Superman, X-Men 3, V For Vendetta: The Comic Reel Wrap for June 9th

Thu, June 9th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

SUPERMAN

Ready for the fifteenth video blog over at Bluetights.net? This time, they show you some of the storyboarding process.

Meanwhile, actor James Marsden told About.com spoilers like how it is to be Lois Lane's baby's daddy and some small tidbits about some mutant themed film he's doing over at Fox.

X-MEN 3

Speaking of, IESB has a video interviews with screenwriter Simon Kinberg and Fox exec Tom Rothman, who discuss the beleaguered production, and both confirmed that we'll see Beast, Juggernaut, Angel, Kitty Pryde and Dark Phoenix.

V FOR VENDETTA

According to Moviehole, franchise-hopping actor Hugo Weaving talked to the Herald Sun about why he came on board, replading James Purefoy. "It just wasn't working out with him and the directors," Weaving said. "It was a kind of mutual thing, I think. In a way it was quite lucky for them that 'Eucalyptus' had fallen through because I wouldn't have been able to do it otherwise."

ASTERIX 3

Both Allocine and AFP are reporting that action veteran Jean-Claude Van Damme will join the cast of "Asterix at the Olympic Games," playing Roman athlete Cornedurus. Gerard Depardieu is expected to return as Obelix, with Indian actress Aishwarya Rai on board as well. Alain Delon is playing Julius Ceasar. Christian Clavier is said not to be returning Asterix, and Frederic Forestier is rumored to be the director.

BATMAN BEGINS

In an interview with CBR News, actor Gary Oldman confirmed that the Joker will be a focal point of the predicted sequel to the upcoming Christian Bale-fueled Bat-flick.

In other news, Movie Jungle has a new clip online, Dark Horizons has a rundown of who is and who isn't signed on for a sequel, Superhero Hype has an in-depth interview with Oldman and Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, and the official site has been updated with an interview of the costume designer, TV spots and a new comic showing the Scarecrow's first appearance.

HULK 2

Actress Jennifer Connelly talked to Coming Soon saying, "I don't know. I haven't heard any talk of a sequel unfortunately. I'm sorry to say that I don't have any insight that I can give you. I think [Ang Lee] made a really interesting film of it, so we'll see what happens."

LET'S DO LUNCH

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