The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Speed Racer: May 5th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, May 5th, 2008 at 9:06am PDT | Updated: May 5th, 2008 at 9:13am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

THE DARK KNIGHT

Actor Aaron Eckhart was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times talking about his character. "I can tell you that, basically, when you look at Two-Face, you should get sick to your stomach," Eckhart said. "Being the guy under all that, well, that was a lot of fun for me. It's like you would feel if you met someone whose face had pretty much been ripped off or burned off with acid. I can't talk about it beyond that because I don't want to give away too much of the plans by Chris [Nolan]."

JoBlo has possibly spoiler information about the transformation of Harvey Dent to Two-Face.

The on-again, off-again new trailer is back online at the Why So Serious viral site, and CBR News has a image gallery of screen captures.

IRON MAN

How about a $200 million opening weekend? CBR News has all the details.

Closing down our coverage of the film, CBR News also has in-depth features on actors Jeff Bridges and Terrance Howard as well as screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

Meanwhile, writer Greg Johnson talked about the animated series based on Tony Stark.

What did you think about the movie? Check out the CBR Poll to share your opinion and find out what others thought!

SPEED RACER

Here's three minutes from the fast-paced film, courtesy of IGN ...

YOUNG X-MEN

Superhero Hype has new rumors about "The OC" producer Josh Schwartz taking over from Zack Penn in penning a screenplay for the proposed juvenile mutant movie. "I'm very well aware that I'll be bludgeoned by purists," Schwartz is reported to have said, "but I love its mythology, and it comes with a pretty hefty paycheck."

THE MAN OF STEEL

Actor Brandon Routh is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking about his expectations to return to the tights. "[Director] Bryan [Singer] keeps me up [to date] with what's going on, and I think he'll get a script together later in the year, and we'll begin filming early next year," Routh said.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

Marvel's first quarter financial reports, noted at Yahoo! Finance had some pleasant surprises. In addition to announcing "Iron Man 2" for April 30, 2010, it noted that Matthew Vaughan's "Thor" will be released June 4, 2010, "The First Avenger: Captain America" will debut May 6, 2011 and "The Avengers" (Janet Van Dyne more than Emma Peel) hitting the silver screen July 2011.

MIDDLEMEN

Comics2Film has a first look at the new ABC Family series based on the Javier Grillo-Marxauch graphic novels.

SMALLVILLE

The Superman Homepage has an interview with actor Michael Rosenbaum (audio or transcription), talking about his past and future. "I'm pretty grateful for 'Smallville,'" Rosenbaum said. "Because what's funny is, the irony of it is that I was always a comedian and then all of a sudden I shave my head and now I'm this intense weird guy, so a lot of my friends were like, laughing, they couldn't take me seriously, but now everybody thinks of me as a serious actor, and they always say that it's easier to go from being an actor, a serious actor, to a comedian. It's a lot easier than going from a comedian, like if you're known as a comedian, like Jim Carrey, and taking it seriously. I'm hoping that works for me. I guess it's a blessing in disguise, the shaving of the head, because now, I grow it back and people are like, 'Who are you?' I don't get to come to these conventions any more."

WANTED 2

Despite the fact that the first film hasn't even been released yet, screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt told Pajiba that they're already working on a sequel. "We’re just finishing up a book adaptation for Universal of the James Siegel novel 'Deceit.' We’ve been hired to write the sequel to 'Wanted' by the same studio," Haas said. "'Wanted' has been terrific. We first started working on it when only the first issue of the comic came out, and as the book became crazier and crazier, we tried to keep the script grounded. Timur Bekmambetov is directing and has been interesting and gratifying to work with. The movie is going to be a gigantic, hard-R action movie that we hope will satisfy the comic fans."

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