Punisher, Hulk, Phantom, Hellboy and Spider-Man: Comics2Film wrap for June 18, 2003

Wed, June 18th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV Film
Rob Worley, Columnist



truly sat down to watch "The Hulk" last night (review coming later)

and was also treated to the teaser trailer for "The Punisher." As has

been previously announced, the teaser for Marvel's vigilante flick will be

running with big green. Here's a synopsis for those who can't wait to see it.

The clip does a much better job of portraying "Punisher" as an

edgy, dangerous character than the promo picture that was released back in

April. The film is super-grainy and almost feverish as the hand-held camera pans

over a massive array of weapons laid out on a table. Eventually the camera gets

to the edge of the table, revealing the skull and then the man wearing it.

It's the same imagary and setting from the publicity shot, but filmed in a grainy, shaky

manner to give it an edgy, askew feel that that photo lacked. Over the images

Thomas Jane dramatically intones, "They killed my family. They thought they

killed me. What I do isn't vengeance. What I do is PUNISHMENT."

From there it drops to titles with the message "The Punishment begins

summer 2004."

Fans can see it for themselves with "The Hulk" and will also find

it on the official

Punisher website on Friday.


There's been quite a bit of reporting of late about the super group made up

of former STP front man Scott Weiland and former G n' R players Slash, Duff

McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner, who provide the song "Set Me

Free" for "The Hulk."

Although press materials from Universal have not identified the band, reader

ShamelessBatman writes in to tell us that the group does have a name. SB pointed

us to several online reports from various music sites, which reveal the group has

now settled on the name "Velvet Revolver."

And just so you get your daily "Hulk" fix leading up to Friday's

release, here are a few more media clips for your viewing enjoyment:

SubjectWindows Media
Interview - Jennifer ConnellyLowHigh
Interview - Stan LeeLowHigh
Interview - Larry FrancoLowHigh
TV Clip - "I Want You To Help Him"LowHigh
TV Clip - "Show Him The Way Out"LowHigh


Screenwriter Steven De Sousa was

tapped last year to write a script for the new feature film take on Lee Falk's

"The Phantom." De Sousa recently did an interview with Friends

of the Phantom fan club founder Ed Rhoades which was published on the

Phantom fan site The

Deep Woods.

De Sousa reveals that he completed a draft of "The

Phantom" in May and has completed his contract with the producers of the

movie. However, he also said that he'd be happy to do additional work on the

project if the opportunity arises.

The interview goes in depth about the

writer's thoughts on the previous Hollywood take on the character (which starred

Billy Zane and Catherine Zeta-Jones in a period adaptation) as well as De

Sousa's general thoughts about the character and how the new movie might work


As an interesting side note, De Sousa also tells Rhoades, "I have

also been in talks with Marvel about a character who may be even less well-known

than Daredevil - (but we hope to fix that)."

For more on De Sousa and

"The Phantom" check out the

complete interview.

Thanks to Chris for the lead!



Nunziata's "Hellboy"


continues this week. With part 4 Nick starts to get into the good stuff,

detailing his visit to the set and seeing Ron Perlman in "Hellboy"

makeup for the first time.

Nick also scoops fans on the "good" and "evil"

teaser images being prepped for an upcoming issue of Time magazine and gives a

close-up look at the comic book prop that will be used in the movie.


New images of Doc Ock's offices can be found at NewFilmmakers.com.

These are pictures of the same building that C2F readers first saw back

in April. However, the new set of images offers some nice, close-up details.

Thanks to Aint-it-cool-news

for the lead.


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

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

for your chance to win!



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!



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!

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