Spider-Man 4, Smallville, Astro Boy: Oct 23rd Comic Reel

Fri, October 23rd, 2009 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: October 23rd, 2009 at 8:20am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

SPIDER-MAN 4

Curt Connors is back for another go in the film, according to UGO. Their sources sat in on a Q&A in which actor Dylan Baker confirmed he had just received a phone call from the production. What is unknown at this time is Connors' overall state in the film. Will he continue to be Peter Parker's teacher or will he, at least, change into the Lizard?

Directed by Sam Raimi, release date: May 5th, 2011

SMALLVILLE

Kryponsite has an interview with Steph Song, who plays Roulette in tonight's episode, "Roulette." Song describes the character: "She doesn't really have any super-powers, but she is quite proficient in martial arts. I think her strength is her intelligence. She's uber-smart. She's very sneaky. She's incredibly manipulative. She's a master actor. She makes you believe everything she wants you to believe, and then pulls the rug out from under you." Kryptonsite has also learned this year's Geoff Johns scripted episode, "Society," has been split into two parts.

New episodes every Friday

ASTRO BOY

If you've ever wanted to see my face, I appear in this CBR interview with Kristen Bell. Oh, she's in it, too. I imagine she'll be a bigger draw. Meanwhile, Superhero Hype has an interview with Astro Boy voice Freddie Highmore. Also, since this is release day, we have a few reviews. Mine is up here at CBR. I think it is a beautifully animated film that's a bit slight in the story department. IGN calls the film "a reasonable, if not perfect, adaptation of the popular franchise that'll no doubt captivate the kiddies if they can push past some of the darker themes into the vivid, sci-fi action." Mania.com also praises the animation, but notes the flaws in the story.

Directed by David Bowers, release date: today!

THE AVENGERS

Brian Michael Bendis tells MTV News of the potential benefit of mixing all the lead Marvel Studios characters into one film. "Look at 'The Great Escape' or other movies that have all these big elements to them, and even elements that don't seem that they would fit can rub up against each other in a very excellent way," says Bendis.

Release date: May 2nd, 2012

GHOST IN THE SHELL

Variety reports DreamWorks has hired screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis to adapt "Ghost in the Shell" for a live action adaptation. "DreamWorks is making the futuristic police thriller as a 3D live-action film," according to the article.

Release date: TBA

BONE

Jeff Smith mentioned the status of the film during his spotlight panel at APE. CBR was there. "Smith mentioned the deal he signed with Warner Bros. for a CGI cartoon, noting he was very happy with the progress so far. No release date has been set yet, but he said they'll probably end up making three films," according to our article.

Release date : TBA

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Director Edgar Wright has a Bryan Lee O'Malley illustrated fight on his mind over at his daily blog.

Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: 2010

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Cue "Loverboy" and get me a rum drink, it's the weekend! After a couple of intense weeks, I've scheduled nothing but relaxation and maybe some Rock Band with friends. The classic scary movie recommendations will resume Monday. In the meantime, if any of you discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird over the weekend, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya readying for the future threat of a good night's rest.

TAGS:  spider-man 4, smallville, astro boy, avengers, bone

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