X-Men 3, Catwoman, Elektra: April 19th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, April 19th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

X-MEN 3

The Toronto Star talked to curvy divorcee Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and she said she's happy to get back into the blue body paint. "'No, I love Mystique,' she insists. 'People have been waiting their whole lives for these characters to be brought to life. And you don't want to let down the fan base and we definitely felt that pressure. But when you deliver, they are so appreciative. So for the rest of my life I get to be the person that people identify, the actor that people identify with Mystique. That is a huge thrill. You think of Christopher Reeve as Superman, or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Wow. I get to be Mystique for the rest of my life.'"

CATWOMAN

Catwoman Unofficial reports that "Composer Graemme Revell is no longer scoring 'CATWOMAN.' Official reasons were not given by the studio (when the exact change took place is unknown), but we're hearing that is was due to scheduling conflicts between the studio and Revell, who is currently scoring 'THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK,' which is also due out this Summer. Taking over is Klaus Badelt, who has worked on such films as 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN,' 'EQUILIBRIUM,' and 'THE TIME MACHINE.'"

ELEKTRA

USA Today reports that General Zod himself, British actor Terence Stamp, will join the cast of the Jennifer Garner-fueled spinoff film. IGN's FilmForce claims that Stamp will play the role of "elder mentor Stick," and "that the USA Today report was slightly premature as Stamp's deal is not yet finalized." FilmForce also alleges that "Kirstin Prout, a young actress whose TV credits include appearances on 'Jeremiah' and 'Stargate: SG-1,' has been cast in the role of Abby. Character breakdowns posted online claim that Abby is the 13 year-old daughter of Mark Miller, the target Elektra has been hired to assassinate only to fall in love with."

BATMAN BEGINS

Superhero Hype has an anonymous source reporting that "I can confirm that Warner were filming Batman outside City Point London EC1, opp Moorgate station on the 3rd and 4th of April. Shooting was carried out at night and the Brewery (the old Whitbread brewery, now a venue) in Chiswell street was used for makeup and catering."

BLADE: TRINITY

According to Creature Corner (SPOILER WARNING), "writer/director David Goyer shot at least 'two or three endings' including one in which Wesley Snipes' Daywalker bites the dust. If this is valid it's not at all a shocker especially since we've been hearing that New Line is eyeing to continue the franchise with Abigail Whistler and Hannibal King, played by Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds respectively."

SUPERMAN

Lots of people draw their conceptions of how super hero movies would look, depicting costumes from eyewitness reports or casting their favorite actors in costumed roles. The only way such an occurrence could be news is when superstar artist Alex Ross gets into the game, giving his view of "Smallville's" Tom Welling as Superman.

SMALLVILLE

Speaking of the hit WB series, Kryptonsite has the network's official description of upcoming episode "Talisman." They also have two new images from the April 28th episode "Memoria." On the other side of the fandom road, Devoted to Smallville has a gallery of screen captures from last week's episode "Legacy."

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