Smallville, Spider-Man 3, Constantine, Elektra: December 9 Comic Reel Wrap

Thu, December 9th, 2004 at 12:00am PST

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has the title for the episode tentatively scheduled to air February 23rd, 2005 over on their spoilers page, while notoriously loose-lipped actress Kristin Kreuk talked to Sci Fi Wire about this season. "The show has evolved a lot," Kreuk said. "They were going darker last year, which I actually thought was quite interesting, going more adult and a little darker. But it wasn't appealing to the same audience anymore. So they brought it back to being more youth-oriented, and there's more sex, and I think the storylines are starting to shift again. There were a lot of shuffles in The WB itself this year, so powers were kind of shifting, and I think the direction of the show got confused. But now it's coming together, and all these really great storylines that we have are being fleshed out a little more. I'm just going to be selfish about this, because I really only know where I'm going, mostly. But we've got the storyline with Lana's tattoo. Jane Seymour has come onto the show to play Jason's mother. Jane's character is quite evil and complex, and Lana has dreamt of her in her past, from when she was a witch. It's all convoluted, but they're going to flesh out that storyline and see how it connects to the mythology and to Superman and to these crystals. And that will eventually lead to ... well, that's the secret."

SPIDER-MAN 3

TV Guide wouldn't let director Sam Raimi off the hook about web-spinning sequels. "I've just finished the story with my brother Ivan," Raimi said, "and we're now working on a screenplay with Alvin Sargent. It will pick up where the second one left off, and it's about the budding relationship between Peter and Mary Jane now that she knows who he is. It's still a love story ... I think there are going to be a lot of Spider-Man films, and I'd be thrilled to work on all of them."

CONSTANTINE

MTV has up a first look (sorry, no Mac users allowed) at the new trailer for the Keanu Reeves-fueled Vertigo adaptation.

ELEKTRA

Comics Continuum has more action-packed photos from the upcoming "Daredevil" spin-off, featuring Jennifer Garner in the title role (thought we were gonna use "-fueled" again, didn't you?).

BATMAN BEGINS

Allegedly, the trailer for the Christopher Nolan-helmed Bat-flick is attached to prints of "Blade: Trinity," and a scooper for Superhero Hype had a look-see. "First off it is jam packed with new footage, the only shot I can remember from the teaser is of young Bruce falling into the cave. The new footage includes Bruce's ninja training, the Iceland duel, Bruce in the cave filing away on a batarang, spraypainting his armor black."

THE FLASH

Moviehole put two and two together and surmised that David Goyer is going to be directing his good friend Ryan Reynolds in a big-screen adaptation of the Fastest Man Alive.

HOLLYWOOD SWINGIN'

If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let's coordinate. You can choose an alias if you'd like, or be mentioned by name -- we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, I was smart enough to do comics reviews (online by 7PM EST) first this week, and "don't blame me, I'm drunk too!"

 
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