Hellboy, Conan, Punisher, Constantine, Spider-Man, Hulk: Comics2Film wrap for June 13, 2003

Fri, June 13th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV Film
Rob Worley, Columnist


The "Hellboy" movie pics just keep on coming.



posted a new pair of pics from the set of the movie. One features Karel Roden in

full Rasputin gear, including his massive, retro-tech/mystic gauntlet. We're

presenting a small thumbnail of that here, but click over to CD

for the full-size image.

A second new photo gives us another look at the mysterious Kroenen in his

nazi gas mask.


Arnold Schwarzenegger is still keen to return to the role that made him a

star according to SCI

FI Wire. The brawny actor told attendees of the Los Angeles Comic Book and

Science Fiction Convention that he remains involved with the barbarian update

"King Conan: Crown of Iron."

"I don't think there's any doubt about my

interest in Conan," Schwarzenegger said. "I love the character of Conan. I think

it's one of the most wonderful characters I've ever played in my whole movie


Of course, there has to be a script first. Arnold told fans that creative

consultants Larry and Andy Wachowski have slowed the development process due to

their focus on their back-to-back "Matrix" sequels.

"I think as soon as they come to me and say we have a new

script, and it's ready to go to the next stage, we'll sit down and talk about



Fans who are looking for some insights into the "Punisher" and

"Constantine" movies can check out a write-up at FilmJerk.com.

The site has scored a copy of the casting sides for both movies, which describe

characters that will appear in the film.

The casting team for "The Punisher" is looking for a smart actress

with a good sense of humor to play "Joan." The character is described

in the call sheet as "classy, beautiful and reserved," and someone who

has seen too much of world's dark side. FilmJerk speculates that this may be

based on the "Joan the Mouse" character from Garth Ennis' storyline.

In "Constantine," filmmakers are looking for the female lead

opposite Keanu Reeves' Hellblazer character. That role is a detective named



There's been a lot of coverage of the new "Spider-Man" animated

show this week. Here's a press release from Sony giving all the pertinent


MTV's newest animated series is set to premiere on Friday, July 11th at

10PM(ET/PT). Two back-to-back episodes of MTV's "Spider-Man" will air

regularly Fridays at 10PM(ET/PT).

Neil Patrick Harris (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Lisa Loeb (Mary Jane Watson),

and Ian Ziering (Harry Osborn) are the voice talent on the channel's new show,

which is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Guest voice talent include Eve,

Gina Gershon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Keith Carradine, and Rob Zombie, just to

mention a few.

Based on the legendary Marvel comic book, and fresh off the hit motion

picture, the animated series "Spider-Man" follows the adventures of

Peter Parker who develops superhuman powers after being bitten by a

genetically-altered spider. Now in college, Peter juggles academics, work as a

stringer photographer for the Daily Bugle as well as selling candid video of

Spider-Man to Empire 1 News Channel, an on-again-off-again relationship with the

love of his life, fighting super-villains and criminals -- all the while

struggling to maintain his secret identity as Spider-Man. The series is being

created in a unique computer-animated style, providing a new look for this

classic hero. It would be the first time ever that "Spider-Man" would

be 3-D animated. Combining state-of-the-art CG imaging (CG neon noire) processed

in a classic feature animation style, the series will combine bright, lively

abstract colors including a seemingly realistic neon-lit city of the immediate


John Miller is the Executive Vice President, Series Development and

Animation, MTV. Marian Davis and John Priemer are executives in charge of

development and production for MTV. "Spider-Man" is produced by Sony

Pictures Television in association with Adelaide Productions. Morgan Gendel is

the supervising executive producer and head writer. Brian Michael Bendis wrote

the pilot script and is co-executive producer, as well as a writer for Marvel's

Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series. Audu Paden is a co-executive producer and

Grace Benn is the series creative executive, Sony Pictures Television. Marvel is

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an executive producer and Avi Arad and Rick Ungar and Stan Lee are all executive

producers for Marvel Studios.



has posted their review of "Hulk". It's mixed with spoilers. Here's an


"No contemporary filmmaker has taken a comicbook [sic] character more

seriously than Ang Lee takes 'Hulk.' A seriously brooding psychological drama

for much of its somewhat overlong running time, this impeccably crafted piece of

megabuck fantasy storytelling aims to pull off the tricky feat of significantly

reworking the superhero format while still providing the expected tentpole-type

entertainment thrills for the international masses."


over and read the complete review.



has teamed up with Devil's

Due Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in


We're looking for a few good pencil and ink

gurus to work up a faux cover for the "G.I. Joe" comic. The top three

entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil's Due comics.


just launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click over

to the Comics2Film.com

website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!



Entertainment can't stop the punishment!

They've already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently

in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the

movie as well.

So we're expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One

grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners

will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you've already entered, you don't need to do anything else.

If you haven't entered yet, we'll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the

official website official

website launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com

for your chance to win!


Get ready to Hulk out!


good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to

bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three

"Hulk" action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We're accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie

opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com

for your chance to win!

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