The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Speed Racer: May 1st Comic Reel Wrap

Thu, May 1st, 2008 at 8:25am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

THE DARK KNIGHT

Many sources have been whacked by the studio for posting the bootleg trailer ...


[THELUIS.COM] Dark Knight - Final Trailer from theluis dotcom on Vimeo.

... that's still over at Comic Book Movie, but clearly the AOL/TW legal ninjas can't be everywhere.

Then there's the Jokerized version ...

... which has a lot more color to it.

IRON MAN

CBR News has an interesting interview with actor Robert Downey, Jr., who apparently has little patience for boilerplate questions, closing out with quite an amusing answer.

SPEED RACER

Actor Emile Hirsch is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking about the fast paced film's fidelity to the source material. "It's a crazy world," Hirsch said. "Everyone was just able to get into it from that. The scarf, we had a lot of big debates about the scarf. We were like, 'God, should we, shouldn't we, should we?' Then in the end we were like, 'Oh, we gotta.' And I loved the scarf. More of the scarf in the second one if we make one."

IGN also has a video featurette on Racer X. Mmm, mysterious.

INCREDIBLE HULK

The new trailer is online and CBR News has a host of screen captures getting all the action.

TRANSFORMERS 2

According to the Courier Mail notes that the would-be Talia Al Ghul, actress Teresa Palmer, has been cast in an unspecified role for the sequel.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

Comics2Film has a feature on busy actor Peter MacNicol, who fit in giving voice to the new animated version of Doc Ock while starring on "24" and "Numb3rs" at the same time.

PROFESSOR BELL?

The Guardian is reporting that French cartoonist Joann Sfar will direct a filmed adaptation of one of his comics ... while not noting exactly which one it will be. "It's not yet clear when filming will begin as Sfar will first adapt one of his comic book creations to the big screen."

X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO

Sir Ian McKellen told Empire Online that he was probably not gonna be involved in the next spin off. "They are making a Magneto spin-off but I don't think it will involve me because it's about the younger Magneto, it's a back-story," McKellen said. "Would I be willing to return to play a young Magneto? A cameo in my own movie? I don't think so. I don't think I could get away with playing a 19-year-old."

GREEN HORNET

Empire Online also spoke to Evan Goldberg who noted that his work with Seth Rogen will step back a bit from the character. "We decided to make it before he was the Green Hornet, when they [the Green Hornet and his sidekick Kato] had to work out their partnership. He's a bit of a dick and he's rude to Kato and it's about them coming to terms with one another, so the Green Hornet people know is three years later," Goldberg said. Goldberg also noted that he and partner Seth Rogen are adapting Garth Ennis' "The Boys."

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

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, from now on (or so we're told) fresh comics reviews will be online after 1PM PST and "all of this has happened before, and will happen again."

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