Incredible Hulk, Justice League, Ghost In The Shell: April 15th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, April 15th, 2008 at 8:40am PDT | Updated: April 15th, 2008 at 9:00am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

INCREDIBLE HULK

Superhero Hype has a first look at the new poster for the Ed Norton-fueled Marvel movie ... even though the New York Times has yet another article noting the troubles the production is having in its development.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Denying conventional wisdom that there is no such thing as Canadia, an article on News.com claims that would-be Wonder Woman Megan Gale has set up shop in the great white north.

GHOST IN THE SHELL

According to Variety, DreamWorks Pictures has acquired rights to the Japanese manga with plans to adapt the futuristic police thriller as a 3-D live-action feature. "'Ghost in the Shell' is one of my favorite stories," said Steven Spielberg. "It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks."

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS

Yahoo! Movies has a preview clip from the animated direct-to-DVD feature.

IRON MAN

Superhero Hype has photos of the Australian premiere, complete with a 3D standee ... and the new Sabretooth? Zany!

We also got an email from a fan who saw the premiere, so if you don't like SPOILERS you should skip down now ...

... last warning ...

... seriously ...

... okay, here's the email in its entirety: "Saw it at the Sydney premiere last night, and it's truly a great comic book action film. Downey Jr is perfect, the CGI is really smooth (apart from the big fight between Iron Monger & Stark...they just can't seem to make CGI at speed look really good yet). Hopefully the fans aren't put out, because there's a lot of humour there, and the fight with Iron Monger isn't a long one. But it's a great start to what should be a no-brainer franchise."

SPEED RACER

New sneak peeks of the fast paced film? There's a domestic version as well as an international one.

GHOULISHLY YOURS, WILLIAM M. GAINES

A story at Comics2Film notes that EC Comics creator Al Feldstein has signed on as a creative consultant for the Joel Eisenberg/John Landis-led biopic. Feldstein said, "I am truly enthusiastic to be associated with ‘Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines' as the film's creative adviser. This film will be about the most exciting editorial and artistic creative period in comic book history, which was then followed by the most devastating, self-destructive and self-castrating period in its history. As E.C.'s major creative force, I am truly hopeful and optimistic that, finally, the whole truth will be told."

CONSTANTINE 2

That's a big "no" on that count -- actor Keanu Reeves said as much in an interview with Moviehole. "We got killed by having an R-rating [on the first movie]." Reeves said. "You can watch 'Lord of the Rings' and see trolls and stuff getting axed apart, and blood everywhere, and we don't even have any blood in 'Constantine.' We said [to the ratings board] 'But we don't even have any blood?' You know what they come back with? 'But trolls and dwarves aren't real, Demons are real -- you can't blow them up.' But yeah, I'm just bummed about that, because I really enjoyed playing that role."

THE SPIRIT

DC Direct has a first look at the 1:6 scale figure from the Will Eisner adaptation.

SMALLVILLE

Spoilers abound in the official network description for the May 1st episode "Apocalypse," thanks to Kryptonsite.

THE DARK KNIGHT

SPOILER WARNING! Consider yourself properly prepared -- we got an interesting rumor via email that claims to know about some scenes to be cut in the new movie. The first one -- Ledger in a body bag -- has been discussed and debunked. The latter? Well, let's just include what's been said in the missive: "The second is one where the joker is having a conversation with Batman and says 'Death should be funnier than a chopped up girl scout.'" Ooh.

KEEPING IT REEL

We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Warner Brothers?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and [tagline due to return with new WGA any day now].

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