Elektra, Superman, X-Men 3, more: May 10th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, May 10th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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ELEKTRA

Hollywood North Report has new photos of Jennifer Garner on the set of the Marvel adaptation. Also, the Hollywood Reporter notes that "Torque" veteran Will Yun Lee has signed on to play the primary antagonist opposite Garner.

SEINFELD AND SUPERMAN

The legendary sitcom star will join an affable Man of Steel in a fifteen minute TV spot, according to Variety. "According to insiders, the net has partnered with American Express to air a special based on Jerry Seinfeld's current Amex Web series, in which the comic pals around with the Man of Steel. NBC spec will mix original Seinfeld-Superman footage with elements from the Internet shorts."

X-MEN 3

Sci Fi Wire talked to producer Lauren Shuler Donner about plans for the next mutant-powered sequel, slated to begin shooting in June 2005 somewhere in Vancouver. "I just had a conversation with [director] Bryan [Singer]," Donner said, "We just started to talk about what the possibilities are. We're pretty sure Wolverine's going to come back. I'm dying to put Beast in, I tried to get Beast in the first one and the second one, but it was always too expensive. So, yeah, I'm really dying to get Beast in, and I'd love to get Gambit in, because he's such a cool guy. And there's some really good casting ideas for Gambit. She also confirmed that "X2" writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris would be back for this one, and that the storyline would involve, in part, Jean Grey's transformation into Dark Phoenix.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

According to Comics Continuum, the season finale Starcrossed, which will mean big things for one female Leaguer, will debut May 29th at 7:30 PM, instead of in July as expected.

SPIDER-MAN 2

If you missed the new trailer shown during the "Friends" finale last Thursday, you can check that out here.

CATWOMAN

Moviezine.se has a gallery of photos from the Halle Berry-fueled feline flick (lower left hand side of the page). Finally, Inkworks has some spoiler-esque data on a series of story cards.

GARFIELD

Rope of Silicon has added two new photos to its online flipbook, including Garfield in a car and dancing in sunglasses.

BATMAN BEGINS

A thread on the Superhero Hype Message Boards is jam packed with set photos from a poster called "Local Resident."

SUPERMAN

In other Kryptonian news, Ain't It Cool News has a spy report from inside Warner Brothers with spoilers such as an allegation that "they are going with the scripts JJ Abrams wrote ... The movie will still be about Superman fighting his cousin Tyzor and the battle on Krypton." The report also alleges that a wide variety of lesser-knowns and unknowns, including Jake Gyllenhaal are being looked at for the title role; that Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Elisha Cuthbert were all contenders for the role of Lois Lane; that the role of Jimmy Olsen was between "some unknown actors along with Adam Brody, and Topher Grace;" Dennis Quaid was up for Jonathan Kent, Ben Kingsley for Jor-El, Sean Penn for a character named Katazor, that "Jim Carrey, Jonny Depp, Will Ferrell, and Robert Downey Jr." are all contenders to play Lex Luthor, and that McG is attached to direct.

SMALLVILLE

In other bulletproof news, Kryptonsite has even more spoilers from the impending season finale, "Covenant," along with a preview gallery as well. Meanwhile, Devoted to Smallville has screen captures from the teaser for "Covenant" and an interview with Mark Warshaw, the head honcho on the "Chloe Chronicles" and the official websites.

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