V For Vendetta, Son of The Gun, Superman, X-Man 3: May 9th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, May 9th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

V FOR VENDETTA

According to Variety (subscription required), actor James Purefoy will no longer be playing the titular terrorist in Alan Moore's dystopian view of England's future. Apparently, he's been replaced by some unknown actor named Hugo Weaving or something ...

SON OF THE GUN

Variety also reports that Fox Searchlight has hired writer/directors Alex and Andrew Smith ("The Slaughter Rule") to adapt and helm the graphic novel "Son of the Gun."

SUPERMAN

Actor Kevin Spacey confirmed in an audio interview (Windows Media only) with the website Christian O'Connell's Bounty Hunter that he will be shaving his head to take on the role of Lex Luthor.

X-MEN 3

According to X-Men Films, supervising art director Geoff Hubbard, who worked on "X2," is in talks to return for the next sequel.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Comics Continuum reports that Susan Sullivan reprises her voice role of Hippolyta in the upcoming episode "The Balance," alongside Robert England as Felix Faust, Bob Joles as Hades, Juliet Landau as Tala, Jason Bateman as Hermes, Wayne Knight as Abnegazar and Michael T. Weiss as Jason Blood. Stan Berkowitz wrote the story and Dwayne McDuffie wrote the teleplay, which was then directed by Dan Riba. They also have a look at Captain Marvel from the episode "Clash."

BATMAN BEGINS

The Indianapolis Star talked to director Christopher Nolan about why he cast Liam Neeson. "We were looking for someone to play a mentor that the audience would immediately warm to and see as trustworthy," Nolan said. "The baggage Liam carries is very useful. He presents a seductive quality that is very important in bringing Bruce Wayne into his point of view." The film also made the cover of SFX magazine.

THE BATMAN

Speaking of Gotham City, Comics Continuum reports that Kids' WB! has announced it will have the network premiere of "The Riddled" episode of "The Batman" animated series on Saturday, May 21. They also have screen captures from the episode.

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has excerpts from an interview with Erica Durance in the latest issue of the Smallville magazine. With possible spoilers, they also have the TV Guide preview of the season finale.

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