The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Legion of 5: April 16th Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, April 16th, 2008 at 8:10am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

THE DARK KNIGHT

Two-fisted district attorney candidate Harvey Dent saved the day, or at least that's what it says on his website, which has raw audio of Dent saving a hostage from "crazed smear cop" Sgt. Frank Notaro, right at Rossi's Deli.  "Do we continue to allow our worst nature to lead us?" Dent wrote. "Or do we take a chance on hope? That's the choice I laid out to Frank Notaro. And he responded. He released an innocent, terrified girl. He turned himself in. And he is now talking to the police about mob involvement in the smear campaign against me.  That's the real lesson of the incident. We must, all of us, have the courage to hope. If we have the power to change ourselves, if we have the power to change one person, then we have the power to change Gotham."

IRON MAN

Director Jon Favreau was the subject of an interview at Moviehole, where he notes that he keeps an eye on the interwebs.  "I'm one of them, one of the community. They know that", Favreau said. "I read everything. It's a great way to listen in at the big water cooler, and see what people are thinking. It's been a tremendous asset in my career, and it's been very helpful in bringing 'Iron Man' to the big screen ... You have to take into consideration what the popular opinion is. I get a lot of feedback from the people I work with, and work for, but I also keep my ear to the ground."

LEGION OF 5

According to the Hollywood Reporter, comics legend Stan Lee has teamed up with Rainmaker Entertainment and Brighton Partners to launch a new superhero property, planned as a series of CG-animated films but with a cross-platform approach to include games, online and mobile releases. Merchandizing is part of the plan as well.  Details of the characters and story line are being kept under wraps.

ATLANTIS RISING

Speaking of the Hollywood Reporter, the trade also reports that DreamWorks has optioned the rights to the Platinum Studios' comic book for a live-action feature adaptation to be produced by studio-based Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.  Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg also will produce.

YOUNG X-MEN

Screenwriter Zak Penn was interviewed by Comicmix and noted that he's got his eye on Westchester.  "I'm ... supposed to write and direct one of the 'X-Men' spin-off movies for Fox," Penn said, "but that's not a Marvel film. It's not a pure Marvel movie. It's a Fox thing ... t's like a young X-Men.  It's a pretty cool idea, actually.  I can't sell you the whole idea, but it involves a younger group of X-Men at the beginning."

SMALLVILLE

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I CAN'T WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS

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TAGS:  the dark knight, iron man movie, legion of 5

 
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