Ghost Rider, Superman Returns, Super Ex, Smallville: November 1st Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, November 1st, 2005 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

GHOST RIDER

Comics Continuum has the first look at Wes Bentley as Blackheart in the Nicolas Cage vehicle. Also shown are Mathew Wilkinson (Abigor) and Daniel Frederiksen (Wallow) at the Old Train Station.

SUPERMAN RETURNS

According to Variety, "[Director Bryan] Singer has stated that the film's overall budget is around $250 million."

Meanwhile, Brandon Routh's official site is has a story about the actor's parents Ron and Katie visiting the set. "Katie said it was so fun to watch the 60-75 people who are on the set every day. Seeing the filming being done over and over and how the intricacies of having everything lined up perfectly from one shoot to another was fascinating. It didn't make any difference if it was getting Superman's curl just right or having spots marked on the wall and ceiling to make sure Superman was always flying in the right angle for matching up the previous day's shoot. If something wasn't just perfect, the whole production stopped. It didn't matter if they were fixing 'the curl' or pulleys that let BJ fly. Everyone just stopped and waited -- no matter how long it took to fix the problem. Then just like magic -- the whole production moved forward, just as if nothing happened."

SUPER EX

Speaking of first looks, Getty Images has one of Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson in the extrahuman-themed comedy.

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has two slightly spoilerish new posters promoting the November 17th episode "Solitude."

In related news, there's a new QuickTime video of Kristin Kreuk talks about the Clark/Lana relationship.

KEEPING IT REEL

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