X-Men 3, Art School Confidential, Justice League, Asterix: February 10th Comic Reel Wrap

Fri, February 10th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Giacomo Briglio, Contributing Writer

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X-MEN 3

There's a gaggle of new photos over at Dark Horizons, including Dr. Hank McCoy in a suit and tie and Piotr all hard and shiny.

ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

ComingSoon.net has a trailer for the Daniel Clowes adaptation.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Cartoon Network has released a new video clip for the upcoming episode "Flash and Substance." Comics Continuum has screen captures and quotes from story editor Matt Wayne, and notes on casting for the Flash Rogue's Gallery.

ASTERIX

There's a brief article in Variety about film company Constantin's acquisition of new properties, including the latest "Asterix" sequel, now slated for a 2007 release.

AQUAMAN

The problem with rumors is how ethereal they always are -- the latest one claims that the title for the televised adventures of young Arthur Curry will be called "Mercy Reef."

SPIDER-MAN 3

Could we be just six months away from seeing a teaser trailer? That's what they're saying over at JoBlo.com. The site said, "In future trailer news, tentatively look for the first teaser from 'SPIDER-MAN 3' attached to 'TALLADEGA NIGHTS.'"

DEATH NOTE

Hollywood North Report checked out a recent issue of Fangoria and saw that "shooting began February 1 at Tokyo's Nikkatsu Studio on the film adaptation of Takeshi Obata's 'Death Note,' a Warner Bros production, directed by Shusuke Kaneko. Tatsuya Fujiwara, noted for Kinji Fukasaku's 'Battle Royale,' will play the lead." The film will be released in Japan this June.

BATMAN BEGINS 2

Aside from bashing any idea of Michael Keaton as the Joker, Batman On Film rumormongers about casting ideas, including Bob Hoskins as mob boss Sal Maroni (not the Penguin, as previously believed), and cameos from a certain Dr. Quinzel and more potential spoilers.

SMALLVILLE

Actor John Schneider was interviewed by TV Guide about the dramatic happenings for his character this season. Meanwhile, Kryptonsite has some minor spoilers about the season's 19th episode.

WATCHMEN

In a Q&A with IGN.com, writer David Hayter said, "This year, I am focusing on original projects – a big television fantasy pilot, and a high-concept feature – which are not finished yet, so I can't tell you what they are. I also have a number of scripts going into production, most notably 'Watchmen' at Warner Bros. That is my dream project, and the one I am most looking forward to."

THAT'S A WRAP

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