Superman, Sin City, Smallville: May 20th Comic Reel Wrap

Thu, May 20th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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SUPERMAN

According to Superhero Hype, makeup effects legend Stan Winston has been brought on board to create the costume for the Last Son of Krypton. They also confirm, according to their "reliable ... scooper" that "Charlie's Angel: Full Throttle" helmer McG will be directing. As for the look, they say, "We're told that the costume, at this moment, is sculpted with muscles, etc. The cape is said to look like latex, much like the new 'Batman Begins' cape."

SIN CITY

IGN's FIlmForce has an interesting tidbit they gleaned from Entertainment Tonight: It seems the film "is being shot entirely with green screens (a process requiring no sets, only actors on a stage with props)." They have a photo of Jessica Alba and Bruce WIllis in character, translating the "That Yellow Bastard" storyline. A special feature on the film appeared on Entertainment Tonight during Wednesday evening.

SMALLVILLE

Michael Rosenbaum talked to Sci Fi Wire about the future of Lex Luthor. "The great part is that fans embrace the character," Rosenbaum said. "He's not just going from good to bad right away. It's the journey to try and prevent the inevitable." Rosenbaum confirmed that darker times are ahead for Smallville's favorite bald billionaire. "Lex is just trying to stay focused and do the right thing," Rosenbaum said. "But he keeps going and drifting off. The powers that be-one of them being his father [John Glover as Lionel Luthor]-just push him further and further to the dark side. That's where they're heading. People always say, 'Oh, what's going to happen with Lex? We saw a little sparkle in his eye.' There's always that, and there's always finding out the truth. I think the finale is very important."

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