Wolverine, Watchmen, Fables: December 8th Comic Reel

Mon, December 8th, 2008 at 8:25am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

The latest rumor from Comic Book Movie is that Logan's getting a little Irish comopany in a cameo. Their scooper wrote, "I'm an actor in Australia and found out through a friend that Banshee will have a featured cameo in the 'Wolverine' movie. This part will be non-speaking and played by a young actor (25 max)." Fascinating!

Also getting in on the rumormongering, Cinema Blend claims that a second sequel is already in the works with Cyber as the main villain.

Starring Hugh Jackman, directed by Gavin Hood, release date May 9, 2009.

WATCHMEN

Have you seen the ninth video journal, outlining the attention to detail and number of easter eggs in the project? No? Well, check it out ...

... and sorry you had to wait through the commercial to get to it.

Directed by Zack Snyder, release date March 6, 2009.

FABLES

CBR News has the scoop on bringing Vertigo comics to the small screen.

No release date announced.

SIN CITY 2

Did you love Mickey Rourke as Marv? Well, tough cookies, cha cha, because a story at Superhero Hype indicates he's not interested in a sequel. "No, I'm not interested in that right now. That's not a reality right now. It's pissing in the wind," Rourke said. "There's different factions going different directions there. I don't know. That's three hours of make up and I'm claustrophobic, so I'm going to have to work something out."

Directed and written by Frank Miller, no release date announced.

SMALLVILLE

Is Tom Welling tired of playing Clark Kent? Allegations are that he is (see in TV Guide, quoted at Ain't It Cool News) and that the showrunners would pitch a Martian Manhunter series starring Phil Morris.

Staying focused on this season, Kryptonsite has fresh spoilers about some 2009 episodes.

Next episode: January 15, 2009, "Legion."

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN

Marvel Animation Age has a press release saying that there'll be another animated season of Logan in Westchester. "The response to this series has been outstanding and the decision to move forward immediately with a second season was simple," said Eric Rollman, Marvel's President of Animation. "We are bringing together the same team who produced the first season and looking forward to continuing the success with all new episodes."

HEROES

Staying coaxial for a bit, Herosite has fresh spoilers about next week's episode.

Next episode: tonight, "Our Father."

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE

Frank Castle took a hit -- according to Box Office Mojo, the requel took in a paltry $4 million in box office receipts, ranking eighth and still managed to be the highest ranking new film of the weekend, competing against films that had been in theatres two weeks or more. Ow!

Still, CBR stayed busy pushing the film all weekend, with cast and crew interviews, and two more video questions answered by star Ray Stevenson.

LEVERAGE

Finally, CBR News has an interview with writer John Rogers about his new TNT series.

Series debuts tomorrow night on TNT.

I CAN'T WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS

If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let's coordinate. You can choose an alias if you'd like, or be mentioned by name -- we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, fresh comics reviews went online Sunday afternoon (blame Diamond) and The Hundred and Four just died in your arms tonight.

TAGS:  wolverine movie, watchmen movie, fables tv show

 
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