Blade III, Punisher, Fantastic 4, Static Shock, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman: C2F wrap for July 3, 2003

Thu, July 3rd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Rob Worley, Columnist

BLADE III

"Blade III" is officially in preproduction. The film's

writer/producer/director David Goyer told C2F/CBR News that they are on track

for a September start.

Wesley Snipes will, of course, return to play Marvel's ass-kicking

hero."We just hired a casting director, so no other

roles are set yet," Goyer told us.

PUNISHER

We've been getting a lot of inquiries from Florida residents about how to

land bit, extra or other parts in "The Punisher."

Following up on the production information provided at the Visit

Tampa Bay website, one such hopeful discovered the following. Headshots and

resumes for actors interested in appearing in the movie can be sent to:

Mark Mullin Casting

Attn: Kimberly Mullin

1000 Universal Studios Plaza

Bldg. #22A Suite #231

Orlando, Florida 32819.

"The Punisher" begins filming this summer in the Tampa Bay area.

COMIC-TO-FILM RELEASE SCHED

A round up of 2004 releases published last week by Variety

reveals some interesting things are in store for C2F readers.

Twentieth Century Fox is marking August 6, 2004 as the target date for "Alien

vs. Predator" (which Paul Anderson directing).

The studio also has "The Fantastic Four" penciled in for December

17th of that year.

Meanwhile Warner Bros. is aiming to have "Catwoman" in theaters

July 30th. Halle Berry is set to star as a character based on Batman's

nemesis/ally.

They're also looking to put Keanu Reeves on the big screen as DC/Vertigo's

"Constantine" in September of 2004.

Thanks to Mark for the lead.

STATIC SHOCK!

'Static Shock!' continues to be a quiet success story on Kids WB. The

animated show, based on the Milestone/DC Comics character has been renewed for a

fourth season according to today's Variety.

The network likes the show on many levels. It's a ratings winner,

consistently holding the number 2 spot in key demographics and a critical

success, earning Emmy and Humanitas nominations for social responsibility.

"The show has tackled a variety of interesting issues," Sander

Schwartz, president of Warner Bros. Animation told Variety. "It takes on so

much, and in a way that isn't preachy."

The net has ordered up 13 new installments that'll air starting next January.

SPIDER-MAN

Comics

Continuum provides a round up of voice talent that will be appearing on the

new "Spider-Man" animated show on MTV.

Spider-Man's daddy Stan Lee even has a role as Frank Elson.

Former "Buffy" player James Marsters is on board to play Sergei.

Eve will voice Cheyenne/The Talon.

Harold Parino appears as Turbo Jet.

Tara Strong voices Christina.

David DeLuise does double duty as Jack and Mack.

Kathy Griffin and Jeremy Piven are the Roxanne and Roland Gaines.

Other guest voices include Ed Asner, SuChin Pak and Keith David.

For more 'Spider-Man' news including an episode guide check out Comics

Continuum.

WONDER WOMAN

Comics2Film/CBR News has received several e-mails telling us about an

"official" Wonder Woman website which is soliciting casting and story

suggestions from the fans.

We checked out the site (whose address we are currently not publicizing) and,

at first glance, it did not appear to be the kind of website a studio would put

up to promote its movie.

A quick check of the Internet registry revealed that the site is not owned or

operated by Warner Bros. at all. The registered owner of the domain name for the

site is a web-hosting outfit in Canada called Rapids Internet Services.

C2F rang up Rapids who told us they were not running the site, but merely

hosting it. While they wouldn't reveal the name of their client, they did

confirm that this is a fan-run site, and not an "official" site that

many (including USA Today) believe it to be.

Thanks to Robert and Thai for the lead.

DD DVD GIVEAWAY

The

"Daredevil" DVD is due in stores July 29th, but Comics2Film and 20th

Century Fox are giving you the chance to claim your own copy for free!

Fox is providing us with five copies of the 2-disc set to pass

on to you, the faithful reader.

Just sign

up for our giveaway

at Comics2Film.com between now and July 27th for your chance to win.

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU

Comics2Film

has teamed up with Devil's

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

print.

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.

We've

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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