Spider-Man 2, Daredevil 2, Hellboy, more: Comic Reel Wrap for December 9th

Tue, December 9th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

SPIDER-MAN 2

Sci Fi Wire has some quotes from Kirsten Dunst on her role as Mary Jane Watson in the sequel. She reveals a spoiler about the character's love life, and talks about MJ's development as a person. "Look at her family and what she came from, this abusive male in the house and this mother who's an alcoholic, I don't think Mary Jane was the most secure woman to begin with, so she was a little bit more like, I guess you could say, a damsel in distress [in the first film]." Meanwhile, Tobey Maguire talked to TV Guide (link requires registration) about "Seabiscuit" and "Spider-Man." The most interesting tidbit is that he had to yo-yo his weight for the Spider-films and "Seabiscuit."

DAREDEVIL II

Ben Affleck told Sci Fi Wire that he's not sure about slipping back into tight red leather. "I don't know about Daredevil II, that may be too much work for me. I don't have any idea. I suppose that if Kevin Smith wrote it and was going to be involved, I would do it. I would do some sort of cameo in Jen's movie-she's going to do Elektra -just because she's cool, and she's my friend. But I'm not banging down the door trying to get Daredevil II made. You'll know when my career is really on the slide when I start resurrecting the franchise."

HELLBOY

Creator Mike Mignola almost went completely against the grain on the film adaptation, according to Comics Continuum. Director Guillermo del Toro was adamant about being a fanboy. "he came back to me and said, 'No, I want it to make it (faithful).' He wanted to make it more faithful to the comic than I ever imagined it would be. I came up with some really different ideas, having the actor as himself and three-quarters of the way through the movie turning to Hellboy. And he said, 'No, I want to do what's in the comics.'" The page also has first looks at Hellboy and Abe Sapien busts by Sideshow Collectibles, notes that del Toro himself voiced the movie's monsters, and that the box office success of "Blade II" made Hellboy possible.

FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED

The graphic novel by David Quinn and Tim Vigil is coming to the small screen, with a debut on the Sci Fi Channel this Saturday at 9PM ET/PT. The movie tells the tale of a despondent man who sells his soul to a Satanic cult leader and becomes a demonic enforcer. Everything's groovy until said enforcer falls in love. Ain't that always the way?

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

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