The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hancock: May 6th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, May 6th, 2008 at 8:33am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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THE DARK KNIGHT

Lots of people are talking about the look of Two-Face in the Bat-sequel, but few people are showing you the possibly vomit-inducing photo. How helpful of Comic Book Movie to do so (although CBR's own Rich Johnston was the first to post it before he got a threat from Warner Brothers) ...

The official website has been updated with the new trailer and a new Flash intro.

IRON MAN

What's a few million between friends? Box Office Mojo has some corrections to yesterday's estimates, putting the domestic gross at $98.6 million from 4,105 screens (an average of $24,024 per theater) and $95.5 million internationally, leading to a total of $197.6 million over five days. This is still considered a success off of the $150 million filming budget and a $75 million marketing budget, given that the film is generally well received and still doing brisk business. The change in the weekend's numbers doesn't change the fact that the film remains the tenth largest opening of all time, the eighth biggest debut for a May film and the fourth largest super-hero opening as well.

As well, Toon Zone has a new interview with writer Len Uhley, talking about the difference in working as a staffer or a freelancer on the new animated series. "Unfortunately, staff positions are much less common these days. They're great, because it's guaranteed work for several months or longer. If your employers provide you with an office at a studio, you also get to work alongside other writers and artists. Oh, and you eat a lot more lunches in restaurants. The freelance experience is quite different. It's just you tucked away in your home or office, getting notes via phone or e-mail from the story editor, the only writer-type person who's on for the run of the show. Also, because it is piecework, you're always trying to land the next job before you're done with the current one. It's a seasonal, feast-or-famine situation."

HANCOCK

Collider has a gang of new production stills from the movie.

HEROES

Herosite has new spoilers about cast members joining (and returning to) the show.

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY

We got an email from Shera Vellots noting the news (if you'd call it that) about director Guillermo del Toro joining "Humans for the Ethical Treatment of Faeries, Elves and Trolls."

THE SPIRIT

Newsarama has a video interview with producers Michael Uslan and Deborah Del Prete talking about working on the adaptation.

THE CASTING COUCH

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 "who put the 'bomp' in the 'bomp de bomp de bomp?'"

TAGS:  the dark knight, iron man movie, hancock movie

 
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