Joss Whedon News
Joss Whedon told folks at Comic Con the answers to a few questions that fans keep asking. First, that there will be a special super delux dvd release of "Serenity" with tons more features. Next, when asked if there would be an "Angel" movie, he said "Bones, Season 2." Finally he lets them in on his current project. He is working on a horror movie with writer Drew Goddard. He calls it: "The horror movie to end all horror movies . . . literally."
The Godfather IV
Executives at Paramount Pictures refused to pay anything to an ailing Mario Puzo the money that would have led to a final Godfather film. Director Francis Ford Coppola was willing to help the author do the screenplay for free, but studio heads still refused. Coppola said: "He [Puzo] and I cooked up an idea for what there would be for The Godfather IV and we went to Paramount . . . and we said, 'Look, Mario is not well. Hire him to write this Godfather IV script, I will help him, do it for nothing . . . ' Mario was very concerned to leave his kids some money and they just never made the deal . . . Mario died and it was heartbreaking."
While on the Howard Stern show, George Takei made an announcement. He said that his character on "Heroes" - - Kaito Nakamura, the father of theMasi Oka character, has powers of his own. Those superpowers will be disclosed in the second season. Takei said: "Kaito will exhibit some form of light-emitting powers." Tim Kring added: "For those people who were watching closely, they've realized that there is this other generation of people, parents like the Petrellis' mother and Linderman and Richard Roundtree's character and George Takei, all those characters represented another generation of people who dealt with these same issues. Season 2 will deal with some of the legacy that they've left behind, some of the mess they've left behind for the next generation to fix, so there's a big thematic as far as that in the sins of the parents being visited on the childen."
Zack Snyder told SCI FI Wire that he will be using real sets for the alternate universe New York City, but he will also use "300" techniques. Snyder said: "We've got some sets built. We are about to break ground on the backlot [in Vancouver, Canada]. The New York City backlot. So they laid the streets. Only for, like, Mars and Antarctica. Because it's Mars. . . . I mean, look, there's a sequence in the movie where you have, like, a [computer-generated] guy [Dr. Manhattan, played by Billy Crudup,] on Mars, looking at a giant glass palace that just grows out of the earth. OK, there's like something to shoot."
Night at the Museum 2
Screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant have confirmed that they have started working on a sequel for "Night at the Museum." The original film earned $500 million movie at the worldwide box office. There weren't many details except to say that "there'll be existing characters and plenty of new ones"and Ben Stiller and Robin Williams are already signed.
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The Long Summers of the Setonville Murders
Hannibal Agamemnon is just a small town sheriff. He was going to be a lawyer, but he was drawn back to the little town he came from and they made him sheriff. Ten years ago, a series of vicious child murders grabbed the national headlines and brought the FBI into quiet little Setonville. The murders were never solved, and after a while things died down. Hannibal retired, and he and his wife were happy. And now it is all starting again.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
The Irredeemable Ant-Man #11,
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #7,
Fantastic Four #548,
Fantastic Five #2,
& New Warriors #3,