Spider-Man 3, Tonight He Comes, The Darkness, Batman Begins 2: December 1st Comic Reel Wrap

Thu, December 1st, 2005 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

SPIDER-MAN 3

Looks like somebody just hit the jackpot again, tiger -- a note on her website states that actress Christina Cindrich has been signed for an undisclosed role in the web-spinning sequel.

TONIGHT, HE COMES

According to Variety (subscription required), Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow have committed to the superhero-themed story and along with Columbia Pictures is eyeing a production start in Los Angeles by next summer.

THE DARKNESS

Apparently Top Cow was feeling the Pangs -- Variety also reports that the filmmakers behind "Bangkok Dangerous" and "The Eye" will adapt the property under either Miramax's or Dimension's banner.

BATMAN BEGINS 2

The Financial Director is reporting that Hollywood film studios are being scared off from filming in the U.K. due to new film tax credit policy. Why should any of you care? Well, such a move could mean some changes for the follow up to the hit Christian Bale-fueled film. "Officials have also expressed worries that the sequel to Batman Begins, the first of which was filmed in the U.K., will go abroad," the publication said. This is happening despite the fact that, as of press time, the pre-constructed sets at Cardington Hangars still stand.

SLOW NEWS DAY

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, I hope to have new comics reviews online tomorrow, I fly back from the Windy City today, and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

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