Hulk, Batman, Teen Titans, DC's Avi, Batman DVD: Comics2Film wrap for July 31, 2003

Thu, July 31st, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV Film
Rob Worley, Columnist


Want to know more about the upcoming "Hulk" DVD? DVD

Answers has know.


what to expect on the two-disc set:

Disc One:

  • English Dolby Digital5.1 Surround Track 
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track 
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ang Lee 
  • Hulk Cam: Inside the Rage Featurette 
  • Superhero Revealed: The Anatomy of the Hulk Featurette 
  • Various Deleted Scenes 
  • Cast and Filmmaker Bios 

Disc Two:

  •  Hulkification Featurette
  • Evolution of The Hulk Featurette 
  • The Incredible Ang Lee Featurette 
  • The Making of Hulk Featurette 
  • The Dog Fight Scene 
  • Ang Lee Editing Style 
  • DVD-ROM Features

DVD Answers reports that the home video release of the movie is slated for

October 28th. Widescreen and full screen editions will be released separately.

The MSRP is said to be $26.98.

Thanks to John Steed for the lead.




London's Metro

talked to "Batman" director Chris Nolan about the upcoming revival.

Sadly, the filmmakers are under tight gag orders for the movie. 


asked what his vision for the movie was, Nolan told Metro, "Er, bloody marvelous?

I can't. It's absolutely, excruciatingly top secret."

Other than that

Nolan was able to divulge that the development effort is going "Fantastic.

I'm having the time of my life."

When asked what stage he was at with

"Batman," Nolan responded, "Very early stages, which is where

it's tremendous fun. I'm getting to watch my vision of the world of 'Batman.' To

do that and get paid for it is brilliant."

While it may or many not apply

to his take on the caped crusader, Nolan had this to say about filmmaking,

"I think there is a tendency, particularly in Hollywood, to underestimate

kids and the way in which they respond to narratives. I think that if you show

something incredible and take them to a different world, you don't necessarily

have to be telling them the clearest or most obvious story."

Nolan has

previously directed the acclaimed thrillers "Memento" and

"Insomnia." He is now developing "Batman" with

"Blade" filmmaker David Goyer writing the script. Their

"Batman" project is said to be more of a direct sequel to the previous

films and not the much-talked-about "Year One," "Vs.

Superman" or "Beyond" takes that have been previously developed.




You can add "Teen Titans" to the list of successful TV shows

spinning out of the pages of DC Comics. 

Cartoon Network has announced that, as of July, it is #1 network in prime

time delivery of kids 6-11 (691,000) and kids 2-11 (1,097,000) for four months


The recently launched "Teen Titans" has helped bring in the

youngster demos for the network. Airing Saturdays at 9 p.m. "Titans"

claimed the following ratings achievements:

  • Versus its premiere last week, the second episode (July 26) grew kids 2-11

    delivery (1,208,000) by 22% and rating (2.0) by 20%. Among kids 6-11, delivery

    (780,000) increased by 4% and rating (3.2) by 7%. Girls 2-11 delivery

    (249,000) improved by 54% and ratings (1.3) by 63%. Girls 6-11 delivery

    (131,000) jumped by 62% and rating (1.1) by 57%.

  • Versus the same time period in 2002, the two episodes telecast to date have

    increased kids 2-11 delivery (1,101,000) by 19% and rating (2.8) by 22%. Kids

    6-11 delivery (764,000) grew by 36% and ratings (3.1) by 35%.




Marvel is making movies. DC isn't. The critical element, which Marvel has and

DC lacks, may be Avi Arad, someone who understands the business of making movies

and appreciates strengths of the stable of characters and concepts that the

comic publisher controls.

That may soon change as Warner Bros./DC Comics has been aggressively looking

for their own Avi to start helping the likes of Superman, Batman and Wonder

Woman gracefully transition to the big screen. 

Want the job? Check out this job

listing from the AOL Time Warner Website:    

Posting Job Title

 SVP Media Development

AOLTW Division

DC Comics


New York - New York - United States

Requisition #


Position Type

Full Time

Posting Job Description

DC Comics seeks an SVP Media Development for the Media

Development department.

Position establishes relationships with the creative

community in film and television. Offers media licenses for sale utilizing

the intrinsic value of the properties and the potential value of talent

attached to them. Works with internal (WB and New Line) licensees to ensure

successful project completion. Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in film production preferred, but not required.

Relationships with television and film producers required. Familiarity with

DC characters and properties required. Understanding the development and

production of television and film programming required. 7-10 years experience

in television or film development or production required.


the link to submit your resume!





Zone reports that an easter egg has been discovered on the new "Batman:

The Animated Series - Out of the Shadows " DVD.

According to that site, fans can access the hidden feature by going to

'Arkham Asylum Tour' and immediately pressing up on the remote control. A red

bat-symbol will appear. Press Enter. 

The easter egg turns out to be a short clip of Paul Dini discussing the

creation of Harley Quinn.




If you're looking for DVD easter eggs, be sure to check out Comics2Film's

review of the "Daredevil" DVD. We've mapped out one easter egg on

that collection, as well as a handy reference for other special features.


C2F has drawn the winners in our DVD giveaway. 20th

Century Fox provided five copies of the two-disc set. Without further ado, the recipients

of those free DD DVDs are:

Chris P of Cary, NC

Michael D of Methuen, MA

Craig S of Wheeling, IL

Matt B of Memphis, TN

Ted H of Madison, MS

Thanks to Fox for providing the prizes and to the 2200+ people

who entered the giveaway.  The

"Daredevil" DVD is in stores now.

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