300, Smallville, Spider-Man 3, Transformers: April 10th Comic Reel Wrap

Mon, April 10th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

300

The fourth video journal is now online at the official website, which the director describes as follows: "watch Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson discuss the creative process involved in creating a wardrobe inspired by the painterly pages of Frank Miller's graphic novel '300.'"

SMALLVILLE

There's an article in the Boston Herald about actress Annette O'Toole getting more to do on this season's show. "Boy, are they writing for me," O'Toole said. "I get to work so much with John Glover. I've never seen anybody work so hard; he is such an amazingly dedicated actor, an inspiration, and just so much fun. I do feel bad about John Schneider, but it did free up this character in (the producers' and writers') minds. I always felt there was potential they didn't tap into, but now they see her as her own person, not just an extension of Jonathan's fatherly ways."

Meanwhile, our pals at Kryptonsite have the official network description of the April 27th episode "Fade."

SPIDER-MAN 3

Sony Pictures has launched the official website for the web-spinning sequel, with a screen saver and wallpaper available.

In other news, the Plain Dealer talked about a casting call for extras in the Sam Raimi-helmed film.

TRANSFORMERS

Speaking of casting calls, Sneak Peek has information about what it takes to be a part of the Michael Bay-led production.

SUPERMAN RETURNS

Over at Brandon Routh's unofficial fan site, there's scans from the latest Entertainment Weekly showing Routh as Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Also, Yahoo! News has a piece with actress Kate Bosworth giving credit for her involvement to a certain super villain. "Bryan Singer (the director) ... told Kevin [Spacey] they were looking to cast Lois Lane. Kevin told him he had just worked with me and that he should take a look at the film and see what he thinks. I feel like a huge part of why I got the role was because of Kevin and how he put me forward."

X-MEN 3

Superhero Hype has some quotes from producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who talked about grandiose plans for the franchise. "Our original goal was to have like 'Star Wars,'" she said, "'X-Men' 7, 8, 9 and 10 because there are certainly enough comics out there. And of course to have spin-offs. It would be nice as we incorporated new characters into each movie if they could continue to move on." She confirmed "Wolverine" is underway but would not say whether any characters would carry over. She also discussed plans to adapt a property outside the Marvel stables. ""It's a DC comic," she said. "It's for Warner [Brother's]. It's 'Metal Men' which is much more like 'Men in Black.' It's miles away from 'X-Men.' It's lighter and it's fun. A lot of CGI. That would be fun for me to try a whole did kind of comic."

THE BATMAN

There's a rumor floating around over at the Legions of Gotham message boards based on a letter from actor Robert Englund's wife, claiming that Gotham City may not have seen the last of the Riddler.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

You can see three images from the series finale over at Comics Continuum.

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