Wanted, Incredible Hulk, Speed Racer: April 23rd Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, April 23rd, 2008 at 7:50am PDT | Updated: April 23rd, 2008 at 7:51am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

WANTED

Superhero Hype has a look at the new poster.

INCREDIBLE HULK

Actor Tim Roth is quoted at Sci FI Wire talking about how he made the Abomination more human and relatable. "We talked about that from the beginning, before we even ended up in front of a camera," Roth said. "[Blonsky] has a real problem with authority, even within the military, which is where he operates. We were looking for things that could carry right through to the actual monster at the very end, so there is a real echo. You can see Blonsky in the Abomination. I talked a lot to the CG animators about how I'd like to him to operate and function. It's good."

Sci Fi Wire also has quotes from producers Gail Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige who talked about setting up other 616 details without alienating the "normal" audience. "It's nice to be able to let things evolve, and we set things up with this film," Hurd said. "We have Tim Blake Nelson playing Dr. Samuel Sterns, and anyone who is a fan of the comic books knows that Samuel Sterns turns into the Leader, so there is an opportunity to explore that. It's in this film, but for people who aren't aware of that, it's not confusing."

Feige said, "Any comic book reader knows that you can flip through any given issue of a comic and not know who to expect popping into a panel. That's part of the fun of what Stan [Lee] and Jack [Kirby] did so many years ago, by intertwining these characters. We haven't had that ability until now."

SPEED RACER

Superhero Hype has an image gallery with new photos from the fast paced flick.

Collider also has video clips accompanying a postive review.

Sci Fi Wire also has quotes from actress Christina Ricci talking about taking on Trixie. "I have big eyes and a small chin," Ricci said. "People have told me that I looked like [an] anime [character] for a long time, and so after a while you're like, 'OK, fine.' ... I wanted to work with the Wachowskis, and I've been hearing about 'Speed Racer' for the past 10 years, and people have said for a really long time that I should play Trixie and that I look like Trixie. So I thought, 'Awesome. I'll go in and read for this.'"

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY

Director Guillermo del Toro is pro fairy, or so it seems in an article (with photos) from Comics2Film.

The very busy Sci Fi Wire also features quotes with actor Doug Jones talking about returning to his gills. Jones said: "It was like visiting an old friend again. Our language is already there, but the challenge of playing Abe Sapien this time was finding so many new colors to him that I had never explored before."

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

Comics2Film has a feature on the experience of voice actor Steve Blum, who's working as the Green Goblin in the new animated series.

HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY

CBR News caught the NYCC panel on the new comedy.

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