X-Men 3, V for Vendetta, Sin City 2, Smallville: May 18th Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, May 18th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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X-MEN 3

According to Variety (subscription required), sitcom veteran Kelsey Grammer has signed to play the role of blue-furred mutant Hank McCoy in the next X-film. Also looking at the small screen, apparently "Lost" star Maggie Grace is in talks to play Kitty Pride.

V FOR VENDETTA

Superhero Hype has an update on the Alan Moore adaptation from a fan: "Over the weekend I went to Comic Expo in Bristol UK. I got talking to David Lloyd (who is a real nice guy) as he did a drawing for me and he talked about his thoughts on the new film ... basically he's seen the screenplay and he thinks it was very good for an action thriller, but is very much different from the graphic novel. He said that the character of Evey is less of a victim in this film and that he had met with The Wachowski Brothers, cause they wanted to know how tall to make V's hat."

SIN CITY 2

Screen Daily (subscription required) is reporting that Frank Miller is already hard at work on the script for a sequel to his box-office smash noir adaptation. Miller said it was too early to announce casting but did confirm the project will be shot entirely on green screen, like the first film.

SMALLVILLE

The season's ending with a bang, and that's apparent on the web. First up is Kryptonsite with new screen captures of a new trailer for tonight's season finale, "Commencement" (and of course the gang at Devoted to Smallville fired back by posting the trailer itself, Windows Media only). Also, the network announced their fall schedule which includes moving "Smallville" to Thursday nights at 8PM, so no more rushing out of the comic book store to get home in time to see it.

BATMAN BEGINS

Speaking of tonight, there will be a 10 minute preview of the Christopher Nolan-helmed DC adaptation as part of "Smallville's" season finale, and the official site has posted it for all of those who miss the actual airing. Meanwhile Superhero Hype has more photos from the film, MyMovies has a look at the new international trailer (Windows Media only) and Comics Continuum even has some photos up.

ONE MORE DAY ...

There's a kind of small-budget art house flick being released tomorrow, and everybody seems super excited about it, Star something or other ... anyway, it'll bump both comics reviews (which ran on Monday this week, after a two week absence) and my mind off kilter, so hang on. In the mean time, if you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a briefcase 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, and "don't blame me, I'm drunk too!"

 
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