmerian #9 and Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods #4.

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ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four- to five-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on March 11, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Archie & Friends #129, Archie Digest #252 and Sonic the Hedgehog #198.



MAY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted May solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Antarctic Press.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.



BRIEFLY

* Warner Bros. has released a characters banner and new one-sheet for Terminator: Salvation.

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* Upcoming repeat episodes of TMNT: Back to the Sewer on The CW 4Kids will be "Tempus Fugit" on March 7, "Karate Schooled" on March 14, "Something Wicked" on March 21 and and "The Engagement Ring" on March 28.



COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

If you missed The Continuum's coverage over the past month, following are links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Friday, February 27: Marvel Comics First Looks, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wonder Woman's Rosario Dawson, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Smallville, The Simpsons and Marvel change submissions policty.

* Thursday, February 26: Moonstone Books for June, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Simpsons.

* Wednesday, February 25: Samuel L. Jackson's deal with Marvel Studios, Heroes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Radical Publishing for May, Avatar Press for May, Archie Comics First Looks and Top Cow Productions First Looks. Free Watchmen iTunes Download

* Tuesday, February 24: Season 9 for Smallville, Marvel Studios, Dynamite Entertainment for May, Top Cow Productions for May, Legend of Isis, Heroes, DC Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and BOOM! Studios First Looks.

* Monday, February 23: Watchmen, Battlestar Galactica, Heath Ledger wins Academy Award, BOOM! Studios for May, Antacric Press for May and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, February 22: Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Zenescope Entertainment for May, Dabel Brothers Publishing for May, Ape Entertainment for May and Iron Man action figures.

* Saturday, February 21: Devil's Due Publishing for May, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Watchmen's Carla Gugino and Smallville.

* Friday, February 20: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Comics First Looks and Oni Press for May.

* Thursday, February 19: The Middleman, Wolverine and the X-Men, Watchmen, Aspen Comics for May, Image Comics for May, Bongo Comics for May, Heroes, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 18: Watchmen's Zack Snyder, Red 5 Comics for May and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, February 17: Marvel Comics for May and DC Comics for May.

* Monday, February 16: IDW Publishing for May, Archie Comics for May, Battlestar Galactica, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Marvel Universe action figures.

* Sunday, February 15: Hasbro's Wolverine action figures, Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks and Heroes.

* Saturday, February 14: Heroes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Marvel First Looks.

* Friday, February 13: Watchmen, Marvel Comics First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, February 12: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John Malkovich joins Jonah Hex cast, January sales and Top Cow Productions First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 11: Archie Comics First Looks, The Human Target and Knight Rider.

* Tuesday, February 10: Wolverine and the X-Men, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Heroes, XIII, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and DC Comics roundup.

* Monday, February 9: Dollhouse, Marvel animation roundup, Brett Ratner to direct Youngblood movie, Watchmen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween and Marvel's Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic Con.

* Sunday, February 8: Michael Chiklis at IDW Publishing, Vertigo titles and XIII's Jay Firestone.

* Saturday, February 7: XIII's Caterina Murino and X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game.

* Friday, February 6: From New York Comic Con -- X-Men, Dark Reign and Wars of Kings, Marvel Comics First Looks, XIII's Stephen Dorff and Wolverine and the X-Men.

* Thursday, February 5: Dark Horse Comics for May, Black Panther voice cast, XIII's Val Kilmer, Radical Publishing's The Last Days of American Crime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Marvel Comics First Looks.



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