Spider-Man 3, Super Ex Girlfriend, Superman Returns, Ultimate Avengers: November 8th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, November 8th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

SPIDER-MAN 3

Comics creator Peter David spoke to fans and media at Wizard World Texas, according to Comics Continuum, and noted that he'll be penning the novelization for the third web-spinning sequel. "It makes for a nice set, since I wrote the novelizations for Spider-Man 1 and 2," David said.

SUPER EX GIRLFRIEND

She kicked butt with a sword, now she's got super powers. There's new photos of Uma Thurman in costume for her role in the romantic comedy here and here. Mmm, Super Uma ...

SUPERMAN RETURNS

According to the Newcastle Herald, the production will roll into their town in a couple of weeks. "THE heart of Newcastle will be shut for a week this month and transformed into downtown Metropolis when scenes are filmed for the $400 million Hollywood movie 'Superman Returns.' Warner Bros has confirmed it will begin filming on the blockbuster sequel in Newcastle in a fortnight. While much of the filming will take place at the Art Deco University House (formerly Nesca House) in King Street, City Hall and Civic Park will also be part of the backdrop for the Man of Steel's latest adventure." Numbers listed are probably in Australian dollars. Probably.

Meanwhile, there's some spoilers over at the Superman Homepage, including photos and a video clip.

Finally, JoBlo is reporting that "the teaser trailer for 'SUPERMAN RETURNS' will be attached to all prints of 'POTTER.' I can also reveal that the teaser will have a runtime of one minute and 33 seconds."

ULTIMATE AVENGERS

Comics Continuum has more coverage from Wizard World Texas, from producer/director Bob Richardson. Apparently, there will be four major battle scenes in the film. "Which is a lot to put in a 70-minute movie," Richardson said. "We wanted a nice through-line and build it in a certain way, so construction of it has a nice pace to it. Ultimately, with time on screen for the characters, you have to pick and choose. The thing you don't want to do is have so many characters that you can't cultivate them in a nice way."

SMALLVILLE

It's about to get crazy in Kansas, and the WB has released a spoilerish video preview of this week's episode "Splinter."

BLADE

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that he new "Blade" is Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones, currently seen in the FX series "Over There." "It came down to the wire between him and another well known action star," their source said.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Here's where you get in on the action. Did you see a link we didn't catch? Have you snuck into a closed movie set, and have inside data? Maybe your cousin is dating somebody who knows something, and they had to tell you? Whatever it is, we wanna know it all -- fire off an email and let us know whether you want your name used or your contributions to geekdom to go down anonymously. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is novelist/reviewer/karaoke host/all-around lunatic Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

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