Transformers, Superman Returns, Blade, X-Men 3: March 28th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, March 28th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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TRANSFORMERS

The rumor mill has been quiet, and nature abhors a vacuum ... so the latest dirt has "Constantine" co-star Shia LeBeouf starring as the teenaged sidekick to the Robots in Disguise. The link also lists characters allegedly slated for the film as well.

SUPERMAN RETURNS

The unofficial fan site for actor Brandon Routh has two new photos of the man in action as the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, composer John Ottman has a note on his website saying that the film's score will be released on June 27th. Finally, director Bryan Singer talked to TV Guide about the film, saying, "I have a cut of the film that I like. I'm now trimming it and completing the 1,500-plus visual effects."

BLADE

According to Superhero Hype, "the upcoming Spike TV original production inspired by Marvel's popular superhero, the immortal lead character will ride a motorcycle from Harley-Davidson."

SMALLVILLE

The network has posted the for upcoming episode "Hypnotic" in QuickTime format.

X-MEN 3

XMenfilms.net has a note about Peter Jackson's WETA Digital F/X company, working on "a few hundred [F/X] shots for 'X-Men 3.'" They also note that the next trailer for the film will probably be attached to "Mission: Impossible 3." The director Brett Ratner has posted some behind-the-scenes photos of himself directing some of the cast members on his website.

MONARCH OF THE MOON

Superhero Hype also has a tidbit about a new film from Dark Horse Comics' film-making arm, a superhero-themed send up of the old serial films.

SPIDER-MAN 3

Actress Elizabeth Banks talked to MTV about playing the also-ran Betty Brant. "I do definitely sort of explore a little bit more of my relationship with Peter Parker," said Banks. "I learned my lesson a long time ago that you never comment on how big your part is going to be in movies because you can always be cut out." Oh, and there's new set pictures too.

I CAN'T WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS

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/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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