Superman Returns, X-Men 3, Serenity, El Muerto: July 18th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, July 19th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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SUPERMAN RETURNS

We've got a report on the amazing footage shown at Comicon right here at CBR, while Superhero Hype has a 21 minute audio interview (MP3, 29.7 MB) with director Bryan Singer.

Meanwhile, Warner exec Alan Horn told Fox News that the movie will be dedicated to the late Christopher Reeve. "We knew we had to overcome the fact that Chris Reeve was so beloved and that everyone thinks of him in the role. We're going to dedicate the new movie to him. I haven't told [director] Bryan Singer yet, but we'll put it at the beginning or the end, 'In memory of Christopher Reeve.'"

Finally, the second unit keeps shooting in Sydney, and the Superman Homepage was there to snap some photos.

X-MEN 3

According to Variety (subscription required), actor Ben Foster ("Six Feet Under") will be donning the white wings of Warren Worthington III, the team's Angel.

SERENITY

A Joss Whedon fan, are you? Like his sci-fi western idea? Well, this panel report should liven things up for you considerably.

EL MUERTO

In San Diego, Comics Continuum covered the panel with actor Wilmer Valderrama, who said, "I'm a big comic-book fan and a fan of this whole phenomenon, and I'm excited be part of this crazy-ass movie." The comic's creator Javier Hernandez said, "I've been a big aficionado of Day of the Dead and I just wanted to do something that would portray it accurately."

SPAWN

CBR also covered the panel showing what's up with the new animated series from McFarlane Productions.

V FOR VENDETTA

Artist David Lloyd spoke in great detail about his impressions of the screenplay and the timely interest in his work with Alan Moore at a panel moderated by DC's Bob Wayne.

GHOST RIDER

CBR also has you covered for the Sony presentation which spotlighted the Nicolas Cage vehicle, as well as several other films of interest. Superhero Hype has an audio interview (Mp3, 25.8 MB) with actor Eva Mendes and director Mark Steven Johnson.

SPIRIT

Our content partners over at Newsarama covered the Comicon panel where the upcoming film adaptation was discussed briefly by the writer of both the film and the new ongoing series, Jeph Loeb.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

According to Superhero Hype, "The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros. Pictures announced ... that they will join forces to distribute the first all-CG-animated movie in the long and phenomenally successful history of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' franchise. The as-yet-untitled picture will be released early in 2007. The movie will be directed by Kevin Munroe from his own screenplay, developed in consultation with Turtles co-creator Peter Laird.

JUSTICE LEAGUE/THE BATMAN

Comics Continuum has information on the weekend's news about the hit Cartoon Network and Kids WB animated series, which included a look at the new Legion of Doom, the Penguin waking up the world's first vampire and more.

TARDY SLIPS

The combination of a grueling 'con schedule, CBR's technical difficulties and more led this report to be late, and we apologize for the inconvenience. 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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