Smallville, Sin City, Superman, Fantastic Four: The Comic Reel Wrap for March 10

Thu, March 10th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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SMALLVILLE

How exactly did hedonistic heiress Paris Hilton get linked up with Smallville's billionaire bad boy Lex Luthor? We don't know, but Kryptonsite hacked Lex's email and has the latest missive to the clean-shaven villain-to-be. They also have fresh spoilers for the May 4th episode "Ageless." Meanwhile, their arch-enemies at Devoted to Smallville have scans of an article focused on the actor who plays Lana's love interest Jason Teague, Jensen Ackles.

SIN CITY

The official site has been updated with new games featuring Hartigan and Marv, as well as new original art from Frank Miller himself.

SUPERMAN

Latino Review has a casting rumor on the father of Kal-el that will have you saying "Great Nat King Cole's Ghost!" "So who is Jor-El in 'Superman Returns' you ask? Apparently, none other than Marlon Brando himself! Yes, yes we all know he is no longer with us so just how will this happen? As far as we can tell Brando will not be CGI, but Singer plans to use stock footage of Marlon Brando that was originally shot by 'Superman' director Richard Donner. Considering that Jor-El's role in Superman Returns is very minor this might just work."

FANTASTIC FOUR

Screenwriter Simon Kinberg talked to the Hollywood Reporter about writing everybody's favorite Latverian: "The biggest thing I did on that movie, I think, was transforming the villain of the film. That was an ongoing and continuous process over the span of production because we just needed to make sure that we got the villain right because he is probably the most famous villain in the Marvel universe -- Dr. Doom. It actually was the basis for so many different villains and so many different comic books and even Darth Vader. He's the sort of uber-villain that they needed to make sure they really nailed and Julian McMahon plays him in the movie and did a fantastic job with him. But I was also working on the other characters and the other scenes and the action sequences that always transform as you're suddenly in the space and there aren't walls that are supposed to be walls and stuff like that. That was also a very fun process. I went up to Vancouver a few times to work closely with Tim and the cast. As somebody who was just a huge fan of the comics, it was just a thrill to suddenly see The Thing played by Michael Chiklis actually embodied and walking around was a pretty surreal stunning incredibly exciting thing -- no pun intended."

WATCHMEN

The official site has been updated with two new iconic wallpapers.

KRYPTO

Comics Continuum has a rundown on the season's episodes with titles and brief descriptions.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

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