Spider-Man 2, Elektra, Superman: June 21st Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, June 21st, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist


The official site has been updated with new photos and three more TV spots (Real and Windows Media).

Speaking of things to look at, iFilm has six clips from the upcoming sequel.

While on the subject of smaller screens, a fan over at Superhero Hype wrote in about Alfred Molina's

appearance on E! News Daily: "The interview itself was fairly short,

and nothing new was talked about; Alfred just joked more about his

'pecks' and 'man-t*ts' in comparison to his action figure. Clips were

also shown (that I hadn't seen before), mostly involving the Doc

Ock/Spider-Man fight on the clocktower. It showed Ock looking up to

Spider-Man (Spidey was clinging to the top of the 'tower) and saying,

"Let's talk." Spider-Man dropped down to where Ock was, where Doc Ock

tried to hit him, but Spidey just bounced off of several tentacles

before landing in front of Doc Ock; where Spidey then began to punch

the snot outta him. There was also a few brief snippets of the train

sequence, but that was mostly old footage (though there was a close

up of Spider-Man kicking Ock in the face that I hadn't seen before)."

You'll also find "The Secrets of Spider-Man" in the current issue of

Newsweek. The article discusses the old "Maguire's Back Almost Kept

Him From The Sequel" and "Kirsten Dunst Will Only Do Three Movies"

stories that has been reported in the online media for some time.

Finally, Comics Continuum sat in for a round table discussion with

director Sam Raimi on the Sony lot, where Raimi spoils possible

Marvel universe characters and antagonists you might see in the third

film and makes jokes about Tobey Maguire's spine. As always, they're

happy to share a full transcription with you.


Media darling Jennifer Lopez wants to follow in the footsteps of her

Latina kindred Lynda Carter and take the movie world by the golden

lasso. Sky News reports that "Jennifer Lopez has

revealed that she would love to star in a big screen version of

Wonder Woman. Lopez explained that she was a massive fan of the cult

70s television show, which starred Linda Carter. She said: 'The

outfit would be crazy. You know, the hockey boots and little



IGN's FilmForce reports that "'Harry Potter'

thesp Jason Isaacs will have a cameo in 'Elektra'" and offers a

spoiler on who he will portray.

Meanwhile, Superhero Hype chimes in with these tidbits: "One of the

cooler characters will be Tattoo (aka Tengu), who is one of The Hand

members. He actually has tattoos of animals that come alive in the

film, like a spider on his shoulder that can go ahead and scope out

the place. There's also wolves, tigers, etc. There's also a character

called Kinkou who is played by an actor who is skilled in Brazilian

martial arts. Typhoid Mary, played by Natassia Malthe, will be

totally different from the comics."

Finally, author Yvonne Navarro posted a note to the Internet Movie Database saying that she's been

hired to do the novelization for the Jennifer Garner-fueled spinoff



According to CHUD, the addition of producer Neal Moritz has

brought in new developments for the oft-beleaguered production. The

rumor being bandied about is that "with Moritz's involvement comes

the desire to place Vin Diesel in the role of criminal mastermind Lex

Luthor (a role previously linked to everyone from Kevin Spacey to

Johnny Depp)."

We also received an email from Luke Jenson saying, "Summer Altice is

being screened for Lois Lane for new movie." Altice starred in

"Grind" and "Scorpion King," as well as being a Playboy Playmate in

September 2002.


The official site is now online with the logo, finally settling the "Blade

3/Blade: Trinity" debate for once and for all. IGN's FilmForce has a

first look at the teaser poster.


Superhero Hype has a spy report from merry olde England and the set of

the Chris Nolan-helmed film with some arguable spoilers for the plot.


Comingsoon.net has a scooper alleging that

"effects group Cinovation Studios might soon be working on director

Chris Columbus' adaptation of Marvel Comics' 'Namor.'"


Variety reports that "Alias" and "ER" vet Nelson McCormick has signed

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on to direct The WB's Mark Burnett drama pilot of the Warren Ellis

adaptation, which will shoot in Vancouver this August.


According to Comicon's Pulse, {Wesley Snipes' Amen Ra Films

have optioned the film rights to 'Wonderworld,' an upcoming comic

book short story that will appear in Komikwerks third anthology. The

story was created by Shannon Denton and Keith Giffen and features art

by Caroline Hu and Denton."


Devoted to Smallville has a page full of spoilers for this fall's Season Four.


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