Fantastic Four, 10th Muse, Batman Begins, Smallville: September 22nd Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, September 22nd, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

FANTASTIC FOUR

Ready for more photos of the cast in costume? USA Today ended up covering the whole team (still no sign of Victor) with photos that Anti Hero Comics was kind enough to email the Comic Reel about all four in their original high resolution form (Reed, Sue, Johnny, Ben). The article notes that the whole cast is already contractually obligated for two sequels.

10TH MUSE

According to Variety (subscription required), "Tyro screenwriter Ali Russell has launched feature production banner Elysium Entertainment with a pair of comicbook-based projects -- 'The 10th Muse' and an untitled Rob Liefeld vehicle."

BATMAN BEGINS

Sci Fi Wire has some quotes from actress Katie Holmes, discussing her role in the upcoming Bat-flick. "I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie, because a lot of the things aren't there," Holmes said. "You have to trust the director and react to nothing. With this particular project, the cast was very intimidating, Chris Nolan is amazing, but I was just thrilled to be with these people. I was like, 'I have to do this so right and perfect.' I think if I get to be in another maybe I'll relax a bit. They can have me if they want me for two more. I was so excited to be a part of something with such history. The experience was awesome."

SMALLVILLE

Tonight's the night -- season four starts with a bang. To keep that candle burning, Kryptonsite chimes in with a variety of new items, including fresh spoilers for the season's eighth episode, a magic-tinted number called "Spell." They also have a fresh image gallery with promotional photos from the network. Finally, they have a veritable phalanx of media choices to show you a video preview of tonight's episode "Crusade," over at the Smallville Ledger.

In our final bit of "Smallville" related news, Margot Kidder did an interview with Zap2It that (of course) has a few more spoilers. "I didn't think I did very well," Kidder said. "They're trying to make me enigmatic, which I'm not, even remotely. I was just going to sit down today and say, 'I gather you want to have me come back, but could you make me a little less enigmatic? I have trouble playing enigmatic.' I said [to the director], 'Am I a good guy or a bad guy?' He said, 'We don't know, you could be either.' I said, 'Well, that's helpful.'"

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