Heroes, Spider-Man 4, Coraline: September 16th Comic Reel

Tue, September 16th, 2008 at 7:41am PDT | Updated: September 16th, 2008 at 7:43am

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

HEROES

Herosite has about familiar faces returning in the new season's fourth episode, "I Am Become Death." There's also spoilers at Sci Fi Wire.

SPIDER-MAN 4

Oh, yeah, Tobey Maguire will be back for two more, making a reported fifty million bucks ... but only if he gets mornings and evenings off to spend time with his daughter. A story in the Times Online notes that there are conditions in Maguire's contract that allows him time off during the six month back-to-back two movie shoot to spend time with his 22-month old Ruby Sweetheart Maguire.

CORALINE

IGN has a behind the scenes look at the making of the Neil Gaiman adaptation.

HULK 2

Edward Norton told MTV that he's not sure whether or not he'll be back in green. "The minds of Marvel are sometimes opaque," Norton. "I won't say [they're] obtuse, but I don't have any idea what they want to do."

GRUNTS

Comics2Film talked to Shannon Eric Denton about rumors surrounding his military minded material. "All I can say is 'Grunts' is out making the Hollywood rounds," Denton said. "I've been cautioned about talking about projects before they're officially announced so I can't really say much about how far along it is."

KICK-ASS

According to Slashfilm, actor Clark Duke has landed a role in Matthew Vaughn's violent comic book flick.

IRON MAN 2

Director Jon Favreau is quoted at Sci Fi Wire talking Avengers and the Mandarin. "It's tough, because it first starts off as, 'Hey, wouldn't it be fun if we stuck a Captain America shield in the background? Wouldn't it be fun if we had Sam Jackson play Nick Fury, like in The Ultimate Avengers?' Now, between Captain America, S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury and the after-the-credit scene that then in the 11th hour became the final scene of 'The [Incredible] Hulk,' that one was a big one for me. You're going to that guy, and you're forming a team. That's clearly not the day after 'Iron Man' ended. Where does that fit in the continuum? I don't want to just ignore it. I guess you could do what Marvel does and say it's an alternate universe [laughs]. They've gotten away with it for a couple of decades. But how do you make it all work within that world? Because I think it is fun, and I think 'Hulk' was successful in keeping in a tone that did not seem inconsistent with our film ... It's really all how you treat the person, and that's what informs what it is. And so the Mandarin, to have that kind of weight to him, it's really a matter of using all the narrative tricks to do it. But a dude running around in robes shooting these beams and rays that have powers, ... if you take them literally, [that] would throw off the balance of the whole universe ... How do you do it and keep the whole thing together and yet fulfill the expectations from the book? So we do have him, and I think it's something that, a little bit goes a long way. There are a lot of other characters and a lot of other countries that have become very interesting lately and fit very well into our universe."

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